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Albert Finney
 Roles turned down by Albert Finney:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Albert Finney was considered for the role of Grandpa Joe.
Actor who got the part: David Kelly

Danny the Dog
Albert Finney was the first choice to play Bart.
Actor who got the part: Bob Hoskins

Death on the Nile
Albert Finney declined to repeat his performance of Agatha Christie's Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot from Murder On the Orient Express, because of the heat factor involved in make-up for the part.
Actor who got the part: Peter Ustinov

Lawrence of Arabia
Finney was Lean's first choice but when Lean came to see him in a play he felt pressured and didn't perform. His understudy took the role that night...it was Peter O'Toole.
Actor who got the part: Peter O'Toole

Sleuth
Albert Finney was reportedly turned down for the role.
Actor who got the part: Michael Caine






Did you know that Albert Finney was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
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» Big Fish
» Miller's Crossing
» Murder on the Orient Express
» Scrooge
» Two for the Road
» Under the Volcano






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