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Jamie Lee Curtis
 Roles turned down by Jamie Lee Curtis:

Auggie Rose
William H. Macy and Jamie Lee Curtis were the original choices to star in this film, which eventually became known as Beyond Suspicion, but dropped out in final negotiations. Jeff Goldbloom and Nancy Travis took over the parts instead.
Actor who got the part: Nancy Travis

Body Double
Jamie reportedly turned down the role of Holly Body.
Actor who got the part: Melanie Griffith

Brazil
Jamie Lee Curtis along with Rebecca De Mornay, Rae Dawn Chong, Joanna Pacula, Rosanna Arquette, Kelly McGillis and Ellen Barkin were tested or interviewed for the part of Jill.
Actor who got the part: Kim Greist

Chicago
Jamie Lee Curtis was considered to play Roxie Hart.
Actor who got the part: Renée Zellweger

The Exorcist
Jamie Lee Curtis auditioned to play Regan.
Actor who got the part: Linda Blair

Flashdance
Auditioned for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Beals

Heart Like a Wheel
Numerous actresses were considered for this part. Susan Lucci and Jamie Lee Curtis were the two front runners, however the role went to Bonnie Bedelia. the director said Jamie was his personal favorite.
Actor who got the part: Bonnie Bedelia

Pleasantville
Jamie Lee Curtis talked with the director of this film, and was considered. However the role ended up going to Joan Allen instead.
Actor who got the part: Joan Allen

Psycho II
The daughter of Janet Leigh, star of the original classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller "Psycho," turned down the role of "Mary Samuels Loomis." When Leigh was asked in an interview why her daughter turned down the role, she answered, "Wisdom."
Actor who got the part: Meg Tilly

Scarface
Considered for the role of Elvira Hancock.
Actor who got the part: Michelle Pfeiffer

Scream 3
Jamie Lee Curtis was offered a cameo role in Scream 3, but she turned them down.
Actor who got the part: No One

Splash
Jamie Lee Curtis turned down the role of Madison.
Actor who got the part: Daryl Hannah

Three Generations
Child actress Hallie Kate Eisenberg wrote a script called "Three Generations," and Jamie Lee Curtis wanted a part in the movie, however the movie was never made.

Watchmen
Jamie Lee Curtis was considered for the role of Sally Jupiter in the 1990s.

The Witches of Eastwick
Jamie Lee Curtis auditioned for the role of Sukie.
Actor who got the part: Michelle Pfeiffer






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