It's hard to imagine anyone other than Angelina Jolie (and THOSE LIPS!) in the Oscar-winning role of Lisa in the 1999 film "Girl, Interrupted." But Parker Posey recently revealed she turned down the role. "What I did pass on that may surprise you is Girl, Interrupted. The Angelina Jolie role... I just didn't care enough about it. I don't know. There was something about it. They probably wanted me to audition and I didn't feel like doing it, or maybe they wanted me to jump through hoops and I didn't feel like doing it," Posey said. "Honestly, I just didn't care about it enough to be grounded in it... And she won the Academy Award! Isn't that funny?" [Contact Music]
This got me thinking … are there other stars who just missed being cast in big roles? The answer is a resounding YES. Keep clicking for 24 more intriguing examples.