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 Roles turned down by John Garfield:

Golden Boy
Although the play was written by his friend, Clifford Odets, expressly for him, the role was given to another member of the Group Theatre. Garfield was considered for the film, but the role went to William Holden.
Actor who got the part: William Holden

The Man with the Golden Arm
John Garfield was originally attached to star but died before production could begin.
Actor who got the part: Frank Sinatra

A Streetcar Named Desire
The great Oscar-nominated star turned down the powerhouse role of Stanley for fear of being overshadowed by whoever played Blanche.
Actor who got the part: Marlon Brando









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