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Cabaret (1972)
 Who was considered for Cabaret?

Ursula Andress
Ursula Andress was considered for the role of Sally Bowles.
Actor who got the part: Liza Minnelli

Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews was also considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Liza Minnelli

Ann-Margret
Considered for the role of Sally Bowles.

Warren Beatty
When this movie musical was in it's early planning stages, Warren Beatty was proposed for the role of the bisexual gigolo, Brian.
Actor who got the part: Michael York

Julie Christie
In the early planning stages of this movie musical Julie Christie was proposed to play Sally Bowles, opposite her then-boyfriend Warren Beatty.
Actor who got the part: Liza Minnelli

Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Liza Minnelli

Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda was reportedly considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Liza Minnelli

Anita Gillette
Anita Gillette, who played Sally Bowles on Broadway, lobbied hard to get the part.
Actor who got the part: Liza Minnelli

Jill Ireland
Jill Ireland was offered the lead role, but her husband Charles Bronson rejected the offer.
Actor who got the part: Liza Minnelli

Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson was also considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Liza Minnelli

Gene Kelly
Turned down the chance to direct the movie version of the Kander-Ebb musical set in Berlin.
Actor who got the part: Bob Fosse

Shirley MacLaine
Considered for the role of Sally Bowles.
Actor who got the part: Liza Minnelli

Barbra Streisand
Streisand turned down an offer to do the film.
Actor who got the part: Liza Minnelli

Brenda Vaccaro
Brenda Vaccaro was reportedly considered for the lead role, but Liza Minnelli was a huge star and was cast.
Actor who got the part: Liza Minnelli

Billy Wilder
The great director turned down the chance to helm the movie version of the sardonic hit musical set in Berlin.
Actor who got the part: Bob Fosse

Natalie Wood
Reportedly considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Liza Minnelli



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