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Seventh Annual Directors Guild of America Honors

DGA Theater. October 16, 2008. By Helin Jung

Your new movie Love Ranch is about a brothel. How did you prepare? “I spent some time in brothels in Nevada. With Helen Mirren.” —Taylor Hackford

Helen Mirren

Are you picking a side on Election Day? “I'd like to see a third party emerge, give those other two parties a kick in the ass. They're really not donkeys or elephants, they're pigs! And they're eating their young. Fuck 'em.” —F. Murray Abraham

Martin Scorsese

Jane Alexander

Are you cutting back on spending? “I'm always budget-conscious. I like to consolidate and de-accumulate.” —Jeff Goldblum

S. Epatha Merkerson

Dick Wolf

You voted against the bailout. “I opposed it completely. I'm opposed to bailing out the people in the first damn place.” —Congressman John Conyers

Julianne Nicholson

Larry Flynt

Are you cutting back because of the recession? “I have a place to live and a lot of cat food stocked up, so I think we're good.” —Eric Bogosian

Barbara Kopple

Michael Apted

Is there a real-life scenario you’d like to get written into Law & Order? “Obama is pulled over for a parking violation and he gets arrested because he has the same last name as another felon.” —Richard Belzer

Miloš Forman

Mariska Hargitay

Have you done any stumping for Obama? “I'm such an interesting individual, if I endorse a person, it might hurt 'em.” —Ice-T and Coco

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