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 Roles turned down by Jeanne Moreau:

Doctor Zhivago
Moreau was considered for the role of Lara.
Actor who got the part: Julie Christie

Five Easy Pieces
Screenwriter Carol Eastman wanted Jeanne Moreau to play "Catherine."
Actor who got the part: Susan Anspach

The Graduate
Moreau was the first choice to play Mrs. Robinson.
Actor who got the part: Anne Bancroft

Myra Breckinridge
The French-born Jeanne Moreau was considered to play the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Raquel Welch

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Jeanne Moreau turned down the part of Nurse Ratched for personal reasons.
Actor who got the part: Louise Fletcher

The Piano Teacher
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

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