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Paul Bettany declined the part of King George VI in 'The King's Speech.' Colin Firth played the role instead, for which he was later awarded a 2011 Academy Award for Best Actor. Pictured: Colin Firth (left) appears in a scene from 'The King's Speech.' Paul Bettany (right) appears in a photo taken at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2009.
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