"Brokeback Mountain" won three Oscars in 2006, the prize for that was Best Picture (from "Crash") and Nominated Nominees for His Young Stars Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal
But before Ang Lee took over the film, Gus Van Sant had the job, as he slaughtered unsuccessfully, trying, "Brokeback Mountain "pull together.
Van Sant told IndieWire that his project had stalled because he could not attract leading actors like Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Matt Damon as gay lovers in the drama
"No one wanted to do it," Van Sant said to IndieWire. "I worked on it, and I felt we needed a really strong cast, like a famous cast, that did not work, I asked the usual suspects: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Ryan Phillippe no. "
" Brokeback Mountain "producer and scriptwriter Diana Ossana confirmed Van Sant's comments on IndieWire
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"Yes, all these young gentlemen (back then) rejected the project for a variety of reasons," said Ossana.
Van Sant, who occupied River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves in the unrequited love story "My Own Private Idaho" (1991), said the inability to fill the big stars in "Brokeback Mountain" dampened his enthusiasm.
"What I would have done, and what I probably should have done, was more unknown, do not worry who the main characters were," he said. "I was not ready, I'm not sure why, there was just a kind of hiccup on my part, there was something wrong with me, I think whatever happened."
The film later went to Lee, the Ledger and cast Gyllenhaal in the seminal roles. Van Sant has a new movie & # 39; He will not walk far & # 39; shot
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