Orignal Actor (Not Robert Englund) As Freddy Krueger - A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

Orignal Actor (Not Robert Englund) As Freddy Krueger  - A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

Happy Halloween! Did you know Robert Englund wasn't Wes Craven's first choice for Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street? English actor David Warner was, and now you can see makeup tests he took part in before he left due to scheduling conflicts.

Over the decades, David Warner has taken on a lot of roles in television shows and movies, but one role could've defined his career if not for a scheduling conflict. For me, I most recognize the Emmy Award winning actor as 'Chancellor Gorkon' from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and the main antagonist of 1988's Waxwork, but at one time he could've been 'Freddy Krueger' in the 1984 horror-classic, A Nightmare On Elm Street. Wes Craven had originally wanted a stuntman for the role, but then quickly realized an actor was needed. He chose Warner for the part, but a scheduling conflict forced Warner to drop out and Robert Englund stepped in. Below, are images of Warner taking part in a makeup test for the role.
A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984) - Can your nightmares be fatal? In this classic of the horror film genre that launched a movie franchise, a hideously scarred pedophile who was murdered by a lynch mob returns years later in the terrifying nightmares of his killers' teenage children -- and the dreaming teenagers are starting to die in their sleep. Starring Academy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Johnny Depp ("Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," "Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy"), Golden Globe-winner John Saxon ("Enter the Dragon," "The Appaloosa"), Heather Langenkamp (TV's "Just the Ten of Us") and Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger ("Urban Legend," "The Mangler").
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