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Yentl (1983)
 Who was considered for Yentl?

Michael Douglas
According to Streisand's biography, Douglas rejected the part of Avigdor, opposite Barbra Streisand who starred and directed.
Actor who got the part: Mandy Patinkin

Richard Gere
According to Streisand's biography, Gere rejected the part of Avigdor, opposite Barbra Streisand who starred and directed.
Actor who got the part: Mandy Patinkin

Morris Karnovsky
Morris Karnovsky originally considered for the father role.
Actor who got the part: Nehemiah Persoff

Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline was one of many actors considered for this film.
Actor who got the part: Mandy Patinkin

Diane Lane
Diane Lane auditioned for the role of Hadass.
Actor who got the part: Amy Irving

Ivan Passer
Ivan Passer was attached to direct this film, entitled Masquerade, in 1971, but left the project. Streisand said in her Making of Yentl documentary that Passer refused to cast her as Yentl because she was too old.
Actor who got the part: Barbra Streisand

John Shea
John Shea was considered for the leading male role.
Actor who got the part: Mandy Patinkin

Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken was considered for the part of Avigdor in Barbra Streisand's film.
Actor who got the part: Mandy Patinkin



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