Hollywood stars often seem so majestic to us: the feeling that they simply cannot be involved in all kinds of squabbles inherent in mere mortals. Of course, world-famous actors are people just like you and me. The material will tell stories about how some roles did not go to one or another Hollywood stars, despite their dreams and requirements.
1. Gwyneth Peltrow really wanted the role of Rose in "Titanic"
Gwyneth Peltrow really wanted to get the role of Rose in the film "Titanic", which subsequently remained the highest-grossing film of all time for 10 years. Director James Cameron was also impressed by the actress, but he broke down under the pressure of screen tests from the young actress Kate Winslet. And it was she who has now entered the annals of cinema as having performed one of the most memorable roles for film fans.
2. Jared Leto threw vile tantrums to get the role of the Joker in the 2019 film adaptation
Very interesting events broke out in Hollywood about a year and a half ago, when director Todd Phillips was given the green light to create an experimental film about the history of the formation of a character from the fandom about Batman and the city of Gotham, the Joker. Having played a few years earlier in the film "Suicide Squad" of the supervillain Joker, actor and singer Jared Leto for some reason decided that a role in a solo film about the Joker must be given to him. And Leto's arguments were the strangest …
In the 2016 film Suicide Squad, the Batmanian Joker is played by Jared Leto, an actor who has rare and extremely unconventional roles in Hollywood. But the director David Ayer was dissatisfied with the actor's performance. He claims that Leto did not play the character in the way he, the director, demanded. In addition, he behaved eccentrically during filming, and he got to the point that he tossed someone from the crew of dead rats and pigs. The film crew was unhappy, but no exhortations worked for Leto. Jared claimed that this is how he gets used to the character, being in the role of a supervillain in 24/7 mode. The director was unhappy with the game so much that out of the 40 minutes filmed with Leto, only 12 minutes of screen time were included in the picture.
Jared Leto flunked Warner Bros. petitions and letters on the topic that he SHOULD have a role in a solo album about the Joker, because his role in Suicide Squad was cut (it seemed like he demanded some kind of compensation for moral damage!). He attracted to his tantrums (at the same time arranging something like solo pickets near the Warner offices) his acquaintances from a number of powerful of this world, including his music producer 30 SECONDS TO MARS, trying to somehow persuade the movie bosses to give him the role that he supposedly must. As a result, in front of the actor's nose, they simply closed all the doors and convincingly asked him to stop being dishonored.
Interesting fact … The role of the Joker in the cult film of the past year was played by Joaquin Phoenix, as a result of which the actor already has a Golden Globe for the main role, and 99, 9% of film critics of the world tipped him an Oscar 2020 for this role. Phoenix's play is recognized as revolutionary in the history of cinema and promises to be included in the Guinness Book of Records as the most praised by film critics role of all time.
3. Rising Hollywood star Tom Cruise in 1990 dreamed of playing Edward Scissorhands, but not destiny …
The iconic role in the 1990 film "Edward Scissorhands" revealed Johnny Depp's acting talent to the world. And the then young, but promising director Tim Burton, who has now become a living legend, a creator of characters who have become folklore, insisted on this candidacy. Here is what Tim Burton said in an interview in 1992: “Movie bosses have always told me: here's a list of five grossing actors, and Tom Cruise takes three lines from this list. I learned then to be open and talk to different actors about auditions. Tom Cruise didn't seem like an ideal for this role, but I met and talked to him. He was interesting, he asked a lot of questions. But at the end of the meeting, I thought this: it is, of course, great that you asked me so many questions, only you are either filming or not. " (translation for Novate. Ru from BURTON ON BURTON (c) Tim Burton (c) Mark Salisbury 2006)
As it turned out, Tom Cruise, who was so anxious to play the monster Edward Scissorhands, a kind of direct film descendant of the creature created by Victor Frankenstein from the film adaptation of "Frankenstein" of the early 20th century of the 19th century novel by Mary Shaley, refused to negotiate about the role of Edward just because Cruise wanted so that at the end of the picture, Edward's face would be restored and no longer have scars. As the saying goes, actors have their own quirks too.
It is not known for certain how Depp and Burton met in reality, but it is clear what came of this: the world received one of the brightest movie stars of the 20th and 21st centuries. Burton found a diamond called Depp, cut it into a diamond and gave it to the world.
Curious fact … Depp and Burton collaborated for 23 years, but then, after first Depp officially broke up with the mother of his children, Vanessa Paradis, and then Burton officially broke up with the mother of his children, Helena Bonham-Carter, they were banned from their film studio. And even Depp's short-term marriage to Amber Heard, which has led to a number of courts and hype scandals to the public, did not help restore the cooperation of this cult tandem. We hope that this injustice will be eliminated in the near future.
The theme of the movie will be organically continued by the material Child actors who did not break, like most, and became recognized stars.