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Almost Famous (2000)
 Who was considered for Almost Famous?

Christina Applegate
Christina Applegate was considered to play Penny Lane.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Jack Black
Jack Black tried out for the supporting role of Lester Bangs.

Selma Blair
Selma Blair was considered for the role of Penny Lane.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Julie Bowen
Director Cameron Crowe wanted Julie Bowen for the role of Penny, but she declined.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Lara Flynn Boyle
Lara Flynn Boyle screen tested for the role of Penny.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Jordana Brewster
Was considered for a role.

Brooke Burns
Brooke Burns auditioned to play Penny.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Saffron Burrows
Saffron Burrows was considered for the role of Penny Lane.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Neve Campbell
Neve Campbell auditioned to play Penny.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Toni Collette
Toni Collette turned down the role of Penny Lane.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly was considered for the role of Penny Lane.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

PenÚlope Cruz
The striking Spanish actress who drew audiences with her breakthrough performance in OPEN YOUR EYES was in contention for the role of Penny Lane.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Claire Danes
Claire Danes was a top contender for the role of "Penny Lane".
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz was considered for the role of Penny Lane.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Kirsten Dunst
Dunst auditioned for and almost got the role of Penny in Almost Famous.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Eliza Dushku
Eliza Dushku was considered for "Penny".
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Jenna Elfman
Jenna Elfman auditioned to play Penny.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Jon Favreau
Jon Favreau auditioned for the role of Lester Bangs.
Actor who got the part: Phillip Seymour Hoffman

Anna Friel
Anna Friel auditioned to play "Penny Lane".
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Charlotte Gainsbourg
One of many actresses who were considered to play "Penny" by Cameron Crowe.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Jennie Garth
Jennie Garth was considered for the role of Penny Lane.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Maggie Gyllenhaal
Maggie Gyllenhaal auditioned to play Penny Lane.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Alyson Hannigan
Tested for the role of "Penny Lane", the band leader.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Angie Harmon
Angie Harmon auditioned to play "Penny Lane".
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Anne Heche
Met with producers to play the role of Penny Lane.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Katherine Heigl
Screen tested for Cameron Crowe for the role of Penny Lane.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Natasha Henstridge
Natasha Henstridge was considered for the role of "Penny".
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson was originally supposed to play William's sister, Anita, but was given the role of Penny Lane when Sarah Polley dropped out.
Actor who got the part: Zooey Deschanel

Milla Jovovich
Milla Jovovich was considered for the role of Penny Lane.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Jordan Ladd
Seriously considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Kelly MacDonald
Kelly MacDonald was considered for the role of Penny Lane.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Kimberly McCullough
Screen tested for the role of Penny for Cameron Crowe.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Rose McGowan
Rose McGowan auditioned to play Penny Lane.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Bridget Moynahan
Bridget Moynahan auditioned for Cameron Crowe to play "Penny".
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Brittany Murphy
Tested for the role of Penny Lane.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Thandie Newton
Thandie Newton was considered for the role of Penny Lane.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow was considered for the role of Penny Lane.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Brad Pitt
The role of Russell was originally written for Brad Pitt who dropped out saying "I just don't get it enough to do it."
Actor who got the part: Billy Crudup

Sarah Polley
Had accepted the part of Penny but dropped out to do another film.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Natalie Portman
According to director Cameron Crowe, Portman auditioned for the part of Penny.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Franka Potente
Franka Potente was considered for the role of Penny Lane.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Laura Prepon
Laura Prepon (Donna from "That 70s Show") was considered for a major role.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Lindsay Price
Lindsay Price auditioned to play Penny.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Christina Ricci
Christina Ricci auditioned to play "Penny Lane".
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Rebecca Romijn
Rebecca Romijn wanted to play the lead.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder was considered to play Penny Lane.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Chloe Sevigny
Was a top contender for the role of Penny Lane.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Marley Shelton
Tested for the role of "Penny Lane".
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Alicia Silverstone
One of many actresses who lobbied for the role of Penny... and lost it.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Tori Spelling
Tori Spelling was considered for the role of Penny Lane.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Mena Suvari
Was one of the top choices to play "Penny" by Cameron Crowe.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman was considered for the role of Penny Lane.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Liv Tyler
Liv Tyler was considered to play Penny.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Lark Voorhies
Tested for the role of Penny Lane.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz was considered for the role of Penny Lane.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams was one of many actresses who tested for Cameron Crowe to play "Penny Lane".
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Peta Wilson
Peta Wilson was considered to play Penny Lane.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood wanted the role of Bill.
Actor who got the part: Patrick Fugit

Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones was considered for the role of Penny Lane.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson



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