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 Roles turned down by John Gilbert:

Desire
Although the great silent film star was poised to make a comeback in this Marlene Dietrich film, some weeks after he and Dietrich filmed costume tests together, Gilbert suffered a fatal heart attack in his dressing room.
Actor who got the part: John Halliday

Grand Hotel
The great Silent film idol had suffered a series of box-office letdowns, so he did not get to play the role of "Baron Felix von Geigern" as costar Greta Garbo had requested.
Actor who got the part: John Barrymore






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