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Sissy Spacek
 Roles turned down by Sissy Spacek:

Bad Timing
Sissy Spacek is said to have originally been the top choice for the role of Milena.
Actor who got the part: Theresa Russell

Blue Velvet
Sissy Spacek was heavily considered for the role of Dorothy Valens.
Actor who got the part: Isabella Rossellini

Carrie
Sissy Spacek was actually pursued to play the role of Chris Harginson that went to Nancy Allen. She rethought the role and auditioned to play Carrie with grease in her hair and old clothes. She got the part.
Actor who got the part: Nancy Allen

Flashdance
Was considered for the role of Alex, but producers decided she was too old.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Beals

Frances
Sissy Spacek was considered for for the role of Frances Farmer.
Actor who got the part: Jessica Lange

The Grifters
Sissy Spacek auditioned for the role of Lilly Dillon.
Actor who got the part: Anjelica Huston

Heroes
Considered for the role of Carol Bell.
Actor who got the part: Sally Field

The Last Picture Show
Director Peter Bogdanovich considered her for the role of beautiful, spoiled, sad "Jacy Farrow."
Actor who got the part: Cybill Shepherd

Marvin's Room
Sissy Spacek dropped out, Meryl Streep took over.
Actor who got the part: Meryl Streep

The Postman Always Rings Twice
Sissy Spacek was reportedly considered for the role of Cora.
Actor who got the part: Jessica Lange

The Princess Diaries
Was considered a top choice for the role of Clarisse Renaldi.
Actor who got the part: Julie Andrews

Rabid
Sissy Spacek was first choice to play lead.
Actor who got the part: Marylin Chambers

Save the Tiger
Sissy Spacek auditioned for the role of Myra.
Actor who got the part: Laurie Heineman

Terms of Endearment
Spacek was considered for the role of Emma.
Actor who got the part: Debra Winger

Thelma & Louise
Sissy Spacek auditioned to play Thelma, but after reading the script, she thought it was "awful".
Actor who got the part: Geena Davis

Urban Cowboy
Sissy was cast as cowgirl Sissy Davis when filming was delayed when John Travolta's dog bit him, and the part recast.
Actor who got the part: Debra Winger






Did you know that Sissy Spacek was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
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