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Jodie Foster
 Roles turned down by Jodie Foster:

Adventures in Babysitting
Foster turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Elisabeth Shue

Agnes of God
Considered for the role of the young girl.
Actor who got the part: Meg Tilly

Basic Instinct
Foster was considered for the role of Catherine Tramell.
Actor who got the part: Sharon Stone

Batman Returns
Jodie Foster was in consideration for the role of Catwoman, but dropped out to do "Little Man Tate".
Actor who got the part: Michelle Pfeiffer

The Blue Lagoon
Jodie Foster auditioned for the role of Emmeline, the young girl shipwrecked and marooned on a tropical island.
Actor who got the part: Brooke Shields

Blue Velvet
Jodie Foster turned down the role of Dorothy Valens.
Actor who got the part: Isabella Rossellini

The Breakfast Club
Jodie Foster was considered for the role of Alison.
Actor who got the part: Ally Sheedy

Charlie's Angels
Jodie Foster was considered to play Alex Munday.
Actor who got the part: Lucy Liu

Chicago
Jodie Foster auditioned to play Roxie Hart.
Actor who got the part: Renee Zellweger

Conspiracy Theory
Jodie Foster turned down the lead role of Alice.
Actor who got the part: Julia Roberts

Damage
Foster was considered for the role of Anna.
Actor who got the part: Juliette Binoche

Double Jeopardy
Jodie Foster had the lead but dropped out due to pregnancy.
Actor who got the part: Ashley Judd

Even Cowgirls Get The Blues
Jodie Foster desperately wanted the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Uma Thurman

Fight Club
Considered for the role of Marla Singer.
Actor who got the part: Helena Bonham Carter

The Game
Originally written as a star vehicle for Jodie Foster, THE GAME changed direction and the female lead became male. Sean Penn was cast instead.
Actor who got the part: Sean Penn

Gangs of New York
Was one of the several actresses for the role of Jenny Everdeane, because the film was in development for over 20 years.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

The Handmaid's Tale
Jodie Foster turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Natasha Richardson

Hannibal
Foster refused to reprise her Oscar-winning role of Clarice Starling due to concerns about how the character was written in "Hannibal."
Actor who got the part: Julianne Moore

Knocked Up
Jodie Foster was supposed to play Debbie, but backed out at the last minute.
Actor who got the part: Leslie Mann

Manhattan
Foster was offered the role of Tracy, but turned it down.
Actor who got the part: Mariel Hemingway

Nurse Betty
Jodie Foster was very interested in the title role. Her interest waned when she opted to star in ANNA & THE KING. However, Renée Zellweger's agent, got her the part.
Actor who got the part: Renée Zellweger

Pretty Baby
Jodie Foster was considered to play "Violet" for this movie, but withdrew, since she didn't want to be typecast as the young prostitute she played in "Taxi Driver".
Actor who got the part: Brooke Shields

Pretty in Pink
Foster reportedly wanted the role of Andie, but director John Hughes turned her down.
Actor who got the part: Molly Ringwald

Scarface
Jodie Foster turned down the role of Elvira Hancock.
Actor who got the part: Michelle Pfeiffer

Shakespeare in Love
Foster was considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Gwyneth Paltrow

The Siege
Jodie Foster turned down the role.
Actor who got the part: Annette Bening

Six Days Seven Nights
Jodie Foster auditioned for the role of Robin Monroe.
Actor who got the part: Anne Heche

Sleepless in Seattle
Foster turned down the lead female role, because she claimed that the movie was "silly" and would be "unsuccessful". But the movie was a box office smash.
Actor who got the part: Meg Ryan

Star Wars
Jodie Foster was Lucas' second choice to play Princess Leia.
Actor who got the part: Carrie Fisher

The Terminator
Jodie Foster was considered to play Sarah Connor, but was later discarded by James Cameron because she was too young for the part.
Actor who got the part: Linda Hamilton

Thelma and Louise
Foster agreed to do the movie but preproduction took so long that she had to drop out.
Actor who got the part: Susan Sarandon

To Die For
Jodie Foster was reportedly considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Nicole Kidman

Unfaithful
Jodie Foster turned down the female lead role in order to replace Nicole Kidman in "Panic Room".
Actor who got the part: Diane Lane

White Dog
Foster had been strongly considered for the role of Julie but scheduling conflicts prevented her from accepting any offer.
Actor who got the part: Kristy McNichol

Working Girl
Auditioned for the role of Tess McGill, but turned down the chance to appear in the film in order to play Sarah Tobias in "The Accused".
Actor who got the part: Melanie Griffith






Did you know that Jodie Foster was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
» The Accused
» Anna and the King
» The Brave One
» Contact
» The Hotel New Hampshire
» Inside Man
» Maverick
» Panic Room
» The Panic Room
» The Silence of the Lambs
» Taxi Driver






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