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Kim Novak
 Roles turned down by Kim Novak:

Animal House
Novak was the original choice to play Dean Wormer's wife.

Breakfast at Tiffany's
Kim Novak turned down the lead.
Actor who got the part: Audrey Hepburn

Cleopatra (1963)
Kim Novak was considered for the title role.
Actor who got the part: Elizabeth Taylor

Don't Make Waves
Producer Martin Ransohoff offered Kim Novak this satiric California comedy, but she turned it down considering it "a beach picture."

Eye of The Devil
With the film nearly completed the leading lady had to be replaced when Kim Novak was injured.
Actor who got the part: Deborah Kerr

Harlow
Among the many roles turned down by Kim Novak was that of the great 30s blonde bombsell and comedienne, Jean Harlow, who was one of Kim Novak's screen idols.
Actor who got the part: Carroll Baker

The Hustler
Kim Novak turned down the role because she didn't like the script; the script was later rewritten.
Actor who got the part: Piper Laurie

Paint Your Wagon
Offered the role of "Elizabeth," the star eventually withdrew from the project.
Actor who got the part: Jean Seberg

The Sandpiper
Kim Novak turned down the role in the Vincente Minnelli movie.
Actor who got the part: Elizabeth Taylor

Something's Got to Give (1962)
After the tragic death of Marilyn Monroe, Kim Novak declined the chance to replace the beautiful londe bombshell in the George Cukor-directed film that was already in progress.
Actor who got the part: Film Was Never Made

This Property Is Condemned
Kim Novak declined the chance to star as the Southern charmer dominated by her mother in the film based on a Tennessee Williams play.
Actor who got the part: Natalie Wood

The Trouble with Harry
Alfred Hitchcock considered the beautiful, sultry Novak as a co-star for William Holden in his dark comedy set in small town New Hampshire.
Actor who got the part: Shirley MacLaine

Two for The Seesaw
Kim Novak in a 1959 interview to promote "Middle of the Night" expressed her disappointment at losing the role to Elizabeth Taylor, who later withdrew from the project; Shirley MacLaine eventually starred in the film.
Actor who got the part: Shirley MacLaine






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