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Faye Dunaway
 Roles turned down by Faye Dunaway:

Anne of the Thousand Days
Faye Dunaway turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Genevieve Bujold

Atlas Shrugged
According to Variety, Dunaway was at one time interested in this project.

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
Turned down the role of Alice in the sexy comedy directed by Paul Mazursky.
Actor who got the part: Dyan Cannon

Cabaret
Faye Dunaway turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Liza Minnelli

Caddie
Dunaway was suggested for the lead in order to get a good financial backing.
Actor who got the part: Helen Morse

The Chase
Told she wasn't attractive enough for the role of Anna Reeves.
Actor who got the part: Jane Fonda

Diamonds Are Forever
Dunaway turned down the role of Tiffany Case.
Actor who got the part: Jill St. John

Duet for One
Dunaway was originally cast as Stephanie Anderson, the violinist who is struck with multiple sclerosis, in the film of the Tom Kempinski play.
Actor who got the part: Julie Andrews

Even Cowgirls Get The Blues
Faye Dunaway was attached at one point.

Family Plot
Alfred Hitchcock wanted to make Dunaway his latest 'cool blonde' in the role of the kidnapper's girlfriend and accomplice.
Actor who got the part: Karen Black

Fatal Attraction
Was considered for the part of Alex Forrest.
Actor who got the part: Glenn Close

Fedora
Faye Dunaway turned down the title role in Fedora.
Actor who got the part: Marthe Keller

Fun with Dick and Jane (1977)
According to her autobiography, "Waiting for Gatsby," Dunaway turned down Jane Fonda's role "without regret."
Actor who got the part: Jane Fonda

Funeral in Berlin
According to her autobiography, 'Looking for Gatsby,' Faye tested for a role in this film.
Actor who got the part: Eva Renzi

The Great Gatsby
Faye Dunaway was considered for the role of Daisy.
Actor who got the part: Mia Farrow

Julia
Turned down the role of the passionately political "Julia," a role made indelible by Vanessa Redgrave.
Actor who got the part: Vanessa Redgrave

Klute
Jane Fonda in her autobiography writes about trying to convice the director to replace her with Faye Dunaway.
Actor who got the part: Jane Fonda

Master Class
For years, Faye Dunaway tried to develop, write & star in the screen adaption of the play, MASTER CLASS. the project stalled and never got off the ground. Dunaway even took writing classes--but still no bites.
Actor who got the part: Project Never Got Made

Night Moves
Faye was offered the role of Paula, but turned it down to make Chinatown instead.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Warren

Norma Rae
Faye Dunaway turned down the role of Norma Rae.
Actor who got the part: Sally Field

Octopussy
Considered for the role of Octopussy.
Actor who got the part: Maud Adams

Rosemary's Baby
One of the top contenders for the leading role but the material didn't interest her.
Actor who got the part: Mia Farrow

Skidoo
Dunaway, under contract to director Otto Preminger, refused to appear in what turned out to be one of the notorious all-star bad movies of all time. Preminger sued and the matter was settled out of court. the role was re-cast and severely cut down.
Actor who got the part: Alexandra Hay

Vicky
Legendary director George Cukor personally chose Dunaway to star in his biography of the beautiful, brilliant socially and sexually progressive first woman to run for U.S. President. Cukor died before being able to launch one of his dream projects.
Actor who got the part: Never Made

The Wind and the Lion
The beautiful star turned down the role of "Eden Pedecaris."
Actor who got the part: Candice Bergen






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