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 Roles turned down by Yul Brynner:

The Graduate
Yul Brynner was considered for the role of Mr. Braddock.
Actor who got the part: William Daniels

Let's Make Love
Turned down the role of the satirized billionaire in the George Cukor-directed musical co-starring Marilyn Monroe.
Actor who got the part: Yves Montand

Love in the Afternoon
Turned down the role of the middleaged playboy in the romantic comedy drama directed by Billy Wilder.
Actor who got the part: Gary Cooper

North By Northwest
Hitchcock and screenwriter Ernest Lehman considered Brynner for the role of the elegant, urbane spy in hot pursuit of "George Kaplan."
Actor who got the part: James Mason

The Sound of Music
Director Robert Wise considered Yul Brynner for the role of Captain Von Trapp.
Actor who got the part: Christopher Plummer

South Pacific
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






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