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Paul Scofield
 Roles turned down by Paul Scofield:

1984
Scofield lost the O'Brien role because of his injury on the set of "the Shooting Party."
Actor who got the part: Richard Burton

Julius Caesar
Scofield was scheduled to play Marc Antony in Joseph L. Mankiewicz's production, until producer John Houseman suggested Marlon Brando.
Actor who got the part: Marlon Brando

Murder on the Orient Express
Declined the role of the wily detective "Poirot."
Actor who got the part: Albert Finney

Ryan's Daughter
Oscar-winning actor Scofield turned down director David Lean's offer of the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Robert Mitchum

The Shooting Party
After breaking his leg when the horse-drawn carriage in which he was riding overturned, Scofield had to withdraw from the Sir Randolph Nettleby role.
Actor who got the part: James Mason






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