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Help Wanted: Mythical Writer Sought to Pen Planet’s Greatest ‘Dirty Harry’ Screenplay Ever

“I’m 78 years old, and you’re pretty well drummed out of the police force by that age. There could be a scenario. I suppose if some mythical writer came out of nowhere and it was the greatest thing on the planet, I’d certainly have to think about it.” Clint Eastwood on what it would take to play Dirty Harry again [MTV]

“I got there, and Robert De Niro was there, and he was wearing these, like, Clark Kent glasses. I think that was the first time I’d really met him. So I said, ‘I didn’t know you wore glasses.’ He goes, ‘It’s a disguise.’ And I started laughing. I said, ‘You’re right. I can’t tell that you’re Robert De Niro at all.’ He just kinda looked at me, and I realized, ‘Oh my God. He’s serious. He thinks it’s a disguise.’” Illeana Douglas on meeting Robert De Niro on the set of Goodfellas [A.V. Club]

“That’s when I was ignorant to gays. ‘Cause there’s a lot of gay people who don’t dress good at all. There’s a lot of gay people that I dress way better than.” Kanye West on having claimed that he was inspired in fashion by how gay people dress [MTV]

“Also, in season one, Bret wouldn’t like to do nudity. But he’s come around this season.” Jemaine Clement on the new season of Flight of the Conchords [Star-Ledger]

“We’d do stuff like, ‘What should these episodes be? You know what: feathers. Everybody go to your office, think about feathers, and any premises you can come up with, and we’ll come back in an hour, two hours, and everyone can read out their favorite ideas. And we’ll see what that generates.’ And then we could say, ‘I liked your pillow factory idea. You write that up. I’ll do this one.’” Demetri Martin on the writing process for Important Things [What’s Alan Watching?]

“He literally had a phone-call conversation with me where he told me that the town wasn’t big enough for the both of us.” Danny McBride on the threats he received from Sha Na Na’s “Dirty Dan” McBride when he refused to change his name [A.V. Club]

Help Wanted: Mythical Writer Sought to Pen Planet’s Greatest ‘Dirty Harry’ Screenplay Ever