The Report: Yes, I Did Say That!
Somebody said there's a script that's been around, and it shoots in Venice and Paris. And I said, 'Is it a character I haven't played before?' And they said, 'Yes, it's a lady.' "
-- Angelina Jolie, on deciding to take on her upcoming role in The Tourist.
"If a guy has one bad night, everybody goes insane and panics. ... I'm not panicking."
-- Charlie Sheen, on his Oct. 26 debacle at New York's Plaza Hotel.
"I went outside the other day, and I had a new Maserati in the driveway. Now I think that I'm Adam Sandler's bitch."
-- Chris Rock, on Sandler thanking him (and Grown Ups co-stars David Spade, Rob Schneider and Kevin James) for the movie's success with a $200,000 car.
"We've been in business 42 years together, which is brilliant, but in terms of he and I giving each other notes on how to shoot something? There'd be bloodletting."
-- Tony Scott, The Unstoppable director, on not seeing his brother Ridley Scott's films before they're finished.
"It is not just fist-pumping that is boosting the ratings."
-- Philippe Dauman, The Viacom president and CEO on the success of MTV's 2010 programming, in regard to Jersey Shore.
"If the Academy likes to do it, let them do it ... [It's] called the Governor's Award. Does that mean that Schwarzenegger gives me the award?"
-- Jean-Luc Godard, on his honorary Oscar meaning "nothing" to him.
"Even in Hollywood there seems to be a kind of anger about [it], like, 'Why would they remake something when they can just go see the original?' ...You can hope that [David] Fincher does a better job."
-- Niels Arden Oplev, The Swedish director of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, on his film's American remake.
"At @azizansari's house, trying to get him to work on our script. He's of course busy tweeting about a taco he ate last night."
-- Jason Woliner, the Parks & Recreation director tweeting about comedian Aziz Ansari's Twitter habits.
"If you go on GMA, I will fire Keith. ... We are at war."
-- Phil Griffin, the MSNBC president's reported warning to Keith Olbermann's manager, Michael Price, after the on-air host threatened to take his complaints public.
"It was so much fun for me. I was a bad writer for many, many years."
-- Oscar-winning screenwriter and director Paul Haggis on writing for TV shows like Diff'rent Strokes and The Facts of Life when he started out.