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Terrence Malick Cut Me!

When Rachel Weisz recently revealed that she'd been edited out of Malick's new movie, ''To the Wonder,'' she joined an elite group of actors who've had their parts axed — or significantly shrunk — by the reclusive filmmaker

To The Wonder (2012)

Rachel Weisz She shot a part in Malick's latest but told an Italian newspaper, "I will not have the pleasure of seeing my work."

Amanda Peet Cut entirely

Barry Pepper Cut entirely

The Tree of Life (2011)

Sean Penn Hours of unused footage reportedly focus on Penn, who said Malick "never managed to explain [my role] to me clearly." The Oscar winner was unhappy with the final cut.

The Thin Red Line (1998)

Mickey Rourke Cast as a soldier, Rourke is MIA in the movie, though one of his scenes made the outtakes on the Criterion DVD.

Adrien Brody He famously didn't know his role had been all but nixed until he saw the film at the premiere — with his parents.

Bill Pullman Cut entirely

Lukas Haas Cut entirely

Billy Bob Thornton Cut entirely

Originally posted Sep 28, 2012 Published in issue #1227 Oct 05, 2012 Order article reprints