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Mister Roberts (1955)
 Who was considered for Mister Roberts?

Marlon Brando
Turned down the role of "Lt. Douglas A. Roberts" in the movie version of the hit Broadway comedy-drama set about a U.S. Navy ship during the second World War.
Actor who got the part: Henry Fonda

John Ford
Ford started out as director for the movie "Mister Roberts" the stipulation that Henry Fonda star instead of Holden or Brando. However, the two friends clashed over the interpretation of the script and Ford left for "health" reasons. The two never worked together again.
Actor who got the part: Mervyn LeRoy

William Holden
Turned down the lead role in the movie version of the Broadway hit about life aboard a US Navy ship during WW II.
Actor who got the part: Henry Fonda

Spencer Tracy
Turned down the role of "Lt. 'Doc'" in the movie version of the big hit Broadway play set on a Navy ship during the Second World War.
Actor who got the part: William Powell



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