The Most Candid, Outrageous Quotes From Our Last Year in Interviews

If any of you were readers of Movieline during its print heyday, you know it was the place for candid celebrity interviews (Just ask Jennifer Lopez!) and since we revived the Movieline mantle last year, we've strived to lived up to that legacy. When you read a Movieline interview, you won't just get the same old tired questions like "What was it like to work with George Clooney?" and "I know your promoting some tiny indie movie right now, but can we talk about your superhero flick instead?" Here, we hope it's a good conversation first and foremost, and when it is, actors and artists often drop their guard, offering things you'd never expect.

Here's just a sampling of some of the most intriguing, eye-opening, and just plain revealing quotes we've collected at interviews in the past year:

Terry Gilliam on the Oscars:

"People don't seem to recognize what good acting is. It's like Marty Scorsese getting an Oscar for The Departed -- I'm afraid the films before that were the great movies. I mean, Marty didn't need it. The Departed had already done well. It's great when smaller films win an award because then they've got recognition, but when big studio films get them, it's just a chance to make a bit more money."

Miley Cyrus on why she ditched Twitter:

"I just think it's kind of lame. I feel like I hang out with my friends and they're so busy taking pictures of what they're doing and putting them on Facebook that they're not really enjoying what they're doing. You're going to look back and have a million pictures, but you're not going to be in any of them. Because you're not having fun, you're too busy clicking away. So I think just enjoy the moment you're in, and stop telling people about it. Just enjoy it...I'm telling kids, don't go on the internet, it's dangerous, it's not fun, it wastes your life, and you should be outside playing sports or something."


Jesse Eisenberg on becoming a movie star, to his surprise:

"I never thought I'd be in a movie to begin with. Every time they cast me -- and I'm not just saying this out of false modesty or humbleness -- like, I'm so shocked every time I get into a movie. And then after the movie is done I think I've totally failed and ruined this interesting movie. The movie comes out and I'm just embarrassed about myself in it...I'm on a strong regimen of pills that will hopefully make it better."

Michel Gondry on Lady Gaga:

"I'm not interested. To me it's like a form of Marilyn Manson. It's hard for me to talk about it; I've seen a couple of videos of hers, and not for very long. I stop watching them each time because I don't think there's melodies. I'm sorry to be negative. Like I'm not a big fan of Madonna. I respect her very much, but unfortunately the videos didn't help the music in the long run. Well, I guess it helped it to survive to the point where the video was irrelevant. So music has to find its own way, which is good for the music. It becomes smaller and more alive and it's not as crazy, except for some R&B. To me, it's just talking about the surface. I compare it to Marilyn Manson. The music to me is very expected. I don't think there's anything in the tone or the melody that makes me say, 'Oh, there's something going on.'"

Jemaine Clement, foreshadowing the end of his Flight of the Conchords partnership with Bret McKenzie:

"To be honest with you, every time I finish something -- look, I think of Bret as one of the nicest guys in the world. Honestly, one of the humblest, nicest guys in the world. But at the end of a thing like [shooting a season], I can't stand him, more than anyone else. I'm pretty sure it goes both ways. It's just a really intense thing to do. I'm sure there's lots of famous examples of that."

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