"I didn't know anything about the story going in. You don't know what's real and what's not real, and as it unfolds Leo's character is just so committed to what he believes that not until late in the…
"You think you're going to see a movie with Bob Duvall and you're not going to be surprised by how great an actor he is. But I'm surprised again with his performance in 'Get Low.' How beautifully he…
"In 'Cairo Time,' Patricia is our eyes and ears. She possesses the ability to not only keep you captive as an audience watching her story unfold but to empathize with her experience fully, no matter…
"Jesse Eisenberg's celluloid Mark Zuckerberg is a rare creation, an anti-hero who doesn't win favor through Machiavellian wiles but rather through sheer force of honesty and lack of deeper…
"Leonardo DiCaprio. I thought his work in 'Inception' was really great. His work in 'Shutter Island' was also great. And anytime he's onscreen with Marion Cotillard is extraordinary."
Every casting directors hears it: "Populate my world but make it believable."
"Sometimes I see a film. Sometimes I see a film that moves me. Sometimes I see a film that has a friend in it. Sometimes that friends name is Sally."
"Mark Ruffalo is a hero of mine as an actor. He is also without question the only actor who could have made Paul irresistible and tender in his right to an instant family and true love with a…
"I've been intrigued by James Franco for a while now. I'm intrigued not only by his work that shows up on screen, but by the choices he makes about how to spend his time."
"This isn't a high-brow answer but I love that girl who was in 'Kick-Ass,' Chloe something Moretz."
"I was knocked out by Annette Bening and Julianne Moore. Fantastic, both of them. Annette Bening was just extraordinary."