Beatty is quoted as saying "Faye wasn't my first choice. We'd been turned down by about 10 women. I wanted Natalie Wood, Jane Fonda, Tuesday Weld, Sharon Tate, Ann-Margret. And then I met Faye."
Sharon Tate was originally cast in the role of Christian, but producer Martin Ransohoff pulled her from the film when he fired director Sam Peckinpah and replaced him with Norman Jewison.
Sharon Tate screentested for the role of Liesl.
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