What actors turned down Dirty Harry?

What actors turned down Dirty Harry?

Burt Lancaster, Steve McQueen and Paul Newman were all approached to play Dirty Harry, and all of them turned the role down down, although Newman recommended 41-year-old Eastwood for the part.

Who was the kidnapped girl in Dirty Harry?

Ann Mary Deacon
Scorpio eventually arrives, kills a police officer in the shootout that follows, and flees. The next day, the police receive another letter in which Scorpio claims to have kidnapped a teenager named Ann Mary Deacon. He threatens to kill her if he is not given a ransom of $200,000.

Was Harry Callahan a real person?

The role of Harry Callahan was loosely based on real-life detective David Toschi, who was the chief investigator on the Zodiac case. After this movie was released, Andrew Robinson received several death threats, and had to get an unlisted phone number.

Who was originally offered the role in Dirty Harry?

Frank Sinatra was originally cast to play Dirty Harry, but a broken wrist he suffered while filming the Manchurian Candidate prevented him from hoisting Harry Calagan’s signature beast of a gun.

Who was first choice for Dirty Harry?

John Wayne was initially offered the role of ‘Dirty Harryā€¯ which Clint Eastwood ended up playing so successfully and convincingly. It wasn’t until John Wayne, Frank Sinatra and Paul Newman had all passed on the opportunity to play the uncompromising San Francisco cop that Eastwood was offered the role.

Who was the villain in Dirty Harry?

Andrew Robinson
Stage-trained character player of film and TV remains best known for one of his earliest feature roles: a hissable portrayal of the crazed hippie serial killer Scorpio in Don Siegel’s genre landmark, “Dirty Harry” (1971).

Did he fire six shots or only five?

Harry Callahan: I know what you’re thinking. ‘Did he fire six shots or only five’? Well to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, i kind of lost track myself.