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Lunch With… The Actors Of The Diving Bell & The Butterfly

Meet Mathieu Amalric, Marie-Jos

3 Responses to “Lunch With… The Actors Of The Diving Bell & The Butterfly”

  1. mutinyco says:

    You should’ve just left the camera on a close-up of Marie-Jos

  2. Noah says:

    This was a really interesting interview. Most of the actors seemed really shy, I wonder if it was a language barrier. I feel like Amalric is usually a bit more effusive. Schnabel was the most outspoken of the group and he seemed pretty reserved as well. I love Schnabel, though. His first two movies are wonderful portraits of artists and art. My favorite thing about him, though, might be the building he painted hot pink in the West Village.

  3. LexG says:

    This piece nicely clears up for me the fact the dude in the movie is the French guy from “Munich,” and not in fact Ioan Gruffudd, despite the fact that at least in quick trailer glimpses, he’s a total ringer for Reed Richards.

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