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Stars Who Turned Down Iconic Movie Roles

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Winslet and Roberts Passed on 'Shakespeare In Love'

Both Kate Winslet and Julia Roberts turned down the role of Viola de Lesseps in "Shakespeare In Love." Roberts rejected the project after Daniel Day-Lewis declined to play the part of Shakespeare. Gwyneth Paltrow ended up playing Viola and took home the Academy Award for Best Actress for the role. —XFINITY Entertainment Staff (Photos by Getty Images)

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