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Giant (1956)
 Who was considered for Giant?

Pier Angeli
According to Pier Angeli: A Fragile Life, by Jane Allen, Angeli had been mentioned as a possibility for the role of Dennis Hopper's wife Juana.
Actor who got the part: Elsa Cárdenas

Ava Gardner
Ava Gardner turned down the lead role.

Audrey Hepburn
Director George Stevens thought of Audrey, before casting Taylor. the idea was dismissed since she was considered "too sophisticated"
Actor who got the part: Elizabeth Taylor

Grace Kelly
Before Elizabeth Taylor accepted it, the role of Leslie was offered to Grace Kelly.
Actor who got the part: Elizabeth Taylor

Alan Ladd
For George Stevens' great American epic, the director favored Alan Ladd, his star of "Shane" who was in the midst of a career decline, to play oilman Jett Rink.
Actor who got the part: James Dean

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