4. “Death of a seller” Arthur Miller is so fascinating to me, and many times when I was experimenting, and I think I applied poorly, what Sandy Meisner taught me – I had the idea that I couldn’t act without really doing it. collapse and cry and do the deepest work I knew how to do – I used it to prepare myself too much sometimes. It has always gripped me in the worst, best, and most terrible ways.
5. The Burns Brothers Ken Burns, I met him once at an airport, not that I knew him at all, but I did come to know him a bit and I might even work with him a bit, believe it or not. Ric Burns, his brother, made “New York”, a documentary series, and every time I go back to New York I like to revisit it, because it makes you appreciate the American experience which is exemplified by New York of in a way for me that are touching and wonderful.
6. My backyard The house where I am, I have been here for 35 years. In this backyard that I have now taken root in is perfect for the kids and Emilie and our current experience. And I often think to myself, “Damn, that’s why I did this. That’s why I installed this pool and made it sort of a jungle paradise in a modest way. I see it through their eyes and every nook and cranny is explored, and when I’m away and come back, I have a physical feeling of relief and nourishment.
7. Studios Pinède This is the place where we come to shoot [“Jurassic World: Dominion”], and of course it has a story. I love James Bond and I think they shot a lot of Bond movies there. We had a challenge doing it and ended up at the Langley hotel nearby. We have taken care of it and have all been tested often and had many, many protocols. Then I was spending time in Pinewood, and we did this movie with Laura Dern and Sam Neill and of course Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. I just had a good time.
8. Monk Thelonious I play the piano. I am still a humble student trying to improve myself. Thelonious Monk, I’m not trying to copy it – not that I could. As you know when you read about him and see the documentary about him, “Straight, No Chaser”, what a unique, unconventional and deep artist he was. When you hear any recording of whatever note you’re in, you’re like, “Oh, that’s Thelonious Monk. “
9. Emilie’s eggs I started making these rustic scrambled eggs where I slide cheese around the pan. But she took over egg making, and it’s so perfect. She gets this French butter which is particularly special, then she has French cheese that she grates on it, and there is salt and pepper. It’s a little runny, but not very runny, and I take a knife and cut it into several particular pieces, then I have it with some Greek yogurt and a sip of orange juice.