Was considered by master director David Lean to play the title role in the epic movie version of Boris Pasternak's novel.
Dirk Bogarde was first choice to play Gaston in "Gigi", but couldn't get out of his British Rank Organization contract in order to go to Hollywood.
Dirk Bogarde was proposed by screenwriter Gore Vidal for the role of Wehrmacht sleuth Major Grau. Producer Sam Spiegel rejected the notion, saying that Bogarde was a "fairy"
Bogarde was an early choice to star in director Michael Powell's brilliant, highly controversial thriller.
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