Other actors considered for the role of Al Calavicci: * Malcolm McDowell * Ian McShane * James Coburn * Bruce McGill
At the audition for Al, the above four actors were all polite to Scott, who already had the role of Sam. Dean walked in, blowing cigar smoke into Scott’s face, and this plus his chemistry with Scott won him the role.
Chief U.S. Marshal James McShane, left, and an unidentified marshal at right escort James Meredith, center with briefcase, to the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford, Mississippi, on October 2, 1962. Meredith, was the first black student to attend the University of Mississippi after integration. (AP Photo)