Eddie Egan, the real-life "Popeye Doyle," wanted Taylor for the role, but director William Friedkin eventually went with Gene Hackman.
After teaming with 'Tippi' Hedren in "The Birds", Director Alfred Hitchcock considered re-teaming them in "Marnie", but decided on Sean Connery instead after screenwriter Jay Presson Allen suggested him.
20th Century FOX considered Taylor for the lead role.
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