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Leslie Nielsen made at least two screen tests as Messala.
Actor who got the part: Stephen Boyd

The Catered Affair
Nielsen was originally announced for the role of 'Ralph Halloran'.
Actor who got the part: Rod Taylor

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Leslie Nielsen was considered for the role of Willy Wonka.
Actor who got the part: Johnny Depp

Nielsen was one of several actors in the running for the part of Sam Loomis.
Actor who got the part: John Gavin

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