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Rosemary's Baby (1968)
 Who was considered for Rosemary's Baby?

William Castle
Although he had acquired the movie rights to Ira Levin's novel, the director-producer of such fun "gimmick" low budget horror movies of the '50s and '60s as "The Tingler" got rejected as the director because studio heads felt his reputation would tarnish "Rosemary's Baby."
Actor who got the part: Roman Polanski

Faye Dunaway
One of the top contenders for the leading role but the material didn't interest her.
Actor who got the part: Mia Farrow

Jane Fonda
Turned down the role when director Roman Polanski's first choice, Tuesday Weld, refused to do a screen test.
Actor who got the part: Mia Farrow

Goldie Hawn
Goldie Hawn was up for the role of Rosemary Woodhouse.
Actor who got the part: Mia Farrow

Alfred Hitchcock
Turned down the chance to acquire Ira Levin's novel and, later, to direct the film version.
Actor who got the part: Roman Polanski

Robert Redford
Robert Redford was considered for the lead role but opted to do Downhill Racer.
Actor who got the part: John Cassavetes

Burt Reynolds
Turned down the lead role of Guy Woodhouse.
Actor who got the part: John Cassavetes

Robert Wagner
Wagner was offered the role of Guy Woodhouse but was making the show "It Takes a Thief" at the time, and the studio would not loan him out to make the film.
Actor who got the part: John Cassavetes

Tuesday Weld
Tuesday Weld was considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Mia Farrow



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