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Natalie Portman
 Roles turned down by Natalie Portman:

All The Pretty Horses
Natalie Portman turned down the lead role.

Almost Famous
According to director Cameron Crowe, Portman auditioned for the part of Penny.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Anywhere But Here
Originally turned down the part of Ann because of a required nude scene. The script was rewritten to get her back.

Becoming Jane
Natalie Portman was offered the part of Jane Austen.
Actor who got the part: Anne Hathaway

Cold Mountain
Before being cast as Sara, Natalie Portman was considered for the role of Ada.
Actor who got the part: Nicole Kidman

The Constant Gardener
Natalie Portman reportedly passed on the role of Tessa.
Actor who got the part: Rachel Weisz

Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
Natalie Portman turned down the lead.
Actor who got the part: Romola Garai

Doubt
Writer-director John Patrick Shanley offered the role of the young nun in his movie version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
Actor who got the part: Amy Adams

Elizabethtown
Natalie was considered for a role in Cameron Crowe's Elizabethtown.

Gangs of New York
Natalie Portman auditioned for the role of Jenny.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Head in the Clouds
Portman turned down the lead role 2 weeks before pre-production because she didn't feel she was right for the part.
Actor who got the part: Charlize Theron

The Horse Whisperer
Natalie Portman turned down the part to do a stint on broadway instead.

House of Wax
Natalie Portman stated that she would never be in a horror movie. She was offered the lead role but turned it down.
Actor who got the part: Paris Hilton

The Ice Storm
Natalie Portman turned down the role of Wendy before it went to Christina Ricci.
Actor who got the part: Christina Ricci

King Kong
Natalie Portman was considered for the role of Ann Darrow, but they later decided she was too young.
Actor who got the part: Naomi Watts

Le Divorce
Natalie Portman turned down the role of Isabel. She was already commited to "Cold Mountain".
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Little Women
Natalie Portman tried out for the movie but didn't get a part.

Lolita
Natalie Portman turned down the lead because she disagreed with the sexual content.

Romeo + Juliet
Reportedly the first choice for Juliet.

A Simple Plan
Natalie Portman turned down a role in the film.

Superman Returns
Portman was reportedly considered for the role of Lois Lane.
Actor who got the part: Kate Bosworth

Wuthering Heights
Natalie Portman was originally signed on for the role but later left the project.
Actor who got the part: Gemma Arterton

X-Men
Natalie Portman turned down the part of Rogue.






Did you know that Natalie Portman was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
» Closer
» Cold Mountain
» The Other Boleyn Girl
» Thor
» V for Vendetta
» Where The Heart Is






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