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Fairuza Balk

  1. Kim Basinger, Cool World, 1992.   She was sweet 16 and turned down the demi-animation film (opposite Brad Pitt) to make Allison Anders’ Gas Food Lodging - and win the Independent Spirit Best Actress Award.
  2. Heather Matarazzo, Scream 3, 1999.   More Ghostface murders begin during the shooting of Stab 3… the horror  flick inside the horror flickDirector (of both) Wes Craven had to decide between Balk and Matarazzo for the role of Martha Meeks.   And he did. 
  3. Angelina Jolie, Lara Croft, Tomb Raider, 2000.   For the girls, Lara Croft is their James Bond. Well, more of a sexy Indiana Jones. And 22 hopefuls wanted to bring their sassy, video-game adventurer to life. Demi More was, perhaps, the most keen, but who was simply disregarded. Christina Applegate, Drew Barrymore, Victoria Beckham, Sandra Bullock, Cameron Diaz, Nicole Eggert, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Kate Hudson, Elizabeth Hurley, Ashley Judd, Jennifer Lopez, Gwneth Paltrow, Anna Nicole Smith (a joke, surely), Catherine Zeta-Jones were considered. Fairuza Balk, Natalie Cassidy, Kirsten Dunst and Milla Jovovich auditioned while Denise Richards, Charlize Theron, Uma Thurman and Liv Tyler simply refused. And Lara’s guy (who fled the sequel) was Daniel Craig - complete with a Walther PPK pistol that he would use again as 007 in Casino Royale, 2005.
  4. Hilary Swank,  The Black Dahlia,2005.   The end of Brian De Palma!  He took James Ellroy’s masterpiece and chopped it up as badly as the pooor 1947 victim of a mutilation murder in LA, unsolved to this day. Admittedly, what we saw was Universal’s cut of De Palma’s cut. but he still messed with the book and bizarre casting - such as selecting Swank over Balk, Kate Beckinsale, Rachel Bilson and Eva Green for the femme fatale at the centre of a threesome with two cops. Rolling Stone critic Peter Travers buried the filmDe Palma throws everything at the screen, but almost nothing sticks." The tragedy is that David Fincher gave up his three hour, black-white plan when convinced he could never make it exactly as he saw it in his head.





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