Will Smith As Neo!? Celebs Who Lost Out On Major Acting Roles That Made Someone Else Blow Up

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Fantasia Auditioned To Play Effie White In Dreamgirls

It was the role that landed Jennifer Hudson an Academy Award. But it was one that she had to battle for, auditioning up against fellow American Idol contestant (but winner) Fantasia Barrino, as well as Raven-Symone. Jamie Foxx actually had spoken out long before and said that he hoped Barrino would get the role, but that was before he actually heard Hudson sing the songs and play Effie White on camera.

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