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Nicole Kidman
 Roles turned down by Nicole Kidman:

Alexander the Great
Cast by her "Moulin Rouge" director Baz Luhrmann in the role of the hero's extraordinary mother, "Olympia." The rival Oliver Stone movie of Alexander's life contributed to the derailment of Luhrmann's long-planned epic.
Actor who got the part: Project Abandoned

The Avengers
Nicole Kidman was considered for the role of Emma Peel.
Actor who got the part: Uma Thurman

The Aviator
Nicole Kidman was considered to play the part of Katharine Hepburn.
Actor who got the part: Cate Blanchett

The Brave One
Nicole Kidman was considered for the leading role, but she turned it down.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

Bridget Jones's Diary
Nicole Kidman turned down the role of Bridget Jones.
Actor who got the part: Renée Zellweger

The Brothers Grimm
Nicole Kidman was actually cast but had to leave the project.

Cape Fear
Nicole Kidman lobbied for the role of the daughter but Scorsese preferred a younger actress.
Actor who got the part: Juliette Lewis

Casino
Nicole Kidman was considered for the role of Ginger.
Actor who got the part: Sharon Stone

Catwoman
Kidman was considered for the title role.
Actor who got the part: Halle Berry

Chicago
Nicole Kidman turned down the Part of Roxie.
Actor who got the part: Renee Zellweger

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Nicole Kidman was mentioned to play the Witch if Tilda Swinton wasn't available.
Actor who got the part: Tilda Swinton

The Constant Gardener
Director Fernando Meirelles thought she was too old for the part.
Actor who got the part: Rachel Weisz

Daredevil
Nicole Kidman was considered for Elektra.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Garner

Emma
Nicole Kidman turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Gwyneth Paltrow

Eucalyptus
Crowe & Kidman were supposed to star in this low-budget Aussie pic but the project was postponed due to script problems.
Actor who got the part: Project Never Got Made

The Flintstones
Nicole Kidman was up for the role of Sharon, but was beat out by Halle Berry.
Actor who got the part: Halle Berry

The Forgotten
Nicole Kidman was looking to star in another suspense film after THE OTHERS, yet Julianne Moore got the part.
Actor who got the part: Julianne Moore

Forrest Gump
According to a 1995 interview, Nicole Kidman refused a screen test for the role of Jenny.
Actor who got the part: Robin Wright Penn

Ghost
Kidman auditioned for the role of Molly.
Actor who got the part: Demi Moore

Good Will Hunting
Nicole Kidman was in talks for the role of Skylar.
Actor who got the part: Minnie Driver

I Heart Huckabees
Did not play "Dawn Campbell" because of scheduling difficulties. Her close friend, and the director's first choice, Naomi Watts instead did the role.
Actor who got the part: Naomi Watts

In The Cut
Having developed the project with Jane Campion, Nicole Kidman pulled out of the lead role of Frannie because she was going through her famous divorce. She kept a producer credit.
Actor who got the part: Meg Ryan

Indecent Proposal
Nicole Kidman turned down the lead role of Diana, which was supposedly written with her in mind.
Actor who got the part: Demi Moore

The Jetsons
Nicole Kidman was Barry Sonnenfeld's choice for the role of Jane Jetson when he was considering filming the project in the mid '90s.

Jurassic Park
Nicole Kidman auditioned to play Ellie.
Actor who got the part: Laura Dern

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Nicole Kidman was cast but had to back out of the project.
Actor who got the part: Cate Blanchett

The Life of David Gale
Nicole Kidman turned down the role of Bitsey Bloom.
Actor who got the part: Kate Winslet

Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence
Nicole Kidman was considered for the role of Monica, but Nick Hamm preferred to go with a newcomer.
Actor who got the part: Monica Potter

Monte Carlo
MONTE CARLO, originally titled HEADHUNTERS, was originally developed as a co-starring vehicle for Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts.
Actor who got the part: Selena Gomez

Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Kidman was actually cast in the lead role of Jane Smith but dropped out.
Actor who got the part: Angelina Jolie

Panic Room
Nicole Kidman was set to play the lead but had to drop out because of an injury from Moulin Rouge.

A Perfect Murder
Nicole Kidman was offered the lead role but turned it down because she wanted too much money.
Actor who got the part: Gwyneth Paltrow

The Producers (2005)
Announced to play the curvaceous secretary/actress and Swede "Ulla," she dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.
Actor who got the part: Uma Thurman

Psycho (1998)
Nicole Kidman turned it down.
Actor who got the part: Anne Heche

The Reader
Kidman was to have taken the role of Hana Schmitz once she'd finished Australia, but pregnancy prevented her from taking the role.
Actor who got the part: Kate Winslet

Shakespeare in Love
Nicole Kidman turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Gwyneth Paltrow

Shattered
Kidman, fresh off after the success of "Dead Calm" auditioned for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Greta Scacchi

A Simple Plan
Nicole Kidman was actually cast as Sarah Mitchell, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.
Actor who got the part: Bridget Fonda

Six Days Seven Nights
Nicole Kidman auditioned to play Robin Monroe.
Actor who got the part: Anne Heche

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Was considered for the role of Mrs Lovett.
Actor who got the part: Helena Boham Carter

Titanic
Nicole Kidman declined the role of Rose DeWitt.
Actor who got the part: Kate Winslet

While You Were Sleeping
Nicole Kidman was reportedly considered to play Lucy.
Actor who got the part: Sandra Bullock






Did you know that Nicole Kidman was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
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» Bewitched
» Birth
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» Could Mountain
» Days of Thunder
» Dead Calm
» Eyes Wide Shut
» Fur
» Moulin Rouge
» Moulin Rouge!
» Nine
» The Others
» To Die For






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