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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
 Who was considered for The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter?

Mary Badham
Six years after making her Oscar-nominated film debut playing Scout Finch in "to Kill a Mockingbird", Mary tried out for Mick, the awkward teenager who befrends a deaf-mute named Singer. She lost the role to newcomer Sondra Locke, who also received an Oscar nomination for her film debut.
Actor who got the part: Sondra Locke

George Peppard
Peppard was sent the script by Warner Bros. but his agent talked him out of it, telling him that the part of Singer, a deaf mute, was too weak and "might be a homosexual." Newcomer Alan Arkin played the part and earned a Best Actor Oscar nomination.
Actor who got the part: Alan Arkin



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