May 08, 2016

Also considered for the role of Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider) in "All That Jazz"

According to IMDB...
  • Bob Fosse ("Producer David H. Melnick pointed out that Fosse, who had a history of heart problems, wouldn't survive the shoot.")  
  • Richard Dreyfuss ("Originally cast in the role of Joe Gideon but left the production during the rehearsal stage") 
  • Warren Beatty
  • Paul Newman ("He wasn't comfortable playing a dancer and didn't bother reading the script.")
  • Alan Bates ("too British")
  • Jon Voight
  • Alan Alda
  • Gene Hackman
  • Jack Lemmon ("too old")
  • Robert Blake
  • Jack Nicholson
  • Elliott Gould
  • George Segal


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