Zach Galifianakis’s Beard Hides a Dark Secret

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"I look like a fat Jodie Foster when I [shave]."—Zach Galifianakis [MovieFone]

"I really liked her but she was very quiet and didn't speak much. I think she was a bit shy."—Rubina Ali on meeting Nicole Kidman [Guardian UK]

"Really? I'm well preserved."—Julia Roberts on being told it's been 20 years since Pretty Woman [Female First]

"The strangling scene was also very painful. That felt like a very long struggle for me. And that is where, for the first time, I saw a little glimpse of pleasure in Lars's eyes. I wasn't sure I wanted to see that. But at the end of it Lars came up to me and said, 'I know you feel very bad, Charlotte. But all my actors always feel like that.'"—Charlotte Gainsbourg on working with Lars von Trier on Antichrist [Female First]

"Watchmen is an entirely different experience: it punishes the audience. It says: 'Oh you like the Comedian? Oh, he's a rapist, by the way.' From an intellectual standpoint that's fun to do, but its offputting if you're there to enjoy a movie that's supposed to be a superhero movie."—Zack Snyder [Guardian UK]

"I also hadn't prepared for an older audience, but people with gray hair were reading it. That was unsettling because of all the cursing in the book. I was like, 'Oh no, Uncle Fred is going to know I swear!'"—Dave Eggers on A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius [Time]