He didn't get the part because producers didn't think he could be taken seriously as a cold-blooded killer.
It is perhaps the worst crime, because the most cold-blooded and ungenerous, which can be laid to his charge.
Sunny areas: Butterflies are cold-blooded so they need the sun's warmth to remain active.
In September this was taken by storm; Kolokotrones rode in triumph to the citadel over streets carpeted with the dead; and the crowning triumph of the Cross was celebrated by a cold-blooded massacre of 2000 prisoners of all ages and both sexes.
Cold-blooded animals, such as reptiles and batrachians, thrive best in an equable temperature, and, especially in the case of snakes, frequently can be induced to feed only when their temperature has been raised to a certain point.