Roles turned down by Holly Hunter:
Holly Hunter turned down the lead in "As Good as it Gets" because she objected to the age difference between her character and Jack Nicholson.
Actor who got the part: Helen Hunt
Holly Hunter was considered to play the lead. She turned the part down and her (then) roommate Frances McDormand took the role.
Actor who got the part: Frances McDormand
Holly Hunter was the first choice to play God.
Actor who got the part: Alanis Morrisette
Sam Raimi had Holly Hunter in mind for the part.
Actor who got the part: Kassie Wesley
Turned down the lead role because she didn't like the script.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Beals
Holly Hunter was considered for the part of Mia Wallace.
Actor who got the part: Uma Thurman
She, along with Frances McDormand, were screenwriter Callie Khouri's choices to play Thelma and Louise.
Actor who got the part: Geena Davis
Did you know that Holly Hunter was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)