The Notebook Nearly Starred George Clooney And Paul Newman

The 2004 romantic drama The Notebook featured Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in the lead roles, but now we’ve learned what other actors were potentially going to star in it–and they are big names.

The Notebook focuses on two lovers, Noah and Allie, and the story takes place across two timelines–one when they are young and the other when they are elderly. George Clooney told Entertainment Weekly that he was originally attached to play the young Noah, the role that Gosling eventually got, with Paul Newman set to portray the older Noah.

“I was going to do a movie years ago called The Notebook, that Ryan Gosling actually did, and I was going to do it with Paul Newman. “I was playing the flashback and Paul Newman was the old guy.”

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