Go ahead quote me

Chris Rock.
Chris Rock.
Adrien Brody.
Adrien Brody.
Sylvester Stallone.
Sylvester Stallone.

Let's not get it twisted, I'm only here because Ellen said no.

OSCARS HOST CHRIS ROCK insisting he was the second choice this year, after 2014 host Ellen DeGeneres


I'm in artist mode at the moment. I'm literally like the starving artist. I'm home, painting. I took much of this year off from acting, actually, to paint and I've been home painting and forgetting to eat and very sincerely inspired by that.

ACTOR ADRIEN BRODY on enjoying a break from Hollywood


I couldn't even get cast as an Italian. I'll never forget, there's a party scene - it's 300 guests. They said no. I said, 'What part of me didn't pass the Italian identification aspect?'

ITALIAN-AMERICAN ACTOR SYLVESTER STALLONE on missing out on an extra's part in The Godfather (1972)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 29, 2016, with the headline 'Go ahead quote me'. Print Edition | Subscribe