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Woody Allen: Not That Important

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“I don’t mean that to sound like false modesty, but I could always feel the influence of my contemporaries — Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Altman, Steven Spielberg — but I have never seen my influence on anyone.” Woody Allen on the effects of his work [AP via HuffPo]

“I wanted the fake tan in that one. I wanted the Manolo Blahniks. You know the Louis Vuitton ad with Uma Thurman where she looks like the perfect Aryan total goddess with slick blond hair and all the jewelry and the lipstick? I took that in and said, ”I want to look like that, only I’m not her so I’m not going to be as pretty.’” Jodie Foster on her role in Inside Man [EW]

“It’s the most fun I have ever had and also the biggest pain in the ass I have ever experienced. ” Brad Pitt on fatherhood [People]

“George was wrecked. He kept saying, ‘I’m dying.’ I said, ‘I know what it’s like to be dead.’ Then I told him the story about how I shot myself when I was a little boy. John was looking at me, horrified, and he said, ‘No, no, you’re wrong.’ Then I heard the song ‘She Said She Said’ on Revolver. It was all there.” Peter Fonda on the song-inspiring acid trip he took with the Beatles [Globe and Mail]

“It was so down and dirty that I had scratch marks that we had to cover up on my face for the next few days. [But they] had to stay away from my boobs. Because I was breastfeeding. That was the one sacred thing. [They] could go for my head, pull my hair, just not the boobs.” Jennifer Garner on filming her fight scenes in The Kingdom [PR Inside]
—Elizabeth Black

Woody Allen: Not That Important