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 Roles turned down by Roy Scheider:

The Deer Hunter
Scheider was originally cast as Michael in the Deer Hunter, but he quit the picture over creative differences with the script. Universal executives agreed to let him out of his contract if he would do Jaws 2 instead.
Actor who got the part: Robert De Niro

Was considered for the role of Clay Shaw.
Actor who got the part: Tommy Lee Jones

The Omen
Turned down the leading role of the American ambassador.
Actor who got the part: Gregory Peck

The Verdict
Was considered for a part in the movie.

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