1. - George de la Penna, Nijinsky, 1980. When an Orion production in 1979. director Herbert Ross took over and chose the American Ballet Theatre star. Ross directed the runaway Russian in Dancers, 1986.
2. - Tom Hulce, Amadeus, 1984. After much indecision, Czech director Milos Forman decided to go all-American.
3. - Patrick Dempsey, Run, 1990. Budget-cutting by cost-conscious Disney did not help the Mafia comedy thriller by Clint Eastwood scenarist Dennis Shryrack.