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 October 29

by Carolina

You’ll never guess who almost played Rose in ‘Titanic’…😳

There’s nothin’ like missing out on one of the highest-grossing box office hits to make you regret that role you didn’t take (we’re lookin’ at you, Gwyneth Paltrow). Coulda, shoulda, woulda, are we right? Ahead, 50 celebs who skipped out on iconic TV and movie roles.

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Marilyn Monroe

The role: Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

Who *actually* played it: Audrey Hepburn

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Rooney Mara

The role: Maya in Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Who *actually* played it: Jessica Chastain

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Ellen DeGeneres

The role: Phoebe in Friends (1994-2004)

Who *actually* played it: Lisa Kudrow

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Ryan Gosling

The role: Christian Grey in Fifty Shades (2015)

Who *actually* played it: Jamie Dornan

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Tea Leoni

The role: Rachel in Friends (1994-2004)

Who *actually* played it: Jennifer Aniston

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Gillian Anderson

The role: Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones (2011-present)

Who *actually* played it: Lena Headey

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Brad Pitt

The role: Jim Lovell in Apollo 13 (1995)

Who *actually* played it: Tom Hanks

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Denzel Washington

The role: Detective David Mills in Se7en (1995)

Who *actually* played it: Brad Pitt

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Anne Hathaway

The role: Tiffany in Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Who *actually* played it: Jennifer Lawrence

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Hugh Jackman

The role: James Bond in Casino Royale (2006)

Who *actually* played it: Daniel Craig

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Tom Cruise

The role: Ren McCormack in Footloose (1984)

Who *actually* played it: Kevin Bacon

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Leonardo DiCaprio

The role: Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights (1997)

Who *actually* played it: Mark Wahlberg

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Will Smith

The role: Django in Django Unchained (2012)

Who *actually* played it: Jamie Foxx

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Robert Pattinson

The role: Christian Grey in Fifty Shades (2015)

Who *actually* played it: Jamie Dornan

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Sir Ian McKellen

The role: Dumbledore in Harry Potter (2001)

Who *actually* played it: Richard Harris

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Tom Hanks

The role: Jerry Maguire in Jerry Maguire (1996)

Who *actually* played it: Tom Cruise

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Angelina Jolie

The role: Alex Munday in Charlie’s Angels (2000)

Who *actually* played it: Lucy Liu

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Dana Delany

The role: Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City (1998-2004)

Who *actually* played it: Sarah Jessica Parker

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Bette Midler

The role: Sister Mary Clarence in Sister Act (1992)

Who *actually* played it: Whoopi Goldberg

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Emma Stone

The role: One of the women in Ghostbusters (2016)

Who *actually* played it: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones

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Christina Applegate

The role: Elle Woods in Legally Blonde (2001)

Who *actually* played it: Reese Witherspoon

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Charlie Hunnam

The role: Christian Grey in Fifty Shades (2015)

Who *actually* played it: Jamie Dornan

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Julia Roberts

The role: Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side (2009)

Who *actually* played it: Sandra Bullock

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Reese Witherspoon

The role: Sidney Prescott in Scream (1996)

Who *actually* played it: Neve Campbell

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Matthew Broderick

The role: Walter White in Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

Who *actually* played it: Bryan Cranston

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Jim Carrey

The role: Buddy in Elf (2003)

Who *actually* played it: Will Ferrell

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Helen Mirren

The role: Ms. Weiss in Precious (2009)

Who *actually* played it: Mariah Carey

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Lucy Hale

The role: Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades (2015)

Who *actually* played it: Dakota Johnson

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Drew Barrymore

The role: Nomi Malone in Showgirls (1995)

Who *actually* played it: Elizabeth Berkley

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Katie Holmes

The role: Piper in Orange Is the New Black (2013-present)

Who *actually* played it: Taylor Schilling

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John Travolta

The role: Forrest Gump in Forrest Gump (1994)

Who *actually* played it: Tom Hanks

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Miles Teller

The role: Sebastian in La La Land (2016)

Who *actually* played it: Ryan Gosling

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Emma Watson

The role: Mia in La La Land (2016)

Who *actually* played it: Emma Stone

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Nicolas Cage

The role: Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings (2001)

Who *actually* played it: Viggo Mortensen

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Anne Hathaway

The role: Alison Scott in Knocked Up (2007)

Who *actually* played it: Katherine Heigl

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Sandra Bullock

The role: Maggie in Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Who *actually* played it: Hilary Swank

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Angela Bassett

The role: Leticia in Monster’s Ball (2002)

Who *actually* played it: Halle Berry

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Gwyneth Paltrow

The role: Rose in Titanic (1997)

Who *actually* played it: Kate Winslet

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Julia Roberts

The role: Margaret Tate in The Proposal (2009)

Who *actually* played it: Sandra Bullock

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Mark Wahlberg

The role: Ennis Del Mar in Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Who *actually* played it: Heath Ledger (R.I.P.)

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Sarah Michelle Gellar

The role: Cher Horowitz in Clueless (1995)

Who *actually* played it: Alicia Silverstone

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Paul Giamatti

The role: Michael Scott in The Office (2005-2013)

Who *actually* played it: Steve Carell

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Emily Blunt

The role: Black Widow in Iron Man 2 (2010)

Who *actually* played it: Scarlett Johansson

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Johnny Depp

The role: Ferris Bueller in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Who *actually* played it: Matthew Broderick

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Angelina Jolie

The role: Dr. Ryan Stone in Gravity (2013)

Who *actually* played it: Sandra Bullock

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Frances Bean Cobain

The role: Bella in Twilight (2008)

Who *actually* played it: Kristen Stewart

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Alec Baldwin

The role: Mr. Big in Sex and the City (1998-2004)

Who *actually* played it: Chris Noth

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Molly Ringwald

The role: Vivian in Pretty Woman (1990)

Who *actually* played it: Julia Roberts

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Katie Holmes

The role: Buffy in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)

Who *actually* played it: Sarah Michelle Gellar

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Michelle Pfeiffer

The role: Thelma in Thelma & Louise (1991)

Who *actually* played it: Geena Davis

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