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Angelina Jolie, Rooney Mara and 8 other actresses who almost got the part

It's never easy receiving a rejection letter for a job you've applied for, but we can find some comfort in knowing that a few of the best actresses out there have missed out on high profile roles. From Oscar nominated character Ryan Stone in Gravity to iconic literary figure Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby, here are the actresses who almost had that part.

Words: Sejal Kapadia, Images: Rex Features

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