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15 Celebs Who Lost Out on Major TV & Film Roles

People Logo By Grace Gavilanes of People | Slide 1 of 15: Biel must have a thing for former Mickey Mouse Club stars: She's married to Justin Timberlake, and once hoped to play Allie opposite Ryan Gosling's Noah in The Notebook, she told Elle. (Other candidates for the job included Britney Spears and, reportedly, Reese Witherspoon.)

"The Notebook [is a film] that I wanted so badly," Biel said. "I was in the middle of shooting Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and I auditioned with Ryan Gosling in my trailer—covered in blood. [Director] Nick Cassavetes put me through the wringer in an interesting, excitingly creative way. But there's a million that get away. We're gluttons for punishment. It's just rejection."

Jessica Biel

Biel must have a thing for former Mickey Mouse Club stars: She's married to Justin Timberlake, and once hoped to play Allie opposite Ryan Gosling's Noah in The Notebook, she told Elle. (Other candidates for the job included Britney Spears and, reportedly, Reese Witherspoon.) "The Notebook [is a film] that I wanted so badly," Biel said. "I was in the middle of shooting Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and I auditioned with Ryan Gosling in my trailer—covered in blood. [Director] Nick Cassavetes put me through the wringer in an interesting, excitingly creative way. But there's a million that get away. We're gluttons for punishment. It's just rejection."
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