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 Roles turned down by Ronald Colman:

The Bridge on the River Kwai
When Charles Laughton could not handle the Ceylon climate, Colman was on the short list of possible replacements.
Actor who got the part: Alec Guinness

Design for Living
Director Ernst Lubitsch sought Colman for the lead role in his 1933 film version of Noel Coward's famed play. Colman was unavailable.
Actor who got the part: Gary Cooper

Gone with the Wind
A favorite contender for the role of "Rhett Butler."
Actor who got the part: Clark Gable

The Paradine Case
Alfred Hitchcock wanted to direct Colman in the role of a famed British lawyer who falls in love with his fatal, beautiful client.
Actor who got the part: Gregory Peck

Turned down the offer by director Alfred Hitchcock and producer David O. Selznick to play Maxim de Winter.
Actor who got the part: Laurence Olivier

Wuthering Heights (1939)
Ronald Colman was said to be considered for the role of Heathcliff.
Actor who got the part: Laurence Olivier

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