Mr. Laser Beam wrote:
I had no idea anyone else auditioned for Dukat. I guess it's good they didn't get it, 'cause nobody out-Dukats Marc Alaimo!
According to Memory Alpha
, someone else was cast
, then "let go", as a classic case of miscasting, after the first day of filming.
Since Alaimo had already played Macet in TNG,
he was known to do a menacing Cardassian.