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“I’m shy. People get confused. They think as an actor you can get up and be confident on the screen. ‘Why aren’t you like this in normal life? Why can’t you act in your social life?’ Because I can’t!”

Happy 38th Birthday Heathcliff Andrew Ledger (April 4, 1979- January 22, 2008)

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“Art civilizes us and it connects us and activates us. It’s really important to connect with compassion and with stories about people who are different from us.”

Happy Birthday, Cate Blanchett!

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“I have never had great expectations of my performance or of a film. I try not to think about the outcome. If you look that far ahead, it sort of taints your choices as an actor. I try as hard as I can to believe that no one is ever going to see it and that it’s not even a movie. Then you can allow yourself to bare more.”

Heath Ledger (April 4, 1979 - January 22, 2008)

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“You know, when you see yourself on a big screen, I tend to watch from behind my hands. There is absolutely the regret. You always get that at the end of every project. I’m endlessly disappointed, which is what propels me into the next project, probably, not to repair the damage but to kind of hopefully keep developing. Otherwise there’s no reason to keep doing it, is there?”   [insp.]

“Concept: It’s late. We heard the clock striking two, but that’s been a while ago. We’re nestled against an alcove on the roof of the building, and nobody could find us, not even if they tried. I worry about the cold air that nips at our skin, turning our noses red, but you just pull me into your lap and cover us with a blanket. My head is on your chest; our eyes are fixed on the sky. Each breath floats through the sharp air, softening it, and your voice spins stories about the stars glittering above our heads. We are warm. We are safe. We are loved.”

–if only these miles didn’t get in our way

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Favorite actress series | Cate Blanchett : “Luminous, statuesque, angular, daunting, thoroughbred. These are adjectives commonly used to describe Catherine Elise Blanchett, the most respected actress since Streep and Fonda. They all fit. A tall (though not as tall as you’d think – 5’9”), striking woman of phosphorous skin, sharp bones and fierce blue eyes, Blanchett has lent her severe beauty, glinting intelligence and, of course, frightening talent to a procession of privileged characters. Yet to describe Melbourne-born Blanchett with only words of frigid reverence is to be myopic. This is an actress who locates the frailties in the most regal of characters, chipping away at layers of class and austerity to find the vulnerability and warmth – the humanity – within”. -  Total Film