Leonardo Dicaprio and Scott Kalvert on-set of The Basketball Diaries (1995)
Joaquin Phoenix got so involved in the scene where Commodus murders his father that he actually fainted afterward.
"I’m someone who has a singular goal in making films; I want to tell a story. There are certain stories that I want to tell. Hollywood’s never really been the ultimate goal for me. This seems to be the end result of a process. I just make movies and tell stories that I want to tell."
"Although I have always dealt with different genres, ranging from black comedy to horror to action noire, I reckon I maintain a consistent cinematic tone. Perhaps the most consistent element in my films is the lead characters — they are pitiful, wretched characters. Faced with huge waves of destiny, they resist, strain to fight back, and try to get out to the extent they can. However, they are always reckless, mediocre, or failing."
"I do use a lot of psychology in advancing my story. Sometimes I am so absorbed in describing the psychology of my character, I almost make the ‘existential’ side of my character evaporate. Yet I think the psychology of the character is very existential. Many critics and journals try to look for a trend in my work, but not for the psychological existentialism of the character."
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
The Paradine Case, 1947
Three mechanical “Bruces” were made, each with specialized functions. One shark was open on the right side, one was open on the left side, and the third was fully skinned. Each shark cost approximately $250,000.
Sion Sono on the set of Why Don’t You Play in Hell? (2013)
Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood on-set of The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
Jaume Balagueró and Manuela Velasco on the set of REC 4: Apocalypse (2014)