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Little Buddha (1993) Poster

(1993)

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The film is dedicated to Francis Bouygues, a French industrialist who was to produce this film before he died in 1993.
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For the scene in the forest with the ascetics where Siddartha becomes emaciated from lack of food, Keanu Reeves went on a crash diet of oranges and water.
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In January 1996, 3 years after this movie was released, a 4-year-old boy from Seattle actually was chosen as the reincarnation of beloved Lama Deschund Rinpochet, and relocated to Nepal to be groomed as a spiritual teacher.
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Final film in director Bernardo Bertolucci's "oriental trilogy", following The Last Emperor (1987) and The Sheltering Sky (1990).
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Marlon Brando was approached about playing Siddartha.
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Eric Stoltz was considered for the role of Dean Conrad.
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