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THIS IS A LIST OF CELEBRITIES WHO UNSUCCESSFULLY AUDITIONED OR TURNED DOWN A CHANCE TO BE A CAST MEMBER FOR SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
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Didn't make SNL, but still turned out okay on 'Roseanne'
Didn't make the cut on the ill fated 6th season of SNL
Turned down by the producers of SNL, became a famous comedian and very successful actor
Also didn't make the cut on Season 6
Made the cut but turned down at the last minute, became a cog in Christopher Guest's movies and work on SCTV
Made the 6th season cut but turned it down after head writer Michael O'Donoghue yelled at cast and writers for nearly ruining show. Replaced by Robin Duke
Rejected by SNL, became an Oscar winning actress best known for roles in 'Beetlejuice' and 'Thelma and Louise'
Didn't make the 8th Season cut
Turned down by producers, had already name for himself with his alter ego that spawned two movies and a TV show
Missed the cut for the 10th season, hosted the very next season
While not making the SNL cast, this person still turned out okay after making the cast of 'Friends'
Lost out to Julia Sweeney on the 16th season
This person actually made the cast but turned down for a more prominent role that made them a household name
Made the cast of SNL but turned down for 'Friends'
Didn't make the cut but made name for himself on 'The Daily Show' before moving on to a widely popular show
Lost out to Will Ferrell on the 21st season
Actually made the cast but turned it down, known mainly for his stunts and wild antics, just recently started acting
Turned down SNL for unknown reasons, Season 21
Lost out for a chance on SNL but became very famous comedian with the highest selling comedy album in 28 years
Lost out to Will Forte, Season 28
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