The Offers She Didn't Get
In 1982, Barbra desperately wanted to play the title role in the film Sophie's Choice. As the contest heated up for the lead role Meryl Streep, is said to have begged director Alan Paulka for the role. Barbra also begged and even offered no salary in exchange for a percentage of the profits. However as we all know the role went to Meryl and so did the Oscar.
Barbra also wanted to star in The War of the Roses, but director Danny Devito chose Kathleen Turner. Barbra also wanted the lead role in Frankie & Johnny but director Garry Marshall preferred Michelle Pfeiffer.