||"I want to be Harry Potter. I want to go to the Hogwarts School
of Witchcraft and Wizardry. I want to do it all because Harry lives
in the coolest world. But my daughter, who so badly wants to fly,
would have to live there with me."
||La Vie En Rose
"Marion Cotillard's performance in 'La Vie En Rose' one of the most extraordinary I think I have ever seen."
"Everybody has to go see 'Sunshine', the new Danny Boyle film. I saw it twice this weekend. It's exceptionally exceptional. I won't even begin to try to describe how well made it is. The production design is truly genius and the effects, jees!"
||The Lives of Others
"This is a must-see movie."
||Wallace & Gromit
"There's also Nick Park. I mean, Wallace and Gromit--I've been
a fan for years and years, and actually I got kind of territorial
when it started to become more mainstream, because it was like my
little secret [laughs]. I hated that everybody was finding out about
it, but of course that's great for him."
||Out of Africa
"The first and only film I ever watched over and over again was
Out of Africa. I have an image of the house on the plantation that
encapsulates my whole feeling for the movie, which has as much to
do with Africa as it does with the idea of working in film. It seems
like from the moment I saw Out of Africa I realized there were things
I wanted to learn about. There had been a huge period when I’d
had no interest in learning, and nothing anybody attempted to teach
me would stay in my brain. "
CHRIS: And I guess the one last question to ask is the American Film
Institute is doing a thing on stars' favorite 100 movies and we would just
like to tell us...
GILLIAN: You want me to tell you my favorite 100 movies?
CHRIS: Yes we've got about 1.5 hours to kill (laughs) no just your favorite
one. If you can choose.
GILLIAN: Oh Gosh. Umm I'd have to say that Cinema
Paradiso is up there, um The
Piano um can I say a bunch cause its not fair. There's lots of movies
that are great!
Entertainment Tonight, June 1998
||It's a Wonderful Life
"You know, I could see 'It's
a Wonderful Life' over and over and over again. It's just something..
I have actually seen it over and over again. It's just so,
um, human, so touching and, and wonderful. I didn't actually realise
how much I loved it until I'd actually seen it, like 2 or 3 times,
and I bought a copy of it, but yeah, that's a huge favourite of mine.
Question: I would like to know what your dream role is--any character from
any play or piece of literature that you could choose.
Gillian: I have many. Many and none. I love some of the contemporary
female roles that have been written in films. I loved all the characters
Beauty and Shakespeare
in Love and Magnolia.
Historically, I'd love to do Lady MacBeth. I love to do Hedda Gabler.
And eventually, I'd love to do Blanche.
- Yahoo chat, april 2000
"I do think we are starting to find a successful formula with smaller
films like Magnolia and American Beauty. Ensemble movies with lower budgets
that are about human relationships and situations with lessons in them that
are waking people up. Audiences seem to be paying attention to them.""
||"After my daughter [Piper] was born, somebody introduced me
Neighbor Totoro, which is one of Miyazaki's films. And we both
fell in love with that. After I did Mononoke, I was introduced to
Delivery Service and we fell in love with that too. Right now,
I'm trying to get hold of Laputa:
Castle in the Sky, which is supposed to be really good. I just
love Miyazaki's work."
Buy the Miyazaki DVD 3-pack, which includes My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's
Delivery Service, and Laputa: Castle in the Sky from Amazon.com.