Julia Roberts In The Proposal
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Some years have passed without Julia Roberts having another Pretty Woman-style hit, and she could have given herself a boost by taking on the female lead in The Proposal. However, she reportedly declined the part, and it ultimately went to Sandra Bullock, which helped launch her toward Hollywood MVP status.
Michelle Pfeiffer In Silence Of The Lambs
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When you think about it, it’s hard not to imagine Clarice Starling being played Jodie Foster, but Michelle Pfeiffer was hot on everyone’s lips in 1991, so naturally she was Jonathan Demme’s first choice to tangle with Hannibal Lecter.
John Travolta In Forrest Gump
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In 1994, “Forrest Gump” became the highest grossing movie in North America, and Tom Hanks nabbed the Oscar for his portrayal of the beloved and unique character that year. However, Hanks wasn’t the first choice for the role — John Travolta was, followed by Bill Murray and Chevy Chase. Travolta has since admitted that declining the role was a mistake on his part.