Christian Slater’s Ego Stopped Him From Getting This Keanu Reeves Role

Christian Slater and Keanu Reeves were both superstitious in the 1990s – and Slater almost played one of Reeves’ roles. However, Slater said his own ego went his way. Unfortunately, Reeves had problems with the role.

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Why Christian Slater turned down a position that went to Keanu Reeves

First, a little background. Francis Ford Coppola is a legendary film director. Part of what makes him special is how he has directed films in a number of genres, from gangster movies to war movies to comedies. In the 1990s, he made a sharp turn into Victorian Gothic horror.

His film Dracula Bram Stoker the most famous version of that novel as a recent memoir. There is a star team, including Gary Oldman as Count Dracula and Keanu Reeves as Jonathan Harker. During an interview with Kevin Nealon, Slater said he could have played the part but his ego got “dangerous” in the way.

Trailer for Dracula Bram Stoker

according to Mojo Box Office, Dracula Bram Stoker earned over $ 215 million. That’s amazing for a timeless horror movie. Pieces of time like blockbusters and horror movies of time like The others and The lighthouse very small and far apart. Dracula Bram Stoker still one of the most popular horror films of the 1990s – with or without Slater involved.

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