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Romeo and Juliet (1936)
 Who was considered for Romeo and Juliet (1936)?

Joan Crawford
Juliet was another role that Norma Shearer was given over Joan Crawford, though after seeing the film, Joan was glad she wasn't cast.
Actor who got the part: Norma Shearer

John Gielgud
Gielgud was the first actor to be offered the role of Romeo, but turned it down because he didn't think Shakespeare could be effectively produced on film.
Actor who got the part: Leslie Howard

William Powell
When Barrymore's drinking started causing problems on this production, Powell was approached to replace him in the role of Mercutio. Powell, a close friend of Barrymore's, refused.
Actor who got the part: John Barrymore



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