A throwback video of Robert Downey Jr, Keanu Reeves and Brad Pitt where the now three biggest stars in Hollywood can be seen auditioning for a role in 1991 thriller movie, Backdraft is pure gold. The throwback video shows the then young stars auditioning for the role of ‘Brian McCaffrey’ before it eventually went to William Baldwin alongside Kurt Russell, Robert De Niro and Scott Glenn pivotal roles.
Watch the video here:
Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr. and Keanu Reeves auditioning for Backdraft pic.twitter.com/WlP7nNYAYs— Eyes On Cinema (@RealEOC) July 29, 2019
Commenting on how big a stars they have become with current hits such as ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, ‘John Wick’ or ‘Iron Man’ a fan commenting on the tape replied, "Imagine how these guys careers could have taken off if they'd stared in Backdraft. I wonder what happened to them."
Directed by Ron Howard, the 1991 movie about two Chicago firefighter brothers, who don't get along, and have to work together while a dangerous arsonist is on the loose was nominated at the Academy Awards for ‘Best Visual Effects’ and ‘Best Sound Editing’.