East of Eden (1955) dir. Elia Kazan

…it’s awful not to be loved. It’s the worst thing in the world. Don’t ask me how I know that. I just know it. It makes you mean and violent and cruel. And that’s the way Cal has always felt, all his life. I know you didn’t mean it to be that way, but it’s true. You never gave him your love. You never asked him for his. You never asked him for one thing.


Andrew Garfield | Comic Con Portraits

Chris Pine imitating Benedict’s voice and Benedict’s reaction

“I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.” 

“Gatsby, he had an extraordinary sense of hope but I had the uneasy feeling he was guarding secrets.” - The Great Gatsby (2013)


Ben Mendelsohn and Kendra Spears photographed by Will Davidson for Harper’s Bazaar Australia, September 2011

I think it’s a real danger, as an actor, when you try to make some statement through your career about what the business should be doing or ultimately what your image should be or how you want to be perceived. I look at every project that comes along and say, “Is this something I can sink my teeth into and can do a good job on?” That’s really how I choose roles.