Roles turned down by Yul Brynner:
Yul Brynner was considered for the role of Mr. Braddock.
Actor who got the part: William Daniels
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
Turned down the role of the middleaged playboy in the romantic comedy drama directed by Billy Wilder.
Actor who got the part: Gary Cooper
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
Director Robert Wise considered Yul Brynner for the role of Captain Von Trapp.
Actor who got the part: Christopher Plummer
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
Did you know that Yul Brynner was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)