–Viggo Mortensen, after going off about the things “that have been happening in the last eight years in this country,” and being reminded that he’s actually in Toronto, from the New York Times.
“Contrary to what I was quoted as saying, I feel very proud of my country and through my work I have always tried to contribute to its culture within and outside Spain and to honour my people.”
–Javier Bardem backpedals after calling the Spanish “a bunch of stupid people” in an earlier interview, from the Indepedent.
“My wife Tonya told me I may have hurt my chances with the Clint Eastwood stuff… They (Oscar voters and Academy bosses) take everything into account with me. They take into account that I like the Knicks or that I’m in New York.”
–Spike Lee regrets (?) his Eastwood tiff, while not himself taking into account the possibility that “Miracle at St. Anna” is also not a very good movie, from King magazine via Huffington Post.
[Photo: Viggo Mortensen in “Appaloosa,” New Line Cinema, 2008]