Cipriani. January 15, 2008. By Jada Yuan and Bennett Marcus
Juno got snubbed at the Golden Globes. Were you disappointed?
“I've been blogging nonstop about Sweeney Todd because I'm obsessed with it. Maybe I boosted their chances. Maybe I'm directly responsible for us not getting the Golden Globe. Fuck me!”
What did you just say to Julian Schnabel?
“I said, ‘Congratulations!’ and he said, ‘You haven't seen my movie, have you?’ I hadn't, so either he's a good director or I'm a really bad actor.”
You just called out Michael Douglas for not seeing your movie.
“I didn't call him out! I can just tell if people have seen the movie or not. He'll see it when he gets around to it.”
Where were you when you got your Golden Globe for Ratatouille?
“I was at home trying to find which channel had it.”
—Brad Bird (GETTY IMAGES)
Do you do anything to calm down during awards season?
“I try to get a good night's sleep, but that's kind of a vain project.”
What happens if your editing pseudonym, Roderick Jaymes, gets nominated for an Oscar?
“I'd love it. But he's very old late 80s, early 90s. I don't know if he'd make the trip.”
—Joel Coen (GETTY IMAGES)
Are you over awards shows?
“I was never under them, you know.”
—Tommy Lee Jones
Is it any fun to go to an awards show when you know you've already won?
“You just go to be gracious, because there's someone honoring you and to not show up would be pretty rude.”
Your brother, Casey, says you were harder on him than others in Gone Baby Gone
“Casey perceives trying to murder him as an act of violence. He's very sensitive.”
Will you campaign for anyone?
“I support Barack Obama. Campaigning for people harms them. Oprah helps, but actors don't help.”
Are you endorsing anyone for president?
“I don't want to pop off now. I've got enough built-in hostility because I'm thought of as a liberal.”
Now that The Great Debaters is a hit, do you ever get starstruck?
“I was excited when I saw Kate Winslet. Love her!”
Are you backing anyone for president yet?
“It's called a race. The end of the race is in November. Somebody could trip and fall in October.”
You have a new baby. How's she doing?
“She's probably lying there staring at the ceiling.”
—Jesse L. Martin
There were four sex dolls used in Lars and the Real Girl. Ryan Gosling has one, and the director has another. Where are the other two?
“I was not the Bianca wrangler. But I'm sure they're happy wherever they are.”