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Jack Lemmon
 Roles turned down by Jack Lemmon:

All That Jazz
Jack Lemmon was considered to play the lead role but they later decided he was too old.
Actor who got the part: Roy Scheider

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Jack Lemmon turned down a role in this film to do "The Odd Couple."

The Hustler
Jack Lemmon turned down the role of Eddie Felson.
Actor who got the part: Paul Newman

Never on Sunday
Director Jules Dassin wanted Lemmon to star as the nebbishy American scholar opposite Melina Mercouri, but the budget would not permit it, so Dassin himself played the role; the film turned out to be a box-office smash.
Actor who got the part: Jules Dassin

Wall Street
Jack Lemmon was considered for the part of Carl Fox. Director Oliver Stone gave Charlie Sheen a choice: Lemmon or Martin Sheen. Charlie chose his father, Martin.
Actor who got the part: Martin Sheen

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Jack Lemmon was considered for the lead role of George.
Actor who got the part: Richard Burton






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