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Geena Davis
 Roles turned down by Geena Davis:

The Accused
Davis turned down the role of Kathryn Murphy because she was "too nice" for the part.
Actor who got the part: Kelly McGillis

Basic Instinct
Geena Davis was considered to play the lead role of Catherine Tramell.
Actor who got the part: Sharon Stone

Batman Returns
Was considered for the role of Catwoman, but dropped out to do "A League of Their Own".
Actor who got the part: Michelle Pfeiffer

A Beautiful Mind
Geena Davis was considered to play Alicia Nash.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Connelly

The Blue Lagoon
Geena Davis tried to audition for the role of Emmeline, but she was soon fired after her second audition.
Actor who got the part: Brooke Shields

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

Disclosure
When Milos Forman was set to direct, he offered the lead part to Geena Davis.
Actor who got the part: Demi Moore

Enchanted
Davis reportedly wanted the role of Narisa, ultimately played by Susan Sarandon. Davis and Sarandon co-starred together in "Thelma & Louise".
Actor who got the part: Susan Sarandon

Fair Game
Davis was considered for the role of Kate McQueen.
Actor who got the part: Cindy Crawford

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

Gangs of New York
Geena Davis was one of many actresses considered for the role of Jenny, because the project was in development for almost 30 years.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Ghost
Was reportedly offered the role of Molly but dropped out to do "Thelma & Louise".
Actor who got the part: Demi Moore

The Grifters
Davis turned down a role in the film.

I Know What You Did Last Summer
Geena Davis turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Love Hewitt

L.A. Confidential
Geena Davis and Jennifer Jason Leigh were two of many stars who turned down the role of Lynn in the Oscar nominated, L.A. CONFIDENTIAL.
Actor who got the part: Kim Basinger

Moonstruck
Davis auditioned for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Cher

My Cousin Vinny
Geena Davis turned the role of mona lisa vito.
Actor who got the part: Marisa Tomei

Once Upon a Time in America
Davis was one of many actresses considered for the female lead.
Actor who got the part: Elizabeth McGovern

Pretty Baby
Geena Davis auditioned for the role of Violet, but director Louis Malle considered too old for that role, since she was 20 years old at the time of her audition (probably December of 1976), and Malle wanted people between ages 11 and 17.
Actor who got the part: Brooke Shields

Pulp Fiction
Geena Davis was considered for the role of Mia Wallace.
Actor who got the part: Uma Thurman

Runaway Bride
One of several actors attached at some point, because the film was in development for over 10 years.
Actor who got the part: Julia Roberts

Sailor Moon
In the late 1990's a live action version of Sailor Moon (anime TV series) was being produced with Davis cast as Queen Beryl. Her character was the only one to be cast before the project was abandoned.
Actor who got the part: Film Was Never Made

The Silence of The Lambs
Turned down the role of Clarice Starling.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

Taxi Driver
Early on her career, Geena Davis auditioned for many roles, including the role of "Iris" for this movie. But she turned it down, as she preferred to work as a model rather than an actress.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

The Terminator
Geena Davis auditioned for the role of Sarah Connor.
Actor who got the part: Linda Hamilton

Titanic
Offered the role of "Rose DeWitt Butaker" in the James Cameron's box-office blockbuster.
Actor who got the part: Kate Winslet

Untamed Heart
Davis was considered for the lead role, when the project was still known as 'The Baboon Heart', but she turned it down.
Actor who got the part: Marisa Tomei






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