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Sigourney Weaver
 Roles turned down by Sigourney Weaver:

The Accused
Weaver turned down the role of the ADA.
Actor who got the part: Kelly McGillis

The Blue Lagoon
Considered for the role of Emmeline.
Actor who got the part: Brooke Shields

Blue Velvet
Sigourney Weaver wanted the role of Dorothy but she moved to do another project such as "Aliens" et al.
Actor who got the part: Isabella Rossellini

Body Heat
Among the gifted actresses considered for the leading role.
Actor who got the part: Kathleen Turner

Broadcast News
Weaver was considered for the Holly Hunter role.
Actor who got the part: Holly Hunter

Dead Calm
Before Nicole Kidman signed on, Sigourney Weaver was the top choice for the role of Rae Ingram.
Actor who got the part: Nicole Kidman

Five Days One Summer
Weaver wanted to play the lead female role but director Fred Zinneman wanted someone else.
Actor who got the part: Betsy Brantley

The Handmaid's Tale
Sigourney Weaver turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Natasha Richardson

House
Was rumored to play the female lead role, but dropped out from the project in order to do "Aliens".
Actor who got the part: Kay Lenz

Jurassic Park
Reportedly Spielberg's first choice, before landing with Laura Dern.
Actor who got the part: Laura Dern

Marvin's Room
Sigourney Weaver was considered for the role of Bessie Greenfield which was ultimately played by Diane Keaton.
Actor who got the part: Diane Keaton

The Piano
Weaver was director's first choice to play Ada but she was taking a break from films at the time.
Actor who got the part: Holly Hunter

Shakespeare in Love
One of many actresses considered for the film at one point.
Actor who got the part: Gwyneth Paltrow

Splash
Considered for the role of Madison.
Actor who got the part: Daryl Hannah

Then She Found Me
Weaver originally optioned the rights to this book in 1989 and wanted to star in it but the project was never made and Weaver became to old for the lead character.
Actor who got the part: Helen Hunt

True Lies
Sigourney Weaver was considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Jamie Lee Curtis

Watchmen
During early development in the late 1980s casting rumors included Sigourney Weaver as Silk Spectre.

X-Men: The Last Stand
While Bryan Singer was still set to direct he intended to feature the villain Emma Frost/White Queen as a major character, with the role intended for Sigourney Weaver.






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