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  1. Leonard Frey,  Fiddler on the Roof, 1970.    Seen for Motel…
  2. Paul Michael Glaser,  Fiddler on the Roof, 1970.    … Perchik...
  3. Ray Lovelock,  Fiddler on the Roof, 1970.    …   and Fyedka during the January 1970 auditions.
  4. Cliff Robertson, The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid, 1972.    "No sense getting into that - something political went down." Nine years on, Philip Kaufman called him back to be Alan Shepard in The Right Stuff.
  5. Harrison Ford, Blade Runner, 1981.    UK wiz Ridley Scott spent a long time sniffing out the perfect Deckard.  From top notchers Sean Connery, Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman (the first choice was keen… on making it a totally different character, of course), Robert Mitchum, Paul Newman, Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino…  to such excellent journeymen as William Devane, Robert Duvall, Peter Falk, Frederic Forrest, Scott Glenn, Tommy Lee Jones, Raul Julia, Nick Nolte, Christopher Walken.  Martin Sheen was too exhausted after Apocalypse Now. In sheer desperation, choices lowered to Cliff Gorman, Judd Hirsch. Even the Virginian Morgan Paull stood a chance, having played Deckard in Scott’s tests of potential Rachaels. (He was given Holden for his pains). Plus Arnold Schwarzenegger, not yet seen as Conan, much less Terminator.  And for probably the last time in such an illustrious list,  the fading star of Burt Reynolds.
  6. Gary Busey, Lethal Weapon, 1986.   There were 39 possibles for Mel Gibson’s suicidal cop.  Just seven  for this bad man target, Mr Joshua. John Saxon was first choice - but he was having A Nightmare on Elm, Street: Dream Warriors.  Next up: Glenn, Keith Carradine, Tommy Lee Jones, Ron Perlman, Christopher Walken, James Woods… and a slimmed-down Busey rescuing his career.
  7. Kurt Russell, Tequila Sunrise, 1988.    The LA buddies on either side of the law - dealer and cop - went from Jeff Bridges-Nick Notle to Beatty-Scott Glenn to producer Thom Mount’s winning combo. Gibson-Kurt Russell.  Except, as Chicago critic Roger Ebert pointed out  about Towne scripts: “Nothing is as it seems. We learn more about the characters when they’re not on the screen.” Towne and Russell based Nick Frescia on another contender, Pat Riley, coach of the LA Lakers basketball squad. “Riley’s look was right… arrogantly confident but not offensive,” said Russell. So he used it again as Furious 7 and 8’s Mr Nobody in 2014 and 2016. Towne became a director with Personal Best, l982, starring... Glenn.
  8. Matt Craven, K2, 1992.    Never mind, Glenn encountered the massive K2 mountain later... in Vertical Limit, 2000. 
  9. Stuart Wilson, The Mask of Zorro, 1997.     Antonio Banderas was the (perfect) hero versus the villainous Rafael Montero. But which one? Giancarlo Giannini, Scott Glenn, Lance Henriksen, Edward Jamnss Olmos, Sam Shepard. It became a third gig for Wilson and Bond director Martin Campbell, after   No Escape, 1993, Vertical Limit, 2000.
  10. Ron Perlman, Sons of Anarchy, TV, 2008-2013.      Glenn was the biker gang leader Clay Morrow in the town of Charming - and then all his scenes werere-shot with Perlman once the producers decidedon a different angle.

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