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Renée Zellweger

  1. Laura Dern, Jurassic Park, 1992.
  2. Nicole Kidman, Moulin Rouge, 2001.    Renée wasn’t svelte enough until 2007. “At one point all of us are up for the same role. But no one should have been on that swing but Nic.” Director Baz Luhrmann explained about his  needs: “They didn't have to be big singers, but they had to be able to move you emotionally. Basically, Ewan [McGregor] and Nicole were the best for the job. That's the bottom line of it.” Kidman and Zellweger later co-starred in Cold Mountain, 2003. 
  3. Angelina Jolie, Life or Something Like It, 2001.     When Fox first decided to back the rom-com in 1998, the journo was Zellweger. Fox scratched its corporate head and ordered a bigger name. Exit: Renée and (to the studio’s surprise) her director, Joel Schumacher. Jolie couldn’t save it. No one could. It was set in TVland - written by people who knew less than the average viewer about TVland.
  4. Drew Barrymore, Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind, 2002.      Gwyneth Paltrow was also considered by a neophyte director, name of ... George Clooney.
  5. Jennifer Garner, 13 Going On 30, 2003.      Suddenly, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hilary Swank and Renée had to deal with a fresh rival for the 13-year-old in a 30-year-old body.Garnerwas then better known asaction-spy Sydney Bristow in Alias, TV, 2001-05.
  6. Nicole Kidman, Bewitched, 2004.      Who wants to play wriggly-nosed Samantha? Me, me, chorused... Jennifer Aniston, Kim Basinger, Cameron Diaz, Heather Graham (who would have been quirkily great), Angelina Jolie, Lixas Kudrow (perfect!), Tatum O'Neal (not so much), Gwyneth Paltrow, Michelle Pfeiffer, Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan, Alicia Silverstone, Hilary Swank, Naomi Watts. Among 35 possibles. Over the years.
  7. Jessica Alba, Fantastic Four, 2004.   Renee was up for Susan Storm, aka Invisible Woman. Elizabeth Banks, Kate Bosworth, Scarlett Johansson, Ali Larter, Rachel  McAdams, Meg Ryan, KaDee Strickland, Renee Zellweger were also lucky to lose this mess - second of four flop versions of the comic. One day, Marvel will doubtless regain all rights and fit the Four into its triumphant Cinematic Universe.
  8. Jessica Alba, The Eye, 2007.    First up for Sydney Welles in the re-make of the Jian Gui by Hong Kong’s Pang brothers’ 2002 hit.
  9. Katherine Heigl, Knocked Up, 2007.
  10. Penelope Cruz, Nine, 2009.
  11. Juliette Lewis, August: Osage County, 2012.    Karen was aimed at   Zellweger or Andrea Riseborough.  The Brit won but her agenda didn’t agree. Likewise, Renee’s  and  Juliette joined the star-packed account of the Weston brood: Chris Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ewan McGregor, Julia Roberts, Sam Shepard, Meryl Streep.

 

 

 

 





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