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Gangs of New York (2002)
 Who was considered for Gangs of New York?

Joan Allen
Was considered at one point for the lead role, because the film was in development for over 20 years.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Karen Allen
Was one of the actresses considered for the role of Jenny at one point, because the film was in development for over 20 years.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Christina Applegate
Was considered for the role of Jenny.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette was considered for the role of Jenny Everdeane.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Rosanna Arquette
Was one of the actresses considered for the role of Jenny, because the film was in development for over 20 years.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Jacinda Barrett
Jacinda Barrett auditioned to play Jenny.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Kate Beckinsale
Kate Beckinsale auditioned to play Jenny.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Jessica Bowman
Jessica Bowman auditioned to play Jenny.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Lara Flynn Boyle
Was a contender for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Patricia Clarkson
Was one of the actresses considered at one point for the lead role, because the film was in development for 20 years.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Monique Coleman
Monique Coleman auditioned to play Jenny.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Jennifer Connelly
Auditioned for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Joan Cusack
Was one of the actresses considered for the role of Jenny at some point, because the film was in development for over 20 years.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe was considered for the role of Bill Cutting.
Actor who got the part: Daniel Day-Lewis

Geena Davis
Geena Davis was one of many actresses considered for the role of Jenny, because the project was in development for almost 30 years.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Robert De Niro
De Niro was considered for the role of Bill Cutting.
Actor who got the part: Daniel Day-Lewis

Bridget Fonda
Was one of several actresses for the role of Jenny at one point because the film was in development for over 20 years.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda was one of several actors attached at some point.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Jodie Foster
Was one of the several actresses for the role of Jenny Everdeane, because the film was in development for over 20 years.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Anna Friel
According to Scorsese, Anna Friel auditioned to play "Jenny", narrowly missing out the role to Cameron Diaz.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Sarah Michelle Gellar
Was offered the lead role, but backed out due to scheduling conflicts.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Heather Graham
Graham was considered for the role of Jenny Everdeane.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Jennifer Grey
Was one of the several actresses for the role of Jenny, because the film was in development for over 20 years.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks turned down the role of Bill Cutting, because he wanted a big salary.
Actor who got the part: Daniel Day-Lewis

Goldie Hawn
One of several actors attached at some point, because the film was in development for over 25 years.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Bryce Dallas Howard
Bryce Dallas Howard tested for the role of Jenny.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Helen Hunt
Was one of the actresses considered for the lead role, because the film was in development for over 20 years.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Amy Irving
One of several actors attached at some point, because the film was in development for over 25 years.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jennifer Jason Leigh was one of many actresses considered for the role of Jenny, because the project was in development for almost 30 years.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Tea Leoni
Tea Leoni was turned down for playing Jenny.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Melanie Lynskey
Lynskey was considered for the role of Jenny Everdeane.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Tobey Maguire
Maguire was considered for a role in the film.

Malcolm McDowell
Martin Scorsese originally envisioned Malcolm McDowell in one of the lead roles.

Alyssa Milano
Was considered for the part of Jenny.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Julianne Moore
One of several actors attached at some point, because the film was in development for over 25 years.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Tatum O'Neal
Was one of the actresses considered for the role of Jenny Everdeanne at some point, because the film was in development for over 20 years.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Gwyneth Paltrow
According to the book "Gangs of New York: making the movie", Gwyneth Paltrow turned down the lead.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Sarah Polley
Had the role of Jenny but lost it to Cameron Diaz when Scorsese was forced to go with a more bankable star.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman auditioned for the role of Jenny.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Monica Potter
Potter was considered for the role of Jenny Everdeane.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Christina Ricci
Christina Ricci auditioned for the role of "Jenny."
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Julia Roberts
One of several actors attached at some point, because the film was in development for over 25 years.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder auditioned to play Jenny Everdeane.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Marcy Rylan
Marcy Rylan auditioned for the role of Jenny.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Vinessa Shaw
Vinessa Shaw was considered to play the part of Jenny Everdeane.

Azura Skye
Azura Skye auditioned for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Mena Suvari
Mena Suvari auditioned for the role of Jenny Everdeane.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Christina Vidal
Christina Vidal auditioned for the role of Jenny.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Emily Watson
Emily Watson turned down the role of Jenny because she didn't like the script.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Tuesday Weld
When the film was originally conceived in the 1970s, Tuesday Weld was set to play Jenny.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Debra Winger
One of several actors attached at some point, because the film was in development for over 25 years.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Sean Young
Was one of the actresses considered for the role of Jenny at one point, because the film was in development for over 20 years.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta Jones turned down the role of Jenny due to scheduling conflicts.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz



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