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Trivia Quiz - The Part Was Originally Supposed To Go To Whom?


Many of the actors and actresses we see in films and television were not necessarily the producer or director's first choice. These questions are about actors and actresses that were the original choice for roles that ended up going to someone else.

Quiz Number: 2550
Date Submitted: May 23, 2008
Quiz Categories: TV, Radio & Stage, Movies
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: Samurai Sam
Average Score: 45.6 percent
Times Taken: 104 times
Taken by Registered Users: 13

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1. This actor was originally cast to play Indiana Jones in "Raiders of the Lost Ark", but he was unable to get out of a television series to which he was committed at the time. Who was he?
  A.   Ted Danson
  B.   Tom Selleck
  C.   Stephen Collins
  D.   Bruce Boxleitner

2. This actor was the first choice of director John Landis to play Dean Vernon Wormer in "Animal House", but he backed out over concerns that the role would tarnish his clean cut image. Who was he?
  A.   Pat Boone
  B.   Jack Webb
  C.   Bob Keeshan
  D.   Roy Rogers

3. What actor, originally cast to play Blake Carrington on the TV series "Dynasty", was replaced by John Forsythe after he got into a dispute with the producers over the script?
  A.   George Peppard
  B.   Lyle Waggoner
  C.   James Coburn
  D.   Doug McClure

4. It would be hard to imagine this movie superstar as Mike Brady on "The Brady Bunch", but he was producer Sherwood Schwartz's first choice to play the role. Who was he?
  A.   Clint Eastwood
  B.   Al Pacino
  C.   Gene Hackman
  D.   Robert DeNiro

5. Kate Winslett was cast as Rose in the blockbuster film "Titanic" after what actress was first offered but turned down the role?
  A.   Scarlett Johansson
  B.   Keira Knightley
  C.   Claire Danes
  D.   Cate Blanchett

6. The role of Sam Malone on the TV comedy "Cheers" almost went to which ex sports star turned actor?
  A.   Burt Reynolds
  B.   Bruce Jenner
  C.   Fred Dryer
  D.   Ed Marinaro

7. Ed Harris was cast as Christof in the 1998 Jim Carrey film "The Truman Show" (the author's favorite film) after what actor left the film due to creative differences?
  A.   Dennis Farina
  B.   Dennis Hopper
  C.   Vincent D'Onofrio
  D.   Randy Quaid

8. This actor was originally cast to play the Tin Man in "The Wizard of Oz", but was replaced by Jack Haley after he got sick from the aluminum powder used to make him up for the role. Who was he?
  A.   Buddy Ebsen
  B.   Robert Taylor
  C.   Leslie Howard
  D.   James Cagney

9. What actor, who went on to fame in "Dallas", was originally offered the role of Dr. David Banner in the TV series "The Hulk", that eventually ended up going to Bill Bixby?
  A.   Ken Kercheval
  B.   Patrick Duffy
  C.   Steve Canally
  D.   Larry Hagman

10. What well known actor was first offered but turned down the role of Archie Bunker in "All in the Family" that eventually went to Carroll O'Connor?
  A.   Martin Balsam
  B.   Ralph Bellamy
  C.   Mickey Rooney
  D.   Eli Wallach


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