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American Gigolo (1980)
 Who was considered for American Gigolo?

Kim Basinger
Was strong for the lead role before losing out to Lauren Hutton.
Actor who got the part: Lauren Hutton

Chevy Chase
Didn't like the erotic nature of the film and claims that the part was largely rewritten at Richard Gere's request.
Actor who got the part: Richard Gere

Julie Christie
Christie was attached at one time to play Michelle Stratton - the politician's wife.
Actor who got the part: Lauren Hutton

Lesley-Anne Down
Lesley-Anne Down auditioned for the role of Michelle Straton.
Actor who got the part: Lauren Hutton

Amy Irving
Was considered for the role of Michelle.
Actor who got the part: Lauren Hutton

Jessica Lange
Director David Fincher wanted Lauren Hutton, but the studio wanted a bigger name and chose to go with Jessica Lange. In the end however, the decision was taken out of their hands when Lange turned down the role as being "too dark", and Lauren Hutton was cast.
Actor who got the part: Lauren Hutton

Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jennifer Jason Leigh auditioned for the lead role, but lost out to Lauren Hutton.
Actor who got the part: Lauren Hutton

Kay Lenz
Auditioned for the role of Michelle.
Actor who got the part: Lauren Hutton

Fleetwood Mac
Giorgio Moroder originally asked Fleetwood Mac to compose a song for the film, but due to a Stevie Nicks' contract with Modern Records, they didn't.
Actor who got the part: Blondie

Annie Potts
Annie Potts was reportedly considered for the role of Michelle Straton. Her agents, however, turned her down due the nudity required in the film.
Actor who got the part: Lauren Hutton

Christopher Reeve
Christopher Reeve turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Richard Gere

Mary Steenburgen
Turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Lauren Hutton

John Travolta
One of several films that Travolta turned down the lead role before it was offered to Richard Gere.
Actor who got the part: Richard Gere

Debra Winger
Debra Winger turned down the role of Michelle Straton.
Actor who got the part: Lauren Hutton



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