Answer Series – What should you answer if you are a Film Star


A different perspective to the famous Proust/Pivot/Lipton questionnaire; a way to tackle the questions with a cheat sheet. Use this shortcut if you have no bloody idea what to say.

What should you answer if you are a Film Star

Where would like to be right now?

On the set, doing a Spielberg movie.

Who is your favorite director?

God, he has molded me and directed me into the actor that I am.

Who is your favorite actor?

Buster Keaton…he needs no words to tell me a good story.

Who is your favorite actress?

Greta Garbo…an icon, an enigmatic legend that took up the whole screen.

Who or what is the greatest love of your life?

A well written script.

When are you happiest?

On stage.

Which talent would you most like to have?

I’d like to tap dance like Fred Astaire.

Who is your favorite person?

My agent, he knows how to pull strings

Who is your least favorite person?

The elitist film critic who doesn’t understand the complexity of my screen character.

When do you lie?

When I’m not acting.

What is your favorite word?


What is your least favorite word?


What do you fear?

Box office results and inexperienced film critics.

What’s your major defect?

Forgetting to thank someone at the Academy Awards ceremonies.

What’s your greatest virtue?

Remembering to thank all my sponsors at the Academy Awards ceremonies.

What’s your motto?

“Avoid the cutting room floor.”

What’s your favorite curse word?

Leaping Lizards!

What’s your favorite book?

An Actor Prepares by Constantin Stanislavski.

What’s your favorite movie line?

“Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera,” from Yul Brynner’s The King and I

What don’t you like about yourself?

The right side of my face – it’s not the best angle.

What trait do you most dislike in others?

Lack of empathy.

Whom do you admire?

Capra, Hitchcock, Scorcese, Fellini, Germi, Godard, Truffaut, Buñuel, Almodovar, Eisenstein, Bergman, Kurosawa, Woody Allen… et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.

Whom do you despise?


What profession, other than your own, would you to take a stab at?

I’d like to be an animation writer.

What profession would you never try?

I’d hate to be in charge of the portable latrines they supply at exterior locations.

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

“Are you ready for your close-up?”

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