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“He turned it down, Kevin Costner, Randy Quaid – those were the hotties at the time – and everybody else turned it down… I thought, ‘What about Bobby D?’ – I knew Bobby D, and I know he’s funny… and I’d pay to see him dance on a piano… Once Bobby said yes, everybody wanted to do it, so Tom came back.” Filmmaker Penny Marshall almost landed pal Robert De Niro for hit comedy Big, but his interest led to first choice Tom Hanks accepting the part.

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