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Love Story (1970)
 Who was considered for Love Story?

David Birney
Birney screen tested for the role of Oliver Barrett IV.
Actor who got the part: Ryan O'Neal

Beau Bridges
According to Robert Evan's memoirs, several actors were considered for the role of Oliver Barrett IV, including Beau Bridges.
Actor who got the part: Ryan O'Neal

Jeff Bridges
According to IMDB, Jeff Bridges was considered to play Oliver.
Actor who got the part: Ryan O'Neal

Keith Carradine
Carradine turned down the role of Oliver Barrett IV.
Actor who got the part: Ryan O'Neal

Stephen Collins
Stephen Collins was offered the role of Oliver but David Merrick would not let him out of his contract in touring company of '40 Carats.'
Actor who got the part: Ryan O'Neal

Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas turned down the role of Oliver.
Actor who got the part: Ryan O'Neal

Peter Fonda
Peter Fonda turned down the role of Oliver.
Actor who got the part: Ryan O'Neal

Ken Howard
Howard screen tested for the role of Oliver Barrett IV.
Actor who got the part: Ryan O'Neal

Barbara Parkins
Barbara Parkins admitted at a conference that she turned down the lead female role in this film.
Actor who got the part: Ali MacGraw

Michael Sarrazin
Turned down the role of "Oliver."
Actor who got the part: Ryan O'Neal

Jon Voight
Jon Voight turned down the role of Oliver.
Actor who got the part: Ryan O'Neil

Christopher Walken
Walken screen tested for the role of Oliver Barrett IV. He was actually director Arthur Hiller's preference but he was overridden by producer Robert Evans.
Actor who got the part: Ryan O'Neal

Michael York
Turned down the role of "Oliver" because he didn't think the movie would be a hit.
Actor who got the part: Ryan O'Neal



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