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With an impressive eight Oscar® nominations, the groundbreaking film Brokeback Mountain had everybody buzzing this year. Best Actor nominee Heath Ledger and Best Supporting Actor nominee Jake Gyllenhaal play two cowboys secretly in love for years.

The movie has stirred some controversy for its same-sex kissing and love scenes. When Jake and Heath appeared on the show, Oprah asked them if they found the kissing scene difficult.

"We can't say that we weren't nervous about it," Heath said. "But once the first take was over, it's like, 'Okay. So what? It's kissing another human being. How are we going to finish this scene? Let's get on with it and let's get out of here.'"

Brokeback stars Anne Hathaway and Michelle Williams also joined the discussion. With all of the acclaim surrounding the film, the actors said they looked forward to potential nominations, but told Oprah they had already received an even greater reward.

"I think it's sort of beyond our wildest expectations," said Jake. "I really do think that we're really all genuinely so proud of it and love it so much that we'll do anything for it. We'll go anywhere for it and we'll support it in any way we can."
FROM: Felicity Huffman, Terrence Howard and Jon Stewart
Published on March 02, 2006


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