Brokeback Mountain had almost other protagonists

It should have the most iconic roles are that of the late Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal have ever played: that of Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist in “Brokeback mountain”, the movie about 2 gay cowboys of Ang Lee in 2005, a year later 3 Oscars won including best director and best edited scenario. During the production process were, however, the names of Matt Damon and Joaquin Phoenix for a while on the table for the lead roles. That has to be one of the screenwriters of the movie stated in the margin of a display in Santa Monica. Moreover, it would not be Ang Lee directing the picture, but Gus Van Sant. “We sent the script to Edward Norton, Joel Schumacher, and dozens of other directors. They told us all that they enjoy to be found, but nobody wanted to permanently commit to. They never gave us a real reason. I think the project is too difficult.”

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