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Laura (1944)
 Who was considered for Laura?

Laird Cregar
The rotund actor was the first choice to play "Waldo Lydecker" but his premature and tragic death paved the way for another actor to become a movie star in the role.
Actor who got the part: Clifton Webb

Marlene Dietrich
In his DVD commentary, film historian Rudy Behlmer reports that Marlene Dietrich had expressed interest in playing the title role in a film.
Actor who got the part: Gene Tierney

Jennifer Jones
Turned down the role of a chic mystery woman in a film that became a film noir classic.
Actor who got the part: Gene Tierney

Hedy Lamarr
Turned down the lead role of the alluring mystery woman.
Actor who got the part: Gene Tierney

Rosalind Russell
According to her 1976 autobiography, Rosalind Russell was offered the title role in this film noir classic. She turned it down because her character arrived on screen well into the picture.
Actor who got the part: Gene Tierney



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