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2. He Delayed Filming To Avoid Hurting Jimmy Stewart’s Feelings

When he was beginning work on spy thriller North By Northwest, Alfred Hitchcock absolutely did not want to cast Jimmy Stewart in the lead. The two had developed a film relationship previously having worked on classic films like Rear Window and Vertigo. The latter of which had bombed massively in the box office and Hitchcock secretly blamed Stewart. So, when it came time to shoot his spy movie, Hitchcock purposely waited until Stewart was cast in something else in order to hire Cary Grant guilt free.

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