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Madonna
 Roles turned down by Madonna:

Ambrose Chapel
Pitt, Liam Neeson, Tea Leoni, Martin Sheen and Madonna were reportedly attached to this 'psychological thriller' to be directed by Brian DePalma. Never got off the ground.
Actor who got the part: Project Never Got Made

Angie
This project (originally called "Angie, I Says") was created with Madonna in mind for the starring role, but then scheduling conflicts arose with the filming of Dangerous Game and she was replaced by Geena Davis.
Actor who got the part: Geena Davis

Batman Returns
Madonna was reportedly considered to play Catwoman.
Actor who got the part: Michelle Pfeiffer

Batman Triumphant
Madonna was reportedly going to play Harley Quinn, who would be the Joker's daughter rather than his lover.

Blind Date
Madonnna turned down the role opposite Bruce Willis.
Actor who got the part: Kim Basinger

The Blue Angel
In the mid-1980's, after the release of Desperately Seeking Susan, Madonna was rumored to be in talks to star in a remake of Josef von Sternberg's 1930 classic.
Actor who got the part: Movie Never Made.

Boxing Helena
Madonna was set to star, but then dropped out and was replaced by Kim Bassinger, who was famously sued for millions when SHE dropped out.
Actor who got the part: Sherilyn Fenn

Brazil
Madonna was considered for the role of Jill Layton.
Actor who got the part: Kim Greist

Breaking the Waves
Writer/director Lars Von Trier wanted Madonna to be in the lead. He wrote the film with her on his mind. He sent the script to her but didn't get any response from her. He didn't know why so he moved on.
Actor who got the part: Emily Watson

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

Chicago
Was set to play "Velma Kelly" but moved on to do other projects like "The Next Best Thing" and her Drowned World tour.
Actor who got the part: Catherine Zeta-Jones

Even Cowgirls Get The Blues
Around 1992, Madonna was reportedly being considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Uma Thurman

The Fabulous Baker Boys
Madonna turned down an offer to star.
Actor who got the part: Michelle Pfeiffer

Footloose
"The Queen of Pop" read for the part of Ariel.
Actor who got the part: Lori Singer

Frida
Madonna was reportedly considered to play Frida Kahlo. Madonna is an avid collector and big fan of her work.
Actor who got the part: Salma Hayek

Ghost
Turned down the role of Molly Jensen, due to scheduling conflicts.
Actor who got the part: Demi Moore

The Godfather: Part III
Madonna was considered for the role of Mary Corleone.
Actor who got the part: Sofia Coppola

Hair
Auditioned unsuccessfully for a major role in director Milos Forman's movie version of the stage hit.
Actor who got the part: Annie Golden

Hairspray (2007)
According to IMDB, Madonna was in the running to play the villainous role of "Velma Von Tussle."
Actor who got the part: Michelle Pfeiffer

Jacob's Ladder
Madonna reportedly pursued this part and even auditioned twice. Elizabeth Pena won the the role playing opposite Tim Robbins.
Actor who got the part: Elizabeth Pena

Madagascar
Madonna was attached to this project when it first announced to do the voice of Gloria the Hippo.
Actor who got the part: Jada Pinkett Smith

Music of the Heart
Streep's schedule opened up, and the director and producers jumped at the chance.
Actor who got the part: Meryl Streep

RKO 281
Madonna was cast as Marion Davies, but lost the role after the film was scaled down to a TV movie.
Actor who got the part: Melanie Griffith

Ruthless People
Madonna was up for the Bette Midler part they were unable to come to contract terms.
Actor who got the part: Bette Midler

Siesta
Madonna was approached to star by the director of several of her videos, but declined because of the amount of nudity the role required.
Actor who got the part: Ellen Barkin

Titanic
Auditioned for the role of Rose, but was considered too old.
Actor who got the part: Kate Winslet






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