1. - Bud Cort, Harold and Maude, 1971. Elt’ must have heard how director Robert Altman warned his protégé: “Harold could typecast you for years:” In fact, Cort’s next movie was not until 1977.
2. - Christopher Reeve, Superman, 1978.
3. - David Hemmings, The Rainbow, 1989. Brit director Ken Russell saw David as Uncle Harry in the Women In Love prequel. LA did not: "No names, no film!" Russell's wife suggested Elton, who was enthusiastic about working with Russell, who directed his only movie, Tommy, 1975, and his Nikita video-clip. The usual "personal reasons" and "emotional problems" got in the way... of Elton's nerve. He kept bombarding Ken with queries: Did he need a voice coach, acting lessons, what about his glasses, his hair - get fitted for a wig or bring his own? David, help!