In , Fawcett starred with Kirk Douglas in Stanley Donen 's science-fiction film Saturn 3 ; the film earned unfavorable reviews from critics and experienced poor box office sales. In , Fawcett won critical acclaim for her role in the Off-Broadway stage production of the controversial play Extremities , written by William Mastrosimone. Replacing Susan Sarandon , she played the role of an attempted rape victim who turns the tables on her attacker. Police removed the man and were only able to issue him a summons for disorderly conduct. At the time there was even talk and buzz about the possibility of her receiving an Oscar nomination for her role in the film. She appeared in Jon Avnet 's Between Two Women with Colleen Dewhurst , and took several more dramatic roles as infamous or renowned women.