Find your favorite actors or movies:
W. C. Fields  «   » 
 Roles turned down by W. C. Fields:

It's a Wonderful Life
Frank Capra considered using W.C. Fields in the role of Uncle Billy.
Actor who got the part: Thomas Mitchell

Tales of Manhattan
The episode in which W.C. Fields appeared in this anthology was cut before the film was released by 20th Century Fox.
Actor who got the part: Part Cut

Fields was not available when producer Hal Roach had him in mind to play the wealthy, carefree madcap who becomes a ghost.
Actor who got the part: Cary Grant

The Wizard of Oz
W.C. Fields turned down the part of the Wizard.
Actor who got the part: Frank Morgan

Take Today's Quiz
before they were famous

 Other Popular Actors: