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2013: The Year In Quotes

The Playlist By Jessica Kiang | The Playlist January 9, 2014 at 2:23PM

2013, we’re not quite done with you yet. To close off our coverage of the year gone by, we wanted to hand over the mic to the actors, directors and other film professionals who made waves, headlines, faux pas, announcements, pronouncements or funny gags throughout the year. And we’re changing up the format this time out, scouring the whole internet and not just our own archives for these little nuggets, mainly because we’re fairly sure you’ve all avidly consumed, and committed to memory every word of each of the 200-odd interviews we ran in 2013, and we’d be preaching to the choir.
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A Place Beyond The Pines

March

“If you ride like lightning, you're going to crash like thunder.” 
Robin (Ben Mendelsohn) in Derek Cianfrance’s “The Place Beyond the Pines.”

“Elderly. She’s in an intergalactic old folks’ home.”
Carrie Fisher imagines what Princess Leia is like today.

“[We] had tension, as men. Not as artists — as men.”
Shia LaBoeuf on Letterman on the friction with co-star Alec Baldwin that led to him quitting Stage show “Orphans” to be replaced by Ben Foster.

The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman Shia LaBeouf

“the theater belongs not to the great but to the brash. acting is not for gentlemen, or bureaucratic-academics. what they do is antiart. actors used to be buried with a stake through the heart. those peoples performances so troubled on-lookers that they feared their ghosts.”
LaBeouf again, talking acting on Twitter and sounding, well, LaBeouffoonish.

“Who here actually thinks I would do '50 Shades of Grey' as a movie? Like really. For real. In real life.”
“ ? ”
“Good, well that’s that sorted then.”
“ : ) ”
Emma Watson debunks casting rumors in an elegant series of tweets.

"Oprah and I had such chemistry. To be able to make out with Oprah and to have love scenes with her and those tig ol' bitties... I mean she's very, very, very beautiful. She's such a lovely, voluptuous woman... I mean that was wonderful. That was wonderful."
Terrence Toward laxes wyrical about “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” co-star Oprah Winfrey’s assets. Other people got a lot more bothered about it than Oprah.

“When you put me on a red carpet or on a stage, I turn into chihuahua Jennifer… I have no control over what comes out of my mouth.”
Jennifer Lawrence in interview with the U.K’s Fabulous magazine.

42 Chadwick Boseman

April

“I'm not goin' anywhere! I'm right here!”
Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) in Brian Helgeland’s baseball biopic42,” with “right here” presumably referring to the no. 1 box office spot for April which the film surprisingly claimed over Tom Cruise’s “Oblivion.” And this topsy-turvy year means it finished 2013 above other would-be big-name blockbusters “The Lone Ranger,” “After Earth” and “Elysium” too.

“Why must a film explain everything? Why must every motivation be spelled out? ... There will be many who find 'To the Wonder' elusive and too effervescent. They'll be dissatisfied by a film that would rather evoke than supply. I understand that, and I think Terrence Malick does, too. But here he has attempted to reach more deeply than that: to reach beneath the surface, and find the soul in need.”
The concluding phrases of the deeply missed Roger Ebert’s last filed film review, for Terrence Malick’s “To the Wonder.

"Look, even if I don't get one directly, eventually they're just going to have to give me one when I get old. So no matter how you slice it, I'm getting one.”
Robert Downey Jr. to GQ, immodestly but probably accurately predicting his Oscar future.

“Could a father not marry his son?”
Jeremy Irons visits a previously unexplored bizarre backwater of the gay marriage debate while talking to the Huffington Post.

Avengers, group shot

"We are humbled to be standing here. No, we're not humbled. We won. What's the opposite of 'humbled'? We're 'Biebered' to be standing here.”
Witty quip machine Joss Whedon delivers in his acceptance speech for Best Movie at the MTV Movie Awards for “The Avengers.”

“We’ll make a new ‘Star Wars’ every year.”
Disney Chief Alan Horn confirming every Indiewire blogger’s worst fear: that casting rumors, plot teases, set pictures, promos and PR tie-ins for the Star Wars universe are never, ever, ever going to stop.

“You’re about to find out who I am. You’re going to be on national news.”
Speaking to the arresting officer, Reese Witherspoon subverts her nice-as-pie image when she and her husband are pulled over for DUI.

"Cinema, as I define it and as something that inspired me, is under assault by the studios and, from what I can tell, with the full support of the audience."
Steven Soderbergh relating his reasons for retirement.

“I've never actually showed my body that much, even though I'm a French actress. It was a big deal for me to do it. This movie isn't fantasy. This is a film for people who can handle a pair of tits.”
Julie Delpy talks to GQ about going topless in “Before Midnight.”

“Sorry to everyone I shook hands with, I’m sick so you’re screwed. [Trips from a standing position, covers face in shame] Oh my God! I’m like all three of the Stooges right now--I’m on Sudafed. [long pause] I don’t know how to recover… I’m afraid to look at all of you.”
A tottery J-Law accepts her award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

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