Co-stars: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger,
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Giovanni Ribisi, Jena Malone,
Donald Sutherland, Brendan Gleeson, Ray Winstone, Kathy
Baker, Jack White...
US Release Date: December 25, 2003
Filmed: in Romania and South Carolina from July 15th to
November 22nd of 2002. Natalie completed her part in
Natalie's Character: Sara
Plot Summary: Inman (Law), a wounded soldier in the
American civil war, leaves Gettysburg and begins a long
and difficult walk home to Cold Mountain and his beloved
Ada (Kidman) and meets some very interesting people and
places along the way.
- Natalie originally auditioned for the part of Ada.
- In the original script, Inman stays with Sara to help
clean up after the encounter with the Union soldiers,
but Sara's baby dies and a grief-stricken Sara shoots
herself. This is one of the deleted scenes on the DVD.
- Adaptation of Charles Frazier's novel, which was
loosely based on Homer's "The Odyssey".
- Jennifer Garner auditioned for Natalie's part. As well
as singer Faith Hill: "There's one that's coming out
that I read for that's a dream part," Hill said. "I
didn't get the part. Natalie Portman got the part, but
it's Cold Mountain. It's an amazing script, and
incredible director, and I had a wonderful experience
reading for him, but it's with Jude Law, Nicole Kidman,
and Renee Zellweger and Natalie Portman--it was her
part--Sara. It's an amazing, amazing role."
Running Time: 152 minutes.
MPAA Rating: R for violence and sexuality.