Caine Thrilled To Play Bogart's Role In Huston Classic
MICHAEL CAINE jumped at the chance to star in JOHN HUSTON's epic 1975 movie THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING after learning his role had been intended for his hero HUMPHREY BOGART.
Huston met with Caine in Paris, France and asked him to be a part of the film, opposite Sir Sean Connery. The director didn't have to sell the movie hard - he simply explained his first choice was Bogart.
Caine recalls, "He said, 'I was originally going to do this with Clark Gable and Humphrey Bogart, but they both passed away on me.'
"I said, 'I'll do it.' Humphrey Bogart was one of my favourite actors and I got to play his part, which I thought was fantastic."