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Brambilla gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses why he turned his back on Hollywood and went to the art world. Once I realized the importance of marketing and the importance of everything other than the content itself, I didn’t last very long. I just had a sense that it wasn’t really fulfilling for […]

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DiCaprio gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses challenging himself with every film he does. That really depends on the role. It’s always this grand search in the industry to find good material. Whenever there is good material they all jump on it and it’s like a food fight to get it made. That’s […]

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James gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses how he has changed over the years. I hate it when people say you’ve changed, but of course I’ve changed. It’s only growth; it’s not a negative thing. I’ve got two kids, I’ve got responsibilities now, of course I’ve changed. It comes with growth. If you […]

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Ulrich gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses the money he made with Metallica and if he has always been interested in art. I grew up in a household that was pretty rich culturally. In Copenhagen in the late ’60s there was a lot of music, a lot of art, a lot of cultural […]

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Clark gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses the difficulties of taking pictures of skater kids. Well everybody knows Kids. So there is a calling card that I have there. It’s funny, I was at a skate park once and this fifteen year old came up to me and said, “Do you skate?” And […]

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Assche gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses how he knew he wanted to be a fashion designer and what beauty means to him. I don’t really differentiate beauty according to where it comes from. Making a nice table for a nice dinner is nicer than just eating food out of a plastic plate. […]

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Kline gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses advice he would give his younger self about the movie industry. It’ll sound like I’m joking, but I’m serious: “Don’t listen to any advice from an older artist.” You sort of have to find your own way. The only thing I would say is the thing […]

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Etro gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses why he thinks people are afraid of colors. The black and everything came with the two World Wars. Look at the Renaissance and how men were dressed – amazing. Look at Venice, I’m thinking of Venice and all the fabrics that came over, that came along […]

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Upton gives an interview to The Talks. She discusses dealing with most of the world calling her a bombshell. It’s where I’ve started and it’s what I’ve accomplished, so I’m happy about it. But the more my career grows, I think that people will see that I have a lot more to offer and a […]

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Delpy gives an interview to The Talks. She discusses the kind of movies she hates and scaring off boyfriends. I think that men maybe feel like they lose their purpose. It is an interesting change in history. It is the first time that women are working, taking care of kids, doing kind of everything. And […]

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Timberlake gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses his quarter life crisis and Botox. It is. From my understanding, they do it so that when they get older it doesn’t look like such a shift. It’s more so that in the future they can hide that they had plastic surgery. They’ll start doing Botox […]

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Teller gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses how it is difficult to work with his family and why he started taking photos of himself. I think I got a slightly tired of photographing a lot of celebrities, whether it’s musicians, actors or models. You had to deal with a lot of vanity and […]

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Schnabel gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses why commercial success doesn’t interest him and whether he prefers film making or painting. I prefer to paint; I don’t have to translate anything. I don’t have to know if it is good or bad while I am working. I don’t want to think when I […]

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Law gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses whether he ever reads interviews and whether he considers acting an art. It’s certainly a craft. Is it an art? Yeah, in certain ways it is. It depends on the director, it depends on the project, and it depends on the medium. In theater it feels […]

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Rotten gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses whether he fear illness and not taking a step back from the excessive lifestyle. I haven’t! I’m no Puritan, not by any stretch. I’m quite comfortable doing what I do and I see no need to cease anything. I’m not habitual. I could never be addicted […]

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Marr gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses being restless and the role of friendship when being in a band. The situation when I’ve been in bands has almost been the opposite of what people thought for many years. People think that it was casual or that it was a career move, when in […]

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Hurt gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses the industry in the 70’s/80’s and the future. I think one should be very careful of making things cut and dried or simplistic in that sense. For everything that you find dreadful, there’s usually something that is rather marvelous as well. And where humanity is going […]

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Malkovich gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses why he watches movies and how he has lived a charmed life. For the most part. My friends, my interests, my curiosities, my reading, the things I like to do. I have a great group of friends around the world who I like and I stay […]

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Eisenberg gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses the best method to save the world, and what he has protested. I used to protest war in general as a concept, specific wars, future wars, past wars, and I never felt comfortable with it so all my political activity is relegated to writing humor about […]

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Chastain gives an interview to The Talks. She discusses whether she fear failure and being broke. What I would do is I would have no money and I’d say, “Okay, I’m going to do this film in four months. I’m going to prepare for this film and I’m not going to take another job.” So […]

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Mercer gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses how he writes a song and being a loner as a kid. We moved around a lot because my parents were in the military, so I was a very shy kid and it made it hard for me to meet new friends. I have a fondness […]

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Schwartzman gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses watching his mother in films, and what it was like growing up. When I was born my mom didn’t work as much and she really was just focused on raising us. She is a cinephile and an audiophile but she is not too interested in the […]

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Nicholson gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses how often he thinks about dying, the positive aspects of aging, and the highlights of his life. The first screening of Easy Rider in Cannes, because I had been there before sneaking around. When I was sitting in the screening I realized that I was actually […]

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Franco gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses when he went to university and feeling misjudged. I want to be looked at as an artist and a writer. Really that is all I can ask for and in fact what they have done is they have actually helped usher me into this world so […]

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Welsh gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses his upbringing in Scotland and whether life experience or writing experience is more important. I think you’ve got to draw a balance between the two. To be a good writer, you have to be a good reader, you have to be interested in literature, you have […]

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Rossellini gives an interview to The Talks. She discusses why she went back to university and humor being the best way to teach people. Yeah, I think so. Some of these things we’ve learned at school, but they’re taught with such big, complicated words. We can’t understand it. But I see myself as an entertainer, […]

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Schrager gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses how he went from a lawyer to opening Studio 54. I was a lawyer for a couple of years, but I won a very big case very quickly and then I think I got bored with it. I didn’t become a lawyer out of love, I […]

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Amed gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses whether a fashion show has ever made him cry and who has the power in making a fashion show a success. I don’t think one can underestimate the ongoing and continued influence of traditional media. They continue to have the most powerful brand, the biggest reach, the […]

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Zimmer gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses the kind of music he listens to and listening to his own film scores. You know, what happens is that I come home and the last thing I want to hear is anything of mine. But the kids all started playing piano and cello and they […]

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Mirren gives an interview to The Talks. She discusses why she dislikes female journalists and whether she enjoys interviews. (Laughs) Yeah… It depends who you’re talking to. Some people ask really interesting questions and they make you think about your work, and sometimes yourself, in a new way. They make you articulate things that maybe […]

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Moroder gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses how girls played a role in him going into the music industry and becoming a DJ. No, I became a DJ by coincidence, because Louis Vuitton asked me to do a small, 15-minute set for one of their men’s shows in Paris and I liked it. […]

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Van Sant gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses what he still takes photos of and why youth plays a big role in his work. Somehow it was always the young characters that I related to the most. I remember how even when I first started I was writing stories that were set in […]

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Rush gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses how much he enjoys wearing tights, how he goes with the flow, and when he broke into mainstream. I did a lot of work in the theater, which is a very low level of media interest, particularly in Australia, and suddenly when Shine came out all […]

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Steidl gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses taking time off, when a book really becomes a book, and how he gained so much knowledge about printing. It was just learning by doing. When I started, I was working as a screen printer and I learned about screen printing technology from Andy Warhol and […]

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Dore gives an interview to The Talks. She discusses what makes her a good blogger, regretting what she posted, and what she reads online. As a reader, if I go to a website and feel overwhelmed by information, I leave. It’s like Twitter, the more people you follow the less you can read. If you […]

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Langella gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses whether he likes being the center of attention, thinking about women, and regretting things everyday. Oh sure. I made so many mistakes. And I am not against self-pity. I don’t think you should disallow yourself those feelings. If you want to feel sorry for yourself, roll […]

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Ozon gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses what fascinates him about women, his characters reflecting his personality, and why he decided not to go to Hollywood. To do what? To become like the German directors who go to Hollywood now? They aren’t German anymore. I’m still French. I liked Hollywood in the ’40s […]

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Coppola gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses his disinterest in art, the definition of success, and what interests him. I want to learn something. That’s the real pleasure, when you understand an idea or you answer a question. When I was a little boy I used to think you could get all the […]

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Adria gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses whether he is the best chef in the world, his favorite restaurant, and whether cooking is an art or a science. Cooking was the first occupation pursued by humanity. Since then we have experienced an endless evolution in the history of cooking; we continually discover new […]

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McGregor gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses his motorcycle adventures, the best soundtrack to riding a bike, and whether he will let his children ride motorcycles. Yeah, yeah, of course. I would because then I would teach them to ride. My wife would never allow it, so they won’t. They will probably never […]

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Moralioglu gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses his twin sister’s influence on him, when he was young and liked to draw women, and his parents passing away. It was very much like, “Okay. This is my life and I have to make sure this works.” It was sink or swim! And that really […]

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Hawke gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses what he expected the film business would be like, selling out, and whether he will be in the film business forever. I don’t know. It’s been a lot harder than I thought it was going to be to make the films I really dream of making. […]

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Hoffman gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses going to therapy, what he learned, and what makes a good therapist. Knowing when to say a certain thing, and not wasting it. I have found that it is helpful in life, you don’t have to always say what you think to someone because if it […]

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Wahlforss gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses whether SoundCloud is a profitable business, what drew him to Berlin, and how he got start up funding. We were trying to raise money. At the end of 2008, you had this real estate crisis in the US and no one really wanted to invest in […]

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Norton gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses when he realized he was a good actor, how acting makes him happy, and his preparation for a project. Preparation is very important. I start by looking at many things, from clothes to music to voice. I know it sounds weird, but sometimes figuring out the […]

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Lehane gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses seeing the best in people, his religion, and whether he would write a romance. It’s a question of interest. My interests pull me towards questions about violence, questions about class, questions about the haves versus the have-nots. These are not things that necessarily would pull me […]

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Washington gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses whether he likes playing the bad guy, his spirituality, and turning down roles because they typecast him. Absolutely. My career is based on saying no. Sidney Poitier told me many, many years ago that the first four or five movies that you do will determine how […]

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Shrigley gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses what an artist looks like in the 21st century, being crazy, and whether he always wanted to be an artist. I think once I realized I couldn’t be a footballer or an astronaut, I didn’t want to do anything else. Maybe from 12 or 13 I […]

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Hopper gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses the Venice Film Festival and winning the Best First Film Award. I bullshitted everybody and told them all my dreams and things I was going to do. And what happened afterwards? I became a total failure. I was full of shit and that’s the end of […]

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Lynch gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses his anger problem, meditation, and getting depressed from time to time. You can still get a wave of depression or hate. And it’s all relative. The degree of it is less and less. So suffering begins to go away. Mankind was not made to suffer. Bliss […]