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Jessica Lange
 Roles turned down by Jessica Lange:

The Accidental Tourist
Jessica Lange was up for the part of Muriel.
Actor who got the part: Geena Davis

American Gigolo
Director David Fincher wanted Lauren Hutton, but the studio wanted a bigger name and chose to go with Jessica Lange. In the end however, the decision was taken out of their hands when Lange turned down the role as being "too dark", and Lauren Hutton was cast.
Actor who got the part: Lauren Hutton

Anna Karenina
Jessica Lange turned down the title role.
Actor who got the part: Sophie Marceau

The Blue Lagoon
Was considered for the role of Emmeline.
Actor who got the part: Brooke Shields

The Bridges of Madison County
Jessica Lange was reportedly considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Meryl Streep

Broadcast News
Jessica Lange was considered for the part of Jane Craig.
Actor who got the part: Holly Hunter

Cheri
In 2003 Lange planned to star in a film based on the novel by Colette to be directed by Christopher Hampton.
Actor who got the part: Film Not Made

Enchanted
Auditioned for the part of Narisa.
Actor who got the part: Susan Sarandon

The First Wives Club
Jessica Lange was considered for the Elise Elliot role.
Actor who got the part: Goldie Hawn

A Fish Called Wanda
Jessica Lange turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Jamie Lee Curtis

Goin' South
Jessica Lange was considered for the role of Julia Tate.
Actor who got the part: Mary Steenburgen

Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey
Gorillas in The Mist is said to have been written with Jessica Lange in mind, but she turned down the role due to her pregnancy.
Actor who got the part: Sigourney Weaver

Hannah and Her Sisters
Jessica Lange was considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Mia Farrow

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

The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Lange was considered for the role of Eleanor Shaw.
Actor who got the part: Meryl Streep

Marvin's Room
Jessica Lange turned down the role played by Diane Keaton.
Actor who got the part: Diane Keaton

Misery
Jessica Lange was up for the role that ultimately went to Kathy Bates.
Actor who got the part: Kathy Bates

Nixon
Reportedly considered for the part of Pat Nixon.
Actor who got the part: Joan Allen

Places in The Heart
Lange turned down a role in the film.

The River
Jessica Lange was offered the lead in "The River," but chose to produce and star in her own farm movie - "Country."
Actor who got the part: Sissy Spacek

Romancing The Stone
Jessica Lange was offered the female lead opposite Michael Douglas in this romantic-comedy after her success with Frances and Tootsie. She turned down the part in order to tackle "more serious" work.
Actor who got the part: Kathleen Turner

The Rose
Jessica Lange auditioned for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Bette Midler

Saturday Night Fever
Jessica Lange auditioned to play the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Karen Lynn Gorney

Scarface
Considered for the role of Elvira Hancock.
Actor who got the part: Michelle Pfeiffer

Superman
Jessica Lange didn't turn down the role of Lois Lane only, but also Eve Tessmacher.

Thelma & Louise
Jessica Lange was considered to play Thelma.
Actor who got the part: Geena Davis






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