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Rocky (1976)
 Who was considered for Rocky?

Gene Hackman
Hackman was considered for the role of Rocky Balboa.
Actor who got the part: Sylvester Stallone

Bette Midler
Bette Midler turned down the role of Adrian.
Actor who got the part: Talia Shire

Ken Norton
Professional boxer Ken Norton was set play Apollo Creed, but dropped out 2 days before shooting.
Actor who got the part: Carl Weathers

Ryan O'Neal
Producers offered Sly $150,000 to let Ryan O'Neal play Rocky but he refused (Sly wrote the movie).
Actor who got the part: Sylvester Stallone

Robert Redford
The studio tossed Redford's name around for the role of Rocky.
Actor who got the part: Sylvester Stallone

Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds was considered to play Rocky Balboa.
Actor who got the part: Sylvester Stallone

Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon tested for the role of Adrian.
Actor who got the part: Talia Shire

Carrie Snodgress
Carrie Snodgress was considered for the role of Adrian.
Actor who got the part: Talia Shire



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