Brokeback Mountain Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


5th March 2015

Quote: "I feel like I'm so good at raising a kid when I'm not working. I don't forget anything. I've got everything covered. It’s a real luxury to have a moment when I'm not scrambling... so that leaves me feeling pretty exhausted. I'm the person who falls asleep all the time. You invite me over for dinner or to a party, and there's a whole scrapbook of pictures of me napping. I've even been given a nickname because of my snoring." Brokeback Mountain star Michelle Williams struggles to stay awake as she balances her career with motherhood.


28th May 2013

Fact: A pair of jeans and leather gloves worn by late actor Heath Ledger for his Oscar-nominated role in 2005 film Brokeback Mountain have sold at auction in Los Angeles for $21,000 (£13,548). The lot made more than 20 times the expected price.


29th September 2011

Fact: Michelle Williams will be honoured with the top prize at the upcoming Hollywood Film Festival. The Brokeback Mountain star has been named as the recipient of the 2011 Hollywood Actress Award at the annual ceremony, which takes place on 24 October (11).


2nd September 2011

Quote: Brokeback Mountain director Ang Lee is set to pitch the first ball at Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets, on 12 September (11) in celebration of Taiwanese night at the baseball ground, located in Queens, New York.


9th June 2011

Quote: "My son's performance was quite good. He is quite a serious actor but this is just a comedy." Brokeback Mountain director Ang Lee is proud of his son Mason Lee's short role in The Hangover Part Ii.


18th May 2011

Fact: U.K. film fans have named Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal's forbidden love in Brokeback Mountain their favourite screen romance. Gyllenhaal and the late Ledger starred as gay cowboys who share an illicit affair in the 2005 drama, which topped a poll by LoveFilm.com.


4th November 2010

Quote: "I'm desperate to work with Michelle Williams again. That's what I think is so incredible about having had the luck to have lasted in this business so far." Jake Gyllenhaal is keen to reunite onscreen with his Brokeback Mountain co-star MICHELLE WILLIAMS.


4th November 2010

Quote: "That movie continues to last, and a large part of that has to do with how extraordinary Heath Ledger was, and what an extraordinary force he was as an actor. If he were still alive everybody would be clamouring to work with him. I just feel honoured to have worked with him and to have called him a friend." Jake Gyllenhaal on his late Brokeback Mountain co-star HEATH LEDGER.


25th September 2010

Quote: "I could be a pie baker. I like to bake a blackberry pie. I am pretty proud of my pie skills. Pie could be my future." Brokeback Mountain star Michelle Williams considers an alternative career.


30th September 2008

Quote: "I like the film I just made with Jonathan Demme (RACHEL GETTING MARRIED) and I like my performance in Brokeback Mountain. The rest of the stuff, I just think it's good, but it's not great. It reveals to me what I am, which is a very young actress who has a lot to learn." Anne Hathaway.


1st April 2008

Quote: "I just thought HAN SOLO was a little dumb and not self-aware. If he's a space cowboy, he ain't from Brokeback Mountain." Harrison Ford isn't a fan of his Star Wars character.


12th March 2008

Fact: Brokeback Mountain director Ang Lee and his screenwriting/producing partner James Schamus were honoured with a freedom of expression award on Tuesday (11Mar08) at the ShoWest convention for their contributions to the film industry.


28th January 2008

Fact: Heath Ledger movies 10 things i hate about you, A KNIGHT'S TALE and Brokeback Mountain have entered website Amazon.com's top 25 best-selling DVDs in the wake of the actor's death last Tuesday (22Jan08).


16th July 2007

Quote: "I'm pretty bad entertainment - I'm not particularly well dressed, and I haven't graduated from college. I think you should like Natalie Portman a lot more." Brokeback Mountain star Anne Hathaway insists acting peer Portman is much better tabloid material than she is.


14th July 2007

Quote: "Could a squeaky-clean girl know all the lyrics to TEACHES OF PEACHES? I mean, my favourite song is called F**K THE PAIN AWAY." Brokeback Mountain star Anne Hathaway is tiring of her good-girl image.


7th December 2006

Quote: "I've never played anyone overly confident and sexual. I've interpreted that as being vain, and, little by little, I realised, I've never done that before because it frightened me and I wouldn't be able to." Brokeback Mountain star Michelle Williams isn't confident about her seduction skills onscreen.


23rd October 2006

Quote: "Heath is a fearless performer, and that's exactly what I need in taking on a massive icon like THE JOKER." Film-maker Christopher Nolan reveals why he picked Brokeback Mountain star Heath Ledger to play the wise-cracking villain in Batman BEGINS sequel THE DARK NIGHT.


6th October 2006

Fact: The complete wardrobes worn by Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams in Brokeback Mountain will be auctioned off this Saturday (07OCT06) at the Human Rights Campaign's 10th annual dinner in Washington DC. The proceeds will go to the gay rights organisation in America.


9th August 2006

Fact: Oscar-winning Brokeback Mountain composer GUSTAVO SANTAOLALLA and Pirates Of The Caribbean costume designer PENNY ROSE will be among the recipients of craft awards at the 10th annual Hollywood Film Festival in October (06).


7th August 2006

Fact: Nelly Furtado is in secret talks with Oscar-winning Brokeback Mountain composer GUSTAVO SANTAOLALLA with a view to recording a album in Spanish and Portuguese with the Argentine.


5th April 2006

Quote: "Get Ang Lee to do Brokeback Mountain with two lesbians and I'll be there." British actress Kelly Brook is serious about wanting to star in a potential Oscar winner.


21st March 2006

Quote: "The baby keeps staring at me... I said maybe she remembers I am the reason she came into existence." Brokeback Mountain director Ang Lee believes he has a special connection with Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams' baby MATILDA.


15th March 2006

Quote: "It was definitely like walking on the moon for the first time, but it wasn't the butt of a mule; I was kissing a human being with a soul." Heath Ledger on kissing Jake Gyllenhaal in Brokeback Mountain.


15th March 2006

Quote: "We were going to star together in Brokeback Mountain, but we couldn't decide which one was going to star in front." SIR Roger Moore jokes with his The Persuaders! co-star Tony Curtis.


6th March 2006

Fact: Celebrated western writer LARRY MCMURTRY stuck true to his cowboy roots by wearing his lucky jeans to the Academy Awards last night (05MAR06). MCMurtry won an Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for Brokeback Mountain.


5th March 2006

Quote: "I went to see Brokeback Mountain with my boyfriend. He closed his eyes during the gay sex scene. He's not homophobic - it's the only way he can come." Independent Spirit Awards host Sarah Silverman.


2nd March 2006

Fact: If Oscar favourite Ang Lee picks up a Best Director Academy Award for Brokeback Mountain on Sunday (05MAR06) he'll become the first Asian filmmaker to claim the prize.


20th February 2006

Quote: <p>"It's just a pleasure to be a part of this movie and I can't even believe I've got this for it." Jake Gyllenhaal after scooping the Best Supporting Actor award for his role in Brokeback Mountain. </p>


19th February 2006

Quote: <p>"It's just a pleasure to be a part of this movie and I can't even believe I've got this for it." Jake Gyllenhaal after scooping the Best Supporting Actor award for his role in Brokeback Mountain. </p>


2nd February 2006

Fact: <p>Brokeback Mountain and Crouching Tiger, HIDDEN DRAGON film-maker Ang Lee made Oscars history on Tuesday (31JAN06) when he became only the second director to be nominated for films in different languages. Chocolat director Lasse Halstrom has also been nominated twice, for movies in English and Swedish. </p>


31st January 2006

Quote: <p>"We tell them it was shot in Canada, (but) they're still interested in Wyoming." Wyoming tourism chief MICHELL HOWARD on the state's tourism boom since the release of hit movie Brokeback Mountain. The film is set in Wyoming but was filmed in Canada. </p>


30th January 2006

Quote: <p>"We made out and they had a baby." Jake Gyllenhaal jokes about Brokeback Mountain gay sex scenes with Heath Ledger, who fell for his co-star Michelle Williams during the making of the hit film. </p>


6th December 2005

Quote: <p>"I'm not going to pretend to be some great wise person. I'm just a kid from Perth who's acting. I'll probably thank my mom." Australian actor Heath Ledger on his possible Oscars acceptance speech for controversial new movie Brokeback Mountain. </p>


5th October 2005

Fact: <p>One gay sex scene in Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal's bold new movie Brokeback Mountain took 13 takes throughout one full day to perfect. </p>


23rd September 2005

Quote: <p>"I actually ate two or three bars of Cadbury's chocolate each day to get as hyperactive as JAKE. I just got fat by the end of the film." Laid-back movie star Heath Ledger went to extremes to compete with Brokeback Mountain co-star Jake Gyllenhaal. </p>


27th August 2005

Quote: <p>"He had to go through deep hypnosis to even remember." Matt Damon jokes about the fact his The Brothers Grimm co-star Heath Ledger has wiped his much-publicised same sex kiss with Jake Gyllenhaal in Brokeback Mountain from his memory. </p>


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