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Brooke Shields
 Roles turned down by Brooke Shields:

The Accused
Shields was considered for the role of Kathryn Murphy.
Actor who got the part: Kelly McGillis

Amelia
Was considered at one point for the role of Amelia Earhart, because the film was in development for almost a decade. However, Shields never got the chance to play the part.
Actor who got the part: Hilary Swank

Audrey Rose
Tested for the key role of a little girl in this Robert Wise-directed thriller about reincarnation.
Actor who got the part: Susan Swift

Basic Instinct
Brooke Shields turned down a role in the film.

Batman Returns
Was considered for the role of Catwoman, but Tim Burton turned her down because he considered she was no longer a bankable star.
Actor who got the part: Michelle Pfeiffer

Desperately Seeking Susan
Was offered the role of Roberta but declined due to prior commitments at Princeton.
Actor who got the part: Rosanna Arquette

Dick Tracy
Brooke Shields was considered for the role of Breathless Mahoney, but lost out to Madonna because producers feared that she was too young.
Actor who got the part: Madonna

Double Jeopardy
Turned down the lead role due to scheduling congestion from the TV series she starred at the time, "Suddenly Susan".
Actor who got the part: Ashley Judd

The Exorcist
According to Panorama magazine, the director didn't give Brooke the part because "she was too sexy."
Actor who got the part: Linda Blair

A Fish Called Wanda
Brooke Shields turned down the lead role due to the racy nature of the script.
Actor who got the part: Jamie Lee Curtis

Grandview, U.S.A.
Brooke Shields turned down the role of Candy.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Jason Leigh

The Grifters
Brooke Shields was offered the role of Lily Dillon, but lost it to Anjelica Huston because she was too young.
Actor who got the part: Anjelica Huston

Hannah and Her Sisters
Was considered for the role of April, but dropped out from the project due to prior commitments at Princeton.
Actor who got the part: Carrie Fisher

Once Upon a Time in America
According to her 1985 book "On Your Own", Brooke Shields was offered the role of Deborah Gelly, in a private interview with director Sergio Leone. However, after a writers' strike, the project was shelved until the summer of 1981, and Shields didn't get an audition for the role. She was forced to turn down the role by her mother, Teri.
Actor who got the part: Elizabeth McGovern

The Outsiders
Was offered the role of Cherry but dropped out to do another movie.
Actor who got the part: Diane Lane

Pretty Woman
Brooke was considered for the role of Vivian, but never auditioned for that role.
Actor who got the part: Julia Roberts

Prizzi's Honor
Shields was considered to play Irene Walker. However, director John Huston considered her that she wasn't a bankable star because she was already attending at Princeton.
Actor who got the part: Kathleen Turner

Scarface
Brooke Shields was offered the role of Elvira Hancock, in a private interview with lead actor Al Pacino. However, her mother Teri Shields made her offer turned down, and Brooke starred in the lackluster movie "Sahara."
Actor who got the part: Michelle Pfeiffer

Sex, Lies, and Videotape
Was considered for the role of Ann Bishop.
Actor who got the part: Andie MacDowell

Six Days Seven Nights
Brooke Shields was considered for the role of Robin Monroe.
Actor who got the part: Anne Heche

Some Kind of Wonderful
Couldn't receive the role of Watts because she was commited at Princeton.
Actor who got the part: Mary Stuart Masterson

Supergirl
Brooke Shields was the first choice for Kara but was unavailable.
Actor who got the part: Helen Slater

The Terminator
Was offered the role of Ginger, but declined in order to focus on college.
Actor who got the part: Bess Motta

To Die For
Was considered for the role of Suzanne Stone.
Actor who got the part: Nicole Kidman

Top Gun
Brooke Shields was offered the role of Charlie, but lost it to an unknown, Kelly McGillis due to scheduling conflicts from Princeton.
Actor who got the part: Kelly McGillis

True Romance
Quentin Tarantino revealed that Brooke Shields wanted badly the role of Alabama Whitman.
Actor who got the part: Patricia Arquette

Unfaithful
Turned down the role of Connie Sumner.
Actor who got the part: Diane Lane

Waking The Dead
Didn't like the erotic nature of the film and claims that the part was largely rewritten at Jennifer Connelly's request.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Connelly

Wild Orchid
Brooke Shields turned down a role in the film.

Working Girl
Shields, still fresh after graduation from Princeton, wanted badly the role of Tess.
Actor who got the part: Melanie Griffith

Wuthering Heights
Brooke Shields reportedly wanted badly the role of Cathy Linton, but her mother (then manager at the time) made the offer turned down.
Actor who got the part: Juliette Binoche






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