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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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Frozen

November

"The cold never bothered me anyway."
Elsa (Idina Menzel) in Disney's "Frozen," as of now the fourth-highest-grossing film of 2013.

"But reading [the Hans Zimmer article] and seeing someone on the inside, who knows exactly how everything happened, outright lying, that bothered me. I just feel the truth on the whole process should be explained once and for all.”
Composer Mike Zarin sets the record straight on who collaborated to create the "Inception" BRAAAM.

"There's nothing in the movie that I would go back on,"
Oliver Stone talks "JFK" on the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination.

Oldboy,  Spike Lee

"I Never Heard Of This Guy Juan Luis Garcia,If He Has A Beef It's Not With Me.I Did Not Hire Him,Do Not Know Him.Cheap Trick Writing To Me.YO"
Spike Lee tweets Jaden Smith-style in response to allegations that the "Oldboy" poster was ripped off from a designer who got no credit.

"[Ramsay] was repeatedly under the influence of alcohol, was abusive to members of the cast and crew and was generally disruptive…[she also] failed to adhere to proper safety protocol for handling weapons on set, when she pointed a prop gun directly at a camera and, in turn, at the camera crew before first taking proper precautions."
From the suit allegedly filed against director Lynne Ramsay following her acrimonious exit from "Jane Got A Gun."

"It keeps inching forward and we keep getting closer and closer and things fall apart again. It's just a very, very difficult situation. I think it will get done some time but not in the near future."
Peter Bogdanovich talks about his ongoing project, the completion of Orson Welles' unfinished "The Other Side of the Wind"

"Lynne Ramsay has not been served with this lawsuit and, when she is, she will respond in court and not in the media. That said, the allegations as recently reported are simply false."
The response from Ramsay's camp.

"I was surprised at how little camel toe problem there was. I was expecting a lot more."
Lawrence is pleasantly surprised by her wetsuit in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."

December

The Wolf Of Wall Street

"Alright, get the fuck off my boat. Good luck on that subway ride home to your miserable, ugly wives."
Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) in "The Wolf of Wall Street."

"Yes, I have the desire to make many films, but as of now I’m 71 and there’s only a couple more left if I get to make them. I miss the time when I had the desire to experiment and try different kinds of films, I miss that time, but that’s done, it’s over."
Martin Scorsese suggesting he might be slowing down and mellowing, before "The Wolf of Wall Street" kinda put the lie on that.

"When I heard, I immediately flew back to California, and went directly from the plane to his mother's house... I thought they needed my strength, but realized when I got there and broke down before his family, that it was I who needed theirs. His mother hugged me and said I am so sorry... I said sorry? You're the mother who lost a son?... She said yes, but you lost your other half..."
Just one of many extremely affecting tributes paid to Paul Walker, by all accounts one of the nicest men in Hollywood, by his "brother" and "Fast & Furious" co-star, Vin Diesel, following Walker's Nov. 30th death in a car accident.

"A lot of these shows (which I’ve not seen) seem to be about a bad guy that’s taking out really bad people, it's the justice of mankind. With Hannibal that’s not the case, he’s taking out really, really nice people"
Mads Mikkelsen talks about what attracted him to "Hannibal."

"R.I.P. Nelson Mandela, subject of Weinstein Co’s Idris Elba-starrer 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' which opened Nov 29 and has awards buzz.
Nikke Finke's outstandingly tone-deaf tweet following Nelson Mandela's passing, which spawned both this great AV Club post and its own #finkeobits meme.

Gal Gadot

"Wonder Woman is Amazonian, and historically accurate Amazonian women actually had only one breast. So, if I’d really go 'by the book'…it’d be problematic."
Gal Gadot on an Israeli talk show deflects a question that should not ever have been asked, which essentially amounted to "are you gonna get a boob job to play Wonder Woman?" The mind boggles, the jaw drops, the eyes roll.

"I was shocked, to say the least, when I saw that he took the script and even many of the visuals from a very personal story I did six or seven years ago and passed it off as his own work. I actually can’t imagine what was going through his mind."
Comic book author Daniel Clowes responding to Shia LaBeouf's short film which is allegedly a direct rip off of his work. LaBeouf later sorta-apologised, and later still published the cease-and-desist letter on his twitter which we can only interpret as un-apologizing. Honestly, Mr Clowes, we don't think anyone can imagine what's going through LaBeouf's mind, nor should we try.

"Dying Is MainStream #MONEY"
Jaden Smith is punking us all via twitter.

"I can't stand light. I hate weather. My idea of heaven is moving from one smoke-filled room to another."
Peter O'Toole, currently raising hell in the smoking section of heaven.

And in lieu of a J-Law quote we'll close out the year the best way we know how, with an endlessly repeating clip of the Oscar-winner spilling some breath mints at a press conference, that did the rounds on two separate occasions. The web memes in mysterious ways.

So with that, a fare thee well to 2013. Any particular pearls of wisdom/idiocy we missed? Add them below.


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