Jake Gyllenhaal & Heath Ledger auditioned for Moulin Rouge

It has been revealed that actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger auditioned for roles in Moulin Rouge.

The flick, which came out back in 2001, is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary this year and director Baz Luhrmann has spoken about who else auditioned for the role played by Ewan McGregor.

“I saw everyone. I have audition material of people you wouldn’t believe. I know who can really sing, people who’ve got amazing voices, from that process,” said Baz.

“Dear Heath Ledger, (he had) incredible scenes with Nicole. Because at one stage, Christian was very young, he was a younger guy, and then I was aware of Ewan but I didn’t know if he could sing.

“Jake should do a musical. He’s a wonderful actor, but (he has a) great voice, tremendous voice. He sang some (Stephen) Sondheim for me, complicated singing, great voice. When is he going to guest on Glee?”

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