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The Lost Weekend (1945)
 Who was considered for The Lost Weekend?

Jose Ferrer
Director Billy Wilder's first choice to play Don Birnam, a chronic alcoholic, was Jose Ferrer, but Paramount insisted that only a matinee idol in the lead could sell the film.
Actor who got the part: Ray Milland

Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn was director Billy Wilder's first choice for the role of Helen, the girlfriend of alcoholic Don Birnam, but Hepburn had signed on to do Without Love and declined the part.
Actor who got the part: Jane Wyman



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