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“I always ended up with the next best.”
Alfred Hitchcock

“I make movies because I wanna see myself in them.”
Samuel L Jackson

“I often get a job because of how I look. I hope that I keep the job because of how I act.”
Ryan Phillippe

“80% of directing is casting. The rest is choreography.”
Peter Fonda

“I was too picky. I waited too long for things to come along. I have a perfectionist mentality, I want things to be right.”
Jon Voight

"I'm picky at times. I have sometimes tried to battle the system by saying no to parts I found unbearable. Parts that are desexed, matronly… To just put me in a couple of  scenes and have me be the older, you know, dead character, is not gonna fly with me.”
Patricia Clarkson

“My history as an actor is coming in at the last minute when they really just can't find anyone else.” 
Tyrant TV  star Adam Rayner

“No, you must work with children - because you can only work eight hour days!” 
Colin Farrell

“Chemistry? Chemistry! We're actors not bloody pharmacists.”
Robert Stephens


Photo ©redits:

Gary Carr, Carnival Films & Television, 2013. Albert Finney: Horizon Pictures (II)/Columbia Pictures, 1961. Laurel & Hardy: The Danish Girl: Working Title / Universal, 2015. Tom Selleck: Belisarius Productions / Glenn A Larson Productions / Universal TV, 1988. Rachel McAdams: TCD / Lionsgate, 2014. Peter Sellers: Hawk Films / Columbia Pictures, 1963. Shirley Temple: Selznick Intl Pictures, 1946. Thunderball: Eon Productions, 1965. Lisa Whelchel: NBCUniversal, Inc 2012.



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WELCOME to a unique directory of what you never saw on-screen. The films the stars did NOT make. The movies that never were.
The most definitive collation of casting stories ...
Check up on all the films - of yesterday, today and tomorrow - that your favourite stars never made ... A cast of thousands - well, some 6,053 stars to click on ... More than 40 years in the making!! And 1.5 million words of spirited text.
The ultimate in movie trivia ... Better! Exactly the kind of history that Hollywood deserves. Back to front. Upside-down. Inside out. Full of flashbacks, close-ups, tracking shots (and, alas some badly edited sequences - sorry about that!) forming a fascinating, new and often bizarre flip-side perspective on your treasured movies ... and stars.

Finney as Lawrence
Albert of Arabia. When Brando said no, Albert Finney said Maybe. And shot a four-day, test as TE Lawrence (costing £100,000). Everyone said: Yes! Albie said: No, thank you.

Shirley Temple in Little Women
After lavish tests, producer David O Selznick couldn’t decide if Shirley Temple was right for Meg in 1949’s Little Women. So he sold out the whole deal to MGM - which preferred Janet Leigh to Shirley.

Sellers as Major Kong
“What’s the role?” said Peter Sellers. “All of them!” said Stanley Kubrick. Peter The Great settled for four. Dr Strangelove, of course, the US President and the RAF officer. And then, not wanting to be a freak show, he - er - injured his ankle and could not be USAF Major ‘King’ Kong riding the H-bomb.

Selleck as Indiana Jones
What Tom Selleck’s Indiana Jones would have looked like - from his 158th Magnum episode called ... Legend of the Lost Art, in 1988. An Indy parody complete with hat, whip, booby traps and a McGuffin that everyone was after.


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