Co-star says Heath Ledger refused to attend ‘07 Oscars over ‘Brokeback Mountain’ joke

Jake Gyllenhaal made the revelation in an interview with the fashion magazine Another Man.

4/9/2020 3:40:00 AM

Jake Gyllenhaal says Heath Ledger refused to attend the 2007 Oscars over a 'Brokeback Mountain' joke in the opening monologue. 'Heath said, ‘It’s not a joke to me.’” - NBCOUT

Jake Gyllenhaal made the revelation in an interview with the fashion magazine Another Man.

ByAlexander KacalaActor Jake Gyllenhaal revealed in a recent interview that Heath Ledger, his co-star in “Brokeback Mountain,” refused to appear at the 2007 Academy Awards ceremony over an opening monologue joke about their critically acclaimed movie at the Oscars the year before.

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Heath Ledger, left, and Jake Gyllenhaal in Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain."Kimberly French / Focus Features via AP fileBased on a 1997 award-winning short story of the same name, “Brokeback Mountain” depicts the intense decadeslong relationship between cowboy Ennis Del Mar (Ledger) and farmhand Jack Twist (Gyllenhaal), who fall in love in the mountains of Wyoming in 1963 while tending sheep. The film received eight nominations and won three Oscars at the 2006 awards ceremony.

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NBCOUT Wow, sounds like he was pretty butt hurt over it. NBCOUT Wow, literally nobody should care about this. NBCOUT Lol NBCOUT I really believe this movie destroyed Jake Gullenhall’s career. I couldn’t watch him after BBM NBCOUT This is not at all interested, especially since we don't even know what the joke is

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Jake Gyllenhaal Says Heath Ledger Turned Down Oscars Over 'Brokeback Mountain' JokeThe actor said his late co-star 'refused' to participate in an opening monologue that poked fun at the film's gay love story.

Jake Gyllenhaal Says Heath Ledger Turned Down Oscars Over 'Brokeback Mountain' JokeThe actor said his late co-star 'refused' to participate in an opening monologue that poked fun at the film's gay love story.

Heath Ledger ''Refused’' to Partake in Brokeback Mountain JokeIn a new interview, Jake Gyllenhaal talks about Heath Ledger refusing to participate in the 2007 Oscar's joke about Brokeback Mountain. No we don't... They were method acting... “I wish I could quit you!”

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