Richard Kelly

Director of 'Southland Tales,' which opens today

Richard Kelly, the “Donnie Darko” helmer whose “Southland Tales” hits theaters today.

Last book I bought:
“The Bible for Dummies” by Jeffrey Geoghegan and Michael Horman

Book I’m reading:
“The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court” by Jeffrey Toobin

Total number of books I own:
Not enough

Three books that mean a lot to me:
“Cat’s Cradle” by Kurt Vonnegut
“In Harm’s Way” by Doug Stanton
“No Exit” by Jean-Paul Sartre

Last film I saw:
“Gone Baby Gone,” directed by Ben Affleck

Three films that mean a lot to me:
“Kiss Me Deadly,” directed by Robert Aldrich
“Brazil,” directed Terry Gilliam
“Fearless,” directed by Peter Weir

Last album I bought:
“In Rainbows,” Radiohead.

Song currently playing in iPod:
“No Cars Go,” Arcade Fire

Three songs that mean a lot to me:
“Howl,” Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
“All These Things That I’ve Done,” The Killers
“Tender,” Blur

Favorite way to get around town:
The Grove Trolley (I haven’t ridden on it yet, but I have a bet with the lead actress on my next film about it. If I lose the bet… I have to ride the trolley all day wearing an outfit that she picks out for me)

Favorite Drink:
Stella Artois

Favorite Charity:
The Democratic Party

Favorite Vacation:
I haven’t taken a vacation in so long… I can’t remember. What’s a vacation?

Favorite Vice:
Tequila

Five people who I’d like to see answer this survey:
George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, Karl Rove, Colin Powell

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