John Rubinstein

  1. Bud Cort, Harold and Maude, 1971.     Other actors competing for Harold Chansen included Bob Balaban, Daniel Fortus, John Neilson Todd Susman… and Elton John!
  2. Michael York, Cabaret, 1971.     Sally Bowles changed from Brit to Yank in the Bob Fosse musical – and so vice-versa for her pal, Brian Roberts (aka the author Christopher Isherwood, called Clifford Bradshaw on stage). About 20 Brits were seen for Brian including including Leonard Romeo Whiting and a future James Bond: Timothy Dalton.  Plus Tim Cutty, David Hemmings, Jeremy Irons, Malcolm McDowell, John McEnery, Paul Nicholas, Bruce Robinson. And Rubinstein was the sole  American, when it looked as if York could not  get free in time and Brian would be American, after all. 

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