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Carnal Knowledge
According to Karen, Jack Nicholson took her to meet with Mike Nichols for a role in this film.
Actor who got the part: Ann-Margret

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex
In a 2009 interview Black recalled being sent the script by Woody Allen who envisioned her playing Gina.
Actor who got the part: Louise Lasser

Family Plot
Black wanted to play the fake medium "Blanche Tyler" and had even worked out costume ideas, but Hitchcock instead wanted her for the role of the reluctant kidnapper and diamond smuggler.
Actor who got the part: Barbara Harris

The Godfather
Karen Black auditioned for the female lead role.
Actor who got the part: Diane Keaton

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According to her official website, Karen Black turned down the opportunity to co-star with James Garner in this film, a move she claims to regret.
Actor who got the part: Joan Hackett

W.C. Fields and Me
Black says that she was offered at the same time, this movie bio and the chance to work with Alfred Hitchcock on "Family Plot." She, of course, chose to work with Hitchcock.
Actor who got the part: Valerie Perrine

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