That’s what Chris Pine is thinking about right now. From where I’m sitting, however — across the table from Pine at a bustling Italian place in Silverlake, LA’s hipster district– the quote wasn’t all that bad. We were chatting innocently about ,” he said, taking a mouthful of branzino. “But my character — there was just so much meat there. I could chew up scenery right and left.” And this was where the dildos reared their heads.
Not the objects themselves, necessarily, but a quote regarding “dildos”, a quote he just gave, not five seconds ago. We could have segued to any number of topics, like how supporting characters are often better than the leads, or how never came out, and isn’t it funny how things go? He reacted in the moment, call it instinct if you will.
Actors have won Academy Awards for playing blind characters, like Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman.
I've heard justification for the practice of "blindface" by saying things like, "if they hadn't used that [sighted] actor, that amazing performance would never have happened." While that may be true, who knows if an alternate actor might have given an equally amazing performance, and possibly not have used the clichéd zombie stare.
Although his directing experience consists mostly of sporadic TV episodes and telefilms, a number of theatrical distributions dot his filmography.
In 1995 he directed Billy Bob Thornton and Robert Duvall in The Stars Fell on Henrietta and again worked with Thornton, this time the story writer, on the 2001 comedy Camouflage starring Leslie Nielsen.
A model of containment and discipline, he’s off the booze today, and the garlic and the dessert: “I’m doing a mini-cleanse”.
When Danny finally realizes that he is falling for Leeza, she tells him she cannot see him anymore because she has been promised in an arranged marriage. Perkins (Stephen Tobolowsky) advise him to continue because it is his only chance of seeing, and soon Danny is successfully operated on.During its release, the film received mixed to negative reviews.The publication City Weekly proposed that actor Chris Pine receive a special award for "Best Performance in an Otherwise Inexplicable Film." Danny Valdessecchi (Chris Pine) is an intelligent, handsome, charming boy who happens to be blind.“That’ll be the quote right next to the picture, I know it,” he says, looking at my voice recorder with a furrowed brow. “There was this one scene,” he said, “where my apartment explodes, and dildos and pornos are flying all over the place. ” If there were footage of this moment, I’d play it back ever so slowly just to see the uh-oh dawning in glorious slow motion, morphing that beaming blue-eyed smile, so full of exuberance, into something rueful, as he calculates the scale of his blunder. He once told magazine he wanted to be a permanent bachelor like George Clooney. “I’m going to be thinking about that on the drive home.” He needn’t worry. As Captain Kirk, he follows the imperious William Shatner. Oh, I wanted it wasn’t my film, it was Clooney’s,” he said.