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 Roles turned down by George Peppard:

The Graduate
Was a contender for the role of Benjamin Braddock.
Actor who got the part: Dustin Hoffman

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Peppard was sent the script by Warner Bros. but his agent talked him out of it, telling him that the part of Singer, a deaf mute, was too weak and "might be a homosexual." Newcomer Alan Arkin played the part and earned a Best Actor Oscar nomination.
Actor who got the part: Alan Arkin

The Killers (1964)
George Peppard was on a list of actors considered for the role of Johnny North.
Actor who got the part: John Cassavetes

The Magnificent Seven
Considered for the role of Vin.
Actor who got the part: Steve McQueen

Period of Adjustment
Peppard turned down a starring role opposite Jane Fonda in this film.
Actor who got the part: Jim Hutton

Did you know that George Peppard was not the only choice for this movie? (click to learn more)
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