- John von Kotze, The African Queen, 1951. The producer agreed to play the walk-on role of a German officer until realising his scenarist-director John Huston wanted him to shave his head. Cameraman Jack Cardiff’s assistant was used, instead.
- Jerzy Kosinksi, Reds, 1980. Warren Beatty, a Sam Spiegel pal and often guest on his yacht – he started writing Shamoo on it – wanted Sam to play the Bolshevik flunky, Grigory Zinoviev. “I think Sam got a tuxedo made for the occasion,” said Beatty. “But it never happened.”
Usual occupation: ProducerBirth year: 1903Death year: 1985Other name: Casting Calls: 2