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A few unknown facts about everyone’s favorite movie

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By Kelly Dolejsi

There’s really no need to review one of the American Film Institute’s Top 10 Westerns of all time, a winner of four Oscars, a Golden Globe, a Grammy, a slew of BAFTA awards (British Academy of Film and Television Arts), etc., ad nauseam.

We all know “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” is a great movie.

So instead of adding my adjectives to heaps of other reviewers’, I’m going to share some trivia about the film that might not be as well known as the film’s brilliant acting, directing, cinematography, score, screenplay and anything I might have missed.

Paul Newman, already a huge name when the film came out in 1969, won even more acclaim for his portrayal of notorious bank robber Butch Cassidy. However, he wasn’t the only one considered for the role – nor was Robert Redford the only one considered for Sundance.

In a parallel universe, Dustin Hoffman might have played Butch, side-by-side with Steve McQueen or Warren Beatty.

Lucky for Redford, the film was too similar to “Bonnie and Clyde” for Beatty’s tastes and McQueen stepped down, because, rumor has it, he was afraid Newman would get top billing.


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