RANDOM QUOTES – PT46

RANDOM QUOTES – PT46

August 18, 2021 Alan Royle 3

  RUSSELL CROWE: (1964 – )                     ‘One of the most painful things of the L. A. Confidential (1997) character I played was that the author [James Ellroy], kept telling me that Bud White wasn’t a drinker. I said, ‘Come on, this is 1953. He’s a blue-collar bloke, a cop. You’re […]

QUOTES FROM DIRECTORS.

QUOTES FROM DIRECTORS.

July 10, 2021 Alan Royle 6

  BRUCE BERESFORD: Breaker Morant (1980), Tender Mercies (1983), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Double Jeopardy (1999).                    Jodie Foster [Director Bruce Beresford attached Jodie Foster to his thriller Double Jeopardy (1999), and met with her several times about the script.       This is his assessment of the conversations that eventually saw Ashley […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT39.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT39.

January 25, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  KEANU REEVES:              ‘I’m a meathead, man. You’ve got smart people, and you’ve got dumb people. I just happen to be dumb.’ [On Patrick Swayze when the two co-starred in Point Break (1991)] ‘He was a beautiful person, an artist! There were some sky-diving sequences in this film we did […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT38.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT38.

January 7, 2021 Alan Royle 0

   JULIE WALTERS:                         [On Educating Rita (1983)] ‘I thought I was dreadful in it. When I first saw the film, I said, ‘Oh God, it’s awful. And I’m awful in it.’ I went straight to the toilets and started crying. When our lovely director, Lewis Gilbert, was talking […]

RANDON QUOTES – PT38.

RANDON QUOTES – PT38.

January 7, 2021 Alan Royle 0

   JULIE WALTERS:                         [On Educating Rita (1983)] ‘I thought I was dreadful in it. When I first saw the film, I said, ‘Oh God, it’s awful. And I’m awful in it.’ I went straight to the toilets and started crying. When our lovely director, Lewis Gilbert, was talking […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT37.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT37.

December 26, 2020 Alan Royle 6

  GAIL RUSSELL:                   [One of Hollywood’s saddest cases was blue-eyed, raven-haired Gail Russell, a chronically shy girl who tragically used alcohol to give her the confidence she so desperately needed. It would kill her at the age of thirty-six]. ‘I was possessed with an agonizing kind of self-consciousness where […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT36.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT36.

December 8, 2020 Alan Royle 0

  PETE POSTLETHWAITE:                                               [In a speech to Ed Miliband, Climate Change Minister of the Labour Government of Britain, in March 2009] ‘If you commission a new, dirty coal power station at Kingsnorth, then you are clearly unfit to represent the people of Britain at the Copenhagen Climate Summit, and […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT35.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT35.

November 20, 2020 Alan Royle 0

SUSAN PETERS:                            [Susan was a beautiful young actress who was paralysed from the waist down in a duck-hunting accident in 1945, when a rifle discharged and the bullet lodged in her spine] ‘I do not believe that I shall ever be able to walk. It would be the most wonderful […]

PROFILES – Hobson & Holly.

PROFILES – Hobson & Holly.

November 8, 2020 Alan Royle 4

  VALERIE HOBSON (1917 – 98)                                        Valerie was the quintessential English screen actress, despite the fact she was born in Northern Ireland. The year was 1917. In 1939, at the age of 21, she married producer Anthony Havelock-Allan, the heir to the Baronetcy of Lucknow and a man fourteen […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT34.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT34.

November 8, 2020 Alan Royle 2

BRAD PITT:                                                 ‘You shouldn’t speak until you know what you’re talking about. That’s why I get uncomfortable with interviews. Reporters ask me what I feel China should do about Tibet. Who cares what I think China should do? I’m a fucking actor! They hand me a script, I act. I’m […]