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Moulin Rouge! (2001)
 Who was considered for Moulin Rouge!?

Melissa George
Auditioned for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Nicole Kidman

Jake Gyllenhaal
Gyllenhaal auditioned for the part of Christian, but was ultimately turned down because he looked too young to star opposite Nicole Kidman.
Actor who got the part: Ewan McGregor

Heath Ledger
Considered for the part of Christian.
Actor who got the part: Ewan McGregor

Courtney Love
Courtney really wanted the lead role but was beat out by Nicole Kidman in the end.
Actor who got the part: Nicole Kidman

Ozzy Osbourne
The green fairy was originally going to be a "long-haired muscle-man" played by Ozzy Osbourne. The character was changed, but Ozzy reportedly still recorded the fairy's scream as it turns evil.

Kyra Sedgwick
Kyra Sedgwick turned down the part of Satine.
Actor who got the part: Nicole Kidman

Kate Winslet
Kate was one of the actress considered for the part of Satin.
Actor who got the part: Nicole Kidman

Renee Zellweger
Renee was the director's second choice to play Satine after Nicole Kidman.
Actor who got the part: Nicole Kidman

Catherine Zeta-Jones
Considered for the role of Satine.
Actor who got the part: Nicole Kidman



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