Robert De Niro
Screen test for The Godfather
During the casting phase for The Godfather, Robert De Niro did his best to land the role of Sonny Corleone. The bad news: this screen test didn’t quite cut it and De Niro was denied the part. The good news? De Niro, who got the chance to play a young Vito Corleone in The Godfather: Part II, went on to win a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for the role.