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Stars Who Turned Down Iconic Movie Roles

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Ashley Judd and Helen Hunt Passed on 'The Good Wife'

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, "The Good Wife" star Julianna Margulies revealed that she wasn't the first choice to play the CBS series' leading lady.

"When 'The Good Wife' came to me, it came in such a backhanded compliment," Margulies said. "'Ashley Judd was offered this script, but she's turning it down. Now, I'm going to give it to you, but first, we're going to Helen Hunt. And if Helen Hunt passes, it's all yours.'"

The runaround almost caused Margulies to turn down the role as well, but she obviously knew a good thing when she saw it. —XFINITY Entertainment Staff (Photo by Frederick M. Brown, Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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