Laura Sametz

  1. Marcia Gay Harden, Miller’s Crossing, 1990.    The Coen brothers tackle  30s/40s, gangster noir…  Joel and Ethan’s  1988 draft had Sametz, Kathy Borowitz, Linda Fiorentino, Laura Sametz and Diane Venora in mind for the gang boss’ moll, Verna.  (He became Albert Finney).  Jennifer Jason Leigh, Demi Moore, Julia Roberts, were later tested. But MGH was the best actress of them all.  Only she and John Turturro actually played the roles suggested for them two years previously.

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