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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.
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