Failed his first screen test at Warner Brothers because Darryl F. Zanuck thought his ears were too large.
In his early days he was told his speech was too soft, he was too tall, he squinted too much, and his teeth needed capping. "That's all still true today," he says, "but the attitude is a little different now."
A casting director once informed him that he was bowlegged and that his neck was too thick.
The report on an early audition read, "Can't sing, can't act. Dances a little."