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Josh Hartnett Almost Starred in 'Brokeback Mountain' with an Oscar-Winning Actor & It's His Biggest Regret

Josh Hartnett Almost Starred in 'Brokeback Mountain' with an Oscar-Winning Actor & It's His Biggest Regret

Josh Hartnett recently opened up about being offered one of the lead roles in the Oscar-winning movie Brokeback Mountain and why he dropped out of the project.

The 43-year-old actor had to drop out because of contractual obligations to star in the 2006 thriller The Black Dahlia.

The future Oscar winner who was supposed to star alongside Josh also didn’t end up in the movie and the roles went to Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Click inside to find out who almost starred in the movie with Josh Hartnett…

Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Heath Ledger photos

“I was going to do Brokeback Mountain,” Josh told Australian outlet News.com.au. “And I had a contract with Black Dahlia that I had to film, so I had to drop out of it.”

He added, “It was a different film altogether, it was me and Joaquin Phoenix. But they went on to do it with Heath and Jake.”

“I’ve always wanted to kiss Joaquin,” he joked. “So that’s my biggest regret.”

Josh also talked about stepping back from mainstream Hollywood.

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