History Trivia / FatalAttraction

25th Jun '17 8:17:39 AM DrOO7
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** AFIS100Years100HeroesAndVillains: #7, Alex Forrest

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** AFIS100Years100HeroesAndVillains: #7, #7 Villain, Alex Forrest
27th Apr '17 12:53:48 PM StFan
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** Creator/IsabellaAdjani, Creator/BeverlyDAngelo, Creator/RosannaArquette, Creator/ChristineBaranski, Creator/EllenBarkin, Creator/KimBasinger, Creator/JenniferBeals, Creator/CandiceBergen, Creator/KateCapshaw, Creator/StockardChanning, Music/{{Cher}}, Creator/JamieLeeCurtis, Creator/GeenaDavis, Creator/AlisonDoody, [[Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus Julia Louis-Dreyfus]], Creator/FayeDunaway, Creator/ChristineEbersole, Creator/MorganFairchild, Creator/MiaFarrow, Creator/FarrahFawcett, Creator/SallyField, Creator/CarrieFisher, Creator/JodieFoster, Creator/JenniferGrey, Creator/MelanieGriffith, Creator/MaryGross, Creator/LindaHamilton, Creator/DarylHannah, Creator/GoldieHawn, Creator/BarbaraHershey, Creator/HollyHunter, Creator/AnjelicaHuston, Creator/AmyIrving, Creator/DianeKeaton, Creator/JessicaLange, Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh, Creator/KayLenz, Creator/HeatherLocklear, {{Music/Madonna}}, Creator/Kelly[=McGillis=], Creator/BetteMidler, Creator/DemiMoore, Creator/OliviaNewtonJohn, Creator/CatherineOHara, Creator/LenaOlin, Creator/AnnetteOToole, Creator/MichellePfeiffer, Creator/AnniePotts, Creator/GildaRadner, Creator/MirandaRichardson, Creator/DianaRoss, Creator/IsabellaRossellini, Creator/SusanSarandon, Creaptr/JaneSeymour, Creator/AllySheedy, Creator/CybillShepherd, Creator/HelenSlater, Creator/SissySpacek, Creator/MarySteenburgen, Creator/SharonStone (!), Creator/MerylStreep, Creator/EmmaThompson, Creator/KathleenTurner, Creator/TraceyUllman, Creator/SigourneyWeaver, Creator/RaquelWelch, Creator/TuesdayWeld, and Creator/DebraWinger were all considered for the role of Alex Forrest.

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** Creator/IsabellaAdjani, Creator/BeverlyDAngelo, Creator/RosannaArquette, Creator/ChristineBaranski, Creator/EllenBarkin, Creator/KimBasinger, Creator/JenniferBeals, Creator/CandiceBergen, Creator/KateCapshaw, Creator/StockardChanning, Music/{{Cher}}, Creator/JamieLeeCurtis, Creator/GeenaDavis, Creator/AlisonDoody, [[Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus Julia Louis-Dreyfus]], Creator/FayeDunaway, Creator/ChristineEbersole, Creator/MorganFairchild, Creator/MiaFarrow, Creator/FarrahFawcett, Creator/SallyField, Creator/CarrieFisher, Creator/JodieFoster, Creator/JenniferGrey, Creator/MelanieGriffith, Creator/MaryGross, Creator/LindaHamilton, Creator/DarylHannah, Creator/GoldieHawn, Creator/BarbaraHershey, Creator/HollyHunter, Creator/AnjelicaHuston, Creator/AmyIrving, Creator/DianeKeaton, Creator/JessicaLange, Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh, Creator/KayLenz, Creator/HeatherLocklear, {{Music/Madonna}}, Creator/Kelly[=McGillis=], Creator/BetteMidler, Creator/DemiMoore, Creator/OliviaNewtonJohn, Creator/CatherineOHara, Creator/LenaOlin, Creator/AnnetteOToole, Creator/MichellePfeiffer, Creator/AnniePotts, Creator/GildaRadner, Creator/MirandaRichardson, Creator/DianaRoss, Music/DianaRoss, Creator/IsabellaRossellini, Creator/SusanSarandon, Creaptr/JaneSeymour, Creator/AllySheedy, Creator/CybillShepherd, Creator/HelenSlater, Creator/SissySpacek, Creator/MarySteenburgen, Creator/SharonStone (!), Creator/MerylStreep, Creator/EmmaThompson, Creator/KathleenTurner, Creator/TraceyUllman, Creator/SigourneyWeaver, Creator/RaquelWelch, Creator/TuesdayWeld, and Creator/DebraWinger were all considered for the role of Alex Forrest.
11th Nov '16 4:07:18 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** Creator/DanAykroyd, Creator/JamesBelushi, Creator/NicolasCage, Creator/ChevyChase, Creator/KevinCostner, Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/HarrisonFord, Creator/MelGibson, Creator/TomHanks, Creator/JohnHeard, Creator/KevinKline, Creator/SteveMartin, Creator/RickMoranis, Creator/BillMurray, Creator/JackNicholson, Creator/AlPacino, Creator/DennisQuaid, Creator/ChristopherReeve, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, Creator/MartinSheen, Creator/SylvesterStallone, Creator/JohnTravolta,Creator/JonVoight, Creator/BruceWillis, and ''OJ Simpson'' were all considered for the role of Dan Gallagher.

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** Creator/DanAykroyd, Creator/JamesBelushi, Creator/NicolasCage, Creator/ChevyChase, Creator/KevinCostner, Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/HarrisonFord, Creator/MelGibson, Creator/TomHanks, Creator/JohnHeard, Creator/KevinKline, Creator/SteveMartin, Creator/RickMoranis, Creator/BillMurray, Creator/JackNicholson, Creator/AlPacino, Creator/DennisQuaid, Creator/ChristopherReeve, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, Creator/MartinSheen, Creator/SylvesterStallone, Creator/JohnTravolta,Creator/JonVoight, Creator/BruceWillis, and ''OJ Simpson'' ''OJSimpson'' were all considered for the role of Dan Gallagher.
2nd Nov '16 1:09:14 PM Monolaf317
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* WorkingTitle: ''Diversion''.

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* WorkingTitle: ''Diversion''.''Diversion''.
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4th Oct '16 6:08:28 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* DawsonCasting: Alex states her age as 36, but Glenn Close was 40 during filming.

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* DawsonCasting: Alex states her age as 36, but Glenn Close Creator/GlennClose was 40 during filming.



* RetroactiveRecognition: Little Ellen is [[NationalLampoonsChristmasVacation Ruby Sue Johnson]], with shorter hair.
** In addition, she's also TheDanza.
* RevisedEnding: Famously so (see below).
11th Aug '16 2:25:32 PM DrOO7
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* DawsonCasting: Alex states her age as 36, but Glenn Close was 40 during filming.
30th Jul '16 2:19:25 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* PlayingAgainstType: Up to this point in her career, Creator/GlenClose had played warm, fuzzy, earth-mother women and gotten nominated for Oscars three times. This was a radical change—so radical, in fact, that she got stuck playing similar characters for a while.

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* PlayingAgainstType: Up to this point in her career, Creator/GlenClose Creator/GlennClose had played warm, fuzzy, earth-mother women and gotten nominated for Oscars three times. This was a radical change—so radical, in fact, that she got stuck playing similar characters for a while.



** Creator/JohnCarpenter and Creator/BrianDePalma were offered the chance to direct but both backed out because they feared that the story was too similar to ''Film/PlayMistyForMe''. De Palma also felt that Michael Douglas was not a good leading man, but has since admitted he was wrong about Douglas. Carpenter also turned it down because he felt the audience would not accept the originally scripted, downbeat ending. Creator/JohnBoorman was also offered the director's job but turned it down to do his personal wartime childhood memoir ''Film/HopeAndGlory''.

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** Creator/JohnCarpenter and Creator/BrianDePalma were offered the chance to direct but both backed out because they feared that the story was too similar to ''Film/PlayMistyForMe''. De Palma also felt that Michael Douglas Creator/MichaelDouglas was not a good leading man, but has since admitted he was wrong about Douglas. Carpenter also turned it down because he felt the audience would not accept the originally scripted, downbeat ending. Creator/JohnBoorman was also offered the director's job but turned it down to do his personal wartime childhood memoir ''Film/HopeAndGlory''.
30th Jul '16 2:18:17 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* EnforcedMethodActing: The director got Ellen's tearful reaction upon watching her parents argue by bullying the actress and threatening to take away her stuffed animal (that's why she's clutching it). Once the scene was complete, he assured her he was only kidding.
* PlayingAgainstType: Up to this point in her career, Close had played warm, fuzzy, earth-mother women and gotten nominated for Oscars three times. This was a radical change—so radical, in fact, that she got stuck playing similar characters for a while.

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* EnforcedMethodActing: The director Adrian Lyne got Ellen's tearful reaction upon watching her parents argue by bullying the actress and threatening to take away her stuffed animal (that's why she's clutching it). Once the scene was complete, he assured her he was only kidding.
* PlayingAgainstType: Up to this point in her career, Close Creator/GlenClose had played warm, fuzzy, earth-mother women and gotten nominated for Oscars three times. This was a radical change—so radical, in fact, that she got stuck playing similar characters for a while.
30th Jul '16 2:18:17 AM CumbersomeTercel
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17th Jul '16 2:17:59 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Creator/IsabellaAdjani, Creator/BeverlyDAngelo, Creator/RosannaArquette, Creator/ChristineBaranski, Creator/EllenBarkin, Creator/KimBasinger, Creator/JenniferBeals, Creator/CandiceBergen, Creator/KateCapshaw, Creator/StockardChanning, Music/Cher, Creator/JamieLeeCurtis, Creator/GeenaDavis, Creator/AlisonDoody, [[Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus Julia Louis-Dreyfus]], Creator/FayeDunaway, Creator/ChristineEbersole, Creator/MorganFairchild, Creator/MiaFarrow, Creator/FarrahFawcett, Creator/SallyField, Creator/CarrieFisher, Creator/JodieFoster, Creator/JenniferGrey, Creator/MelanieGriffith, Creator/MaryGross, Creator/LindaHamilton, Creator/DarylHannah, Creator/GoldieHawn, Creator/BarbaraHershey, Creator/HollyHunter, Creator/AnjelicaHuston, Creator/AmyIrving, Creator/DianeKeaton, Creator/JessicaLange, Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh, Creator/KayLenz, Creator/HeatherLocklear, {{Music/Madonna}}, Creator/Kelly[=McGillis=], Creator/BetteMidler, Creator/DemiMoore, Creator/OliviaNewtonJohn, Creator/CatherineOHara, Creator/LenaOlin, Creator/AnnetteOToole, Creator/MichellePfeiffer, Creator/AnniePotts, Creator/GildaRadner, Creator/MirandaRichardson, Creator/DianaRoss, Creator/IsabellaRossellini, Creator/SusanSarandon, Creaptr/JaneSeymour, Creator/AllySheedy, Creator/CybillShepherd, Creator/HelenSlater, Creator/SissySpacek, Creator/MarySteenburgen, Creator/SharonStone (!), Creator/MerylStreep, Creator/EmmaThompson, Creator/KathleenTurner, Creator/TraceyUllman, Creator/SigourneyWeaver, Creator/RaquelWelch, Creator/TuesdayWeld, and Creator/DebraWinger were all considered for the role of Alex Forrest.
** Creator/DanAykroyd, Creator/JamesBelushi, Creator/NicolasCage, Creator/ChevyChase, Creator/KevinCostner, Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/HarrisonFord, Creator/MelGibson, Creator/TomHanks,Creator/JohnHeard, Creator/KevinKline, Creator/SteveMartin, Creator/RickMoranis, Creator/BillMurray, Creator/JackNicholson, Creator/AlPacino, Creator/DennisQuaid, Creator/ChristopherReeve, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, Creator/MartinSheen, Creator/SylvesterStallone, Creator/JohnTravolta,Creator/JonVoight, Creator/BruceWillis, and ''OJ Simpson'' were all considered for the role of Dan Gallagher.

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** Creator/IsabellaAdjani, Creator/BeverlyDAngelo, Creator/RosannaArquette, Creator/ChristineBaranski, Creator/EllenBarkin, Creator/KimBasinger, Creator/JenniferBeals, Creator/CandiceBergen, Creator/KateCapshaw, Creator/StockardChanning, Music/Cher, Music/{{Cher}}, Creator/JamieLeeCurtis, Creator/GeenaDavis, Creator/AlisonDoody, [[Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus Julia Louis-Dreyfus]], Creator/FayeDunaway, Creator/ChristineEbersole, Creator/MorganFairchild, Creator/MiaFarrow, Creator/FarrahFawcett, Creator/SallyField, Creator/CarrieFisher, Creator/JodieFoster, Creator/JenniferGrey, Creator/MelanieGriffith, Creator/MaryGross, Creator/LindaHamilton, Creator/DarylHannah, Creator/GoldieHawn, Creator/BarbaraHershey, Creator/HollyHunter, Creator/AnjelicaHuston, Creator/AmyIrving, Creator/DianeKeaton, Creator/JessicaLange, Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh, Creator/KayLenz, Creator/HeatherLocklear, {{Music/Madonna}}, Creator/Kelly[=McGillis=], Creator/BetteMidler, Creator/DemiMoore, Creator/OliviaNewtonJohn, Creator/CatherineOHara, Creator/LenaOlin, Creator/AnnetteOToole, Creator/MichellePfeiffer, Creator/AnniePotts, Creator/GildaRadner, Creator/MirandaRichardson, Creator/DianaRoss, Creator/IsabellaRossellini, Creator/SusanSarandon, Creaptr/JaneSeymour, Creator/AllySheedy, Creator/CybillShepherd, Creator/HelenSlater, Creator/SissySpacek, Creator/MarySteenburgen, Creator/SharonStone (!), Creator/MerylStreep, Creator/EmmaThompson, Creator/KathleenTurner, Creator/TraceyUllman, Creator/SigourneyWeaver, Creator/RaquelWelch, Creator/TuesdayWeld, and Creator/DebraWinger were all considered for the role of Alex Forrest.
** Creator/DanAykroyd, Creator/JamesBelushi, Creator/NicolasCage, Creator/ChevyChase, Creator/KevinCostner, Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/HarrisonFord, Creator/MelGibson, Creator/TomHanks,Creator/JohnHeard, Creator/TomHanks, Creator/JohnHeard, Creator/KevinKline, Creator/SteveMartin, Creator/RickMoranis, Creator/BillMurray, Creator/JackNicholson, Creator/AlPacino, Creator/DennisQuaid, Creator/ChristopherReeve, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, Creator/MartinSheen, Creator/SylvesterStallone, Creator/JohnTravolta,Creator/JonVoight, Creator/BruceWillis, and ''OJ Simpson'' were all considered for the role of Dan Gallagher.
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