While there are a lot of people who feel that Hollywood has lost a lot of its originality, with all of the new prequels, sequels, remakes and reboots, there have still be some very impressive original movies coming through from time to time. This year is the 10th anniversary of the hit 2005 movie Brokeback Mountain, which went on to capture the imagination of people all over the world.
Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway had a role in Brokeback Mountain and she was very eager to land the role in the film, entering her audition in rather unusual circumstances. Anne was shooting the movie The Princess Diaries 2 on the day of her Brokeback Mountain audition and the actress had to rush to her audition still dressed in her full costume and make up.
Brokeback Mountain director Ang Lee explained, "On the Universal lot for auditions, the casting director told me the next actress coming in to read was going to apologize for her clothes and makeup, but to just let her do that and go into the reading. Then Anne came in, wearing heavy makeup and dressed as a princess, because she was shooting a parade scene for ‘The Princess Diaries 2’ on the Universal lot. She used her lunch hour to audition for the part."
Anne Hathaway clearly did a good job though, as she landed the role in the film, which went on to get nominated for eight Oscars, winning three of them along the way. There are still some people who like to make fun of Brokeback Mountain for its content but there is no denying that it is a very impressive movie indeed.