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Diane Keaton
 Roles turned down by Diane Keaton:

Absence of Malice
Diane Keaton was originally cast in the film but was replaced with Sally Field.
Actor who got the part: Sally Field

Avon Ladies of the Amazon
After the success of "The First Wives Club," Midler, Keaton and Hawn were going to make another film together. The premise was about women who sell beauty products in the jungle. The film never got made.
Actor who got the part: Project Never Got Made

Bloodline
Keaton turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Audrey Hepburn

Blue Velvet
Diane Keaton turned down the part of Dorothy Valens.
Actor who got the part: Isabella Rossellini

Bugsy
Diane Keaton turned down the lead role because she didn't like the script.
Actor who got the part: Annette Bening

Frances
Keaton was turned down for the role of Frances Farmer. Jessica Lange won the part.
Actor who got the part: Jessica Lange

Fur
Diane Keaton was considered to star as photographer Diane Arbus in the biopic based on a book by Patricia Bosworth, at one point.
Actor who got the part: Nicole Kidman

The Heartbreak Kid
Diane Keaton auditioned for a role, but didn't get a part.

Heaven's Gate
Diane Keaton turned down the lead female role because, like Jane Fonda, she didn't like the script.
Actor who got the part: Isabelle Huppert

The Hunt for Red October
Considered for the role of Caroline Ryan.
Actor who got the part: Gates McFadden

Kramer Vs. Kramer
Diane Keaton was considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Meryl Streep

Man Trouble
At one point Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson were considered to play the leads.
Actor who got the part: Ellen Barkin

A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy
Woody Allen wrote the part of Ariel for Diane Keaton, who was too busy to accept it. the casting of Mia Farrow began Woody's 13 year relationship with her.
Actor who got the part: Mia Farrow

Saturday Night Fever
Diane Keaton was considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Karen Lynn Gorney

The Stepford Wives
Diane Keaton was the first choice to play Joanna in the original STEPFORD WIVES in 1975. At that time, Brian DePalma was attached to direct. Diane's therapist thought the role was 'not' the best idea and Katherine Ross won the role.
Actor who got the part: Katherine Ross

The Stepford Wives (1975)
Diane Keaton was the first choice to play Joanna in the original STEPFORD WIVES in 1975. At that time, Brian DePalma was attached to direct. Diane's therapist thought the role was 'not' the best idea and Katharine Ross won the role.
Actor who got the part: Katharine Ross

Thelma & Louise
Considered for the role of Louise Sawyer.






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