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Jake Gyllenhaal Reveals Why Heath Ledger Said No to 'Brokeback Mountain' Oscars Bit

Jake Gyllenhaal Reveals Why Heath Ledger Said No to 'Brokeback Mountain' Oscars Bit

Jake Gyllenhaal and the late Heath Ledger co-starred in the 2005 hit film Brokeback Mountain, and now Jake is relaying a story about what happened when they were approached to present at the Oscars.

“I remember they wanted to do an opening for the Academy Awards that year that was sort of joking about it. And Heath refused. I was sort of at the time, ‘Oh, okay… whatever.’ I’m always like: it’s all in good fun. And Heath said, ‘It’s not a joke to me – I don’t want to make any jokes about it,’” Jake told Another Man.

When the writer of the piece remarked about how smart that was, Jake responded, “Absolutely.”

Find out which other actors were offered the Brokeback Mountain leading roles but turned it down.

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