Payday Loans
Ryan O’Neal

 

  1. Keir Dullea, Bunny Lake Is Missing, 1965.    Producer-director-ogre Otto Preminger refused the studios demand for O’Neal and Jane Fonda (orAnn-Margret).Andinsisted upon the dullDullea and Carol Lynley.
  2. John Philip Law, The Sergeant, 1968.     Passed on having a hostile homosexual encounter on-screen with Rod Steiger.
  3. Al Pacino, The Godfather, 1971.
  4. Alain Delon, Scorpio, 1972.     Rod Steiger and O’Neal were producer Walter Mirisch’s first suggestions for the CIA hit manand his successor... and would beassassin..They became Burt Lancaster and... a French guy working for the CIA?
  5. Robert Redford, The Way We Were. 1973.     Redford dithered... For six months or more, even though he had great confidence in his director pal, Sydney Pollack. Redford just wasn’t sure about being Hubbell opposite Barbra Streisand. Finally, producer Ray Stark gave Pollack an extra hour to convince his pal or it would be O’Hubbell.(Ryan ahd just made What’s Up Doc? 1971, with La Barb and they linked up again for The Main Event, 1979).
  6. Robert De Niro, Taxi Driver, 1975.
  7. Sylvester Stallone, Rocky,  1976.
  8. Christopher Reeve,Superman, 1978.
  9. Jon Voight, The Champ, 1979.     Ryan wanted to co-star his son, Griffin,and repeat "the same gimmick," as Italian director Franco Zeffirelli called it, of Paper Moon, made with daughter Tatum.
  10. Steve Railsback, The Stunt Man, 1980.    O’Neal was booked, Jeff Bridges and Martin Sheen campaigned, but Richard Rush fell for Railsback after his electrifying Charles Manson in Helter Skelter, TV, 1976.  

  11. Sylvester Stallone, First Blood (aka Rambo), 1982. 
  12. Jack Nicholson Prizzi’s Honour, 1984.     “Do I ice her? Do I marry her?” Conundrum for Charley Partanna, hit-man for the Prizzi Family, when he falls for a fellow contractor: Irene Walker. Given the perversity of Hollywood minds, it is, perhaps, no surprise, that O’Neal and daughter Tatum were in the charts for the gun-toting lovers. Huston (who gave his daughter Angelica the better role of Maerose Prizzi), had five more Irenes and ten other Charleys in mind, so whether he ever actually envisaged the O’Neals together as the deadly duo, or to be couple with someone else, has never been explained and confirmed. Nor denied.
  13. Robert Redford, Out of Africa, 1985.     Among the many who had tried to weave Karen Blixen’s novel into a movie was Brit director Nicolas Roeg - aiming atRyan and Julie Christe.
  14. Kevin Costner, The Bodyguard, 1992.    “It took two years for my agent to sell the script,” said scenarist Lawence Kasdan, “and67 people passed on it, many of whom are still big names in the business. [Kasdan has this list of names framed in his office hall]. I wrote it for  McQueen. John Calley wasn't able to get McQueen, but then John Boorman  got involved, which was great fun. He's a hero of mine. I went to Ireland. We did a treatment for a new movie. He completely changed it, but I still loved him. It was going to be with Ryan O'Neal and Diana Ross, but that never happened, either. Costner had read it while we were doing Silverado, before he was a star, and said: “I really want to make this movie.” Six years later, we both produced it.”

 

 





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