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Mickey Rourke ‘Just Keeps His Mouth Shut’ Now

"I'd just as soon do a big-budget movie as an independent one. Sometimes the independent movies can get a little too arty-farty. You watch the IFC Channel and you want to throw up. You don't always have to take things so serious, you know. It's like, this is a nice departure for people to just forget about all their shit. ... I'd just come off working on The Wrestler, which had no budget and I didn't even have a chair to sit in. I remember the first day on Iron Man 2 I said, 'Can I have a cappuccino,' and they said, 'Which kind would you like?' ... This is a business. If you kiss the right ass and you get lucky on a movie or two, you could last 10 years. So, now, I just keep my mouth shut and pet my chihuahuas." —Mickey Rourke [Parade]

"She’s not Lady Gaga, she’s really Lady Kiss. I love the vibe, the big mouth and the big visuals. She's the most exciting thing to happen since us. She's a female version of us." —Gene Simmons [Daily Star UK]

"[I blame him for] ushering in the worst era of rock and roll in history." -Courtney Love on Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst [BBC]

"[L]adies calm down. kim kardashian is a friend. a very sexy friend but a friend. no need 4 threats. Let’s all be friends and hang out often." —Justin Bieber, addressing the Kim Kardashian death threats [JustinBieber/Twitter]

"People say that I'm miserable all the time. It's not that I'm miserable, it's just that somebody's yelling at me ... I literally, sometimes, have to keep myself from crying ... It's a physical reaction to the energy that's thrown at you. ... I hate it when they say I don’t give a shit, because nobody cares more than I do. I’m telling you I don’t know anybody who does this that gives a shit more than I do." —Kristen Stewart [Elle]

“Who knew my friend [Nicole Kidman] would end up married to him? We’ve all since joked about it. Everyone thought it was funny and silly. But, hey, I got paid something like $10,000 for that one, which allowed me to get over the humiliation pretty quickly." —Naomi Watts on starring in a commercial in which she chooses eating lamb roast over going on a date with Tom Cruise [BlackBook]

"[It's called] The Invisible X. It's actually about a man who turns into a woman. Its an amazing script." —Rachel Weisz on her role in Karen Kusama's upcoming film [Movies Blog/MTV]

"My manager and publicist have always told me, 'You have to find a film where you get the girl. We want women that look at you and go, "Oooh."' I was like, 'Yeah, right, never gonna happen.' ... [Then] there I was in bed with Naomi Watts. Maybe this will spark some whole new career arc for me. But I'm not ready for nudity. Believe me, you don't want to see all of me on a big screen. Naomi and I were going for it, but we kept most of our clothes on." —Samuel L. Jackson on Mother and Child [Parade]

"[I want to be taken] a little less seriously [as an actor]." —Jake Gyllenhaal [BBC]

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