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The Accused (1988)
 Who was considered for The Accused?

Rosanna Arquette
Rosanna Arquette auditioned for the role of Sarah Tobias.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

Kim Basinger
Basinger turned down the role of Sarah Tobias in favour of Jodie Foster.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly was only 16 years old when she did an audition for the role of Sarah Tobias.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

Joan Cusack
Cusack turned down the role of Sarah Tobias.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

Geena Davis
Davis turned down the role of Kathryn Murphy because she was "too nice" for the part.
Actor who got the part: Kelly McGillis

Kristin Davis
Kristin Davis, a decade before she gained notoriety as Charlotte in HBO's "Sex and the City" tried to audition for the role of Sarah Tobias.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

Tovah Feldshuh
Feldshuh screen tested for the raped woman, "Sarah".
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher turned down the role of Kathryn Murphy.
Actor who got the part: Kelly McGillis

Goldie Hawn
Was considered for the role of Kathryn Murphy, but was the "worst choice" for the part.
Actor who got the part: Kelly McGillis

Marilu Henner
Marilu Henner turned down the role of the A.D.A.
Actor who got the part: Kelly McGillis

Diane Lane
Diane Lane turned down the role of Kathryn Murphy.
Actor who got the part: Kelly McGillis

Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jennifer Jason Leigh lost out to Jodie Foster for the role of Sarah Tobias on the final day of auditions.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

Kelly McGillis
Director Jonathan Kaplan wanted Kelly McGillis to star in THE ACCUSED as rape victim Sarah Tobias. Jodie Foster, whose career was in a slump at the time, desperately wanted the part of Sarah, who won an Oscar® for her performance.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

Alyssa Milano
Auditioned for the role of Sarah Tobias, but producers turned her down fearing she was too young for the part.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

Demi Moore
Demi Moore was turned down for the role of Sarah Tobias.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

Tatum O'Neal
Turned down the role of Sarah Tobias.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

Sarah Jessica Parker
SJP lost out to Kelly McGillis for the role of Kathryn Murphy.
Actor who got the part: Kelly McGillis

Meg Ryan
Meg Ryan tested for the role of Sarah Tobias.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

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

Meg Tilly
Meg Tilly was considered for the role of Sarah Tobias.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

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

Debra Winger
Debra Winger turned down the role of Sarah Tobias. She later claimed that "Jodie Foster is better actress than me".
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster



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