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Dick Van Dyke
 Roles turned down by Dick Van Dyke:

Pleasantville
The role of the TV repairman was written with Van Dyke in mind. In fact, in the original script the name of the repair company was "Rob's TV Repair" after Van Dyke's character in 'the Dick Van Dyke Show,' Rob Petrie.
Actor who got the part: Don Knotts

She Loves Me
The actor was mentioned as a possible co-star with Julie Andrews in a big film musical based on the Broadway show and on the Ernst Lubitsch movie called "The Shop Around the Corner." The financial failure of Andrews' "Star" helped torpedo the movie.
Actor who got the part: Film Was Never Made

The World of Henry Orient
Was pursued to play the ladies' man, suave, conceited pianist.
Actor who got the part: Peter Sellers






Did you know that Dick Van Dyke was not the only choice for this movie? (click to learn more)
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