In the end, could make completely different movies.
In the USSR the word “casting” is not known. Actors applying for the role in the film, took film and photoprobe in exchange for rubles 20-30 fee.
The same role auditioned dozens of actors, which today is all but impossible to imagine in these images. D’artagnan, for example, could play Vladimir Vysotsky, and Anna Karenina — Alla Pugacheva.
Films By Leonid Gaidai
1. Fotoproba Lebedev, Yuri Yakovlev and Yevgeny Evstigneeva on the role of Ivan in the movie “Ivan Vasilyevich changes a profession”. (Appeared Yuri Yakovlev.)
2. Fotoproba Andrei Mironov, Vyacheslav Innocent and Leonid Kuravlev the role of the Miloslavsky in the same film. (Played By Leonid Kuravlyov.)
3. Three Queens from the same place — Natalya Gundareva, Svetlana Svetlichnaya, Natalia Selezneva.
4. Fotoproba Nonna Mordyukova in the role of Madame Gritsatsuyeva in the movie “12 chairs”.
5. Fotoproba Natalia Selezneva on the role of Nina in “Caucasian captive”. (Played N. Varley.)
6. Fotoproba Natalia Kostinski for the same role.
7. Fotoproba Marianna Vertinskaya on the same role.
8. Fotoproba Oleg vidov for the role of Shurik in “the Caucasian prisoner”. (Played Demyanenko.)
“Sherlock Holmes and doctor Watson” Igor Maslennikov
9. Fotoproba Alexander Kaidanovsky and Vasily Livanov in the role of Holmes. (Played By V. Livanov.) If Holmes was Kaidanovsky, it could be considered the forerunner of Cumberbatch.
“Anna Karenina” By Alexander Zarkhi
10. Fotoproba Alla Pugacheva on the role of Anna Karenina. (Played By T. Samoilova.)
“The Adventures Of Pinocchio” By Leonid Nechayev
11. A couple of failed Pinocchio. (Played By D. Joseph.)
“Hussar ballad” by Eldar Ryazanov
12. Fotoproba Lyudmila Gurchenko on the role of Shurochka Azarova. (Played L. Golubkina.)
13. Three more candidates for the main female role — Alisa Freundlich, Svetlana Nemolyaeva and Valentina Malyavina.
“Girls” By Yuri However, The Newspaper Published
14. Fotoproba Valentina Malyavina the role Tosi (played N. Rumyantsev) and Alla Larionova on the role of Anfisa (played by S. Druzhinina).
“We are from jazz” by Karen Shakhnazarov
15. Fotoproba Lyubovi Polishchuk and Elena Tsyplakova on the role of kat. (E. Tsyplakova Played.)
“War and peace” by Sergei Bondarchuk
16. Fotoproba Larissa Golubkina and Lyudmila Marchenko for the role of Natasha Rostova. (Played By L. Saveliev.)
17. Two more candidates for the role of Natasha, Valentina Malyavina and Lyudmila Gurchenko.
18. Fotoproba Kirill Lavrov and Innokenty Smoktunovsky in the role of Andrei Bolkonsky. (Played Tikhonov.)
19. The role of Andrei Bolkonsky auditioned also Eduard Martsevich and Yuri Solomin. (E. Martsevich as a result played Trubeckogo.)
20. Fotoproba Andrei Konchalovsky for the role of Pierre Bezukhov. (Played By Sergei Bondarchuk.)
21. Nikita Mikhalkov almost was Petya Rostov. (Played Yermilov.)
22. Photoprobe on the role of the centurion of Stepan in “Andrei Rublev” Tarkovsky. (Played N. Grabbe.)
23. Vysotsky auditioned for the role of Blucher in “Marshal’s star”. (Played N. Gubenko.) And, perhaps, the role of General Charnota in the “Running”. (Played By Mikhail Ulyanov.)
24. Photoprobe for the role of Joe. (E. Matveev Played.)
25. Photoprobe on the role of Cyrano de Bergerac (the failed movie Ryazanov).
26. Photoprobe on the role of the border guard “Over the Tisza”, d’artagnan, sailor-anarchist in the “red square”. (Sailor played by S. Nikonenko.)
Samples Of Oleg Yankovsky
27. The actor auditioned for the role of Jacob self-expression “Eternal call”, Vlad in “once again about love” Dzerzhinsky “no distinguishing traits”. (These roles are played respectively by V. Biryukov, V. Komratov, P. Garlicky.)
Sample Catherine Savinova
28. The most expressive fotoproba Actresses for different roles.
Another couple interesting facts: “the hound of the Baskervilles” for a role he auditioned for A. Kaidanovsky, A. and Dahl, Y. Bogatyrev; for the sister of Stapleton — A. Vertinsky; Barrymore could be A. Porokhovshchikov, and Henry Baskerville — N. Gubenko and I. Vasiliev.
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