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Liv Tyler

 

  1. Natalie Portman, Léon, France, 1994.      Sorry, cherie, said auteur Luc Besson, you’re too old... at 17. Beson said he saw 6,000 petites filles for Matilda. Natalie was only 11, when he’d ordered 12-year-olds. “But she was like a bombe atomique! In one single scene, she was able to cry and to laugh - exceptional for a child of her age. “Thirty-three films and 16 years later, she won an Oscar for Black Swan, 2010.
  2. Reese Witherspoon, Fear, 1995.    Well, here’s a switch. A Hollywood movie copying, er inspired, by a Bollywood feature! Tyler was not keen on being  Nicole Walker in the rehash of Darr, 1983.  Maybe because director James Foley was then only known for making Madonna’s music videos. Papa Don't Preach, etc.
  3. Lucy Liu, Charlie’s Angels, 2000.  Tele-tycoon Aaron Spelling decided to put Aaron’s angels on the big screen  (to help generate a new series on the small). His first new  trio: MTV discovery Jenny McCarthy, ex-Spice Girl Geri Halliwell and 007's Hong Kong martial arts superstar. Then, Drew Barrymore showed him how to do it. with the  third  of her numerous (canny) productions. Just look at the 25 girls she shuffled to find the right  angel Alex Munday: Aaliyah (“too young”), Jennifer Aniston, Asia Argento, Halle Berry, Lara Flynn Boyle, Helena Bonham Carter, Penélope Cruz, Kristin Davis, Jodie Foster, Angie Harmon (stuck on Law & Order),  Salma Hayek, Ashley Judd, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Nia Long, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tiffani Thiessen, Uma Thurman, Liv Tyler, , Kate Winslet, Reese Witherspoon, Robin Wright, Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones… And two singers: Lauryn Hill and another  Spice Girl: Victoria Beckham.
  4. Kelly Rutherford, Scream 3, 2000. Lost Christine to a Vegas-born Vegas dancer who said (of course, she did): “You can take the girl out of Vegas, but you can’t take Vegas out of the girl.”  Also in the mix were:  Ttyler, Charisma Carpenter, Jennifer Connelly, Kate Hudson, Alyssa Milano, Denise Richards, Keri Russell, Rachel True  and Kate Winslet.
  5. Angelina Jolie, Lara Croft, Tomb Raider, 2000.   For girls, Lara Croft is their James Bond.  Well, more of a sexy Indiana Jones.  And 22 hopefuls wanted to bringther 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 more serioiusly 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.
  6. Amy Smart, The Battle of Shaker Heights, 2003. In the running for the Tabby, the girlfriend of bright student Shia LaBeouf in the second Project Greenlight film made by Miramax and HBO.
  7. Gretchen Mol, The Notorious Betty Page, 2005.      Liv was Martin Scorsese’schoice as the renowned UStripper until his Aviator finally took off. They both quit and the Page project was inherited by Gretchen and director Mary Harron. “Gretchen was much prettier than I was,” said Bette. “My only complaint was the title. I was never notorious!”
  8. Jessica Biel, The Illusionist, 2005.  The beauteous Biel took over when the lissome Liv quit shortly before shooting started. The fact that the shooting was to be in the Czech Reopublic  (Prague and Tábor were playing Vienna) may have been a congtributing factor.
  9. Rosario Dawson, Clerks II, 2006.      Uncomfortable with Becky’s potty mouth - “Sometimes, in the heat of the moment, it's forgivable to go ass to mouth.” Hey what did Liv expect. The script was another View Askew fromNew Jersey auteur Kevin Smith - not TheLord of the Rings IV.
  10. Keri Russell, August Rush, 2007.    Claire Danes was also seen for the cellist mother of the titular Freddie Highmore. Saw this on planes to and from LA for my 70th birthday trip in 2008.
  11. Katie Holmes, The Romantics, 2009.   Liv  was Laura  - and then she  was not.  Somethng wrong when a director can’t settle on the right actress. Even more so when the director invented  the character – as he is is Galt Niederhoffer,  who wrote rhe novel. Then again, she also also got the title wrong.  Nothing romantic here.
  12. Ashley Judd, Flypaper (aka Hold-Up$), 2010.   Jessica Biel was also up for the bank teller being protected by secret admirer  Patrick Dempsey when  said bank is hit by not one but two robbery crews. Just like the film had not one, but 17 producers, Dempsey included. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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