Australian actor Heath Ledger should have played one of the main roles in “No Country For Old Men” by the Coen brothers, broadcast this Thursday on France 3. Do you know which one?
Heath Ledger in front of the Coen brothers’ camera? This enticing association almost saw the light of day, the late Australian actor having been strongly approached to play one of the main roles of the feature film No Country For Old Men, broadcast this Thursday evening on France 3.
Heath Ledger was indeed in advanced discussions to play the character of Llewelyn Moss in No Country For Old Men, but he declined the proposal in order to allow himself a period of rest to enjoy his little girl. The role, of which Garret Dillahunt, who finally plays Wendell in the film, was also very close, will be finally held on the screen by Josh Brolin. Shortly after this missed appointment, Heath Ledger will slip into the skin of the Joker for the needs of the feature film The Dark Knight by Christopher Nolan.
We will also point out, still in the radius of the alternative castings of No Country For Old Men, that the role of the terrifying Anton Chigurh almost returned to Mark Strong. It will finally devolve to Javier Bardem, with an astounding performance that will earn him the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
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