Gus Van Sant Name-Drops the 4 Famous Actors Who Declined Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain catapulted the already-thriving acting professions of Heath Ledger and also Jake Gyllenhaal when it was launched in 2005. The movie was met with success throughout the subsequent award season, as well as the two actors each made Oscar elections for their corresponding portrayals of Ennis Del Mar as well as Jack Twist.

Though it’s now challenging to think of anyone else in those functions, Gus Van Sant recently called the 4 other actors came close to for the film. While advertising Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot, Van Sant stated he was considered to

direct Brokeback Mountain prior to the gig mosted likely to Ang Lee. Thesupervisor stated it “had not been exercising,”however, due to the fact that stars kept turning it down, namely Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, and Ryan Phillippe.”Nobody wanted to do it, “Van Sant told IndieWire.” I was dealing with it, and I felt like we needed a really solid actors, like a well-known cast.

“When asked to validate Van Sant’s listing, Brokeback Mountain producer and film writer Diana Ossana stated, “Yes, all those young gents(at the time)declined the task, for various reasons.”In retrospection, Van Sant thinks he should not have actually been so concerned concerning casting such high-profile stars.”

What I could have done, and also what I probably ought to have done, was cast much more unknowns, not stressed over who were the lead stars, “he stated.”I was not ready. I’m uncertain why. There was simply kind of a misstep on my component.

There was something off with myself, I presume, whatever was going on.”Along with that shocking revelation, Van Sant additionally claimed he was provided to direct 2017’s Call Me by Your Name, which was guided by Luca Guadagnino. “I do not assume it would certainly have turned out the way it did if I had routed it. I assume it was great,”he claimed.

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