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Here is a list of lucky actors who were considered 2nd-choice casting for classic movie roles. Some of the actors who were considered first were either too young or was not well-suited for the role, while others doubted their acting skills or had issues with payment. Whatever the reason, the actors' issue allowed their runner ups a chance to make it big. Most of these second choice stars were unknown or under-rated actors. Many castings that came off as the quintessential choice often were numbered second, third or even fourth on the 'possibles' list; For this reason, many classic movies became a hit and stars were born. These incredible casting lead accidents have made these films legendary over time. From the state of 'first and only choice', the casting directors ended up signing the last resort actors, but never to regret about it. These are the lucky stars who owe their successes to 2nd-choice casting. This list espouses the 'sour grapes' expression, Hollywood style.

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Anne Bancroft is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Lucky Stars: Actors Who Got Lucky With 2nd-choice Casting
Anne Bancroft Died at 74 (1931-2005) - The Graduate

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Clark Gable is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Lucky Stars: Actors Who Got Lucky With 2nd-choice Casting
Clark Gable Died at 59 (1901-1960) - Gone With The Wind

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Dustin Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Lucky Stars: Actors Who Got Lucky With 2nd-choice Casting
Dustin Hoffman age 78 - The Graduate

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Gloria Swanson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Lucky Stars: Actors Who Got Lucky With 2nd-choice Casting
Gloria Swanson Died at 84 (1899-1983) - Sunset Boulevard

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Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Lucky Stars: Actors Who Got Lucky With 2nd-choice Casting
Harrison Ford age 74 - Raiders Of The Lost Ark

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Humphrey Bogart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Lucky Stars: Actors Who Got Lucky With 2nd-choice Casting
Humphrey Bogart Died at 58 (1899-1957) - Casablanca

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Ingrid Bergman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Lucky Stars: Actors Who Got Lucky With 2nd-choice Casting
Ingrid Bergman Died at 67 (1915-1982) - Anastasia

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John Cassavetes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Lucky Stars: Actors Who Got Lucky With 2nd-choice Casting
John Cassavetes Died at 60 (1929-1989) - Rosemary's Baby

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Judy Garland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Lucky Stars: Actors Who Got Lucky With 2nd-choice Casting
Judy Garland Died at 47 (1922-1969) - Wizard Of Oz

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Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Lucky Stars: Actors Who Got Lucky With 2nd-choice Casting
Katharine Hepburn Died at 96 (1907-2003) - Suddenly Last Summer

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Marlon Brando is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Lucky Stars: Actors Who Got Lucky With 2nd-choice Casting
Marlon Brando Died at 80 (1924-2004) - On The Waterfront

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Mia Farrow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Lucky Stars: Actors Who Got Lucky With 2nd-choice Casting
Mia Farrow age 72 - The Great Gatsby, Rosemary's Baby

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Peter O'Toole is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Lucky Stars: Actors Who Got Lucky With 2nd-choice Casting
Peter O'Toole Died at 81 (1932-2013) - Lawrence Of Arabia

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Tony Curtis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Lucky Stars: Actors Who Got Lucky With 2nd-choice Casting
Tony Curtis Died at 85 (1925-2010) - The Defiant Ones

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Vivien Leigh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Lucky Stars: Actors Who Got Lucky With 2nd-choice Casting
Vivien Leigh Died at 54 (1913-1967) - A Streetcar Named Desire

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William Holden is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Lucky Stars: Actors Who Got Lucky With 2nd-choice Casting
William Holden Died at 63 (1918-1981) - Sunset Boulevard