10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Brokeback Mountain

No Heath?


Heath Ledger almost declined the role of Ennis Del Mar! He was uncertain about the role when it was first offered, but his then-girlfriend Naomi Watts encouraged him to take it after she read the script. When Ledger read the script himself, he said he would have flown to Taiwan to meet with director Ang Lee to be hired for the role. Just how good of a decision was this on Ledger’s part? He would go on to be Nominated in 2006 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, while many thought he should have won the award.