People Who Passed on Brokeback Mountain

If you don't remember Brokeback Mountain.....


Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal eventually earned the roles that further shot them into Hollywood Stardom. 

Writer Van Sant said, "Nobody wanted to do it." Apparently playing a 'gay love story' was a risky move back when filming was taking place. 

I'm sure not all the people who turned down Brokeback Mountain declined for that reason, but I bet a few of them did. The list goes as followed:

  1. Leonardo DiCaprio
  2. Brad Pitt
  3. Matt Damon
  4. Ryan Phillippe
  5. Tom Hardy

I'm glad everything turned out how it did though, such a dope movie with great acting. 

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