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Olympia Dukakis

Star of 'Moonstruck,' which screens tonight as part of the 'Monday Night with Oscar' series

Olympia Dukakis, star of “Moonstruck,” which screens tonight as part of the “Monday Night with Oscar” series put on by the Academy in New York

Book I’m reading:
“Exit Ghost” by Philip Roth

Total number of books I own:
Hundreds

Last film I saw:
“I’m Not There,” directed by Todd Haynes

Films that mean a lot to me:
“Jules et Jim,” directed by Francois Truffaut
“Miracle in Milan,” directed by Vittorio De Sica
“The Grapes of Wrath,” directed by John Ford
“America, America,” directed by Elia Kazan

Who do you think is the best actor in Hollywood at the moment? (male or female)
Cate Blanchett

Christian Bale
Johnny Depp

If you could play any real-life person in a movie, who would it be?
Marie Curie
Rachel Carson

Song currently playing in my iPod:
Don’t own one.

Three songs that mean a lot to me:
”Moon River”
“Bridge over Troubled Water,” Simon & Garfunkel
“I Got the World on a String,” Frank Sinatra

What advice would you give to someone trying to break into your profession?
Tenacity

Do you have a dream project?:
Several

What helps you get out of bed in the morning?:
Don’t need help

What’s more dangerous: a mountain lion or a bitter ex?
Mountain Lion

Would you rather see a Lakers game next to Jack Nicholson or a Knicksgame next to Spike Lee?
Neither

What is the single worst purchase you’ve made in the past year?
Stupid hat

What is the real reason behind answering these questions?The 20th anniversary screening of “Moonstruck” as part of Monday Nights with Oscar film series.

People who I’d like to see answer this survey:
Javier Bardem
Clint Eastwood
Wendy Hiller

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