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Tatum O'Neal
 Roles turned down by Tatum O'Neal:

The Accused
Turned down the role of Sarah Tobias.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

Adventures in Babysitting
Declined to appear in this film.
Actor who got the part: Elisabeth Shue

The Blue Lagoon
Tatum O'Neal turned down the role of Emmeline.
Actor who got the part: Brooke Shields

Body Double
Tatum O'Neal turned down the role of Holly. It went to Melanie Griffith.
Actor who got the part: Melanie Griffith

Earth Girls Are Easy
Turned down the female lead role.
Actor who got the part: Geena Davis

Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Turned down the role of Linda.
Actor who got the part: Phoebe Cates

Flashdance
Was a heavy contender for the role of Alex.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Beals

Gangs of New York
Was one of the actresses considered for the role of Jenny Everdeanne at some point, because the film was in development for over 20 years.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Nine 1/2 Weeks
Declined to play the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Kim Basinger

Once Upon a Time in America
Was considered for the role of Deborah Gelly.
Actor who got the part: Elizabeth McGovern

Pretty in Pink
Was considered for the role of Andie.
Actor who got the part: Molly Ringwald

Prizzi's Honor
O'Neal was considered for the role of Irene Walker.
Actor who got the part: Kathleen Turner

Six Weeks
Was supposed to play the daughter, but was replaced by Katherine Healy.
Actor who got the part: Katherine Healy

Splash
O'Neal reportedly was considered for the role of Madison.
Actor who got the part: Daryl Hannah

Split Image
Tatum O'Neal turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Karen Allen

St. Elmo's Fire
Was offered the role of Jules, but declined.
Actor who got the part: Demi Moore

The Terminator
Turned down the role of Sarah Connor, that went to Linda Hamilton.
Actor who got the part: Linda Hamilton

Thelma & Louise
Tatum O'Neal turned down the role of Thelma, that went to Geena Davis.
Actor who got the part: Geena Davis

To Die For
Was considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Nicole Kidman

Top Gun
Turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Kelly McGillis






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