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George Chakiris

  1. Peter Fonda, The Wild Angels, 1966. Chakiris agreed to be  Black Jack as long as a stuntman did his motorcycling!  Producer Roger  Corman dumped him and promoted Fonda. “We wanna be free to ride our machines without being hassled by The Man!  And we wanna get loaded. And we wanna have a good time. And that's what we are gonna do.”  By the 90s, Chakiris, the West Side Story Oscar-winner, was second-bananaing TV's Superboy, and guesting on BBC's comedy series about retired old-timers, Last of the Summer Wine.  Minus stunt doubles.
  2.  Marcello Mastroianni, Lo straniero/The Stranger, Italy/France, 1966.  The French superstar Alain Delon and Ital ;ian maestroLuchino Visconti had already worked together on stage on stage and screen.So no surprise when they planned to film Albert Camus’ ennui-filled book, L’Étranger, 1942. Visconti  planned to "take Delon in one hand and Camus in the other and really film the book."  Producer Alfredo De Laurentiis wanted more drama - "accentuate the colours" - and told Delon to choose: "Him or me."  Delon chose home."The biggest regret of my life - of my career!" Visconti considered two Hollywoodians, Tony Curtis and George Chakiris, when De Laurentiis said: “Why not Marcello?”  Bingo!
  3. Jean-Pierre Cassel,  L'ours et la poupée, France, 1970. Alain  Delon did not want this  one, either. Nor did Jean-Paul Belmondo (when asked to partner Catherine Deneuve in the 60s), leading to realisateur Michel Deville's idea of a possible musical version for Brigitte Bardot  and M'sieur Bernardo, leader of  the Sharks.  Neither was free in 1963.


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