- He will produce his own films with his production company Sunny March.
- He is absolutely fearless and says what he wants.
- He loves and respects his parents.
- He did one of the biggest, funniest, and sexiest AMA ever on Reddit, in which he answered the question about what he was wearing underneath the robe he put on for the Q&Q with “You should be asking who’s naked under it with me” and the Julian Assange question in the most intelligent, honest, and eloquent way… in a fucking chat, folks!
Julian Assange’s open letter to you criticizing The Fifth Estate is very intense. He even goes so far as to call you a “hired gun” for distorting the truth (or at least what he views as his truth). Did this affect the way you portrayed him or even make you second guess your role at all in this film?
Yes, of course it did. To have the man you are about to portray ask you intelligently and politely not to do it gave me real cause for concern, however, it galvanized me into addressing why I was doing this movie. He accuses me of being a “hired gun” as if I am an easily bought cypher for right wing propaganda. Not only do I NOT operate in a moral vacuum but this was not a pay day for me at all. I’ve worked far less hard for more financial reward. This project was important to me because of the integrity I wanted to bring to provocative difficult but ultimately timely and a truly important figure of our modern times. The idea of making a movie about someone who so far removed from my likeness or situation who brought about an ideal through personal sacrifice that has changed the way we view both social media, the power of the individual to have a voice in that space, and be able to question both the hypocrisies and wrongdoings of organizations and bodies of powerful people that rule our lives… This resonated deeply with my beliefs in civil liberty, a healthy democracy, and the human rights of both communities and individuals to question those in authority. I believe that the film, quite clearly, illuminates the great successes of wikileaks and its extraordinary founder Julians Assange. As well as, examining the personalities involved and what become a dysfunctional relationship within that organization. While the legacy of his actions and the organizations continue to evolve and only history will be the true judge of where this is leading us. The Fifth Estate is a powerful, if dramatized, entry point for a discussion about this extraordinary lurch forward in our society. I wanted to create a three dimensional portrait of a man far more maligned in the tabloid press than he is in our film to remind people that he is not just the weird, white haired Australian dude wanted in Sweden, hiding in an embassy behind Harrods. But a true force to be reckoned with, achieved the realization of the great ideal. I’m proud to be involved in tackling such a contentious character and script. There is only personal truth in my opinion, and the film should provoke debate and not consensus. It should be enjoyable and ultimately empowering to realize that Julian has spearheaded a movement that is the foundations stone of The Fifth Estate, people journalism and what that is capable of including finding out the “truth” for yourself.
- He dances to Daft Punk at Comic Cons
- “My work is for the public and my life is for myself”
- He shows genuine love for his collegues: “He could rip my throat out and piss on my eyeballs, it’s Gary fuckin’ Oldman”
- He does loads of charity without talking much about it.
- He likes nerds and he played some of the most iconic nerdy roles
- He will play Hamlet in London next year and break all ticket sale records and he says about it: I started preparing for Hamlet when I was 17. Probably before that. When I was 17 I was asked at school to play him and I went, ‘No. I’m not ready and I want to get A Levels’… and I didn’t want to get obsessed and let it take over my life, as I have been with Lindsey[Turner, who is directing Hamlet] over the past three months talking, talking, talking. It’s very deep-rooted..”
I’m v v pissed off that Carrie Underwood was included in the TIME 100 but Laverne Cox wasn’t. Are we really saying that Carrie Underwood has been more influential than Laverne Cox in the past year? Laverne had 88481 total reactions to Carrie’s 18589, and 91.5% said yes to Laverne while 25.7% said yes to Carrie. Who the fuck is Carrie Underwood influencing anyway???
If this isn’t blatant transphobia in the media, I don’t know what is. [x]
sometimes when i’m walking around in soho i get really freaked out because i can’t stop myself thinking “what if i saw hugh dancy coming down the sidewalk randomly and had to be natural” because you can’t just furiously avoid looking at the people coming at you on the street but you can’t be like “yo” because it would be weird
i hate it when people use “person said/did ignorant thing this one time” as their main reason for hating a celebrity, but don’t apply that logic to every celebrity.
literally every celebrity in the entire world except maybe lupita nyong’o, laverne cox and tom hiddleston have said pretty potentially offensive things at one point or another. literally every single one. i mean, we all do, we’re all ignorant about something or the other. their fuck-ups are just super public.
i’m not saying you can’t dislike anyone for saying things that offend you, but it pisses me off to no end when people kind of cherry-pick the good(i.e. shittiest) bits from the people they don’t like for other reasons just to strengthen their claim to not liking them. if you’re gonna get up in arms about the dumb little things one person’s said, you better be prepared to do them all.
“he inhaled his scent. he smelled of (ingredient 1), (ingredient 2) and something undefinable, that was uniquely (name of buttsex partner)”—every single fanfiction uploaded in the last two years oh my god (via brood-of-froods)
So they’re really changing the title of the third Hobbit film?
I’m not really sure what to say other than I’m not surprised. And fuck this. We should have seen it coming after what they did with DOS. What made the hobbit such a great book, to me, was summed up in what Thorin said to Bilbo on his deathbed (which is why I used it as a comment on that one drawing of Bilbo I made). The truth of the book is in that statement, and also the truth of Bilbo, and what makes him such a compelling hero. It’s the folly of greed and the value of appreciating simplicity and beauty, food and gardening and all that country jazz. The story isn’t an action story, the protagonist is knocked out or not present for most of the actual fighting in the book.
The first movie was a little troubling with the Orc stuff but mostly accurate, But DOS was a complete shitshow when it came to the story, and all the unnecessary love triangles and action sequences left a terrible taste in my mouth. I’ve only watched it twice.
I’m honesty so disappointed with the way PJ has handled this material, and while I don’t wish it was never done at all, I wish it had been given to someone else, who would have treated it with a more delicate hand and done the heart of it justice. What I would GIVE for Guillermo Del Toro to have stayed on and done it, because he’s the exact hand I think it needed. It could have been one or two really excellent and powerful movies, but it’s been so stretched out and distorted at this point that I doubt part three will satisfy me at all. Which sucks, because I really love Martin’s Bilbo, and it makes me sad that Martin isn’t getting the room to really play all of his nuances to their fullest.
all these fucking comics saying just “drop everything and do what you love, artists, cost is no object”, they never end, there’s so many of them
where is the comic that says “artists! make it easier to comfortably fund doing what you love by drawing dragons fucking on commission on furaffinity, eventually building up enough of a portfolio that you’re paying rent every single time you draw two fantasy monster dicks frotting furiously against each other”