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Psycho (1960)
 Who was considered for Psycho?

Judith Anderson
According to the New York Times, Hitchcock said that he was considering hiring Judith Anderson to play Mother, in order to hide the film's plot twists during production.
Actor who got the part: Anthony Perkins

Richard Basehart
Basehart was one of several actors in the running for the role of Sam Loomis.
Actor who got the part: John Gavin

Brian Keith
Keith was one of several actors in the running for the part of Sam Loomis.
Actor who got the part: John Gavin

Leslie Nielsen
Nielsen was one of several actors in the running for the part of Sam Loomis.
Actor who got the part: John Gavin

Maureen O'Sullivan
Hitchcock's producer Herbert Coleman, not interested in Janet Leigh for the role of "Marion Crane," preferred the beautiful O'Sullivan.
Actor who got the part: Janet Leigh

Cliff Robertson
Cliff Robertson was considered for the part of Sam Loomis.
Actor who got the part: John Gavin

Lana Turner
Considered for the part of Marion Crane.
Actor who got the part: Janet Leigh

Stuart Whitman
Hitchock felt the intensity of an actor like Stuart Whitman would distract from the real stars of the story, Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh.
Actor who got the part: John Gavin



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