10 Things You Didn’t Know About Thelma & Louise
8. George Clooney Auditioned for Brad Pitt’s Role
George Clooney auditioned for the role of J.D., the robber who steals Louise’s life savings, and he was really sore that he lost out to Brad Pitt. “The funniest thing is, I didn’t watch that movie for a long time,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “I was really stuck doing a lot of bad TV at that time. And I had auditioned and auditioned, and it got right down to Brad and I, and he got it. And I just couldn’t watch that movie for a couple of years.”
7. Brad Pitt’s Low Salary
Brad Pitt may command multi-million dollar paychecks for movies now, but when he was cast in Thelma & Louise, he was still an up and coming actor who had yet to land his breakout role. Case in point, he only earned $6,000 to play J.D.! Lucky for him, this role put him on the map, so only a few years later, he earned $3 million for his part in Interview with the Vampire.