1. - John Turturro, Clockers, 1994. Universal didn’t agree with Spike Lee’s plan - Turturro as Rocco Klein and Michael Imperioli for Larry Mazilla. Producer Martin Scorsese suggested Keitel for Rocco and so Turturro became Mazilla. Imperioli was compensated with the first of his many screen cops, Jo-Jo. His day would come - in The Sopranos, for six illustrious TV seasons across eight years, 1999-2007.
2. - Adrien Brody, Summer of Sam, 1998. The Spike Lee regular, set for Richie, was too busy shooting HBO’s flagship, The Sopranos. He is, though, seen briefly as Midnight.