Payday Loans
Brandon De Wilde (1942-72)

 

  1. Dustin Hoffman, The Graduate, 1967.      Broadway’s Mike Nichols came to town and saw, tested, auditioned and sometimes called back  (Jack Nicholson certainly) almost every  guy of the correct age for the titular Benjamin Braddock.  From Norman Bates to the kid from Shane (Brandon De Wilde, now 25 and dead in a Denver road accident at 30) and Robin… Plus  Keir Dullea, Charles Grodin (he won Nichols’ next, Catch 22 instead), George Hamilton, Steve McQueen, Michael Parks, George Peppard, Anthony Perkins, Burt Ward (too busy in TV’s Batman)  And the prerequisite outsider: MGM pactee turning director, Lee Stanley. Hoffman got it right: “There is no piece of casting in the 20th century that I know of that is more courageous than putting me in that part.”

 





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