Gwyneth Paltrow was once refused a film role - because she was too ugly.The star - widely considered to be one of Hollywood's most beautiful women - was a struggling young actress when she was told she was too plain for a part in 'Golden Gate'.The Oscar-winning star revealed: "He [director John Madden] auditioned me for 'Golden Gate' when I was 20. But the guy at Fox who made the decisions said I wasn't pretty enough."Gwyneth - who is expecting her second child with husband Coldplay star Chris Martin - admitted she forced herself to shut the painful criticism out of her mind.She told Britain's Sunday Times magazine: "I find it best to be in total denial over remarks like that. I refuse to hear or see. Otherwise, it would drive you nuts."Gwyneth revealed she applies the same philosophy to press reports about her private life.She said: "I don't read them. I pretend it's not happening. It would be difficult to leave your front door if you took it all too seriously."

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