Go ahead quote me

Cate Blanchett.
Cate Blanchett.
Martin Scorsese.
Martin Scorsese.
Woody Harrelson.
Woody Harrelson.

People talk about the idea of perfection, but I love that the Japanese idea about beauty involves flaws. Like, if you got a beautiful ceramic pot, there would be a flaw in it. And the flaw in it is beautiful. It allows for a greater sense of people's individuality.

ACTRESS CATE BLANCHETT


He is the only one left alive who knows who I am.

DIRECTOR MARTIN SCORSESE, 74, on his friend and frequent collaborator, actor Robert De Niro, 73


There's so much to non-verbal communication that I have yet to really understand as an actor and maybe as a person. Just like the beats between the lines of a poem having so much import. The times where you're saying nothing, but there's that something going on that makes it compelling.

ACTOR WOODY HARRELSON on learning to be quiet on camera

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