Roles turned down by Anthony Perkins:
Perkins auditioned for director Elia Kazan, who didn't give him the role but who offered him the chance to take over the lead role in the Kazan-directed Broadway stage smash hit "Tea and Sympathy."
Actor who got the part: James Dean
Anthony Perkins auditioned for the roles of Tom Hagen and Sonny Corleone.
Anthony Perkins was looked for the role of Benjamin Braddock.
Actor who got the part: Dustin Hoffman
He auditioned for the role won by Tony Curtis.
Actor who got the part: Tony Curtis
Perkins was high on the list of young actors considered to play the key role of Lieutenant Cable.
Actor who got the part: John Kerr
Perkins was suggested to Universal Studios by Alfred Hitchcock himself for the male lead in "Torn Curtain", but the studio preferred box-office champ Paul Newman.
Actor who got the part: Paul Newman
Was considered to play "Tony."
Actor who got the part: Richard Beymer
Did you know that Anthony Perkins was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)