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Heaven's Gate (1981)
 Who was considered for Heaven's Gate?

Jane Fonda
The star turned down the leading female role of "Ella Watson" in the Michael Cimino-directed movie that brought down an entire film studio.
Actor who got the part: Isabelle Huppert

Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton turned down the lead female role because, like Jane Fonda, she didn't like the script.
Actor who got the part: Isabelle Huppert

John Wayne
John Wayne turned down the lead male role in mid 70's when the project was called Johnson County War. When this attempt at the project fell through, Michael Cimino made the Deer Hunter instead.
Actor who got the part: Kris Kristofferson

Raquel Welch
Raquel Welch was among the names who were offered and turned down the role of Ella Watson.
Actor who got the part: Isabelle Huppert

John Williams
Williams was to provide the score but the deal fell through over money and his commitments to the upcoming Empire Strikes Back.
Actor who got the part: David Mansfield

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