- How did Chris Nolan explain to you the philosophy of history and its own history, in which you had to work?
This is a story about dreams and an implicit distinction between dream and reality. I learned one interesting thing, working in "Inception": it turns out that part of the brain that creates our dreams and allows us to feel them, active and when we are awake. All that you see in reality, your brain is perceived and processed there in such a way as to reproduce in a dream as a kind of history. All this is done the same part of your brain. All this made me think: "How do you determine what is real and what - a dream?" And I came to the conclusion that human life - is a continuous creative act. We are all reproduce our own experience in a dream.
- Maybe being an actor, you came closest to creating a new reality ...
It is true. You're right! There are parallels between the creation of the film and dream. We like to create dreams in reality. (Laughs)
- Where did you find your hero? Who is he - Arthur?
This guy ... Hmm. Much of what I learned about him has a physical basis. He is a kind of soldiers, if you want a very competent person in terms of physical presence in a strange dream. That is, he is certainly not a soldier, but rather a spy or a thief. We have the scene of fights in his sleep, such as, for example, a fight almost weightless. I had to train a lot before shooting, to recruit good physical shape, learn to work on insurance, training in the spinning room, to develop a stable balance. It was necessary to have a very good training in order to spend a day of shooting in that room with stuntmen. I took a lot of training on Rules of Engagement. Really learned a lot.
- At what point in life you realize that you have the talent to create a new reality that is a completely different man and his world, if you talk about your acting ability?
You know, everyone is able to do this. We are creating something different. We all assume our own character and decide who we will today or every day. Sometimes it seems that the world dictates to us who we are or should be, but you do not have to listen to this - you yourself can decide and choose the time, the starting point: "No, I'm quite different now, or I'm not the one who was five minutes ago." Acting confirms this. Acting - is a skill, and when to do it seriously, and then you can achieve a good level.
- Have you learned something by Christopher Nolan in the process of working with him?
A lot of! The most striking in Chris that he thought over all thoroughly, yet leaves space for spontaneity. If an actor discovered something new, or his operator Wally (Pfister) has opened something new, unexpected, then Chris says: Oh! Let's take into account that! Maybe it will be good, let's try! "He leaves a space for any new ideas. I think that partly explains why his films felt so real and not pretentious playback preconceived ideas. He leaves space for self-development of real action.
- If you were a spy, what would be your strong point and what would be your weakness?
My weakness would be that I absolutely can't lie! But I purposeful and always know how to gather and concentrate on the goal.
- You're practically the only actress who can alone make an action-movie - to play her heroine, without needing a partner. What's your secret?
It's simple: I really love actions! I love different tricks, shooting fights, jumping from heights and so on. And if you work with a pleasure, the better the result of this work and to please the audience: they see and feel that you are pleased.
- No doubt your children are very happy that their mom is a superheroine? I've heard that you often take them on shooting?
Yeah, quite often. They, of course, like everything, but for them I especially mom, and mom can't be super cool for their children. They prefer to watch everything explodes, flies, falls. Even they like of safety harness for the actors, they had put it and hang out at a height somewhere.
- Looking at your competition with Brad characters in "Mr. and Mrs. Smith", many viewers think: Do not hurt him that fact that his girlfriend, action-hero is better than he?
Oh, no! (Laughs) I think that we are about equal in this. And we both have long miss working with each other.
- Okay. You must be glad of the forthcoming trip to Russia. What are your plans, except of, in fact, the premiere?
Yes, I would like to meet with some Russian film-makers and representatives of the authorities, to communicate with them, just to make a little more about modern Russia. So look forward.
- But in ordinary life are you more open person, or you close?
Well, I think that probably the first. Of course, I have something, than I'm not going to share here so soon, but I'm still pretty open person. Because it was part of the acting profession: to make people believe you, your game, you have to open them.
After the release of the documentary "Hugh Hefner: Playboy, activist and rebel," which refers to the contribution of Hefner in civil rights and feminist movements, 84-year-old founder of Playboy magazine gave an interview to Daily News and spoke about his love for Viagra and blondes, about how he helped to legalize unmarried sex and about what is there not in his bedroom.
- What do you think about the movie? Are you fairly represented in it?
In general, yes. It is clear that the picture will not get, but I think that from this material, the audience learned a lot of new things for themselves. In some places, sex and my life has shown mixed. I think the director felt obliged to call another party, and I took advantage of this chance. I think that's why the movie has become more interesting. "
- What do you answer people who think that you are looking at women as sex objects?
"Allegations that Playboy makes women into sex objects - ridiculous. Women are this object from their birth. If they were asexual, the human race would cease to exist. The mutual attraction between sexes causes the earth's rotation. That's why ladies use lipstick and wear mini-skirts."
- Are there any "forbidden" things in the bedroom of Hugh Hefner?
"Actually, I am very decent guy. There were no horses, no reptiles ..."
- How do you deal with so many women?
"Sometimes to deal with a woman it is very difficult. I was married and remained faithful to my wife for eight years in the 80th, and then when we got divorced, the response to my failed marriage was a flirt with seven girls who lived in my home at the same time. And to live with seven women was easier than with the one.
- Does the sex change over the years?
"Not particularly. Thank God for Viagra. It destroys all the obstacles. But I am confident that over the years you accumulate experience, and it helps. Woody Allen said: "If you do not consider sex dirty then you're doing it wrong."
- Do you prefer blondes?
"No, my first wife was a brunette, and Barbie Benton, my main love in the early 70's, was also a dark-haired. But ever since I divorced my girls were blondes. I noticed that Picasso went through the "pink" and "blue" periods before he got to the abstract. Now, I am in the "bright" period."
- How can a simple guy to pick up a beauty girl?
"It's hard. My hairdresser said that when you reaches an average age the girls in the club looking through you. Personally, for me it's not true. I once asked to share the best way to pick up a girl, which I said: "The best way is to say:" Hi, my name is Hugh Hefner. "
- What are you most proud of in your life?
"I am proud that fact that I played an important role in changing our social and sexual values. Unmarried sex was not only forbidden, it was just illegal. Playboy helped to change those laws and regulations.
At a press conference during the Comic-Con, held recently in San Diego, director JJ Abrams talked about the new "secret" project "Super 8" and about what kind of work once he did for Steven Spielberg.
- You grew up shooting your films with Super 8 cameras. Also you've adored works by Steven Spielberg from childhood. Now you are going to shoot the film "Super 8" with Steven Spielberg. Is this a pure coincidence?
Dreams come true. It's very wonderful story. When I was 16 years old, Matt Reeves and I ... Matt - director of "Monster", and together we took off series "Felicity." So, we were with Matt at the festival Super 8 in Los Angeles, and LA Times wrote about us an article.
The next day we called Steven Spielberg's assistant, it was Kathleen Kennedy then, and she said: "Steven began shooting when he was the same age as you and his earlier films break down: pieces of the film peels off. Well, guys are you ready for their restoration?" We say: "Well, newspapers write about us, so perhaps we could fix film for a Spielberg." She: "Well, then we will send you a courier."
So, we brought two films: "Escape to Nowhere" and "Firelight" which Spielberg shot in childhood. And it was ... the original film. There were no copies. And at the end of each movie it was written: "Written and directed by Steven Spielberg."
I said: "Matt, we should take a couple of frames. We just must". And he said: "No, no, we can't do that. They know that the films are with us!" In general, we do not steal. Well, okay, one of the unsuccessful thefts of my childhood (laughs).
We have restored these films. They were filmed on a normal 8-mm film, not the Super 8-mm. We had to scrape the damaged pieces and glue them back. But what we enjoyed watching these early film Spielberg, it was crazy, inspiring feats on the feeling.
I did not have the slightest idea why it happened, that the work entrusted to us. This seemed like a joke. Is there somewhere in the studio Universal Pictures solid company dedicated to the restoration of the Steven Spielberg film, shot in his childhood?
"In short, when us paid 300 bucks for the work, I realized why they have chosen us (laughs).
In any case, years later ... it happened a couple of years ago ... I called Steven and said: "I have an idea for a film entitled "Super8". And I was able to intrigue him. He was delighted. I knew how to catch him on the hook, because, while working on those two of his films, I realized what he felt when shooting them in a childhood.
- What can you tell us about this project? Or it is too early to talk about something?
You are right, too early. I would be glad to show you the material, but we have not taken off. With regard to this project, I love to represent that when someone goes to the cinema and see a trailer for our film, he will say: "Oh, my God, look awesome", and not even realize who is in the lead roles. We begin filming in September.
- And what is your collaboration with Spielberg?
It's unbelievable. It is really unreal. Genre of the movie is that it is impossible to work with Steven, without referring constantly to his past work, and try not to look at this silly admirer of his work. But it was incredibly interesting, and Steven was very courteous. The film, I think, will be filmed in the spirit of those pictures that Steven did for film production company Amblin Entertainment in recent years.
In general, the dream becomes a reality. I could not imagine that I would work on something so personal. The film is not an autobiography, but it would appear quite a lot of personal moments.
- Will the "Super 8" filmed in 3D format?
As we know, the new actor playing the Hulk in the film "The Avengers" will be Mark Ruffalo. The publication of Entertainment Weekly has talked about this with the actor where he has explained that the green monster on the complexity of translating on screen in no way inferior to Shakespeare's Hamlet.
EW: Rich on events week for you, right?
Mark Ruffalo: Oh, yes. With no doubts!
EW: The cast of "Avengers" is very impressive. Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner and you. What were your feelings when you were in such impressive company in front of 6500 screaming fans at the Comic-Con?
Mark Ruffalo: Impressive. It was then that I fully realized and the full measure of responsibility. Beside of me there were my heroes of comic books since childhood. I really liked both Hulk and the Avengers all, and now I am a member of this team. Very strange feeling. Of course, nothing of the sort I never dreamed I could have.
EW: You have never been on the Comic-Con?
Mark Ruffalo: No, I was so very nervous. I do not know what I should expect. What sort of opportunities for an instant feel of rock star with a huge army of fans who knew exactly how should look like their hero.
EW: You will play Bruce Banner - the human alter-ego of Hulk. What do you think about this character?
Mark Ruffalo: This guy has to constantly monitor his two personalities - dark and light, and everything he does passes through the filter control. I grew up on the TV show Bill Bihbi, which I think, very accurately conveyed, what it means to be the Hulk in human form. I like that my character has so complex motivation behavior.
EW: Have you experienced some embarrassment, accepting an offer Marvel, given the resonance that caused the conflict company with Edward Norton?
Mark Ruffalo: Ed is my friend and I truly believe that the situation did not develop a better way. I see this role as a legacy that has left me Ed. For my generation, the Hulk - is something like Hamlet.
EW: When will the shooting?
Marc Ruffalo: As far as I understand - in winter. Specifically I cannot say.
Recall that the film "The Avengers" will be released in May 2012.
Summer passes, and the fans of "Vampire Diaries" all do not know the rest. In September, begins the second season of TV series after the first left us a lot of mysteries, ambiguities, and general plot tails. We ought to understand all this, while there is time, and at the same time and find out what there is in the second season of the series! With these thoughts, we went to the interview with the stars and producer of "Vampire Diaries". And this is what came of it.
- What will do Damon in the new season?
It will not necessarily be the most fun season for Damon. I think that it would challenge the primacy of many, and it is in an area where I do not think that he was accustomed to the fact that his challenge. I think that in the Mystic Falls comes even greater chaos than it was in the first season. In general, would not be bored.
- Will be humanity in Damon or his return to the path of evil?
Well, I think when he learns that it was not Helen, he will be a little upset.
- But he will still want to be with Catherine, after he learns that it was she?
He still wants Catherine like an idiot. You know, love is truly blind. This forces us to do some stupid, stupid things; each of us at one time experienced this.
- Will Damon feelings for Catherine projected on Helen?
I do not know. In fact, to be honest, I do not know. I would like to make sure he knows (that Catherine) - crazy manipulative bitch, and many of his features, they have come from her, and I would like to be able to look inside myself and say: "This is not a very good human qualities".
- In the teaser for the second season we have seen, as Catherine says that she wants Stephen. How will this affect Damon?
This is another thing that struck him in the heart.
- What impact will this have on Damon and Stefan?
Temporary alliance. It's an interesting idea that may arise between the alliance to become stronger, because it is going to hurt them both.
- Do you think that Helen reveals the humanity in Damon?
I think that every time you see her in him, is when he is with her. I mean, that Nina Dobrev helps in this. There can be no two opinions.
- Which of the Salvatore brothers is now more suitable for Helen?
Defun! He is their secret brother, who is a perfect blend of both.
- You will be back to kiss John in this season?
I'll kiss at least one of Salvatore brothers in this season.
- What has happened with the Catherine return?
Last season I got very little role of Catherine. I basically played Helen, and we did a little shooting Catherine, but this season it will be much greater. She came back and wreaking chaos. I'm going a little bit to get into the skin and Damon to play with everyone, and even interfere in their minds.
- How does Stephen feel about the kiss on the porch?
I'm very sad about the kiss between Damon and Helen. Because, despite the fact that Damon manic-sociopath and a murderer, he knows that I love him. This is the worst insult. Currently, Stephen is not sympathetic to anyone, and no one is concerned. I'll tell you this guy scares me a bit.
- Is there any change in his feelings for Helen?
Helen, Helen... He loves her. This is a kind of transformation. He reconciled with himself, in general, the second season says a lot more about the perception of other people. I'm, who I'm. He will do other things - to laugh, be funny.
- Now, when Catherine said she returned to Stephen, what were his actions?
Everything is difficult, at first he thought he was in love with Catherine, she also made him immortal. It's hard. He meets her in disgust, and at the same time, with some interest.
- What do you want for Stephen?
I not only want him to show his dark side, I would like to see Stephen also used other tactics, not only the understanding and performance of his burden. I want to make him more dynamic and active.
Executive producer Kevin Williamson
- What can we expect this season?
Well, you know, the return of Catherine in the Mystic Falls - it's a little change of scenery for the show. We must figure out how this will affect Damon and Stephen in terms of return Catherine, and I do not know. It is difficult to talk about it, nothing actually to say, because everything seems to surprise you! She comes back and as you saw in the video, she returned and, in general, explained why she did it, and it will be interesting to see how it all ends, but if you watched the show in the past, you know that there are always some reasons why something happens. So it is a huge turn. In general, she said she wanted Stephen. She returned for Stephen.
- Could there be other reasons?
- What do we learn about Catherine?
There is still much need to know about 1864. What happened? Why isn't she in the grave? How did she run? Where was she? Why is she again appeared in the Mystic Falls? What led her to Mystic Falls? And so on. All that we are going to explore, including the role played here a Lockwood curse.
- How does Catherine differ from the same her in 1864?
It is more vicious. It will be interesting to watch on her. It is different in the sense that it will no longer have to wear corsets, and the other in the sense that, well, I will not say because it hint at where it has been all this time. It's a secret, what she did.
- Will we see memories of the characters, who died in the last season?
- Will we see Isobel again?
Not immediately. I would not say in the first 12 episodes.
- How much will be episodes with flashbacks?
We plan to have three episodes with flashbacks, and I think all of them will be four.
- What can you tell us about Tyler this year?
Tyler is going to learn with the help of his uncle, Mason, who comes to town in the very first episode. He found out who he is, and how to live with it. He learns about the curse, who he was and how he reacts to it. So for him it would be fun journey ... with a lot of violence.
In the fi thriller by Christopher Nolan "Inception" Leonardo DiCaprio spends most of his life in the dreams of strangers. About what is going on in his head, 35-year-old actor said in an interview with Rolling Stone.
- That makes him worry.
"My stomach begins to shrink from any folly, from things that shouldn't worry me at all. Madness that in the brain suddenly occur any reaction, forcing you to worry about any nonsense. My life is well organized, I very seriously do my work, and then - boom - and here I sit and suffer because of something ridiculous."
- About old days.
"In fact, I was a brat with the biggest mouth in the world. I snapped at everything and was ready for any fight, but when you tell a guy who is three years older than you that kick his ass as a rule here you are a victim. I was a fool, and this is true with no doubt.
I was wild and nuts and do not suffer from this, as some now when they try to keep a good face on a bad game, and thus discredit themselves. I did not care about what people think ... Maybe, so I tried to get rid of the chaos going on at my head, or from potential failures. It was: "Wow, how lucky I am that I can fun as I want and with whom I want!" Two of my main blonde competitors, with whom we went to plays at the beginning, are no longer alive: one hanged himself, the other died of a heroin overdose ... I have never taken drugs. You will not read in the tabloids stories about how I was found in a cool room hotel lying in a pool of my own vomit. "
- About dates.
"Before "Titanic" I had a great success in girls. Everything was clear - the relationship, not black with knowledge of my "glory".
- About fame after "Titanic".
"There was a sense of split personality. A bit like that I got my avatar, if the terminology used in James Cameron. Yes, it sounds very boastful. In fact, all the things I wanted then, just a little more break, because by-and-bye - and sick.
Phillip Noyce, whose thriller "Salt" with Angelina Jolie in the title role has rolled out on July 22, 2010, is considered a master of militants and movies about spies. In an interview with the resource Noyce told the Hollywood Reporter about why Angelina Jolie better than Tom Cruise and his love for "sleeper" agents.
- Why did you stop choice for this film?
"Too much attractive plot: a woman accused of a crime escapes and tries to restore her good name."
- However, the main character was a man, when you first started to discuss the project.
"I first met with the leadership of Columbia Studios and Sony Pictures in 2007. A year later, they contacted me and we will continue the talks. It was assumed that the main role is played by Tom Cruise but eventually we realized that the image of Ethan Hunt, which he created for the franchise "Mission Impossible", is very similar to what we were going to offer. And then we got the idea, at first sight strange, suggest a major role to Angelina Jolie".
"It did not take long to realize that this is a great concept: we only win if the main protagonist in the movie would be a woman and if this woman is Angelina Jolie with her appearance and excellent talent of dramatic actress. Therefore, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, screenwriter Kurt Wimmer and I traveled to France and spent a week discussing details with Angelina".
- In a scenario Salt was married. What happened to his husband?
"You're right. In the third act of the film, according to the original script, Edward A. Salt saves his wife and child from the bad guys. It was absolutely predictable for the audience twist. But our basic rule is that during the entire movie viewers do not have to guess what will happen in the next 10 minutes. And we decided to make a film that can be compared with the snake that crawls, resets and changes its skin. We tried to make our picture fulfilled its destiny: amaze and amuse.
- So, besides her husband, none of the other characters didn't "suffer"?
"No, but the whole environment, all the people with whom was associated Salt have changed. For example, her boss Ted Winter. With Edward Salt Winter bound strong male friendship, is not nearly as with Evelyn. On the role of Winter, we have invited Liv Schreiber, because we needed an emotional actor, able to show the passion of Winter to his prototype.
"More is always interesting to see how a woman with the mind and muscles fool the bad guys. Not to be a feminist to enjoy this picture. I hope if the movie will be successful, Angelina will set up a new genre, conquering space not only for herself but for other actresses too.
- It seems that in your film you devote the whole time to tricks rather than the "green screen" special effects and digital.
"When articulate action-scene, we expected to use more CGI-images than actually happened. We don't take into account two things: Angelina Jolie and Simon Crane, our coordinator for tricks, with whom Jolie has been working together more than 10 years. Angie loves heights. She loves the risk to a certain point, because she relies on Simon, who knows her limits. He is a true professional.
- You used as villains Russian spies, who went out of fashion with the end of the Cold War.
"For a long time I was interested in "sleeping" agent. I read a lot of material about the "moles" from World War II and was looking for a scenario in which I could use gained knowledge. I have always been held by one question: what would happen if an agent, sent by a hostile environment, imbued with her sympathy, love the new system - it doesn't matter, totalitarian or democratic?"
- How do you think the film will meet in Russia?
"We want to be sure that Russian viewers don't suffer from paranoia, because villains in the film - not the ordinary Russian people. These are people from the "laboratory" of the KGB. Jeff Davidson, a consultant, responsible for foreign versions of films, together with his Russian colleagues have devised a brilliant idea - to create a special style of speech for Orlov, who expresses himself, as it was the custom in the old school of KGB. This will allow Russian viewers to treat the situation with the same irony with which it would react to, and American viewers, who understand that nobody is going to fight with them".
Empire Magazine has shared with us an interesting interview with actor Nicolas Cage, timed to the movie "The Sorcerer's Apprentice".
- It's widely known your love for myths and legends, especially about Merlin. Presumably, "The sorcerer's apprentice" is the movie that you wanted?
For me it was extremely important to the magic of the movie was a western, not eastern. At some point in the script wanted to bring China's devilish, to attract viewers Asian magic and philosophy, but I said: "Never. We must focus on the magic of the West, especially on King Arthur!" For me, nothing is more significant and exciting - it's still my roots...
- Did your parents come from the UK?
No, you're right, mom-born German, and father - an Italian. I meant that my ancestors are likely, the Romans and Saxons, but both were in England. I'll always be there in a sense, an outsider, because was not born on English soil, but the relationship with it I really feel.
- What inspires you more - a ballad of Goethe, or Walt Disney "Fantasia"?
Both. On set of the "Next" I mention that I would like to play a magician, an ancient sorcerer - all these legends, as I said, I was fascinated. Then Todd and said: "There is one variant: "Sorcerer's Apprentice". He has worked with Disney. Like me, he likes "Fantasia" and the idea of re-shoot an episode of this film was very pleased both of us.
- Disney episode lasted about ten minutes, no more ...
We realized that we can expand this ten-minute sketch and create on its basis a complex, thoroughly thought-out world. We immediately agreed on everything, found a writer, talked with Jerry Bruckheimer. He read the script, he liked it. Jerry has just been a huge success with "Pirates ..." and I think he was inwardly ready to take on something even more fantastic. Then we invited John Terteltaub - we had worked well in "National Treasure".
- He is a fun guy, yes. Does John smooth out your, um ... sharp corners?
Exactly. John likes to keep me, as he says in the "fun zone" - I am in my work tends to lean a bit gloomy, harsh tone, but he likes everything to be very positive. For me, therefore, like to persuade him to the dark side.
- You and John went to school together, right?
Yes, and we were buddies. Not the best of friends, but still hang together.
- You have decided to become an actor after you saw James Dean in the movie "East of Eden", yes?
One time I wanted to be a marine biologist, then a boxer, then a magician and the driver. All this fascinated me, but when I turned 15 years old and I saw at the cinema "Beverly Cinema" by James Dean, I realized that I wanted to become an actor. I also wanted to become a musician, a singer, but as soon see the episode in which James Dean gave money to Raymond Massey, who was playing the hero's father - and my heart was broken.
- It was the epiphany.
I realized that I could not do otherwise. It was a turning point. I realized that I will do everything to become an actor. In addition, I told myself that becoming an actor, I learn, and ride horses, and ride a race, and boxing, that is, all my dreams come true. For me it was a good experience, although on family life it has not so good impact.