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Sean Peters | 9528 comments Mod
The Execution of Private Slovik - Martin Sheen

Ocean's Eleven - I'm not sure which role he was offered

Breakfast at Tiffany's - He was unable to accept due to contractual obligations to the series Wanted: Dead or Alive. George Peppard eventually got the role.

Marooned - Gregory Peck

King Rat - George Segal

Return of the Seven - Robert Fuller

The Kremlin Letter - Richard Boone

Ice Station Zebra - Rock Hudson

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - Robert Redford

Dirty Harry - Clint Eastwood

Play Misty for Me - Clint Eastwood

The French Connection - Gene Hackman

Fort Apache, The Bronx - Paul Newman

The Betsy - Robert Duvall

First Blood - Sylvester Stallone

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Jack Nicholson

Apocalypse Now - Martin Sheen

Raid on Entebbe - Peter Finch

Raise the Titanic! - Jason Robards

A Bridge Too Far - Robert Redford

Grace Quigley - Nick Nolte

The Missouri Breaks - Jack Nicholson

The Towering Inferno II

Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Richard Dreyfus

The Driver - Ryan O'Neal

Convoy - Kris Kristofferson

*There are several other films he did not turn down and may have made had he not fallen ill including The Bodyguard, Dogs of War, Quigley, Down Under, Hang Tough and Pale Blue Ribbon.


message 2: by W (new)

W | 37 comments My favourite movie of his remains The Great Escape.


message 3: by Sean, Moderator (new)

Sean Peters | 9528 comments Mod
Close between The Great Escape and The Magnificent Seven

Two of my all time favourites


message 4: by W (last edited May 14, 2020 05:54PM) (new)

W | 37 comments And the motor racing one,Le Mans.Also remember,Nevada Smith.


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