But at the outset of Brokeback Mountain, 'Nobody wanted to do it, ' according to filmmaker Gus Van Sant in a chat with IndieWire Wednesday.
"I think in that case in particular..."
Van Sant, the director of acclaimed movies such as My Own Private Idaho, Good Will Hunting and Milk, revealed that he was initially linked to the motion picture - director Ang Lee wound up winning the best director Oscar for his efforts - and in the early casting process, he sought big names to headline the film. I like the film.
Looking back, Van Sant said he should have cast "unknown" faces in the film. I don't think it would have panned out the way it did if I had directed it.
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The 13th Doctor will be played by English actress Jodie Whittaker - the first woman to play the titular time-travelling alien. But showrunner Chris Chibnall and his producers say there "wasn't even a question" about picking a woman to replace Capaldi.
Brokeback Mountain, based on a short story by Annie Proulx, tells the story of cowboys Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) who conduct a strained, secret and long distance love affair over 20 years.
"What I could have done, and what I probably should have done, was cast more unknowns, not anxious about who were the lead actors", he said.
Van Sant's "Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot", which came out in April, stars Joaquin Phoenix as John Callahan, a cartoonist who became paraplegic and used a wheelchair. I'm not sure why. "I didn't really want to go and talk Larry and Diana out of what they had created, because it was great", he said.
Ossana added that several notable directors also turned down the film: "Nobody would commit. I guess they saw it as too hard", she told The Hollywood Reporter at the time.
Pictures from the listing show vintage floral wallpaper, a MusiCall whole-house radio and a stone-wall fireplace. The home is 2,500 square feet on a 12,000-foot lot, and it can be yours for $1.8 million.
Si Brigitte Macron est vite devenue une icône de mode, il pourrait en être bientôt de même pour son président de mari... Les huit chefs de file syndicaux et patronaux se sont, chose inédite, réunis la semaine dernière.
L'affaire Alexandre Benalla agitait jeudi l'Assemblée nationale, en plein examen du projet de révision constitutionnelle. La décision sur la commission d'enquête a été saluée par les différents courants de l'opposition.
DC Comics TV series, like Supergirl and The Flash , have stayed much more family-friendly and have earned passionate followings. Joining them along the way are the hot-headed Starfire and lovable Beast Boy.
Les deux parties ont déjà entamé des discussions et Briand ne souhaiterait pas laisser passer cette occasion, ajoute L'Équipe . Elément important de l'En Avant ces dernières saisons, Jimmy Briand va quitter Guingamp prochainement.
Mohamed Sultan, the governor of Alexandria, told Egypt Today that the remains will be moved to the Alexandria National Museum. More specifically, archaeologists from Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities found three male skeletons in a reddish-brown slop.
Le Brésilien, très critiqué pour ses simulations et autres chutes théâtrales, ne se laisse pas démonter pour autant. Une scène qui a bien fait rire Neymar , qui aura au moins le mérite de faire preuve d'autodérision.
Bristol Palin joining MTV reality series 'Teen Mom OG'
It is safe to say she's transformed from a teen mom to a strong woman and a mother of three, proud of her big, handsome family. She shares daughters Sailor Grace, 2, and Atlee Bay, 14 months, with husband, Dakota Meyer .