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Anthony Perkins
 Roles turned down by Anthony Perkins:

East of Eden
Perkins auditioned for director Elia Kazan, who didn't give him the role but who offered him the chance to take over the lead role in the Kazan-directed Broadway stage smash hit "Tea and Sympathy."
Actor who got the part: James Dean

The Godfather
Anthony Perkins auditioned for the roles of Tom Hagen and Sonny Corleone.

The Graduate
Anthony Perkins was looked for the role of Benjamin Braddock.
Actor who got the part: Dustin Hoffman

Some Like It Hot
He auditioned for the role won by Tony Curtis.
Actor who got the part: Tony Curtis

South Pacific
Perkins was high on the list of young actors considered to play the key role of Lieutenant Cable.
Actor who got the part: John Kerr

Torn Curtain
Perkins was suggested to Universal Studios by Alfred Hitchcock himself for the male lead in "Torn Curtain", but the studio preferred box-office champ Paul Newman.
Actor who got the part: Paul Newman

West Side Story
Was considered to play "Tony."
Actor who got the part: Richard Beymer






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