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Julia Roberts
 Roles turned down by Julia Roberts:

Basic Instinct
Julia Roberts turned down the female lead in Basic Instinct. The role went to Sharon Stone.
Actor who got the part: Sharon Stone

Batman & Robin
Julia was in the running for the role of Poison Ivy.

Benny & Joon
Julia Roberts was seriously considered for the role of Joon.
Actor who got the part: Mary Stuart Masterson

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

The Blind Side
Roberts was originally the films first choice to play the Leigh Anne Tuohy. The role that earned Bullock an Oscar for Actress in a Leading role.
Actor who got the part: Sandra Bullock

Blink
Julia Roberts turned down the role of Emma Brody.
Actor who got the part: Madeleine Stowe

Bruce Almighty
Julia Roberts was considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Aniston

Chicago
Roberts was in the running of playing Velma Kelly.
Actor who got the part: Catherine Zeta-Jones

Cold Mountain
Roberts was considered for the role of Ada.
Actor who got the part: Nicole Kidman

Darkman
Julia Roberts was close to star as Julie Hastings. After she won the role of Vivian in Pretty Woman she left the project.
Actor who got the part: Frances McDormand

Gangs of New York
One of several actors attached at some point, because the film was in development for over 25 years.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

The Godfather: Part III
Julia Roberts turned down the role of Mary Corleone due to scheduling conflicts.
Actor who got the part: Sofia Coppola

Indecent Proposal
Julia Roberts was the first choice to play Diana.
Actor who got the part: Demi Moore

Infamous
Julia Roberts was interested in the Harper Lee role, but she became pregnant before the start of production.
Actor who got the part: Sandra Bullock

Intolerable Cruelty
Julia Roberts turned down for the role of Marylin Rexroth.
Actor who got the part: Catherine Zeta Jones

Jurassic Park
Julia Roberts tested for the role of Ellie.
Actor who got the part: Laura Dern

A Life Less Ordinary
Roberts was considered to play the part of Celine.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

The Marrying Man
Julia Roberts turned down a role in the film.

Maverick
Julia Roberts was also considered for the role of Annabelle.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

Monte Carlo
MONTE CARLO, originally titled HEADHUNTERS, was originally developed as a co-starring vehicle for both Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman.
Actor who got the part: Leighton Meester

Point of No Return
When Julia passed on this remake of the French film Nikita, Warner's decided to cast Bridget Fonda.
Actor who got the part: Bridget Fonda

Shakespeare in Love
Julia Roberts turned down the lead role.

Six Days Seven Nights
Julia Roberts tested for the part of Robin Monroe.
Actor who got the part: Anne Heche

Sleepless in Seattle
Julia Roberts turned down the role of Annie.
Actor who got the part: Meg Ryan

Sliver
Julia Roberts dropped out from the lead role due to scheduling conflicts.
Actor who got the part: Sharon Stone

Straight Talk
Julia Roberts turned down the role of Janice.
Actor who got the part: Teri Hatcher

The Thin Red Line
Julia Roberts was considered for the role of Marty Bell.
Actor who got the part: Miranda Otto

Things We Lost in The Fire
Julia Roberts was considered for the role of Kelly.
Actor who got the part: Alison Lohman

True Romance
Tony Scott spent a year searching for the right actress to play Alabama Whitman. He considered and rejected Bridget Fonda, Diane Lane, Kyra Sedgwick, and Julia Roberts.
Actor who got the part: Patricia Arquette

While You Were Sleeping
Julia Roberts turned down the role of Lucy Moderatz.
Actor who got the part: Sandra Bullock






Did you know that Julia Roberts was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
» Charlie Wilson's War
» Closer
» Conspiracy Theory
» Hook
» Mystic Pizza
» Pretty Woman
» Runaway Bride
» Sleeping with the Enemy
» Steel Magnolias






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