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Terms of Endearment (1983)
 Who was considered for Terms of Endearment?

Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft was considered for the role of Aurora Greenway in Terms of Endearment.
Actor who got the part: Shirley MacLaine

Kim Basinger
Basinger turned down the supporting role of Debra Winger's best friend, and chose intead to do a larger role in "The Man Who Loved Women."
Actor who got the part: Lisa Hart Carroll

Louise Fletcher
Louise Fletcher was considered to play the role of Aurora Greenway in Terms of Endearment.
Actor who got the part: Shirley MacLaine

Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford turned down the role of Garrett Breedlove.
Actor who got the part: Jack Nicholson

Chrissie Hynde
Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders) reportedly auditioned for the role of Emma Greenway Horton.
Actor who got the part: Debra Winger

Jennifer Jones
Jennifer Jones originally owned the book rights and had planned to play Aurora in the mid '70s.
Actor who got the part: Shirley MacLaine

Paul Newman
Newman turned down the role of Garrett Breedlove.
Actor who got the part: Jack Nicholson

Burt Reynolds
The character of Garrett Breedlove was created for Reynolds by writer/director James L. Brooks, but Reynolds was already committed to "The Cannonball Run II."
Actor who got the part: Jack Nicholson

Sissy Spacek
Spacek was considered for the role of Emma.
Actor who got the part: Debra Winger



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