Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance is one of the most critically acclaimed films in recent years.
The sleeper hit has earned director Alejandro González Iñárritu and several of its stars Oscar nominations; it's even considered one of the favorites for Best Picture.
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But no work of art is created fully formed. Actors need multiple takes, films need editing, scripts need rewrites.
In fact, Iñárritu recently mentioned a scrapped alternate ending for the film that was so bad he didn't even want to describe it!
But co-writer Alex Dinelaris must not have gotten the memo, because he spilled the whole thing on The Q&A Podcast!
And now we REALLY wish we had it as a DVD extra — we mean, it involved Johnny Depp! Alex revealed:
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