The famous heist film in which Danny Ocean aims to assemble the best team to simultaneously rob three of the biggest casinos in Las Vegas, Ocean’s Eleven notably brought together George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon and Andy Garcia in front of Steven Soderbergh’s camera.
However, as the film’s lead actor recently revealed during a visit to the TCM Classic Film Festival, several famous actors refused to join the group when the project began in the early 2000s.
“Steven just filmed Eric Brockovich and Traffic and he was nominated For both films. That’s why people wanted to work with him. “ That’s what George Clooney told him.
“That said, some people told us no”said Soderbergh, who was also at the event.
“in fact”Clooney confirmed. “We’ve had a lot of famous people tell us to go yourself. Mark Wahlberg, Johnny Depp. And there were others. They regret it now. I regret doing that ***Batman.”
A true commercial and critical success when it hit theaters in 2002, Ocean’s Eleven quickly established itself as a genre staple and even spawned three sequels.
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