Roles turned down by Ellen DeGeneres:
Tested for the role of Vesper Lynd.
Ellen DeGeneres screen tested for the role of Melissa.
Actor who got the part: Victoria Jackson
Ellen DeGeneres was considered to play Roxie Hart.
Actor who got the part: Renée Zellweger
Ellen DeGeneres auditioned for the part of Alise.
Actor who got the part: Courtney Thorne-Smith
One of several actors attached at some point, because the film was in development for over 10 years.
The role of Annie (Sandra Bullock) was originally written for Ellen DeGeneres.
Actor who got the part: Sandra Bullock
Ellen DeGeneres was considered for the lead role, but James Cameron turned her down for being "too funny".
Actor who got the part: Jamie Lee Curtis
Did you know that Ellen DeGeneres was not the only choice for this movie? (click to learn more)