Anthony Kiedis: I'm A Pepper

Q: What directors do you admire?

A: Jim Jarmusch. David Lynch--loved Mulholland Drive. Robert Altman. Scorsese. I've got faith in Spike Jonze. The Coen brothers.

Q: What actors do you most enjoy watching?

A: I love De Niro's early work, though ever since he did The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle I've been pissed off at him. He didn't need to do that. Sometimes movies piss me off, and that one did. I left the theater angry. I hate that feeling. It makes me lose my heart for movies, and I love going to the movies.

Q: What others?

A: Armageddon is my least favorite movie of all time. What made me sit through that I'll never know.

Q: Did any movie every turn you on sexually?

A: Yeah, Mulholland Drive--my God, an incredibly sexy movie. I was turned on for about three days after I saw it.

Q: How happy were you when you were picked to play Sylvester Stallone's son in F.I.S.T. and how disappointed were you with him?

A: I had no idea how insignificant my part was when I got the job. All I knew was I was playing Stallone's son. I was 14 and thought that was going to be a big break for me. Then I showed up and realized it was one day's work. I went up to his trailer to say, "Hey, I'm going to be playing your son, let's spend a minute together, so we can get some rapport happening here." He came to the door and said, "What do you want kid?" He didn't want to have anything to do with me.

Q: Were you disappointed with your role in Point Break?

A: I don't think I dedicated myself to being the best that I could have been in the film. If you want to be a good actor you have to dedicate your life to it. I was so happy when the two days were up and I went back to being in the band.

Q: You weren't too impressed with Jack Nicholson when you met him at a Lakers game, were you?

A: No, he really pissed me off. Mother's Milk had a song called "Magic Johnson" and I asked him nicely if he could please pass it on to Magic. He didn't want to touch me with a 10-foot pole. In retrospect I understand because it really becomes annoying when you're just sitting there trying to enjoy a game and people want your picture, your autograph, a favor. He recently told somebody that I gave a good speech at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, so all has been forgiven.

Q: Do you know about Christina Ricci wanting to marry you when she was 11?

A: Yeah, it gave me a warm feeling that there was a kid out there who had a crush on me and wrote this nice letter to me.

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