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The Egyptian (1954)
 Who was considered for The Egyptian?

Marlon Brando
Was signed to star as "Sinuhe," but so disliked the script and co-star Bella Darvi, he pulled out of the project and was instead forced to make "Desiree" without salary for the same studio.
Actor who got the part: Edmund Purdom

Farley Granger
According to his book, Include Me Out, Farley Granger turned down the lead role in this film after Marlon Brando also turned it down. Granger wanted to pursue stage roles.
Actor who got the part: Edmund Purdom

Marilyn Monroe
Wanted badly to co-star with Marlon Brando in the small but key role as "Nefer." The studio boss instead cast his a newcomer who happened to be his then-mistress.
Actor who got the part: Bella Darvi



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