Casting Might-Have-Beens: A Film by Film Directory of Actors by Eila Mell

By Eila Mell

a few performing careers are made by way of one nice function and a few fall into obscurity while one is declined. could Al Pacino be the celebrity he's this present day if Robert Redford had approved the position of Michael Corleone in The Godfather? think Tom Hanks rejecting Uma Thurman, asserting that she acted like somebody in a highschool play whilst she auditioned to play contrary him in The Bonfire of the Vanities. photograph Danny Thomas because the Godfather, or Marilyn Monroe as Cleopatra. This reference paintings lists enormous quantities of such tales: actors who didn’t get solid or who became down sure parts.
each one access, geared up alphabetically by means of movie identify, provides the nature and actor solid, an inventory of different actors thought of for that position, and the main points of the casting choice. details is drawn from large examine and interviews. From About final Night (which John Belushi became down at his brother’s urging) to Zulu (in which Michael Caine used to be no longer solid simply because he didn’t glance “Cockney” enough), this publication allows you to think how diversified your favourite motion pictures can have been.

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