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Isabella Rossellini
 Roles turned down by Isabella Rossellini:

The Bridges of Madison County
Robert James Waller seriously considered Isabella Rossellini for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Meryl Streep

Bull Durham
Isabella Rossellini was offered the lead role in "Bull Durham", but turned it down in a fear of being typecast as a "femme fatale".
Actor who got the part: Susan Sarandon

Dancer in The Dark
Was considered for the role of Kathy, but backed out.
Actor who got the part: Catherine Deneuve

Fatal Attraction
According to director Adrian Lyne, she was offered the role of Alex Forrest. However she turned down the part because she didn't want to be typecast as a "femme fatale".
Actor who got the part: Glenn Close

The Other Boleyn Girl
Early in development, Rossellini was considered for the role of Mary.
Actor who got the part: Scarlett Johansson

Pulp Fiction
Isabella Rossellini was considered to play Mia.
Actor who got the part: Uma Thurman

Rachel Getting Married
Rossellini was originally set to star as Abby, but backed out. Debra Winger replaced her.
Actor who got the part: Debra Winger

True Lies
Isabella Rossellini was considered for the lead role but was rejected by James Cameron for being "too Italian".
Actor who got the part: Jamie Lee Curtis

Working Girl
Isabella Rossellini was considered for the role of Tess, but her Italian accent couldn't work with the American character.
Actor who got the part: Melanie Griffith






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