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Old 07-22-05, 11:02 PM
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Why Did Harvey Keitel quit Eyes Wide Shut

Was it scheduling or "creative differences"? Anyone know the story?
Old 07-22-05, 11:04 PM
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I believe it was creative differences, which is why Keital was dismissed and replaced by Pollock.

Jennifer Jason Leigh though, was replaced due to scheduling conflicts because of the change in casting with Keitel.
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Kubrick fired him? He didn't quit? Wonder if Keitel was acting crabby about the pace of the film. Then Cruise had to refilm all of his scenes? Ouch. Sounds like a huge creative blow. Like making the film twice.

Would be great to see all those scenes. Which I know will never happen.

Make that two classic flms Keitel got the boot.
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Well, there was this old rumor:

Nasty rumors made it across the Atlantic. As ridiculous as this sounds now that we’ve seen the movie, a story did the rounds that Harvey Keitel was replaced because he literally came on Nicole Kidman during a simulated sex scene. At least that one was ridiculous enough to never be mentioned again. I only bring it up to embarrass those film journalists who were stupid enough to print it. It goes a long way towards explaining the cold and confused reception to Eyes Wide Shut, which for my money was dismissed by most critics in the US for not being pornographic enough; which was entirely missing the point.

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Huh?
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He jizzed on nicole and was replaced...
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I'd certainly sacrifice a film role for the pleasure of blowing my load on Nicole Kidman.
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You know, I've read that rumor before.

But it's got to be false. Not only because it's ridiculous, but unless Kubrick completely rewrote the script after Keitel was dismissed, the Ziegler character and Kidman barely even really talk with each other, let alone have a sex scene with one another.
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Actually the guy posted an anti-rumor. It says it right there "At least that one was ridiculous enough to never be mentioned again."
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
Actually the guy posted an anti-rumor. It says it right there "At least that one was ridiculous enough to never be mentioned again."
Ah true. I didn't even really read that above. I remember when that rumor was circulating though...quite funny nonetheless.
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You know... It would be worth it to get fired for coming on Nicole Kidman.

And not even for the actual experience of coming on Nicole Kidman. It'd be worth it just so you can say 'I came on Nicole Kidman' and knowing that it's true.

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Originally Posted by Derrich
You know... It would be worth it to get fired for coming on Nicole Kidman.

And not even for the actual experience of coming on Nicole Kidman. It'd be worth it just so you can say 'I came on Nicole Kidman' and knowing that it's true.

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I wonder if Tom Cruise can hold a straight face and say that. Hmm..
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I believe this is why Billy Bob Thorton doesn't seem upset about breaking up with Angelina Jolie. You'd think that ending a relationship with one of the hottest women on the planet would be a little traumatic. But He's all smiles. You know why. Because at any time during a conversation he can say 'Yeah, thats nice, but its not as good as the time I came on Angelina Jolie'.

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Originally Posted by Kube
He didn't quit? Wonder if Keitel was acting crabby about the pace of the film.
That was it exactly. Keitel spent a solid month on the set and didn't film one scene. It drove him nuts.
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I've always wondered why Keitel was fired from Apocalypse Now. Eyes Wide Shut wasn't a big role for him.
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Originally Posted by JesseCuster
I've always wondered why Keitel was fired from Apocalypse Now. Eyes Wide Shut wasn't a big role for him.
Probably came on someone.
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I think we may have just uncovered the reason behind Martin Sheen's on-set heart attack...
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I think it's safe to say we've found the explanation for why any actor leaves a project some time after shooting has started.
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Originally Posted by fumanstan
after shooting has started.
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HAHAHA! Oh, that's so wrong...
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probably because they wouldn't let him do sidal nudity.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
I wonder if Tom Cruise can hold a straight face and say that. Hmm..
I think he's too busy hopping on couches and discussing how much he loves Katie.
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On the 'coming on' scale, Katie Holmes isnt even close to Nicole Kidman. I doubt Keitel would've been sent to his trailer, much less get fired , for soiling Ms. Holmes.

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Originally Posted by Derrich
I believe this is why Billy Bob Thorton doesn't seem upset about breaking up with Angelina Jolie. You'd think that ending a relationship with one of the hottest women on the planet would be a little traumatic. But He's all smiles. You know why. Because at any time during a conversation he can say 'Yeah, thats nice, but its not as good as the time I came on Angelina Jolie'.

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