In the film industry there are different names that have marked history and have become of utmost importance, since there are actors that reach such a high rank that all productions want them, making them very selective in the projects they choose to belong to.
There are films of which not much is known and they want to have a certain profile of actors, but often they do not accept for different reasons, and this would have been the case of a film rejected by actors of great caliber such as Leonardo Dicaprio, Brad Pitt and even Matt Damon, but what they did not expect, is that this film would end up winning several academy awards.
Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio turned down the lead roles in this 3 Oscar-winning film.
In 2006, Brokeback Mountain hit theaters with such an impressive story that millions of people have seen so far.
Brokeback Mountain tells the story of the unexpected romance between two men in the mid-1960s who fall in love while tending cattle in the mountains and from then on lead double lives with their families.
“Nobody wanted to do it. I was working on it and I felt we needed a really strong cast, like a famous cast. It didn’t work out. I interviewed the usual stars – Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Ryan Phillippe. They all said no.”
The film was a huge commercial success, grossing $178 million at the box office despite a budget of $14 million. It also received three Academy Awards: Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score.