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Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
 Who was considered for Fahrenheit 451?

Charles Aznavour
The masterful French singer-songwriter was among the stars considered by director Francois Truffaut to star in the movie version of Ray Bradbury's futuristic novel.
Actor who got the part: Oskar Werner

Montgomery Clift
Among the top actors considered to play the futuristic fireman "Guy Montag."
Actor who got the part: Oskar Werner

Jane Fonda
Turned down the offer to star for Francois Truffaut in the movie version of Ray Bradbury's prescient novel.
Actor who got the part: Julie Christie

Sterling Hayden
The great Hayden was considered for the key role of "The Captain."
Actor who got the part: Cyril Cusack

'Tippi' Hedren
Francois Truffaut wanted Hedren to star in the film version of Ray Bradbury's novel. Alfred Hitchcock, who had Hedren under personal contract, refused to loan her and Julie Christie instead played both female roles.
Actor who got the part: Julie Christie

Steve McQueen
Considered for the role of fireman "Montag."
Actor who got the part: Oskar Werner

Paul Newman
Considered for the role of fireman "Montag."
Actor who got the part: Oskar Werner

Peter O'Toole
Among the stars considered for the leading male role in Francois Truffaut's movie version of Ray Bradbury's great novel.
Actor who got the part: Oskar Werner

Laurence Olivier
Considered by the filmmakers to play "The Captain".
Actor who got the part: Cyril Cusack

Otto Preminger
Novelist Ray Bradbury, having had a difficult experience making "Moby Dick" with John Huston, did not want yet another difficult director to obtain the screen rights to one of his most famous novels.
Actor who got the part: Francois Truffaut

Michael Redgrave
The stage and film icon was considered for the role of "The Captain" in director Francois Truffaut's film of Ray Bradbury's futuristic novel.
Actor who got the part: Cyril Cusack

Jean Seberg
Director Francois Truffaut considered the beautiful, mercurial actress to star in his movie version of the Ray Bradbury novel about a totalitarian society that forbids reading novels.
Actor who got the part: Julie Christie

Terence Stamp
Stamp was considered for the role of Guy Montag, but declined when he learned Julie Christie would be in a double role, thus overshadowing him.
Actor who got the part: Oskar Werner

Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor was considered for the film.
Actor who got the part: Julie Christie



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