At the end of a controversial week, the comedian gives what he’s said may be his last-ever print interview.
“I don’t think,” says the star of the upcoming The Children Act and King Lear, “that I have ever enjoyed being alive as much as I do now.”
“I want those tapes to be used against him [Trump], but it might be unfair.”
If a man comes on set and says, “Here’s how I see this being done,” people go, “He’s decisive.” If a woman does it, they say, “There she goes.”
“I never felt like I was as good as I wanted to be. My bar was Beethoven.”
“I want to tell the truth. That’s where my storytelling comes from. My feminism comes from somewhere else: acute dissatisfaction.”
“People are detectives and we have life to find clues about in the same way we would with a piece of cinema.”
“People write Jeff Goldblum-y parts and they want me to do them and that’s fine. I think I can even do a better version of it.”
“I’m the last man with a pompadour. Don’t I get comedy points for that?”
“I love what I do, but at some point I’m not gonna be able to do it anymore,” he says. “When that time comes I want it to be my choice.”
“I’m literally doing a job that is the silliest job other than dressing up like a clown. Why would you put any weight to anything I’m saying?”
“I do still think I’m going to wake up one morning,” he says. “And everyone is going to be like, ‘We were wrong about you.’”
“I’ve started reading more about drugs,” he says. “It has made me think, Man, I did a lot of shrooms when I was 13 years old.”
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“I knew I was not an ideal woman,” she says. “But I suggested something that allowed people to complete their fantasies.”
Jim Halpert tries his hand at horror – as co-writer, director, and star of A Quiet Place.
Thirty-seven years later, he can say, with a smile, “I learned a lot of things in the Beastie Boys — including how to appreciate a good time.”
He became famous for embodying classic rock-and-roll nonchalance. These days he’s more interested in showing how deeply he’s engaged.
Short talks about his life and career less as a series of wins and losses and more as simply a (very funny) flow of experiences.
Currently in the midst of an extended victory lap ahead of his turning 85 in March, the music legend talks like he has nothing to lose.
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