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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A Christmas Story movie trivia: the movie wouldn't have been the same if this role had been played by this actor

According to director Bob ClarkJack Nicholson was given the script and was very much interested in the role of Mr. Parker, "The Old Man". However, Clark didn't learn of this until later and the studio didn't want to pay Nicholson's fee anyway, which would have doubled the budget. Regardless, Clark said that Darren McGavin was still the better choice and was born to play the role.

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