Some say that Elia Kazan was Francis Ford Coppola's first choice for the role of Hyman Roth. Other reports say that Paramount was considering Kazan to replace Copolla as director.
The great director did a screen test for the role of Greek cafe owner "Nick Papadakis" in this movie version of James L. Cain's classic and sexy thriller.
Did you know that Elia Kazan was not the only choice for this movie? (click to learn more)