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Cher
 Roles turned down by Cher:

The Addams Family
Cher was overly picky after a few lacklustre films and didn't trust her better judgment on the offer to play Morticia!
Actor who got the part: Anjelica Huston

Batman Returns
Many credible sources reported that Cher was considered to play Catwoman.
Actor who got the part: Michelle Pfeiffer

Bonnie and Clyde
Much to Sonny's displeasure, Cher auditioned for the role of Bonnie Parker.
Actor who got the part: Faye Dunaway

The Bridges of Madison County
Cher was seriously considered for the role of Francesca Johnson.
Actor who got the part: Meryl Streep

Camelot
Cher was originally considered for the starring role.
Actor who got the part: Vanessa Redgrave

Chicago
Cher was considered to play Mama Morton.
Actor who got the part: Queen Latifah

Crimes of Passion
Cher was reportedly considered for the dual role of Joanna Crane/China Blue in Ken Russell's romantic thriller.
Actor who got the part: Kathleen Turner

The Enchanted Cottage
In 2001 Cher had plans to direct and star in a remake of the 1945 John Cromwell film, hoping to play opposite Brendan Fraser, but the film never happened.
Actor who got the part: Film Not Made

Evita
Cher was another name proposed to play Eva Peron in the movie musical.
Actor who got the part: Madonna

Fatal Attraction
Was considered for the role of Alex Forrest.
Actor who got the part: Glenn Close

Fatal Beauty
Cher said in an interview with David Letterman that she would star in "Fatal Beauty" but later backed out.
Actor who got the part: Whoopi Goldberg

The Fortune
When Bette Midler was dropped from the Jack Nicholson-Warren Beatty comedy, Cher auditioned but was turned down.
Actor who got the part: Stockard Channing

The Grifters
Cher was considered for the role of Lilly Dillon.
Actor who got the part: Anjelica Huston

Heartbreakers
Cher was set to star in the Breakers, which eventually became Heartbreakers, starring Sigourney Weaver and Jennifer Love Hewitt.

The Hunt for Red October
Considered for the role of "Caroline Ryan".
Actor who got the part: Gates McFadden

Into the Woods
Was set to play the Witch in Rob Reiner's movie version of Stephen Sondheim's witty musical.
Actor who got the part: Project Abandoned

Mamma Mia
The singer/actress said that she was offered the chance to reunite with her "Silkwood" costar Meryl Streep.
Actor who got the part: Christine Baranski

A Star Is Born (1976)
Cher was attached to star before Jon Peters and Barbra Streisand took over.
Actor who got the part: Barbra Streisand

Thelma and Louise
Cher turned down an offer to star in Thelma & Louise.

Tootsie
Cher was also up for the role of Julie Nichols but Sydney Pollack ultimately cast Jessica Lange.
Actor who got the part: Jessica Lange

The War of the Roses
Cher was originally offered the role that eventually went to Kathleen Turner.
Actor who got the part: Kathleen Turner

Working Girl
Cher auditioned for the part of Katharine Parker.
Actor who got the part: Sigourney Weaver






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