If you give an actor an honest role, they’ll want to play it. When I showed St. Vincent to Jack Nicholson, he said, ‘This is an actable piece.’ I spent time thinking, ‘What does that mean?’What an ‘actable piece,’ to me, ended up meaning is that it’s honest and pathos and everything you want. If you look at the movies that are out this year, you’ll find honest work. You’ll find honest work in Moonlight, honest work in Manchester by the Sea. I think that’s key.
Writer/Director Theodore Melfi (Hidden Figures)
Space Race by Peter Hanson
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