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Sophia Loren
 Roles turned down by Sophia Loren:

Casino Royale (1967)
Sophia Loren was supposed to have a cameo.

Cleopatra (1963)
One of the stars seriously considered as a likely candidate to play the beautiful, brilliant, witty, ambitious and complex Cleopatra.
Actor who got the part: Elizabeth Taylor

The Comedians
Sophia was all but signed to play Martha Pineda when a jealous Elizabeth Taylor offered to play the role for half of her $1 million fee.
Actor who got the part: Elizabeth Taylor

Doctor Zhivago
Producer Carlo Ponti purchased the film rights with his wife Sophia Loren could play "Lara," a casting decision director David Lean talked Ponti out of.
Actor who got the part: Julie Christie

North By Northwest
Cary Grant lobbied Alfred Hitchcock to cast Loren as mysterious, dangerous beauty "Eve Kendall."
Actor who got the part: Eva Marie Saint

The Princess Diaries
Sophia Loren was originally approached to star as Clarisse Renaldi.
Actor who got the part: Julie Andrews

A Shot in The Dark
Sophia Loren was the first choice, but she became ill before filming.
Actor who got the part: Elke Sommer

The Taming of The Shrew
She was first considered to play the leading role by Zeffirelli with Marcello Mastroianni as her partner.
Actor who got the part: Elizabeth Taylor

The VIP's
Originally announced to co-star with Richard Burton, but after the Burton-Taylor affair heated up, Elizabeth Taylor asked for the role of Francis, saying "Let Sophia stay in Rome."
Actor who got the part: Elizabeth Taylor






Did you know that Sophia Loren was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
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