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Robin Wright Penn
 Roles turned down by Robin Wright Penn:

Armageddon
Robin Wright turned down the starring role.
Actor who got the part: Liv Tyler

Batman Forever
Had been considered for the role of Dr. Chase Meridian.
Actor who got the part: Nicole Kidman

The Bonfire of The Vanities
Robin Wright Penn screen tested with Tom Hanks for the role of Sherman's mistress.
Actor who got the part: Melanie Griffith

The Breakfast Club
According to a 1995 interview, Robin states she auditioned for the role which later went to Molly Ringwald.
Actor who got the part: Molly Ringwald

Breaking Waves
According to a 1997 interview with Penn, she states that she would have loved to have played the role of Bess McNeill.
Actor who got the part: Emily Watson

Charlie's Angels
McG considered her to play Alex Munday.
Actor who got the part: Lucy Liu

Congo
Robin Wright Penn reportedly turned down the female role.
Actor who got the part: Laura Linney

A Dangerous Woman
According to an interview with Robin, she expressed an interest in playing the part of Martha, but was told that nobody would believe she was retarded and was offered the wife role instead.
Actor who got the part: Debra Winger

Days of Thunder
Originally considered for the role of Claire, she was unavailable at the time of filming.
Actor who got the part: Nicole Kidman

Dirty Dancing
Robin Wright Penn turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Grey

The Firm
Turned down the role of the wife of the young lawyer.
Actor who got the part: Jeanne Tripplehorn

Grace of My Heart
Robin Wright Penn was considered for the film.
Actor who got the part: Illeana Douglas

Heaven's Prisoners
Robin Wright Penn turned down a role.

Jurassic Park
Robin Wright Penn was reportedly considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Laura Dern

Pearl Harbor
Robin Wright was considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Kate Beckinsale

Red Eye
This film was written with Robin Wright Penn in mind.
Actor who got the part: Rachel McAdams

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Dropped out of the film, in which she would have played "Maid Marion," because she discovered she was pregnant.
Actor who got the part: Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Sabrina (1995)
Robin Wright turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Julia Ormond

Se7en
Robin Wright Penn auditioned for the role of Tracy Mills.
Actor who got the part: Gwyneth Paltrow

Shakespeare in Love
Mentioned for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Gwyneth Paltrow

Shattered
Robin Wright Penn turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Greta Scacchi

Sixteen Candles
According to a 1995 interview, Robin lost out to Molly Ringwald for the lead in this film.
Actor who got the part: Molly Ringwald

True Lies
Robin Wright Penn was considered for the role of Helen.
Actor who got the part: Jamie Lee Curtis

Up Close and Personal
Robin Wright Penn turned down the role of Sally/Tally Atwater.
Actor who got the part: Michelle Pfeiffer

The Wings of The Dove
Robin Wright Penn told to interviewers why she turned down the lead role to focus on her family.
Actor who got the part: Helena Bonham Carter

WiseGirls
Originally cast in the movie, she later dropped out due to delays in filming.
Actor who got the part: Mira Sorvino






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