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South Pacific (1958)
 Who was considered for South Pacific?

Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer tested for the part of the French planter Emile de Becque.
Actor who got the part: Rossano Brazzi

Yul Brynner
The "King and I" star was among actors considered to star as the mysterious French planter Emil de Beque.
Actor who got the part: Rosanno Brazzi

Doris Day
Doris was the original choice for the 1958 movie but was considered to be too expensive by 20th Century Fox.
Actor who got the part: Mitzi Gaynor

Judy Garland
According to Scott Schechter's book "the Day-By-Day Chronicle of a Legend", Judy Garland was offered this film in 1955.
Actor who got the part: Mitzi Gaynor

Susan Hayward
Hayward was one of several names bandied about for the part of Nellie Forbush.
Actor who got the part: Mitzi Gaynor

Audrey Hepburn
Joshua Logan considered top actress of the time Audrey Hepburn for leading role.
Actor who got the part: Mitzi Gaynor

Louis Jourdan
The handsome French star was under consideration to play the mysterious plantation owner.
Actor who got the part: Rosanno Brazzi

Curt Jurgens
Was considered by Rodgers and Hammerstein for the leading role of the French plantation owner with a mysterious past; later, he was also screen-tested for the starring male role in "The Sound of Music."
Actor who got the part: Rosanno Brazzi

Janet Leigh
The star was among the actresses considered to play "Nellie Forbush".
Actor who got the part: Mitzi Gaynor

Anthony Perkins
Perkins was high on the list of young actors considered to play the key role of Lieutenant Cable.
Actor who got the part: John Kerr

Jane Powell
The MGM star was considered for the female lead.
Actor who got the part: Mitzi Gaynor

Debbie Reynolds
The star was considered for the key role of "Nellie."
Actor who got the part: Mitzi Gaynor

Elizabeth Taylor
Director Joshua Logan considered Casting Taylor and dubbing her singing voice, as they did with several others in the movie.
Actor who got the part: Mitzi Gaynor



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