Michael Lerner

  1. Nick Nolte, 48 Hrs, 1982.   ”You’re gonna be sorry you ever met me”/  ‘I’m already sorry.”  Mickey Rourke was to be the cop stuck with paroled criminal Gregory Hines, Richard Pryor, Howard E. Rollins Jr or Denzel Washington?  Also in the San Francisco PD mix were Jeff Bridges, Clint Eastwood (he wanted to be the hood), Kris Kistofferson, Michael Lerner, Burt Reynolds, Sylvester Stallone.
  2. Albert Finney, Miller’s Crossing, 1990.   Lost out due to a pay dispute, but the brothers Coens called him back for Barton Fink. And an Oscar nomination.

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