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Michelle Pfeiffer
 Roles turned down by Michelle Pfeiffer:

Adventures in Babysitting
Turned down the lead role in order to play a part in "The Witches of Eastwick".
Actor who got the part: Elisabeth Shue

Basic Instinct
Michelle Pfeiffer turned down the lead role of Catherine in Basic Instinct.
Actor who got the part: Sharon Stone

Batman
Tim Burton reportedly wanted Pfeiffer to play Vicki Vale.
Actor who got the part: Kim Basinger

Betrayed
Michelle Pfeiffer was considered to play the lead.
Actor who got the part: Debra Winger

The Blue Lagoon
Pfeiffer auditioned for the role of Emmeline, but withdrew since she wasn't confortable with that role.
Actor who got the part: Brooke Shields

The Bonfire of the Vanities
According to Julie Salamon's book "Bonfire of the Vanities Goes to Hollywood," Michelle Pfeiffer turned down the female lead.
Actor who got the part: Melanie Griffith

Bugsy
Michelle turned down the role of Virginia Hill.
Actor who got the part: Annette Bening

Bull Durham
Michelle Pfeiffer auditioned for the role of Annie Savoy but wasn't cast for being too young.
Actor who got the part: Susan Sarandon

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

Casino Royale
Considered for the role of Vesper Lynd.

Catwoman
Michelle Pfeiffer turned down an offer to reprise her role as Catwoman.
Actor who got the part: Halle Berry

Chicago
Michelle Pfeiffer was attached to play Roxie Hart at one point.
Actor who got the part: Renée Zellweger

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Michelle turned down the part of the White Witch.
Actor who got the part: Tilda Swinton

Dick Tracy
Pfeiffer was one of the actresses briefly considered for the role of Breathless.
Actor who got the part: Madonna

Disclosure
Michelle turned down the role of Meredith Johnson.
Actor who got the part: Demi Moore

Evita
Pfeiffer was considered for the role of Eva Peron (when Oliver Stone was in talks to direct).
Actor who got the part: Madonna

A Few Good Men
Rob Reiner has said that Michelle Pfeiffer was the original choice for the female lead, but that the studio wanted a romance between her and Tom Cruise's characters. the script was unchanged, and the part went to a "tougher" actress.
Actor who got the part: Demi Moore

Flashdance
Auditioned for the role of Alex.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Beals

The Grifters
Michelle Pfeiffer was considered for the role of Lilly Dillon.
Actor who got the part: Anjelica Huston

The House of The Spirits
Michelle Pfeiffer turned down the role of Blanca.
Actor who got the part: Winona Ryder

Infamous
Dropped out of the production about Truman Capote, in which she would have played chic socialite and wife of director Howard Hawks, Slim Keith.
Actor who got the part: Hope Davis

Lorenzo's Oil
Michelle Pfeiffer dropped out of the female lead role in the medical drama directed by George Miller.
Actor who got the part: Susan Sarandon

Mr. Jones
Michelle Pfeiffer turned down the lead role in order to play Catwoman.
Actor who got the part: Lena Olin

Mystic River
Michelle Pfeiffer was originally cast as Celeste Boyle.
Actor who got the part: Marcia Gay Harden

A Nightmare on Elm Street
Michelle Pfeiffer auditioned for the role of Nancy Thompson.
Actor who got the part: Heather Langenkamp

A Prairie Home Companion
Had been announced as one of the stars of director Robert Altman's film, playing a 'mysterious angel of death.'.
Actor who got the part: Virginia Madsen

Pretty Woman
Michelle was offered the part of Vivian, but didn't like the tone of the script.
Actor who got the part: Julia Roberts

Pulp Fiction
Pfeiffer was strongly considered to play Mia Wallace.
Actor who got the part: Uma Thurman

Shakespeare in Love
Michelle Pfeiffer was considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Gwyneth Paltrow

The Silence of the Lambs
Michelle Pfeiffer turned down the lead role of Clarice Starling.

Sleepless in Seattle
Pfeiffer was considered to play Annie.
Actor who got the part: Meg Ryan

Thelma and Louise
Pfeiffer and Jodie Foster were originally chosen for the leads, but preproduction took to long and both actresses had to drop out.
Actor who got the part: Geena Davis

Under The Tuscan Sun
Michelle Pfeiffer was reportedly considered to play Frances Mayes.
Actor who got the part: Diane Lane

Urban Cowboy
Michelle Pfeiffer tried out for the role of Sissy, eventually played by Debra Winger.
Actor who got the part: Debra Winger

Valmont
Michelle was offered the role of the Marquise de Merteuil in this film, but declined so she could play Madame Marie de Tourvel in Dangerous Liaisons instead.
Actor who got the part: Annette Bening

What Lies Beneath
Michelle Pfeiffer and Harrison Ford were director Robert Zemeckis's first and only choices for the lead roles of Claire and Norman Spencer.

Witness for The Prosecution (2004)
Michelle was set to star as Christine Helm Vole in a remake of the Billy Wilder classic, with a screenplay by David E. Kelly.
Actor who got the part: Film Not Made

Working Girl
Pfeiffer was considered for one of the female leads.






Did you know that Michelle Pfeiffer was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
» Batman Returns
» Dangerous Liasons
» The Fabulous Baker Boys
» Frankie and Johnny
» Grease 2
» Hairspray (2007)
» Love Field
» Scarface
» Up Close and Personal
» White Oleander
» The Witches of Eastwick
» Wolf






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