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The awkward gesture that broke up a decade-long friendship between Danny Boyle and Ewan McGregor (and ended in one of DiCaprio’s worst jobs ever)

The director chose another actor to star in a film that smelled of success, when he had already told him it would be for him. Spoiler alert: It was a flop.

As in life itself, though perhaps with a bit more ‘glamour’ in between, Hollywood’s greats are not spared from acting out some bad vibes. among various actors, directors and other industry figures It is well known that close friendships last a lifetime, the opposite is also trueThat at a certain time and for any reason any enmity and enmity arise.

In most cases these stories are not beyond public knowledge, but There have been many ‘feuds’ throughout historyAnd Ryan Murphy even did an anthology series on the subject, Among the Stars.

One of the Most Famous Angers in Hollywood It was helmed in its time by famed filmmaker Danny Boyle and famed actor Ewan McGregor, who became good friends during the filming of the 1994 film. open graveThe director’s big screen debut, and they exposed their friendship in it trainspotting (1996).

Danny Boyle cast McGregor as the lead in his third film, a different storyin which he co-starred with Cameron Diaz in 1997, but agreed to work with the director when Sea shore and cast Leonardo DiCaprio to play the lead, His friendship with Ewan McGregor fell apart. So much so that they stopped talking to each other for a whole decade.

Although a priori it should not be a reason to be angry that the director who cast you in the lead role in three of his films chooses another actor for another project, especially one with a premiere. T2 Trainspotting In 2017, in which the two returned to work together, we learned a little more about what happened nearly 20 years ago. why What happened is that, as Boyle himself admits, he handled it very badly. “Very, very bad”, in his own words, since gave McGregor the impression that he would be prominent in Sea shore Later on to choose DiCaprio.

“I handled it very badly and I apologize to you. I felt very embarrassed about it. I’m not proud of the way I handled it.”He admitted face to face with McGregor The Graham Norton Show, “I’m sorry it took so long,” replied the actor, Sorry for the lost years of friendship. “It’s a shame we didn’t work together all those years. It wasn’t because of The Beach itself, it was because of our friendship and I felt like I was in Danny’s first three movies and Danny’s fourth I wasn’t.” , and it put me off. I didn’t understand it and we didn’t talk for a long time, which was pointless.”

Reconciliation between the two would not happen until 2009.When McGregor presented an award to Boyle at the BAFTAs and gave her a nice speech.

Leonardo DiCaprio Turned Down a Cult Film to Star in One of the Worst Movies of His Career

funny thing, The ‘beef’ between Boyle and McGregor didn’t end well for anyone, especially Leonardo DiCapriowhat with Sea shore He got his first big role after the megahit of TitanicAnd the reception to his work was rather lukewarm.

In fact, the film is considered one of the worst in his entire career and it took him a few years and other opportunities to prove that he was an actor like the top of a pine tree and not just a teen heartthrob. The beat of Similarly, for Boyle Sea shore It’s not even one of his greatest ‘hits’. By signing DiCaprio as the lead, the director gets an additional $50 million.But he recognized himself in 2013 Moviefone what The fact that the film was big budget ruined its outcome. In fact, the title is the lowest rated by Boyle. rotten Tomatoes with a critical score of 21% and 57% from audiences.

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