At one point Harrison's name was attatched to star.
For his final film, the legendary Sir Charles Chaplin offered the role of the millionaire diplomat first to Harrison, who declined.
Harrison wanted to play Sherlock Holmes, but was turned down.
Had accepted the role in the musical version of Dickens' classic story but had to withdraw because he was involved with a difficult stage production.
A top choice for the role of the conceited, womanizing pianist.
Did you know that Rex Harrison was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)