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The Collector (1965)
 Who was considered for The Collector?

Julie Christie
Legendary director William Wyler offered the role of the kidnapped art student to Julie Christie, who declined.
Actor who got the part: Samantha Eggar

Audrey Hepburn
William Wyler, who directed her in Roman Holiday, had a first thought to cast Audrey for the lead in this production.
Actor who got the part: Samantha Eggar

Hope Lange
One of the actresses considered as preferable to Samantha Eggar, who went on to win many awards including an Oscar nomination for the role of a kidnapped art student.
Actor who got the part: Samantha Eggar

Sarah Miles
Terence Stamp badly wanted to do the William Wyler thriller with Miles or Julie Christie.
Actor who got the part: Samantha Eggar

Yvette Mimieux
Considered by the producers to play the art student kidnapped and held ransom.
Actor who got the part: Samantha Eggar

Suzanne Pleshette
Considered to play the leading female role in director William Wyler's psychological thriller.
Actor who got the part: Samantha Eggar

Inger Stevens
Considered to play the young art student kidnapped and held hostage by a psychopath.
Actor who got the part: Samantha Eggar

Natalie Wood
The head of Columbia Pictures wanted to cast Wood as the art student and kidnap victim.
Actor who got the part: Samantha Eggar

Susannah York
The film's producer tried to hire the lovely blonde York to replace Samantha Eggar but York's agents asked for more money than the moviemakers were willing to pay.
Actor who got the part: Samantha Eggar



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