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 Roles turned down by Boris Karloff:

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
Refused to parody his beloved role as the Frankenstein monster.
Actor who got the part: Glenn Strange

The Invisible Man
The studio's first choice got passed over by director James Whale who preferred an actor with a more intellectual, refined speaking voice and manner.
Actor who got the part: Claude Rains

Werewolf of London
The lead role was intended for Karloff, but it was rushed into production with Henry Hull while Boris filming "Bride of Frankenstein"
Actor who got the part: Henry Hull

The Wolf Man
Universal had originally intended Karloff to star as Larry Talbot, the aristocrat attacked by a wolf when he returns to his family homestead.
Actor who got the part: Lon Chaney Jr.

Did you know that Boris Karloff was not the only choice for this movie? (click to learn more)
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