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Glenn Close
 Roles turned down by Glenn Close:

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

Carrie
Before she became a bankable star, Glenn Close auditioned for the role of Carrie.
Actor who got the part: Sissy Spacek

A Dangerous Woman
Glenn Close was first choice to play Frances Beechum.
Actor who got the part: Barbara Hershey

Dune
Glenn Close turned down the role of Lady Jessica.
Actor who got the part: Francesca Annis

The Firm
Glenn Close turned down the role of Abigail "Abby" McDeere.
Actor who got the part: Jeanne Tripplehorn

House
Was considered for the role of Sandy Sinclair, but after reading the script, she wasn't confortable with the graphic content of the film.
Actor who got the part: Kay Lenz

In the Line of Fire
Glenn Close turned down the role of Lilly Raines.
Actor who got the part: Rene Russo

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
Slated to play Aunt Josephine in this children's movie, Glenn Close was replaced by Merill Streep, who was "better suited" according to the director.
Actor who got the part: Meryl Streep

The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Close was considered for the role of Eleanor Shaw.
Actor who got the part: Meryl Streep

Physical Evidence
This movie was originally supposed to be the sequel to Jagged Edge.
Actor who got the part: Theresa Russell

Scarface
Producer Martin Bregman, in the book 'Scarface Nation', reveals that Close was the original chose for the role of Elvira, but he was dissastifed because he thought she would be "only half a hooker".
Actor who got the part: Michelle Pfeiffer

The Terminator
James Cameron, in the screenplay "The Terminator", revealed that Glenn Close was the original choice to play Sarah Connor.
Actor who got the part: Linda Hamilton






Did you know that Glenn Close was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
» Fatal Attraction
» Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
» Jagged Edge
» Sunset Boulevard (2008)






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