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 Roles turned down by Lee Marvin:

Marvin was director John Boorman's first choice to play "Ed Gentry".
Actor who got the part: Jon Voight

Lee Marvin turned down the role of Quint.

Major Dundee
Director Sam Peckinpah's first choice, but Marvin's agents asked for too much money.
Actor who got the part: James Coburn

Reflections in a Golden Eye
Turned down the role of the "Major Weldon Penderton," a tortured man hiding his homosexual desires.
Actor who got the part: Marlon Brando

The War of the Worlds (1953)
Producer George Pal wanted to cast Lee Marvin as the male lead in this adaptation of H.G. Wells' novel. Marvin didn't learn of this until many years later.
Actor who got the part: Gene Barry

The Wild Bunch
Turned down the role of "Pike Bishop."

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