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Ordinary People (1980)
 Who was considered for Ordinary People?

Ann-Margret
Ann-Margret tested for the part that eventually went to Mary Tyler Moore.
Actor who got the part: Mary Tyler Moore

Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern was considered for the role of Calvin.
Actor who got the part: Donald Sutherland

Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox reportedly auditioned for the role later played by Timothy Hutton.
Actor who got the part: Timothy Hutton

Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman was actually given the role of Dr. Berger but later dropped out.
Actor who got the part: Judd Hirsch

Ken Howard
Ken Howard was considered for the role of Calvin.
Actor who got the part: Donald Sutherland

Lee Remick
Lee Remick was one of the original stars pursued in Robert Redford's ORDINARY PEOPLE. Mary Tyler Moore eventually won the Oscar nominated role.
Actor who got the part: Mary Tyler Moore

Donald Sutherland
Director Robert Redford had Sutherland in mind to play the psychiatrist; Sutherland convinced Redford that he was better suited for the Cal role.
Actor who got the part: Judd Hirsch

Natalie Wood
Natalie Wood campaigned for the starring role, but director Robert Redford ultimately cast Mary Tyler Moore.
Actor who got the part: Mary Tyler Moore



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