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 Roles turned down by Dean Martin:

Guys and Dolls
Producer Samuel Goldwyn considered casting the popular team of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis as Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit.
Actor who got the part: Marlon Brando

The King of Comedy
Dean Martin, along with Johnny Carson were considered for the role of Jerry Langford, but turned down the part.
Actor who got the part: Jerry Lewis

North By Northwest
Was considered to play the hero on the run in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller.
Actor who got the part: Cary Grant

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
Was considered by director Vincente Minnelli as a potential co-star for Barbra Streisand in the film version of the Lerner-Lane musical about reincarnation.
Actor who got the part: Yves Montand

The Pajama Game
Dean Martin was one of the contenders for the male lead opposite Doris Day. As it turned out, the original stage lead, John Raitt, reprised his role.
Actor who got the part: John Raitt

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