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Ellen Burstyn
 Roles turned down by Ellen Burstyn:

Cinderella Liberty
She was offered the role but declined because the character "left her kid."
Actor who got the part: Marsha Mason

Five Easy Pieces
Was considered for the plum role of "Rayette Dipesto."
Actor who got the part: Karen Black

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Ellen Burstyn was considered for the role of Ratched.
Actor who got the part: Louise Fletcher

Some Like It Hot
Was considered for the role of Sugar Kane, but producers turned her down because she was too young.
Actor who got the part: Marilyn Monroe






Did you know that Ellen Burstyn was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
» Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
» The Exorcist
» The Last Picture Show






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