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A Man for All Seasons (1966)
 Who was considered for A Man for All Seasons?

Richard Burton
Turned down what became the Oscar-winning role of Sir Thomas Moore in master director Fred Zinnemann's epic of the clash between More and Henry VIII.
Actor who got the part: Paul Scofield

Alec Guinness
Guinness was the studio's original choice to play Cardinal Wolsey.
Actor who got the part: Orson Welles

Charlton Heston
Heston wanted the role of Thomas More, but the producers never considered him as a candidate.
Actor who got the part: Paul Scofield

Peter O'Toole
O'Toole was the studio's first choice to play Henry VIII.
Actor who got the part: Robert Shaw

Laurence Olivier
Executives at Columbia Studios wanted Olivier to play Sir Thomas More, but director Fred Zinnemann was adamant that Paul Scofield recreate his stage performance in the film.
Actor who got the part: Paul Scofield



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