Actors who were replaced during production

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  1. JozefK

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    Tyrone Power had apparently shot about two thirds of Solomon and Sheba when he died of a heart attack at age 44. He was replaced by Yul Brynner.

     
  2. Oatsdad

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    Eric Stoltz - booted from "Back to the Future"!
     
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    I knew this would be the first reply, but I didn't know it would come quite this quick.

     
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  4. Oatsdad

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    It's a classic! :D
     
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  5. ggergm

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    Genevieve Bujold would never be captain of the starship Voyager.

     
  6. JozefK

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    Peter Sellers (with Cliff Osmond) in Billy Wilder's Kiss Me Stupid. Sellers shot about five weeks before suffering a near fatal heart attack (Wilder: "I don't believe Peter Sellers had a heart attack -- because in order to have a heart attack, you have to have a heart") and was replaced by Ray Walston.

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    A temporary truce with Billy Wilder:

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  7. Monosterio

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    The only one who comes to mind is Kevin Spacey in All the Money in the World—replaced by Christopher Plummer.
     
  8. TwentySmallCigars

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    Harvey Keitel replaced by Martin Sheen in Apocalypse Now.
     
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    Judy Garland booted from Annie Get Your Gun replaced by Betty Hutton.
    Lita Grey replaced mid shoot on The Gold Rush by Georgia Hale
     
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    Sidney Pollack in for Harvey Keitel in Full Metal Jacket [edit: yes, I know - it was Eyes Wide Shut, LOL]
     
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  11. JozefK

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    This one may be the biggest surprise.

    Actor Richard Dimitri

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    "Happy Days" My Favorite Orkan (TV Episode 1978) - Trivia - IMDb

    Richard Dimitri was originally cast as Mork but was fired after the first day of filming.

    Al Molinaro suggested Robin Williams for the role of Mork after the original actor left. As such, producer Gary Marshall invited Williams for an audition interview and the young comedian demonstrated his quirky comic talent immediately by sitting on his head when asked to take a seat. At that kind of inspired comic silliness, Marshall immediately cast Williams and later remarked that it was because he was the only alien who auditioned.​

    It's hard to believe the role of Mork was not conceived for RW.
     
  12. Squealy

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    It was Eyes Wide Shut.
     
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  13. pocofan

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    Plan 9 From Outer Space. Bela Lugosi passed away during filming. They just finished with a different actor playing the part for the remainder of the movie. Wish they had oils show it on tv again. Have not seen it in a long time
     
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  15. Greg Gee

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    Many times the actor replaced is not known. In the film There Will Be Blood, Paul Dano was brought in to replace someone.
     
  16. Squealy

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    Woody Allen reshot an entire film -- September -- after replacing half the cast. (Didn't help.)

    He also replaced Michael Keaton with Jeff Daniels in The Purple Rose of Cairo.
     
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  17. JozefK

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  18. somnar

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    Brain fart from me! Of course you’re correct.
     
  19. Squealy

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    Dano had already been cast in the movie, playing the brother of the preacher character -- so Paul Thomas Anderson just made the brothers twins and had him play both roles.
     
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  20. Monosterio

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    Yeah, I was thinking it’s been so long since I saw FMJ, I forgot Sydney Pollack was in it! :D
     
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  21. JozefK

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    Never knew that. So what happened? I like Genevieve Bujold, but always found Kate Mulgrew off-putting, so never got into that series.
     
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  23. Ron Stone

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    After Trey Wilson died just days before filming commenced on MILLER'S CROSSING, he was replaced by Albert Finney.
     
  24. Otlset

    Otlset the tree demon awaits

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    Tammy Grimes turned down the lead in Bewitched, and it went to Elizabeth Montgomery. Thank goodness!
     
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  25. Kyle B

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    George Peppard was replaced with John Forsythe partway through filming the pilot of “Dynasty”. It would have been a very different show had Peppard continued.

    BTW, Tammy Grimes never shot any episodes of Bewitched. I think this thread is more about people who got the job and were replaced.
     
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