- Jul 3, 2009
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I saw a wonderful interview with Bob Hoskins once who was originally cast as Al Capone. DePalma was honest with him and said they were really after De Niro but would he mind being stand by. When they did get De Niro, being more expensive and also paying off Hoskins the original shoot-out on the train was abandoned. Hoskins said he was at home eating his breakfast when the pay-off cheque came through. He was astonished to be paid so he rung up De Palma saying, "Have you got any more films you don't want me to do?" Not sure how true this is, but it's a great story.