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Dogma (1999)
 Who was considered for Dogma?

Joey Lauren Adams
Adams was originally Smith's choice for the role of Bethany, but in order to get the movie made, he had to make some consessions, and one of them was that Adams wouldn't play the lead role. Adams was later set to play Serendipity, but Harvey Weinstein told her it probably wasn't a good idea for her to be in the film since she and Kevin Smith has just broken up.
Actor who got the part: Linda Fiorentino

Gillian Anderson
Gillian Anderson turned down the role of Bethany Sloane. Linda Fiorentino took the part.
Actor who got the part: Linda Fiorentino

Albert Brooks
Brooks read for the role of Cardinal Glick after George Carlin originally turned down the role due to scheduling conflicts. Carlin later accepted the role.
Actor who got the part: George Carlin

Shannen Doherty
Shannen Doherty was reportedly pursuing the role of Bethany Sloane.
Actor who got the part: Linda Fiorentino

Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter was the first choice to play God.
Actor who got the part: Alanis Morrisette

Jason Lee
Jason Lee was set to play the part of Loki in Dogma but dropped back to a smaller role due to scheduling conflicts.
Actor who got the part: Matt Damon

Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette was originally going to play the lead role of Bethany. She got all busy with a world tour instead.

Bill Murray
Along with Adam Sandler, he was briefly considered for the role of the demon Azrael.
Actor who got the part: Jason Lee

Robert Rodriguez
Rodriguez was asked by Kevin Smith to direct the film, but, Rodriguez deemed the script too "personal" and recommended Smith direct it himself.
Actor who got the part: Kevin Smith

Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler was considered for the role of Azrael.
Actor who got the part: Jason Lee

Emma Thompson
Dropped out because she wanted to stay in the UK and work on starting a family.
Actor who got the part: Alanis Morissette



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