Roles turned down by Jeanne Moreau:
Moreau was considered for the role of Lara.
Actor who got the part: Julie Christie
Screenwriter Carol Eastman wanted Jeanne Moreau to play "Catherine."
Actor who got the part: Susan Anspach
Moreau was the first choice to play Mrs. Robinson.
Actor who got the part: Anne Bancroft
The French-born Jeanne Moreau was considered to play the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Raquel Welch
Jeanne Moreau turned down the part of Nurse Ratched for personal reasons.
Actor who got the part: Louise Fletcher
Moreau was first choice to play the tyrannical mother of Isabelle Huppert in Michael Haneke's controversial film.
Actor who got the part: Annie Girardot
The great international star rejected the role of the beautiful slave "Varinia" in Stanley Kubrick's epic.
Actor who got the part: Jean Simmons
Did you know that Jeanne Moreau was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)