“It’s something Paul and I have always done together, we’ve known each other a long time. One time in our 20s we almost got kicked out of a bar because of it, but we did it out of excitement, out of comradery, out of friendship. We had talked about it but Joaquin didn’t know what was going to happen and I knew him well enough at that point that I knew he would react, that it would turn into something and it did. He doesn’t just go with it, he struggles. You do see physically what this movie is in that moment very well.”- Philip Seymour Hoffman on the hug scene.
Joaquin Phoenix in The Master
Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman breaking character while shooting a scene from Paul Thomas Anderon’s The Master
“I asked him to be in Boogie Nights. I asked him to be in There Will Be Blood. I’ve wanted to work with him for the longest time. But the thing about Joaquin is that he’s incredibly unpredictable. There’s so much energy around him, he’s like dynamite … he’s thrilling, sometimes a bit maddening.” - Paul Thomas Anderson on Joaquin Phoenix
I believe, in your profession, it’s called… ‘Nostalgia’.
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