Go ahead quote me

Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.
Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.
Whoopi Goldberg.
Whoopi Goldberg.
Actor Jack Black.
Actor Jack Black.

I would prefer to write a letter to the newspaper and clearly express what I want, and not devote two or three years to making a film to say what I can say in an article that will take maybe one day.

DIRECTOR ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU on keeping politics out of his work


Even if you fill the Academy with black and Latino and Asian members, if there's no one on the screen to vote for, you're not going to get the outcome that you want. I won once, so it can't be that racist. I've been black the whole time.

WHOOPI GOLDBERG, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1991 for Ghost


The natural progression is three: the beginning, the middle and the end, the big finish. That seems to be the law of sequels.

ACTOR JACK BLACK suggesting Kung Fu Panda 3 may be the last instalment in the animated franchise

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 30, 2016, with the headline 'GoAheadQuoteMe'. Print Edition | Subscribe