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Flashdance (1983)
 Who was considered for Flashdance?

Kim Basinger
Was considered for the role of Alex Owens, but producers declined to screen test her.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Beals

Lorraine Bracco
Was considered for the role of Alex.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Beals

Jamie Lee Curtis
Auditioned for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Beals

Geena Davis
Auditioned for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Beals

Bo Derek
Was considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Beals

Bridget Fonda
Auditioned for the role of Alex.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Beals

Melanie Griffith
Auditioned for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Beals

Daryl Hannah
Was considered for the role of Alex.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Beals

Mariel Hemingway
Auditioned for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Beals

Helen Hunt
Auditioned for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Beals

Holly Hunter
Turned down the lead role because she didn't like the script.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Beals

Jennifer Jason Leigh
Auditioned for the role of Alex Owens.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Beals

Heather Locklear
The "Dynasty" star was rumored to play the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Beals

Andie MacDowell
Andie MacDowell turned down the role of Alex Owens.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Beals

Demi Moore
Demi Moore was considered for the lead role. Reportedly one of three finalists with Leslie Wing & Jennifer Beals.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Beales

Kathy Najimy
Auditioned for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Beals

Jack Nicholson
Was considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Michael Nouri

Tatum O'Neal
Was a heavy contender for the role of Alex.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Beals

Al Pacino
Turned down the part of Nick Hurley, because it would compromise with his "gangster" image.
Actor who got the part: Michael Nouri

Brian De Palma
Palma was originally going to direct but left the film to do Scarface instead.

Joe Pesci
Was considered for the role of Nick Hurley.
Actor who got the part: Michael Nouri

Michelle Pfeiffer
Auditioned for the role of Alex.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Beals

Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Michael Nouri

Gene Simmons
Gene was reportedly offered the role of the lead male,but turned it down do to his schedule with Kiss.
Actor who got the part: Michael Nouri

Sissy Spacek
Was considered for the role of Alex, but producers decided she was too old.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Beals

Sharon Stone
Auditioned for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Beals

John Travolta
Was offered the lead role, but declined due to scheduling conflicts.
Actor who got the part: Michael Nouri

Debra Winger
Was considered for the role of Alex but dropped out to do "Terms of Endearment".
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Beals



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