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A Beautiful Mind (2001)
 Who was considered for A Beautiful Mind?

Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise was considered for the role of John Nash.
Actor who got the part: Russell Crowe

Geena Davis
Geena Davis was considered to play Alicia Nash.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Connelly

Claire Forlani
According to Ron Howard, the four finalists for the part of Alicia were Claire Forlani, Ashley Judd, Mary McCormack and Jennifer Connelly.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Connelly

Teri Hatcher
Teri Hatcher was considered for the role of Alicia.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Connelly

Salma Hayek
Hayek was considered for the role of Alicia Larde who is from El Salvador.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Connelly

Famke Janssen
Famke Janssen campaigned for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Connelly

Ashley Judd
Ashley Judd campaigned for the lead role but lost out to Jennifer Connelly.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jennifer Jason Leigh was considered for the role of Alicia Nash.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Connelly

Mía Maestro
Mía Maestro was considered for the role of Alicia.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Connelly

Julianna Margulies
Reportedly considered for the role of Alicia Nash.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Connelly

Mary McCormack
Mary McCormack was reportedly one of the finalists for the part of Alicia, according to Ron Howard.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Connelly

Rhona Mitra
One of the top choices for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Connelly

Bridget Moynahan
Bridget Moynahan was looked for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Connelly

Brittany Murphy
Brittany Murphy was beat out for the role of Alicia by Jennifer Connelly.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Connelly

Frances O'Connor
Frances O'Connor was considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Connelly

Julia Ormond
Julia Ormond auditioned for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Connelly

Robert Redford
Robert Redford was considered to direct the film but could not fit it in his schedule.
Actor who got the part: Ron Howard

Mira Sorvino
Mira Sorvino was told to play the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Connelly

Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank was considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Connelly

Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron tested for the role of Alicia.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Connelly

Emily Watson
Emily Watson was considered for the role of Alicia, but was considered too British.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Connelly

Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz, then hot from THE MUMMY, reportedly was offered and turned down the lead.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Connelly



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