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Meg Ryan
 Roles turned down by Meg Ryan:

The Accused
Meg Ryan tested for the role of Sarah Tobias.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

Backdraft
Turned down the female lead role.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Jason Leigh

Basic Instinct
Supposedly was offered the lead role but turned it down.
Actor who got the part: Sharon Stone

Beyond Borders
Mentioned as a possible star of the epic love story and would have played the socialite philanthropist.
Actor who got the part: Angelina Jolie

Beyond Rangoon
The lead role was said to be intended originally for Ryan.
Actor who got the part: Patricia Arquette

Double Jeopardy
Turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Ashley Judd

Endless Love
Her first audition was for the role played by Brooke Shields.
Actor who got the part: Brooke Shields

Ghost
Meg Ryan was supposedly considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Demi Moore

Glitter
The movie was originally intended for Meg Ryan, not Mariah Carey.
Actor who got the part: Mariah Carey

Heartbreakers
The director comments on the DVD that the film had been in production so long that Meg Ryan had originally been set to play the daughter.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Love Hewitt

Housesitter
Meg Ryan was set to play the role of Gwen, but left the film in June of 1991. She was replaced by Goldie Hawn.
Actor who got the part: Goldie Hawn

L.A. Confidential
Was considered for the role of Lynn.
Actor who got the part: Kim Basinger

The Marrying Man
Meg Ryan auditioned but didn't get a part.

Maverick
Ryan was considered for the role of Mrs. Annabelle Bransford.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

An Officer and a Gentleman
Ryan auditioned for the role of Paula Pokrifki.
Actor who got the part: Debra Winger

Pretty Woman
Meg was the studio's first choice for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Julia Roberts

The Princess Bride
Meg Ryan auditioned for the role of Buttercup.
Actor who got the part: Robin Wright Penn

Pulp Fiction
Meg Ryan was considered for the role of Mia.
Actor who got the part: Uma Thurman

Risky Business
Was considered for the part of Lana.

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

The Shipping News
Meg Ryan auditioned for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Julianne Moore

The Silence of the Lambs
Ryan was considered to play Clarice Starling.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

Six Days Seven Nights
Meg Ryan was considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Anne Heche

Steel Magnolias
Meg Ryan turned down the lead role of Shelby.
Actor who got the part: Julia Roberts

The Sure Thing
Meg Ryan auditioned for the role of Allison Bradbury.
Actor who got the part: Daphne Zuniga

Thelma & Louise
Meg Ryan was also up for the role of Louise.
Actor who got the part: Susan Sarandon

To Die For
Ryan was attatched to star, but dropped out.
Actor who got the part: Nicole Kidman

Unfaithful
Was the original choice to play the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Diane Lane

Washington Square
Turned down for the role of Catherine.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Jason Leigh






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