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The Day of the Jackal (1973)
 Who was considered for The Day of the Jackal?

Michael Caine
The actor lobbied master director Fred Zinnemann to play the professional assassin known as "Jackal," but the director wanted a non-star in the role to heighten the suspense.
Actor who got the part: Edward Fox

Roger Moore
The actor revealed in a 2005 TV interview that director Fred Zinnemann rejected him as the assassin "The Jackal" because Moore was too recognizable, too tall, and he wanted an actor who could convincingly disappear in a crowd.
Actor who got the part: Edward Fox



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