I’ve been offered at least eight tremendous epics. I turned them all down. I think it would be suicide for me to do another one now. I’d never get out of the spectacle classification if I did. Besides, what would I prove? What I really want to do now is a modern comedy. The trouble is that they all go to Cary Grant. I’m not proud. I’d be willing to take his leavings.
- Charlton Heston (1960) who was offered the lead role in Let’s Make Love alongside Marilyn Monroe but turned it down for a role in the Broadway flop The Juggler. The role eventually went to Yves Montad