David Shore conceived the series to be about a grumpy, retired racehorse who was so exhausted and worn out by years of racing that he became addicted to painkillers…
but he was also a genius doctor. The name of the show was, simply, Horse.
When Shore pitched it, Fox executives thought he’d said “House,” so they told Shore to rewrite it about a pill-addicted house that was also a genius doctor.
Then everybody realized it would be far easier to film if the title character was just a guy named House walking around a hospital, instead of a suburban mid-century split-level.
Oddly, Hugh Laurie was attached to the role from day 1.
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Originally, producers wanted the role to go to Will Smith, who was hot off of the success of Independence Day.
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Sean Connery – Lord Of The Rings
Originally, Sean Connery was brought in to read, but he turned the project down after learning that it involved twelve weeks of shooting.
Connery also had no affection for the project (and continually mispronounced “hobbits” as “bobbits”)
- Arnold Schwarzenegger has won a Golden Globe for acting.
- Steven Seagal once broke Sean Connery’s wrist.
- Anthony Hopkins won ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role’ for Hannibal in ‘Silence Of The Lambs’ despite only being on screen for 16 minutes
- Jean-Claude Van Damme was cast as the original Predator. (A ninja-like alien with the head of a dog-fly).