Look, I’m hardly pretty, he seems to say. I sound like gravel; I look rough and tough; and, honest, I don’t give you the soft, foolish answers the pretty boys will give you. You may not like what I say, but you better believe it. I know, I’m a star in a funny kind of way, but not because I set out to be one, and not because I sold out. Honest.
It all works as a speech until you look at the imploring eyes, longing to be believed, trying to believe.
Actors should keep in work as steadily as possible – that or drink makes the best recipe for avoiding eye contact
“David Thomson is, without doubt, the greatest living film historian.” —ALLEN BARRA, Los Angeles Times