Leonardo DiCaprio nearly played one of Hollywood’s famous legends on the big screen.
In a meeting with Deadline about his new original Heat 2, chief Michael Mann uncovers he once had plans to adjust James Dean’s life into a biopic. He even had his driving man as a top priority – a youthful DiCaprio.
“That was so odd about James Dean. It was a splendid screenplay. And afterward it’s who in the world could play James Dean?” reviewed Mann. “What’s more, I found a chap who could play James Dean, however he was excessively youthful.”
They even got as far in the process as a screen test with DiCaprio with blended results.
“We did a screen test that is very astonishing. I think he must’ve been 19 at that point. What’s more, from one point, he completely had it with him. All in all, it’s splendor,” said Mann. “He would turn his face in one course and we see a dream of James Dean, and afterward he’d turn his face another bearing and it’s no, that is a small child.”
Dignitary was 24 at the hour of his passing in 1955.
Kidding about the incomplete task, the chief set out to accuse DiCaprio.
“I tracked down the totally ideal demonstration of the play, in around a long time from that,” he added. “[DiCaprio] consciously fixed the James Dean bio for me.”
Mann would proceed to steerage “Intensity” in 1995 and DiCaprio would deal with “The Basketball Diaries”.
The 47-year-old entertainer once talked about the screen test in a Deadline interview in 2016.
“I did a screen test with him, I assume I was 18. It turned out lovely well. We saw clasps of Giant, and afterward he put me toward the rear of the vehicle with that rancher cap,” DiCaprio said. “Be that as it may, I was an exceptionally youthful looking youngster, in any event, when I was youthful. [Mann] chose to stand by two or three years, yet I… looked truly youthful.”
Dignitary’s heritage was at last caught in a 2001 TV film with James Franco in the job.