The Constant Gardener (2005) - Big pharmaceuticals are right up there with the arms dealers.
Nobody in this story, and no outfit or corporation, thank God, is based upon an actual person or outfit in the real world. But I can tell you this; as my journey through the pharmaceutical jungle progressed, I came to realize that, by comparison with the reality, my story was as tame as a holiday postcard. –John Le Carré
↳ Ralph Fiennes has a way of looking – of beholding his subject, observing and contemplating it – that is quite intense, powerful and unsettling. I was caught under the spell of those pale blue-green eyes, deep pools of empathy and fire. Ralph Fiennes has eyes that look to me like they contain secrets and he concentrates them into a gaze that could burn a hole right through you.If, as they say, the eyes are the windows to the soul, Fiennes’ eyes reveal multitudes about him. I look into them and I see a highly intelligent, elegant Englishman with a propensity for brooding. They tell me he is focused, moody, melancholy, sexy, a little dangerous, a little mischievous, complicated, and a bit tortured when it comes to matters of the heart. His eyes suggest a man of contradictions, like most of the characters he’s played, a man who can’t be pinned down. And I know next time I look into them I’ll see something new, uncover something more of their mysteries. [Source]
Being an actor means asking people to look at you. I guess I accept that. But it’s a profession in which the job is to show another world and other people. You may access it through bits of yourself, and your imagination and experience, but actually, in the end, you’re not playing yourself.