Tumbles from a Mangy Loner
Albert Finney as T. E. Lawrence in a screen test before he quit the film.
From the book David Lean by Stephen M. Silverman (1989)
Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Anthony Perkins, Richard Burton, and Alec Guinness “if he were fifteen years younger” were all considered for the role of T. E. Lawrence.
Katharine Hepburn recommended Peter O’Toole based on a play she had seen him in and the rest is history.
 

Albert Finney as T. E. Lawrence in a screen test before he quit the film.

From the book David Lean by Stephen M. Silverman (1989)

Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Anthony Perkins, Richard Burton, and Alec Guinness “if he were fifteen years younger” were all considered for the role of T. E. Lawrence.

Katharine Hepburn recommended Peter O’Toole based on a play she had seen him in and the rest is history.