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 Who was considered for Terms of Endearment?

Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft was considered for the role of Aurora Greenway in Terms of Endearment.
Actor who got the part: Shirley MacLaine

Kim Basinger
Basinger turned down the supporting role of Debra Winger's best friend, and chose intead to do a larger role in "The Man Who Loved Women."
Actor who got the part: Lisa Hart Carroll

Louise Fletcher
Louise Fletcher was considered to play the role of Aurora Greenway in Terms of Endearment.
Actor who got the part: Shirley MacLaine

Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford turned down the role of Garrett Breedlove.
Actor who got the part: Jack Nicholson

Chrissie Hynde
Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders) reportedly auditioned for the role of Emma Greenway Horton.
Actor who got the part: Debra Winger

Jennifer Jones
Jennifer Jones originally owned the book rights and had planned to play Aurora in the mid '70s.
Actor who got the part: Shirley MacLaine

Paul Newman
Newman turned down the role of Garrett Breedlove.
Actor who got the part: Jack Nicholson

Burt Reynolds
The character of Garrett Breedlove was created for Reynolds by writer/director James L. Brooks, but Reynolds was already committed to "The Cannonball Run II."
Actor who got the part: Jack Nicholson

Sissy Spacek
Spacek was considered for the role of Emma.
Actor who got the part: Debra Winger



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