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Dirty Dancing (1988)
 Who was considered for Dirty Dancing?

Jeff Fahey
Jeff Fahey turned down the role of Johnny Castle.
Actor who got the part: Patrick Swayze

Heather Graham
Heather Graham turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Grey

Val Kilmer
Val Kilmer turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Patrick Swayze

Sarah Jessica Parker
Billy Zane told TMZ that he and Sarah Jessica Parker had auditioned for the leads.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Grey

Kyra Sedgwick
Kyra Sedgwick auditioned for the lead role but Jennifer Grey won the part.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Grey

Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Dr. Ruth Westheimer turned down the role of Mrs. Schumacher after she found out the character was a thief.
Actor who got the part: Paula Trueman

Debra Winger
Winger was considered for the role of Baby, but producers turned her down because she was too old.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Grey

Robin Wright Penn
Robin Wright Penn turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Grey

Billy Zane
Billy Zane was considered for the lead role, but apparently didn't have the dancing skillz.
Actor who got the part: Patrick Swayze



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