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Splash (1984)
 Who was considered for Splash?

Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty turned down the choice to star in SPLASH to star in its own-starring vehicle, MERMAID (which wasn't made).
Actor who got the part: Tom Hanks

Pat Benatar
The role of the mermaid (Madison) was originally written for Benatar.
Actor who got the part: Daryl Hannah

Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase turned down the lead role of Allen Bauer.
Actor who got the part: Tom Hanks

Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh was considered for the part of Madison.
Actor who got the part: Daryl Hannah

Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis turned down the role of Madison.
Actor who got the part: Daryl Hannah

Robert De Niro
Considered for the role of Allen Bauer.
Actor who got the part: Tom Hanks

Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda was the first choice for the role of Madison.
Actor who got the part: Daryl Hannah

Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks originally read for the part of Freddie before landing the lead role of Allen.
Actor who got the part: John Candy

Goldie Hawn
Goldie Hawn was considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Daryl Hannah

Anjelica Huston
Was reportedly offered the lead role but unwisely turned it down.
Actor who got the part: Daryl Hannah

Lynn-Holly Johnson
Johnson was sorry that she didn't get this one especially after seeing the film.
Actor who got the part: Daryl Hannah

Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton turned down the lead that went to Tom Hanks.
Actor who got the part: Tom Hanks

Diane Lane
Ron Howard wanted her but she turned it down.
Actor who got the part: Daryl Hannah

Pamela Sue Martin
Pamela Sue Martin turned down the part of Madison.
Actor who got the part: Daryl Hannah

Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Tom Hanks

David Morse
David Morse turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Tom Hanks

Bill Murray
Murray was offered the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Tom Hanks

Tatum O'Neal
O'Neal reportedly was considered for the role of Madison.
Actor who got the part: Daryl Hannah

Burt Reynolds
According to the book "Casting might-have-beens" Burt Reynolds was considered for the part of Allen Bauer.
Actor who got the part: Tom Hanks

Kurt Russell
Russell was considered for the role of Allen.
Actor who got the part: Tom Hanks

Mary Steenburgen
Mary Steenburgen was the producers' first choice for the part of Madison.
Actor who got the part: Daryl Hannah

John Travolta
John Travolta turned down the lead role of Allen Bauer.
Actor who got the part: Tom Hanks

Sigourney Weaver
Considered for the role of Madison.
Actor who got the part: Daryl Hannah

Debra Winger
Winger reportedly wanted the role of Madison, but Ron Howard turned her down.
Actor who got the part: Daryl Hannah



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