Ellen DeGeneres

  1. Sandra Bullock, Speed, 1994.         Die Hard On A Bus!  Original idea was Ellen making funny while Jeff Bridges drove straight – as the hero of Bus 2525.  The one with a bomb aboard.
  2. Courtney Thorne-Smith, Lucas, 1986.       Only Ellen and Courtney were seen for Elise.
  3. Julia Roberts, Runaway Bride, 1996.     The new TV flavour of the year star spent her hiatus instead with Mr. Wrong once Disney had it re-spun   for her and cut all sex scenes.   “No one wants to see me do that,” she said a year before   coming out as a Lesbian.   “I don’t want to see me do that.”  
  4. Drew Barrymore, Charlie’s Angels, 2000. Drew Barrymore bought the movie rights and proved herself as star and producer. Chasing, for example, Ellen for Dylan Sanders. When she passed, Drew decided to take the role, herself. Result:  as star and producer, she made $40m.  Plus $80m from the 2002 sequel, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. 
  5. Renée Zellweger, Chicago, 2001.


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