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15 Stars Who Turned Down Oscar-Winning Roles!

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Screenwriter William Goldman once famously said, “nobody knows anything,” referring to how Hollywood has zero idea what will be good and what will be a train wreck.

So when an actor reads for a role in an upcoming movie, there’s no possible way they can predict if the part is worthy of an Oscar or not.

You just have to go with your gut. And for these 15 movie stars, their gut was DEAD WRONG!

We’ve put together some of the celebs who turned DOWN the chance at an Academy Award-winning performance.

What role did Julia Roberts say “no thanks” to that could have earned her Oscar #2??

Did Anne Hathaway miss out on winning TWO Academy Awards in one year??

And you won’t believe who producers originally wanted to play Forrest, Forrest Gump!

Ready to see who wishes they had a time machine so they could go back and say "YES, YES, A MILLION TIMES YES", to these Oscar-winning roles?

CLICK HERE to see the gallery, “15 Stars Who Turned Down Oscar-Winning Roles!"

CLICK HERE to see the gallery, “15 Stars Who Turned Down Oscar-Winning Roles!"

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CLICK HERE to see the gallery, “15 Stars Who Turned Down Oscar-Winning Roles!"

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2 comments to “15 Stars Who Turned Down Oscar-Winning Roles!”

  1. R says – reply to this


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    First and foremost, I feel this entire post is massively disrespectful to the people who won the awards in the first place. You call them "Oscar-winning Roles" but let's face it, it isn't the ROLE that won them the award, it is the acting in itself. It's like you're saying that should the person who turned down the roll taken it, they would have won the Oscar. Maybe, but you are one of the most disrespectful human beings I have ever encountered. You don't respect acting and it's craft, you don't respect celebrity's privacy or any aspect of their lives. Why? Because you want to be them so damned bad but you don't have the skill or the persona to be anything but a gossip whore. Quite frankly, it's pathetic.

  2. Just a passenger says – reply to this


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    JodI Foster and Alexandra Hedison still very much a couple. Flew to LAX from Boise, ID today (after a weekend in Sun Valley). Sitting together in seats 1B&C and actually kissing. It was either Hedison' or Fosters birthday. Alexandra ate Jelly Belly jelly beans when they were landing. Simply a tidbit to make sure that all you folks know this is true. Getting off with their backpacks and sun glasses to hide their identities, but it was them. Jodi called for someone to pick them up at the curb because they only had carry on. Cute lesbians in love and smootching on tthe plane.