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New York Premiere of ‘Romance and Cigarettes’

Clearview Chelsea West Cinema. August 30, 2007. By Jada Yuan

This movie is a musical, but you're not a musical guy. “I'm a closet choreographer! I've danced in so many movies. I make up all my own steps. I used to do a half-split! What are you thinking about?” —John Turturro

James Gandolfini

Annabella Sciorra

This movie is about working-class Queens. What was your least glamorous NYC job? “Waitress. But really I worked in a retirement home. That was tough. That was a dirty job.” —Susan Sarandon

F. Murray Abraham

Nick Turturro

Deborah Lin

What was your least glamorous job? “I was 17 and working as a hostess at the Brasserie. I worked the graveyard shift in 1978, so people would come in from Regine's really fucked up on cocaine at four in the morning.” —Bebe Neuwirth

John Patrick Shanley

Eva Amurri

How's your singing? “Not very good. John picked the worst takes. He said, ‘if you were too good, it wouldn't make any sense that you only sing in the backyard in Queens.’” —Bobby Cannavale

Steve Buscemi

Edie Falco

The publicist just handed you a bag. What's in it? “Is this underwear? I love sexy underwear. I think I have some on right now. Want to see?” —Aida Turturro

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