Deflowerin my baby, are you my baby baby? Must be crazy. See I’m Swayze.
you’re not allowed to wear a cotton t-shirt unless you’re a true fan! do you go to the fields and look at it? do you appreciate the agricultural implications of a gigantic cotton industry? do you understand the harvesting process? name 5 cotton harvesting machines. didn’t think so
"The first step - especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money - the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art"
"Heath [Ledger] was one of the easiest-going cats there was. I’d been told, “Watch out for Heath, man, he’s in character. Look out.” Not at all. He was just a guy playing a part. He was a wonderful cat. The first day we worked together, he had a big, long monologue, and he went into the monologue, then he turned and looked me right in the eye and said, “How am I doing?” [Laughs.] I said, “You’re doin’ great, guy! You’re doing great! That was a great take!” He was just really sweet, really warm, and really unpretentious. And he was an actor’s actor. He’s gonna be sorely missed for forever and a day."
I really love this particular quote from The AV Club’s interview with Eric Roberts because one of the more nauseating things that people do with Heath Ledger in the wake of his death is try to pathologize what this performance did to him.
There’s all these odd urban legends circulating around his time filming The Dark Knight and how allegedly sunken into the role he was, like the one positing that his fiddling with the remote prior to the hospital explosion was improvised (patently false), and Jack Nicholson’s response to the news of Heath’s death probably didn’t help. Which is sad, because that’s clearly just Jack Nicholson just being a stupid dick.
I like this quote because it gives credence to the much larger likelihood of why Heath Ledger was so good as the Joker, because it’d be the same reason he got the part in the first place - Heath Ledger was an actor and he was good at his job.