Director Bruce Robinson said that if Aaron Eckhart hadn't agreed to play ambitious real-estate developer Sanderson in 'The Rum Diary,' "we'd still be casting." In the movie, lots of rum is swilled and cigars are smoked. Turns out Eckhart only indulges in one of those vices in real life: "I got addicted to cigars while making this movie," he admitted to Moviefone. Interestingly, he was one of the few who wasn't lighting up at the movie's press conference, where Johnny Depp smoked five hand-rolled cigarettes in quick succession, moderator Elvis Mitchell sucked on a huge stogie and Robinson smoked and drank a beer. By comparison, Eckhart says things were pretty tame on the Puerto Rican set.
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