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Ragtime (1981)
 Who was considered for Ragtime?

Robert Altman
Altman was originally scheduled to film version of E.L. Doctorow's great novel.
Actor who got the part: Milos Forman

Mariclare Costello
Her performance as Emma Goldman was deleted shortly before the movie's premiere. Studio executives were concerned that the public would confuse their film with Warren Beatty's "Reds," in which Maureen Stapleton portrayed Emma Goldman.

Nastassja Kinski
According to an early 80's interview with Letterman, Nastassja expressed dissapointment about not getting Foreman's 'Ragtime.'
Actor who got the part: Elizabeth McGovern

Jack Nicholson
Nicholson had orginially signed on to play the murderous millionaire, Harry K. Thaw.
Actor who got the part: Robert Joy



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