“Yeah, you do, baby.”

Posted by · 10:10 am · November 26th, 2008

“I enjoy playing real-life people. I’ve always had a knack for taking on characteristics or mannerisms. And I was the most spoiled actor on the movie because I was able to spend every day with the real Cleve [Jones],” who was on set as a historical consultant. “Cleve would watch me and be like, ‘I don’t do that.’ And I’d say, ‘Yeah, you do, baby.’ People don’t always know how they act.”

-Emile Hirsch talking about his “Milk” performace with New York Magazine’s Emma Rosenblum.  I’m beginning to think Hirsch might be a dark horse of sorts.  Despite his snub last year, something the Academy may (or may not) want to make up to him, the actor has probably the most “showy” supporting turn of the bunch.  And he does a fine job, one of very few performances I’ve been able to tolerate from him.  What’s more, he gets one of the real laugh-out-line zingers that’ll connect with Southern California crowds regarding “a couple Sundays in Orange fucking County.”  You’ll know it when you hear it.

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  • 1 11-26-2008 at 11:56 am

    John Y. said...

    Having spent the first 18 years of my life in Orange County, I particularly enjoyed that line. ;-)

  • 2 11-27-2008 at 12:49 am

    Michelle said...

    Hirsch is not very popular…well liked…among the industry.
    He just left his agent as well, and is a bit of a pompous ass.
    He better be DAMN good to get a nom at this point.