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Gig Young
 Roles turned down by Gig Young:

Blazing Saddles
According to Mel Brooks' commentary on the DVD, production actually began with Young in the role of the Waco Kid, but, due to advanced alcoholism, he was unable to continue. Gene Wilder, who had unsuccessfully lobbied for the part, was then called to step into the role on just a few days' notice.
Actor who got the part: Gene Wilder

The World of Henry Orient
Sought for the title role of the conceited, philandering pianist.
Actor who got the part: Peter Sellers









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