Actors Who Almost Got the Part

11:55 PM PDT, July 22, 2014

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Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow auditioned for the role of Dr. Ellie Sattler in Steven Spielberg's groundbreaking Jurassic Park, a role that eventually ended up going to Laura Dern. But she's not the only A-list actress who lost out on the part -- Helen Hunt was also turned down. "I'm a lucky girl," Dern said on Today, when asked about edging out the award-winning actresses.

See who else passed up or was passed over for some of the most memorable on-screen roles.

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