These 25 Actors Who Turned Down Huge Movie Roles

Marilyn Monroe as Holly Golightly

Monroe and Capote |

Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

Played by: Audrey Hepburn

Hepburn is Golightly, now. Marilyn Monroe lacked the chops to play a character as quirky as Truman Capote’s famous ingénue… or, that’s how it seems in the rearview. As a point of fact, Capote wanted Monroe for the role. She turned it down as she thought it would mar her image. Oh, Marilyn. 

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