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The Producers (1968)
 Who was considered for The Producers (1968)?

Mel Brooks
After Dustin Hoffman turned down the role of Frank Leibkand, Mel Brooks thought about taking the role himself. However, he felt it would be too much of a chore to produce, direct, and act, so he cast Kenneth Mars.
Actor who got the part: Kenneth Mars

Dustin Hoffman
Had been set to play "Franz Liebkind" but was offered the lead in "The Graduate" instead.
Actor who got the part: Kenneth Mars

Peter Sellers
Director Mel Brooks says he first offered Sellers the role of scheming, down-on-his-luck Broadway producer "Max Bialystock."
Actor who got the part: Zero Mostel



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