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 Roles turned down by Christopher Lee:

In his autobiography, Christopher Lee states that he turned down the role of Dr. Rumack.
Actor who got the part: Leslie Nielsen

Turned down the role of Doctor Loomis.
Actor who got the part: Donald Plesance

Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban
Christopher Lee was reported to be in the running to take over the role of Dumbledore.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Lee was offered the role of King Balor, but had to turn down the role due to other commitments.
Actor who got the part: Roy Dotrice

Something Wicked This Way Comes
Author Ray Bradbury had the great Lee in mind as a top choice to play Mr. Dark.
Actor who got the part: Jonathan Price

Star Wars
Turned down the role of Grand Moff Tarkin. Suggested Peter Cushing play the part.
Actor who got the part: Peter Cushing

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