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Reese Witherspoon
 Roles turned down by Reese Witherspoon:

Cape Fear
Witherspoon auditioned for the role of Danielle Bowden.
Actor who got the part: Juliette Lewis

Charlie's Angels
Considered for the part of Natalie.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Die Another Day
Screen-tested for the role of "Miranda Frost" but lost the role.
Actor who got the part: Rosamund Pike

Fight Club
Reese Witherspoon turned down the lead female role because, like her friend, Renée Zellweger, she didn't like the script. UK director David Fincher found Reese was too young and she found the script too dark.
Actor who got the part: Helena Bonham Carter

The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring
Reese Witherspoon was originally considered for the role of Arwen.
Actor who got the part: Liv Tyler

Mallrats
Reportedly auditioned for a role in Mallrats.

Mindhunters
Reese Witherspoon was initially offered the role of Sara Moore.
Actor who got the part: Kathryn Morris

Monster
Reese Witherspoon reportedly campaigned for the lead role but Charlize Theron was cast instead.
Actor who got the part: Charlize Theron

Romeo + Juliet
Witherspoon was considered to play Juliet.
Actor who got the part: Claire Danes

Scream
Reese Witherspoon turned down a lead role.

Secretary
Reese was in discussions with the filmmakers early on with interest to play the lead. But when she found out how little they would be paying she lost interest quickly.
Actor who got the part: Maggie Gyllenhaal

Spider-Man
Considered for the part of Mary-Jane Watson.
Actor who got the part: Kirsten Dunst

Titanic
Considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Kate Winslet

Unfaithful
Reese Witherspoon was going to star in "Unfaithful", but her asking price was too high.
Actor who got the part: Diane Lane

Urban Legend
Witherspoon was offered the lead role.

Wimbledon
Reese Witherspoon was signed at one point to play Lizzie Bradbury.
Actor who got the part: Kirsten Dunst






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