Sleepless in Seattle has already made its mark as one of the most iconic romantic-comedy films of all time. Although it has been almost 25 years since the film’s release, it has never stopped being a fan favorite! Take a look back at the beloved film with these 7 things many fans did not know about it:
Sleepless in Seattle marked the second of three times Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan would star in a film together, but it almost didn’t happen. Before the film’s director Nora Ephron rewrote the script, Hanks was offered the lead role, but initially turned it down because he didn’t think he was right for the part. Luckily, he reconsidered and agreed after the script rewrite. Meanwhile Meg Ryan was far from the first choice for the female lead. Julia Roberts was the first to be offered the role, but she couldn’t do it. Kim Basinger was also offered the role and turned it down, as well as Michelle Pfeiffer, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Jodie Foster before Meg Ryan finally landed the part.
The iconic 1993 film marked the very first major directorial job for Nora Ephron, but she was not daunted by the task. She also co-wrote the screenplay for the film and even jumped in for a small role as she voiced the radio caller “Disappointed in Denver.”
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