Saturday, June 19, 2010

"The Catcher in the Rye": The Film

In the past, stars have queued up for a chance to play its young anti-hero Holden Caulfield. The list reads like a Who's Who of Hollywood glitterati, including Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Tobey Maguire.

John Cusack once said his only regret at turning 21 was that he had become too old to play Holden, while Ethan Hawke said at age 16 he became convinced he "was Holden Caulfield".

More here on the barriers to making a film out of "The Catcher in the Rye."

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