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 Roles turned down by Mary Steenburgen:

The Accidental Tourist
Mary Steenburgen was considered to play the role of "Muriel".
Actor who got the part: Geena Davis

American Gigolo
Turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Lauren Hutton

Another Woman
Mary Steenburgen auditioned for a role, but didn't get it.

Steenburgen auditioned for the role of Queen Narisa, but producers turned her down because she wouldn't be profitable as Sarandon.
Actor who got the part: Susan Sarandon

Fatal Attraction
Turned down the role of Alex Forrest.
Actor who got the part: Glenn Close

Auditioned for the role of Molly, but turned down the part because she thought it was "silly".
Actor who got the part: Demi Moore

Grandview, U.S.A.
The role of Candy was originally written for her in mind.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Jason Leigh

Heaven Can Wait
Mary Steenburgen was close to play Betty Logan.
Actor who got the part: Julie Christie

Pretty Woman
According to the essay "Tale of Two Endings", director Garry Marshal reveals that Mary Steenburgen was being considered for the film.
Actor who got the part: Julia Roberts

Mary Steenburgen was the producers' first choice for the part of Madison.
Actor who got the part: Daryl Hannah

Did you know that Mary Steenburgen was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
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