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    • Slim was originally offered the part of Dick Hallorann in "The Shining" (1980) but refused, saying that working with director Stanley Kubrick before on "Dr. Strangelove" (1964) was too strenuous. He later changed his mind, saying he would do it if Kubrick would be required by contract to shoot his scenes in 100 takes or less. Kubrick's penchant for shooting scenes hundreds of times led to this stipulation, but Kubrick refused and cast Scatman Crothers in his place instead.