Leonardo DiCaprio: Bad Singing Cost Me Moulin Rouge!
Actor reveals that his warbling failed to impress director Baz Luhrmann...
Leonardo DiCaprio has revealed that he didn’t land the lead role in Moulin Rouge! because his voice wasn’t strong enough.
DiCaprio had been in the frame for the musical – which eventually went to Ewan McGregor - until Director Baz Luhrmann heard him sing.
"To be honest, I'm not really prepared to do a musical, simply because I think I have a pretty atrocious voice," Leonardo admitted to Variety.
"But we had a friendly thing where it was me and him and a piano player, and we tried to sing a song together. It didn't go too well.
"I think it was Lean on Me, and when I hit the high note, he just turned to me [and said], 'Yes, D, I don't know if this conversation should continue'."
Luckily The Wolf of Wall Street actor took the criticism well as he and Luhrmann later teamed up for The Great Gatsby.