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There's Something About Mary (1998)
 Who was considered for There's Something About Mary?

Christina Applegate
Applegate was considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Drew Bledsoe
In keeping with their tradition of giving New England sports figures parts in their films, the Farrelly brothers intended Drew Bledsoe to play the part that eventually went to Brett Favre. Bledsoe passed.
Actor who got the part: Brett Favre

Cuba Gooding Jr.
Cuba Gooding Jr. was considered for the role of Pat Healy.
Actor who got the part: Matt Dillon

Bill Murray
Bill was seriously considered for the role of Pat Healy, but they decided he was too old.
Actor who got the part: Matt Dillon

Gwyneth Paltrow
Was considered for the role of Mary Jensen, but was beat out by the more popular Cameron Diaz.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder was considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz

Vince Vaughn
Vaughn was considered to for the role of Pat Healy.
Actor who got the part: Matt Dillon

Owen Wilson
Initially, the studio was reluctant to cast Ben Stiller and the Farrelly brothers were said to have chosen Wilson instead. The studio was even more reluctant about this choice, so they went back to Stiller.
Actor who got the part: Ben Stiller



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