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Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
 Who was considered for Anatomy of a Murder?

Burl Ives
The legendarily difficult director Otto Preminger offered Ives the role of the judge.
Actor who got the part: Joseph N. Welch

Jayne Mansfield
Jayne's agent tried to convince director Otto Preminger to use her as the Army wife who gets raped in the film, but Preminger went with Lee Remick, who was recast after Lana Turner dropped out, due to difficulties with the director.
Actor who got the part: Lee Remick

Spencer Tracy
The legendary actor turned down the role of the judge. In the end, the role was played by the real-life judge who participated in the Army-McCarthy hearings.
Actor who got the part: Joseph N. Welch

Lana Turner
Shooting had aready began but she and director Otto Preminger couldn't get along and she walked. Lee Remick replaced her at the last minute.
Actor who got the part: Lee Remick

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