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The Shining (1980)
 Who was considered for The Shining?

Robert De Niro
According to imdb, Stanley Kubrick considered Robert De Niro to play Jack Torrance, but changed his mind after he saw Taxi Driver.

Cary Guffey
The parents of the young boy from "Close Encounters of the Third" turned down director Stanley Kubrick's offer to cast him as Danny Torrence. They objected to the subject matter and themes.
Actor who got the part: Danny Lloyd

Michael Moriarty
The stage, film and television actor was one of Stephen King's strong suggestions to director Stanley Kubrick; King felt that the descent into madness of an actor like Moriarity would have been more frightening and surprising.
Actor who got the part: Jack Nicholson

Jon Voight
Stephen King tried to talk director Stanley Kubrick into casting a more normal-looking actor as Jack Torrence to better dramatize a man's gradual descent into insanity.
Actor who got the part: Jack Nicholson



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