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Baz Luhrmann Reveals Who Almost Starred in 'Moulin Rouge' Instead of Ewan McGregor

Baz Luhrmann Reveals Who Almost Starred in 'Moulin Rouge' Instead of Ewan McGregor

Did you know that Ewan McGregor wasn’t the only choice to play Christian in the movie Moulin Rouge?

Baz Luhrmann, the writer and director of the beloved 2001 movie musical, is opening up about the casting process and finding the right leading man to star alongside Nicole Kidman.

One actor who Baz thought would’ve been great to play Christian ended up being too young for the role. He was 21 at the time while Nicole was 33, so the part went to Ewan instead.

Click through the slides to see who almost played Christian in Moulin Rouge…

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