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The film that Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt rejected and which became a success: “Everyone said no”

An interpreter’s career is full of decisions that can sometimes be controversial. Even more so when it comes to that Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio two of Hollywood’s most important actors and with equally successful careers. However, both are They decided to reject one of the most famous projects the industry and the film was a success, especially in the reviews.

Is about ‘Brokeback Mountain’ which eventually starred Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger and was released in cinemas in 2006. They thought the film might be interesting, something that, After reading the script, they didn’t believe it DiCaprio is Pitt.

Everyone rejected “Brokeback Mountain” and later regretted it

“Nobody wanted to do it. I was working on it and I felt like we needed a really strong cast, like a famous cast. That did not work. I asked the usual candidates: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Ryan Phillippe. They all said no said director Gus Van Sant in 2018.

Another name that eventually left the project was Josh Harnett. The actor was prepared for Brokeback Mountain but had serious problems balancing production and work. Filming “The Black Dahlia”. Therefore, he had to leave the film and the role ultimately fell to someone else.

“Years ago Gus Van Sant wanted to do it with me and Joaquin Phoenix. But he was on his way to Italy to film The Talented Mr. Ripley (whose character is gay) and then All the Beautiful Horses (where he plays a cowboy). And Gus wanted to do “Brokeback” right after that. And I said, “Gus, I’m going to do a gay movie and then a cowboy movie.” I can’t continue with a gay cowboy movie! Matt Damon said in a 2007 interview with Entertainment Weekly.

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