Which Academy Award winning film was hard to cast? (Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino and Robert Redford were among those who refused the offer)

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
The Shining
Apocalypse Now
Not many actors were willing to leave America for 17 weeks and spend them in the jungle. Several well known actors, including Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, Robert Redford, James Caan, Tommy Lee Jones and Nick Nolte, were approached to play either Kurtz or Willard but refused the offer.
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