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The screenwriter George Axelrod was initially passed over because he was considered too lowbrow for the picture.
The director, too, was a far third choice. When Truman Capote, who also insisted that he play the male lead, met with the producers of the film, he initially insisted on using Marilyn Monroe as the title character. Producers were horrified because of her dreadful reputation on set. Then there was the character herself. She also had been fighting with her puritanical older husband, Mel Ferrer, also an actor and a director, who had become jealous of her rapidly rising star power.
Trouble on Set Problems quickly emerged on the shoot, especially between George Peppard and almost every member of the cast and crew. Peppard believed that he, not Hepburn, was the true star of the film. She thought he was pompous.
He got so difficult that director Edwards and Peppard almost got into a fistfight over the blocking of a scene. Edwards and Hepburn, on the other hand, grew very close during the making of the picture, starting rumors that they were romantically involved. He would openly reprimand Hepburn in front of the cast, making critical comments about her looks, clothing and uncouth manners.
She chose the director, and ended up divorcing her husband several years later. More importantly it ushered in a new type of woman in the wake of the buttoned-up and sexually repressed s.
George Peppard - Wikipedia
Now there was a woman — a delicate and wholesome-looking one — who was single, young and sexual without being condemned for it.
But Capote had nothing but nastiness to say about the movie. It made me want to throw up. Even still, on his deathbed, the two most important women — and the two women who most closely shaped Holly — would be the two names he said: But that's the goal, like a hockey goal. I figure I've got a choice And my objective is that one performance.Breakfast at Tiffany's (6/9) Movie CLIP - Cracker Jack Prizes (1961) HD
He was meant to follow this with an adaptation of the play Merrily We Roll Along but it was never made. For this role, Peppard earned a private pilot's license and did much of his own stunt flying, although stunt pilot Derek Piggott was at the controls for the famous under-the-bridge scene. If I get two out of three of those I'm satisfied. With his cool, blond baby-face looks and a touch of menace, of meanness, he had established a screen persona as strong as any of the time.
Peppard began appearing in a series of action movies, predictably as a tough guy, but there were much tougher guys around - like Cagney, Bogart and Robinson, whose films had now become television staples. In he announced he had co written a script Watch Them Die which he planned to direct, but not star in.
Among other disappointments during this period were a pair of westerns, 's Cannon for Cordobain which Peppard played the steely Captain Rod Douglas, who has been put in charge of gathering a group of soldiers on a dangerous mission into Mexico, and 's Rough Night in Jericho in which he was billed over Dean Martin and Jean Simmonsa reflection of his status at that point in his career.
Television[ edit ] Peppard then decided to turn to television. After developing projects for two years, including making a number of pilots, he had a notable success with Banacek —74part of the NBC Mystery Movie series, starring in minute whodunits as a wealthy Boston playboy who solves thefts for insurance companies for a finder's fee.
Both have been released on DVD along with the pilot episode. He also delivered one of his most critically acclaimed, though rarely seen, performances in the TV movie Guilty or Innocent: Peppard appeared in the short-lived half a season Doctors' Hospital and several other television films.
He starred in the science-fiction film Damnation Alleywhich has gone on to attain a substantial cult following. Peppard's role in the film was reportedly turned down by Steve McQueen because of salary issues. With fewer interesting roles coming his way, he acted in, directed and produced the drama Five Days from Home in Low point[ edit ] Peppard later said the low point of his career came over a three-year period around the time of Five Days from Home.
My career seemed to be going nowhere. Not much work over a three year period. Every morning I'd wake up and realise I was getting deeper and deeper into debt". Eventually he got his money back and was able to concentrate on his career. In a rare game show appearance, Peppard did a week of shows on Password Plus in During the filming of the pilot episode, which also featured Linda Evans and Bo HopkinsPeppard repeatedly clashed with the show's producers, Richard and Esther Shapiro ; among other things, he felt that his role was too similar to that of J.
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Three weeks later, before filming was to begin on additional episodes, Peppard was fired and the part was offered to John Forsythe ; the scenes with Peppard were re-shot and Forsythe became the permanent star of the show. TDirk Benedict and Dwight Schultz. In the series, the A-Team was a team of renegade commandos on the run from the military for "a crime they did not commit" while serving in the Vietnam war. The A-Team members made their collective living as soldiers of fortunebut they helped only people who came to them with justified grievances.
As Colonel John "Hannibal" Smith, Peppard played the leader of the A-Team, distinguished by his cigar smoking, confident smirk, black leather glovesdisguises, and distinctive catch phrase, "I love it when a plan comes together. It made Peppard known to a new generation and is arguably his best-known role.