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Julie Christie
 Roles turned down by Julie Christie:

American Gigolo
Christie was attached at one time to play Michelle Stratton - the politician's wife.
Actor who got the part: Lauren Hutton

Anne of the Thousand Days
Julie Christie turned down the role of Anne Boleyn.
Actor who got the part: Genevieve Bujold

Blow Out
One of the original choices for the role of Sally had Jack been played by an older actor.
Actor who got the part: Nancy Allen

Blume in Love
Had been the choice to star in the bittersweet love story with Warren Beatty, who decided against making the film about a divorce lawyer who cheats on his wife, loses her but never stops loving her.
Actor who got the part: Susan Anspach

Bonnie and Clyde
Considered for the role of Bonnie Parker.
Actor who got the part: Faye Dunaway

Cabaret
In the early planning stages of this movie musical Julie Christie was proposed to play Sally Bowles, opposite her then-boyfriend Warren Beatty.
Actor who got the part: Liza Minnelli

The Collector
Legendary director William Wyler offered the role of the kidnapped art student to Julie Christie, who declined.
Actor who got the part: Samantha Eggar

Coma
Christie was first choice for the lead female.
Actor who got the part: Genevieve Bujold

A Dandy in Aspic
In this Anthony Mann-directed spy thriller, she turned down the role of a sexy London photographer who has a romance with Laurence Harvey.
Actor who got the part: Mia Farrow

The Great Gatsby
Turned down the coveted role of "Daisy."
Actor who got the part: Mia Farrow

The Group
In the movie version of Mary McCarthy's best-selling book, Christie turned down the role of icy, aristocratic Elinor "Lakey' Eastlake.
Actor who got the part: Candice Bergen

Heroes
Considered for the role of Carol Bell.
Actor who got the part: Sally Field

The Killing of Sister George
Turned down the role of "Childie" in the movie version of the controversial play about three lesbian women.
Actor who got the part: Susannah York

Looker
Julie Christie was originally cast as Jennifer but had to drop out.
Actor who got the part: Leigh Taylor-Young

The Magus
In the movie adaptation of John Fowles' novel, Christie turned down playing the beautiful woman who may be involved in the bizarre mind games being played on a Greek island by a magician.
Actor who got the part: Candice Bergen

Marathon Man
John Schlesinger had originally wanted Julie Christie for the role of Elsa Opel.
Actor who got the part: Marthe Keller

Nicholas and Alexandra
Turned down the role that, recast with Janet Suzman, won a Best Actress Oscar nomination.
Actor who got the part: Janet Suzman

Oklahoma Crude
Christie was one of the actresses considered, by Stanley Kramer, to play opposite George C. Scott.
Actor who got the part: Faye Dunaway

Out of Africa
According to director Sydney Pollack, Christie was considered for the role of Karen Blixen.
Actor who got the part: Meryl Streep

Reds
Warren Beatty offered Julie Christie the Oscar-nominated role of "Louise Bryant," the woman who leaves her husband and becomes a passionate, committed feminist and proponent of progressive social reform.
Actor who got the part: Diane Keaton

Ryan's Daughter
Turned down the offer to work again with her "Dr. Zhivago" director David Lean on this exquisite love story set in Ireland.
Actor who got the part: Sarah Miles

The Sand Pebbles
Julie Christie declined director Robert Wise's offer to her of the role of the beautiful missionary.
Actor who got the part: Candice Bergen

Secret Ceremony
Turned down this Joseph Losey-directed drama in which Elizabeth Taylor and she would have played a mother and beautiful young girl locked in a strange relationship.
Actor who got the part: Mia Farrow

Steaming
Christie turned down a role in Joseph Losey's final film due to her objection to the nudity.

They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Turned down the role of the embittered dance marathon contestant for which Jane Fonda earned an Oscar nomination.
Actor who got the part: Jane Fonda

Three Into Two Won't Go
Turned down the then-bold role of the sexually forthright young hitchiker who comes between a rich British sales executive and his beautiful wife. Instead, Judy Geeson played the role wonderfully.
Actor who got the part: Judy Geeson

Thunderball
Turned down the role of "Dominique Derval."
Actor who got the part: Claudine Auger

Two for The Road
When Audrey Hepburn briefly left this project because she was pregnant, director Stanley Donen considered casting Julie Christie as Joanna. Hepburn returned to the movie after she had a miscarriage.
Actor who got the part: Audrey Hepburn

Under Fire
Of the many roles turned down by Christie, she admitted she wished she had accepted the role of a journalist in a romantic triangle during the end days of Somozoa regime in Nicaragua.
Actor who got the part: Joanna Cassidy

Valley of The Dolls
Julie Christie turned down the role of "Anne" as well as of "Jennifer."
Actor who got the part: Barbara Parkins

The Verdict
Julie Christie turned down the role of Laura Fischer.
Actor who got the part: Charlotte Rampling

The War Lord
Charlton Heston wanted Christie for the role of Browyn, but the studio did not agree.
Actor who got the part: Rosemary Forsyth

The Wind and the Lion
Turned down playing a beautiful American whose abduction in Morocco sparks a vengeful military attack.
Actor who got the part: Candice Bergen

X, Y and Zee
Turned down the chance to play "Stella," the complicated widowed mistress of Richard Burton in the erotic triangle movie written by Edna O'Brien.
Actor who got the part: Susannah York






Did you know that Julie Christie was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
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