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Sam Mendes was said to be considered to direct along with George Clooney.
Actor who got the part: Ron Howard

The Prestige
Sam Mendes had shown interest in directing, but Christopher Priest (author of the novel) requested Christopher Nolan.
Actor who got the part: Christopher Nolan

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