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Turned down the role of the monster because he felt himself too well trained an actor.
Actor who got the part: Boris Karloff

The Night of the Hunter
John Carradine was considered for the role of the phony preacher which eventually went to Robert Mitchum. Director Charles Laughton called Mitchum to ask if he had any interest in playing the role, but warned him that it was a rotten, no-good character, to which Mitchum replied, "Sounds like you've picked the right guy", or words to that effect.
Actor who got the part: Robert Mitchum

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