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Actors Vs. Historic People They Played

  1. Eddie Redmayne And Felicity Jones As Stephen Hawking And His Wife Jane Wilde In The Theory Of Everything (2014) 
  2. Jamie Foxx As Ray Charles In Ray (2004) 
  3. Salma Hayek As Frida Kahlo In Frida (2002) 
  4. Hellen Mirren As HM Queen Elizabeth II In The Queen (2007) 
  5. Gary Oldman As Ludwig Van Beethoven In Immortal Beloved (1994) 
  6. Cate Blanchett As Bob Dylan In I’m Not There (2007) 
  7. Halle Berry As Dorothy Dandridge In Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (2000) 
  8. Jason Segel As David Foster Wallace In The End Of The Tour (2015) 
  9. Denzel Washington As Malcolm X In Malcolm X (1992) 
  10. Sean Penn As Harvey Milk In Milk (2008) 

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If you are bored and disgusted by politics and don’t bother to vote, you are in effect voting for the entrenched Establishments of the two major parties, who please rest assured are not dumb, and who are keenly aware that it is in their interests to keep you disgusted and bored and cynical and to give you every possible reason to stay at home doing one-hitters and watching MTV on primary day. By all means stay home if you want, but don’t bullshit yourself that you’re not voting. In reality, there is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value of some Diehard’s vote.
—  Up, Simba!, David Foster Wallace (born on this day in 1962)
I didn’t want to especially hurt myself. Or like punish. I don’t hate myself. I just wanted out. I didn’t want to play anymore is all…I wanted to just stop being conscious. I’m a whole different type. I wanted to stop feeling this way. If I could have just put myself in a really long coma I would have done that. Or given myself shock I would have done that. Instead.
—  From Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
The sort of glorious girl whose kiss tastes of liquor when she’s had no liquor to drink. Cassis, berries, gumdrops, steamy and soft. Quote unquote.
—  David Foster Wallace, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
Chiunque lo voglia davvero sa la verità.
È solo che la maggior parte della gente non vuole saperla.
Significa ascoltare ciò che viene dal profondo.
La maggior parte della gente non vuole farlo.
Ma le persone speciali ascoltano.
La verità la senti, dentro di te. Ascolta. La senti sempre.
Nella pioggia.
Nelle frequenze morte fra una stazione e l’altra.
Nel sussurro magnetico del nastro subito prima che cominci la musica.
E nel suono che ti crea nelle orecchie il silenzio assoluto e completo: quel tintinnio luccicante, come un carillon alto nel cielo.
—  David Foster Wallace
Tu vai pazza per le parole, vero? Vero che vai pazza per le parole? Mi dai l’idea di essere una che va pazza per le parole. Nel senso che le prendi terribilmente sul serio, tipo come se fossero un bisturi o una motosega che rischia di tagliarti con la stessa facilità con cui taglia gli alberi.
—  David Foster Wallace - La scopa del sistema