We’re never quite sure what to say about interviews, unless the interviewed party says something particularly quotable, and by that we mean scandalous, stupid, or offensive (we’re easy to please). But that doesn’t mean there aren’t many out there worth checking out. In alpha order and this format: interviewer and source, interviewee, something we really wish the interviewee had talked about during the interview.
Joan Dupont in the LA Times on Daniel Auteuil
Not discussed: If he ever felt the urge to do like his sexy-ugly Gallic counterpart GÃ©rard Depardieu and make a go of it in Hollywood (though that really worked out well).
Paul Hamilor in the Guardian on Taylor Hackford
If, when planning his next film as a "contemporary adaptation" of
Bizet’s "Carmen" set in New York, he missed the fact that MTV
unfortunately staked out this territory just a few years earlier with "Carmen: A Hip Hopera." Let it go, man.
Joe Donnelly in the LA Weekly on Catherine Hardwicke
Not discussed: How funny the Sharon Waxman NYT piece on her getting to direct "Lords of Dogtown" was, primly adding a "(platonic)" to gushes of affection for Stacy Peralta (you won’t catch the Gray Lady starting rumors, no).
Jason Wood in the Guardian on Nicolas Roeg
His favorite films (despite someone asking), though he talks about
almost everything else you’d want to know â€” it’s a fabulous and weighty
transcript of a live interview with later questions from the audience.
+ The window into an actor’s secret self (LA Times)
+ Dark Star (Observer Magazine)
+ Danny Boyle (Times)
+ A few years away from acting, and suddenly Joan Chen’s playing Mom (SF Chronicle)
+ Benicio Del Toro: The unusual suspect (Independent)
+ Charles and I (Guardian)
+ Sk8er Girl in Z-Boy Land (LA Weekly)
+ GhostBoy interviews the animation genius Don Herzfeldt!!! (AICN)
+ Thomas Jane: No doubting Thomas (Independent)
+ The Guardian profile: Ewan McGregor (Guardian)
+ Thirty years later, he’s still holding the line (LA Times)
+ His brilliant career (Guardian)
+ Baadasssss is back! (Observer)