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1* BreakthroughHit: Creator/JohnIrving's first bestseller, allowing him to quit a teaching position and focus on writing full time.* CreatorBacklash: Irving always hated Garp's name, only intending it as a placeholder until he came up with something better. * DawsonCasting: Garp is played from age 15 and up by then-30-year-old Creator/RobinWilliams, while Creator/GlennClose (herself only 4 years older than him) played his mother.* DyeingForYourArt: Creator/RobinWilliams had his body waxed to play the younger Garp.* StarMakingRole: For Creator/GlennClose.* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/JeffDaniels, Creator/DustinHoffman and Creator/ChristopherReeve turned down the lead role.----

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