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As Good as It Gets (1997)
 Who was considered for As Good as It Gets?

John Cusack
Could not play the "Simon Bishop" role because of complications on another project, "Grosse Point Blank."
Actor who got the part: Greg Kinnear

Melanie Griffith
Griffith was considered for the role of Carol.
Actor who got the part: Helen Hunt

Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter turned down the lead in "As Good as it Gets" because she objected to the age difference between her character and Jack Nicholson.
Actor who got the part: Helen Hunt

Kevin Kline
Kline was attached to the film in early stages.
Actor who got the part: Jack Nicholson

David Sedaris
Upon the insistence of Jack Nicholson, author David Sedaris was asked to audition for the role that eventually went to Greg Kinnear. He turned it down, having no interest in playing a large movie role.
Actor who got the part: Greg Kinnear

Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman was considered for the female lead, but the producers turned her down because she was too young.
Actor who got the part: Helen Hunt

John Travolta
John Travolta was considered for the role of Melvin.
Actor who got the part: Jack Nicholson

Betty White
Turned down the role of "Beverly" because, as animal rights activist, she objected to the way a dog is treated in the film.
Actor who got the part: Shirley Knight



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