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Taxi Driver (1976)
 Who was considered for Taxi Driver?

Lucie Arnaz
Auditioned to play "Betsy".
Actor who got the part: Cybill Shepherd

Desi Arnaz, Jr.
Desi Arnaz, Jr. auditioned to play "Travis Bickle".
Actor who got the part: Robert De Niro

Kim Basinger
Auditioned for the role of Iris Steensma, but Martin Scorsese turned her down.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

Linda Blair
Linda Blair tried to play Iris Steensma, but never got the chance to play the role.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

Jeff Bridges
Bridges was considered for the role of Travis Bickle.
Actor who got the part: Robert De Niro

James Caan
James Caan was turned down for the role of Travis Bickle.
Actor who got the part: Robert De Niro

Geena Davis
Early on her career, Geena Davis auditioned for many roles, including the role of "Iris" for this movie. But she turned it down, as she preferred to work as a model rather than an actress.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

Bo Derek
Bo Derek auditioned for the role of Iris Steensma, but withdrew.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

Farrah Fawcett
Producer Julia Phillips preferred Fawcett over Cybill Shepherd; she wrote in her autobiography that Shepherd's shapely bottom appealed to director Martin Scorsese.
Actor who got the part: Cybill Shepherd

Carrie Fisher
Fisher auditioned for the role of Iris, but turned it down because she wasn't very confortable with that role.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

Melanie Griffith
Melanie Griffith was offered by Martin Scorsese to play Iris, the 12-year-old young prostitute, but withdrew.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

Mariel Hemingway
Mariel Hemingway won the role of Iris Steensma, but due to family pressure, had to turn it down.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

Rock Hudson
Rock Hudson declined the role of presidential candidate U.S. Senator Charles Palantine.
Actor who got the part: Leonard Harris

Anjelica Huston
Auditioned to play "Betsy".
Actor who got the part: Cybill Shepherd

Harvey Keitel
Martin Scorsese wanted Keitel to play Travis Bickle.
Actor who got the part: Robert DeNiro

Joanna Kerns
Kerns tried to audition for the role of Betsy, that was won by Cybill Shepherd.
Actor who got the part: Cybill Shepherd

Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jennifer Jason Leigh was among the finalists for the role of Iris who lost to Jodie Foster.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

Kristy McNichol
Was among the 200 applicants for the role of Iris Steensma.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

Jack Nicholson
Nicholson turned down the part of Travis Bickle.
Actor who got the part: Robert De Niro

Al Pacino
Al Pacino turned down the role of Travis Bickle.
Actor who got the part: Robert DeNiro

Eve Plumb
Auditioned to play "Iris".
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

Lori Singer
Nearly a decade she achieved popularity with "Footloose", Singer auditioned to play "Iris".
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

John Travolta
To boost his fame as a teen idol, John Travolta auditioned for the part of Travis Bickle.
Actor who got the part: Robert De Niro

Debra Winger
Winger, when she was just starting out as an actress, did an audition for the role of Iris.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster



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