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The Godfather: Part II
Some say that Elia Kazan was Francis Ford Coppola's first choice for the role of Hyman Roth. Other reports say that Paramount was considering Kazan to replace Copolla as director.
Actor who got the part: Lee Strasberg

The Postman Always Rings Twice
The great director did a screen test for the role of Greek cafe owner "Nick Papadakis" in this movie version of James L. Cain's classic and sexy thriller.
Actor who got the part: John Colicos

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