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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
 Who was considered for Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy?

Dan Aykroyd
Dan Aykroyd was the original choice to play stage manager Garth Holliday.
Actor who got the part: Chris Parnell

Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin was the first choice to play competing news anchor Frank Vitchard.
Actor who got the part: Luke Wilson

Maggie Gyllenhaal
Will Ferrell in an interview said that he knew his "Stranger Than Fiction" co-star Gyllenhaal from her audition for "Anchorman."
Actor who got the part: Christina Applegate

Ed Harris
The original draft of the screenplay had an attached page of cast ideas, which suggested that Ed Harris play newsroom boss Ed Harken.
Actor who got the part: Fred Willard

Lucy Liu
Was considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Christina Applegate

John C. Reilly
John C. Reilly was the first choice to play sports commentator Champ Kind. (He co-starred in Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's next movie, "Talladega Nights").
Actor who got the part: David Koechner

Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller was the original choice to play Brian Fantana. He does have a brief cameo in the film as a Spanish news anchor.
Actor who got the part: Paul Rudd



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