Actor Aidan Quinn had a good first effort with the 1984 love story “Reckless”…so much so it almost got him a role in a Martin Scorcese film.
After seeing Quinn in this film, director Martin Scorsese hired Aidan Quinn to play the lead central role of Jesus in the original Paramount Pictures development of 1988’s “The Last Temptation of Christ”. However, this version got cancelled and Willem Dafoe was ultimately cast in the role of Jesus.
Quinn has said in the past in regards to it: “Marty quite liked ‘Reckless’. I mean, he said, ‘I hate this kind of movie,’ but he thought Jamie Foley did a real good job for a first try”.
Quinn went on to be a multiple Emmy-nominated actor…he did just fine I think.