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Gwyneth Paltrow
 Roles turned down by Gwyneth Paltrow:

13 Going On 30
Was considered for the role which eventually went to Jennifer Garner.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Garner

Almost Famous
Gwyneth Paltrow was considered for the role of Penny Lane.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Artificial Intelligence: AI
Gwyneth Paltrow auditioned for the role of Monica.
Actor who got the part: Frances O'Connor

The Avengers
Gwyneth Paltrow turned down the role of Emma Peel.
Actor who got the part: Uma Thurman

The Aviator
Had originally agreed to play Ava Gardner but dropped out.

Bewitched
Gwyneth Paltrow was considered to play Samantha.
Actor who got the part: Nicole Kidman

Beyond Borders
Gwyneth Paltrow was considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Angelina Jolie

Boogie Nights
Gwyneth Paltrow turned down an offer to play Rollergirl.
Actor who got the part: Heather Graham

Charlie's Angels
Gwyneth Paltrow was considered to play the third angel.
Actor who got the part: Lucy Liu

Chicago
Gwyneth Paltrow was considered for the role of Roxie.
Actor who got the part: Renee Zellweger

Chocolat
Gwyneth Paltrow turned down the role of Caroline Clairmont.
Actor who got the part: Carrie-Anne Moss

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Gwyneth Paltrow was considered for the role of Penny.
Actor who got the part: Drew Barrymore

Cool as Ice
Gwyneth Paltrow was offered and turned down the role of Kathy, due to her father's insitence.
Actor who got the part: Kristin Minter

The Departed
Gwyneth Paltrow was considered to play Madolyn.
Actor who got the part: Vera Farmiga

Elizabeth
Was considered to play the title role.
Actor who got the part: Cate Blanchett

Ever After
Gwyneth Paltrow was considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Drew Barrymore

Feeling Minnesota
Paltrow dropped out - Diaz was the second choice.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Fever Pitch
Gwyneth Paltrow was offered the lead role, but after reading the script, she believed it was mediocre.
Actor who got the part: Drew Barrymore

Gangs of New York
According to the book "Gangs of New York: making the movie", Gwyneth Paltrow turned down the lead.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Hannibal
Was strongly considered for the role of Clarice Starling after Jodie Foster departed.
Actor who got the part: Julianne Moore

Happy Endings
Gwyneth Paltrow was offered the role of Jude but backed due to scheduling conflicts.
Actor who got the part: Maggie Gyllenhaal

Higher Learning
Gwyneth Paltrow turned down a role in the film.

The Hours
Was supposed to play Julianne Moore's housewife role.
Actor who got the part: Julianne Moore

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
She was originally supposed to play Andie Anderson but pulled out.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

I Heart Huckabees
Scheduled to play "Dawn Campbell," she dropped out of the project for personal reasons.
Actor who got the part: Naomi Watts

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Gwyneth Paltrow was considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Angelina Jolie

Legally Blonde
Gwyneth Paltrow turned down the role of Elle Woods.
Actor who got the part: Reese Witherspoon

Legends of The Fall
Gwyneth auditioned for Legends of the Fall for the role of Susanna but the part went to Julia Ormand. But Brad Pitt was so impressed with Gwyneth he got her cast in Se7en.

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Gwyneth Paltrow was not able to play the lead due to scheduling conflict.
Actor who got the part: Cate Blanchett

The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers
Gwyneth Paltrow was considered for the role of Éowyn.
Actor who got the part: Miranda Otto

Pearl Harbor
Producers also wanted Paltrow as the female lead, but a schedule conflict prevented her from doing the movie.

Reality Bites
A then-unknown Gwyneth Paltrow auditioned for the part of Vickie Miner, only losing out to Janeane Garofalo at the last minute.
Actor who got the part: Janeane Garofalo

Resident Evil
Gwyneth Paltrow turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Milla Jovovich

The Ring
Gwyneth Paltrow turned down the role of Rachel.
Actor who got the part: Naomi Watts

Runaway Jury
Gwyneth Paltrow was considered for the role of Marlee.
Actor who got the part: Rachel Weisz

Sabrina (1995)
Gwyneth Paltrow auditioned unsuccessfully for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Julia Ormond

Secretary
Gwyneth Paltrow was originally set to play Lee Holloway.
Actor who got the part: Maggie Gyllenhaal

Six Days Seven Nights
Considered for the role of Robin.
Actor who got the part: Anne Heche

Taking Lives
Gwyneth Paltrow turned down the lead role because she didn't like the script.
Actor who got the part: Angelina Jolie

There's Something About Mary
Was considered for the role of Mary Jensen, but was beat out by the more popular Cameron Diaz.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Titanic
The part of Rose was originally offered to Gwyneth Paltrow.

Tomorrow Never Dies
Gwyneth Paltrow tested for the role of Paris Carver, but producers turned her down because she was too young.
Actor who got the part: Teri Hatcher

Under The Tuscan Sun
Gwyneth Paltrow turned down the lead.
Actor who got the part: Diane Lane

Unfaithful
Gwyneth Paltrow turned down Diane Lane's role.
Actor who got the part: Diane Lane

The Yards
Gwyneth Paltrow turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Charlize Theron






Did you know that Gwyneth Paltrow was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
» Emma
» Hard Eight
» Iron Man
» A Perfect Murder
» Proof
» Se7en
» Shakespeare in Love
» Sliding Doors






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