Monday, March 12, 2012

Willem Dafoe cites passion as driving force

Dafoe takes a question at SXSW.

Want Willem Dafoe to star in your next indie film? Show him your passion and don’t ask hollow questions.

Dafoe spoke about his acting passion to a large SXSW crowd and was mostly cordial until one audience member asked for Dafoe’s favorite and least favorite acting experiences. “That’s about personal preferences,” he said. “I don’t give a shit.”

Instead he sees film as a “living thing” and looks for the next experience, or as he termed it: “I think vegetarians should eat a cheeseburger every now and then. I’m by nature a jackrabbit,” Dafoe said. “I work from fear, excitement and not knowing.”

Read the rest on The Austin Chronicle blog.

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