Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash),  “It is the primal battle between Blanche and Stanley that fills much of ‘Streetcar,’ and Blanchett has a worthy opponent in Joel Edgerton’s beefy, yet boyish Stanley…The physically imposing Edgerton has the necessary bravado and the all-important booming voice with which to yell, 'Stella!’” “The actor captures Stanley’s innate pride as well as his instinctive intelligence, the street smarts that make him a formidable foe. It’s a pride that…

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash), “It is the primal battle between Blanche and Stanley that fills much of ‘Streetcar,’ and Blanchett has a worthy opponent in Joel Edgerton’s beefy, yet boyish Stanley…The physically imposing Edgerton has the necessary bravado and the all-important booming voice with which to yell, 'Stella!’” “The actor captures Stanley’s innate pride as well as his instinctive intelligence, the street smarts that make him a formidable foe. It’s a pride that…

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash)   “I can’t say enough about Joel Edgerton. I mean, he’s a remarkable actor. When I cast him, I said, ‘Look, this is a man who wears many masks. He’s one thing with Whitey Bulger, he’s another with Billy Bulger, and he’s yet another with his wife, and then yet another with the FBI. He’s always dancing. The man who starts the film is the great white hope, the law enforcement officer with a storied career, and the next thing you know, he’s a…

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash) “I can’t say enough about Joel Edgerton. I mean, he’s a remarkable actor. When I cast him, I said, ‘Look, this is a man who wears many masks. He’s one thing with Whitey Bulger, he’s another with Billy Bulger, and he’s yet another with his wife, and then yet another with the FBI. He’s always dancing. The man who starts the film is the great white hope, the law enforcement officer with a storied career, and the next thing you know, he’s a…

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash), “I galloped into town to play the villain. I was promoted to the hero before we even shot because Fassbender left. And then it was like I was never allowed to leave town because the movie shot for longer than it should have. It had all these stops and starts. I’m happy to say, I’ve seen the finished movie and I can’t believe it — it should not be as good as it is, given all the problems it had.” – Joel Edgerton on “Jane Got a Gun”

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash), “I galloped into town to play the villain. I was promoted to the hero before we even shot because Fassbender left. And then it was like I was never allowed to leave town because the movie shot for longer than it should have. It had all these stops and starts. I’m happy to say, I’ve seen the finished movie and I can’t believe it — it should not be as good as it is, given all the problems it had.” – Joel Edgerton on “Jane Got a Gun”

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash)   “Getting into the ring with him was such a joy because you could throw anything and he’d knock it back. And that, when you can do that – that sort of emotional ping-pong with another actor and you recognize in them that they’re strong enough to take it and send it back your way - becomes this beautiful chess game in a weird way … you look forward to working with people like that.” “I have great respect for him. He’s a great, great actor.”…

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash) “Getting into the ring with him was such a joy because you could throw anything and he’d knock it back. And that, when you can do that – that sort of emotional ping-pong with another actor and you recognize in them that they’re strong enough to take it and send it back your way - becomes this beautiful chess game in a weird way … you look forward to working with people like that.” “I have great respect for him. He’s a great, great actor.”…

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash)  “I’m really interested in the social contracts we have with each other that are unspoken. Say someone friends you on Facebook — you have to do something. You could ignore it, of course. But that would be rude. So suddenly, the responsibility is on you. That may be not the kind of pressure you want. If I give you a gift, and you don’t call and say, ‘Thank you’ or email, now you’re a bad person. This film takes that to a much more extreme…

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash) “I’m really interested in the social contracts we have with each other that are unspoken. Say someone friends you on Facebook — you have to do something. You could ignore it, of course. But that would be rude. So suddenly, the responsibility is on you. That may be not the kind of pressure you want. If I give you a gift, and you don’t call and say, ‘Thank you’ or email, now you’re a bad person. This film takes that to a much more extreme…

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash)   Nash and Joel dashing about to get to the next event on a jam-packed day at the Toronto Film Festival….. “We’re very honest with each other and very supportive…we definitely ask each other’s opinions of things. I think when we were younger that the shorthand was a bit more blunt and now we’re a bit more gentle about it … We got more sensitive as we get older.” :-) – Nash Edgerton

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash) Nash and Joel dashing about to get to the next event on a jam-packed day at the Toronto Film Festival….. “We’re very honest with each other and very supportive…we definitely ask each other’s opinions of things. I think when we were younger that the shorthand was a bit more blunt and now we’re a bit more gentle about it … We got more sensitive as we get older.” :-) – Nash Edgerton

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash)  “I’ve gotta say the greatest compliment I could pay Scott is that [when] I watched the movie [for the first time] … I got completely absorbed in it. Because [laughing] there’s nothing like being in a movie to take you out of the movie when you watch it for the first time.“ "I’m watching it like [I’m] watching a fight on a street corner - something bad is just about to happen! I got to The End and I’m actually really, really proud of that…

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash) “I’ve gotta say the greatest compliment I could pay Scott is that [when] I watched the movie [for the first time] … I got completely absorbed in it. Because [laughing] there’s nothing like being in a movie to take you out of the movie when you watch it for the first time.“ "I’m watching it like [I’m] watching a fight on a street corner - something bad is just about to happen! I got to The End and I’m actually really, really proud of that…

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash), “I just remember white-knuckling that first week, pushing the terror aside so that maybe what I’m doing can just be free. The heavy schedule helped. It keeps you from yourself.“  "I kind of like getting home at the end of the day exhausted, to the point where all I have to do is go to bed and wake up the next day. It keeps your head in the film, not that you’re staying in character, but …with difficult accents like John’s, if I need to talk…

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash), “I just remember white-knuckling that first week, pushing the terror aside so that maybe what I’m doing can just be free. The heavy schedule helped. It keeps you from yourself.“ "I kind of like getting home at the end of the day exhausted, to the point where all I have to do is go to bed and wake up the next day. It keeps your head in the film, not that you’re staying in character, but …with difficult accents like John’s, if I need to talk…

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash)  “I lived and breathed through movies as a kid. Because I lived in a small town that was one of the only things I could do to entertain myself – watch movies, pretend to be in movies, and make little movies on my own. And now that I’m all grown up, it’s a real privilege to be a part of that process – making movies for all the kids. The idea that there’s some little kid growing up in a town like the one where I grew up in, watching movies…

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash) “I lived and breathed through movies as a kid. Because I lived in a small town that was one of the only things I could do to entertain myself – watch movies, pretend to be in movies, and make little movies on my own. And now that I’m all grown up, it’s a real privilege to be a part of that process – making movies for all the kids. The idea that there’s some little kid growing up in a town like the one where I grew up in, watching movies…

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash), Don’t forget to pick up your December 4 copy of “The Hollywood Reporter” to read excerpts from the fascinating roundtable discussion the magazine recently hosted with Joel, Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson, Will Smith, Benicio Del Toro, and Mark Ruffalo.  It contains heaps of interesting insights on acting - and practical tips on what to do when nerves cause you to need to use the bathroom just before going on stage…. :-)

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash), Don’t forget to pick up your December 4 copy of “The Hollywood Reporter” to read excerpts from the fascinating roundtable discussion the magazine recently hosted with Joel, Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson, Will Smith, Benicio Del Toro, and Mark Ruffalo. It contains heaps of interesting insights on acting - and practical tips on what to do when nerves cause you to need to use the bathroom just before going on stage…. :-)

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