Edward Norton Is “A Sucker” for Meryl Streep

The Birdman actor, who is one of the stars of W’s February 2015 issue, confesses his eternal love for the 1985 film Out of Africa, and admits his cinematic crushes on Marion Cotillard, Jodie Foster, and Carole Lombard, in this video interview. Edward Norton wears his own clothes.

Released on 1/10/2015

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Starring: Edward Norton

Transcript

00:02
I've always been a sucker for Meryl Streep.
00:05
Out of Africa, I think,
00:06
holds up as a film like very few movies from that era.
00:12
Many films that I thought were great when I was young,
00:14
in the '80s, and I've watched them, and shocked at what,
00:17
sort of, chestnuts they feel like, in a way.
00:18
[Unseen Woman] Mhm.
00:19
I watched out of Africa,
00:20
and I think it's better every time I watch it.
00:21
I think she's just, like, extraordinary.
00:24
The emotion,
00:26
the way she depicts the loss that that film is all about
00:30
is, you know, just unlike anything,
00:32
I think she's exquisitely, exquisitely great.
00:35
Crushes are hard to say.
00:37
Being artistically smitten with something,
00:38
like I think Marion Cotillard is like,
00:40
just one of the finest actors of my generation,
00:43
full stop, right now, I think she just,
00:45
La Vie en Rose and Rust and Bone,
00:47
like those are performances just in the stratosphere.
00:50
I've just been completely, completely bowled over by her.
00:55
I love Jodie Foster, in Taxi, I mean,
00:57
not that I watched Taxi Driver when I was a kid,
00:58
but, I think, I thought she was terrific.
01:02
[Unseen Woman] So have you--
01:02
I love Carole Lombard.
01:03
I mean, I think Carole Lombard
01:05
was like the most triple A combo of like sexy and funny.
01:11
[Unseen Woman] Mhm.
01:12
You know, ever.
01:13
Hysterical, but then also just in those,
01:15
like sexies pre-haze era commission lingeries and things,
01:20
I mean, she's just, she was.
01:23
[Unseen Woman] (mumbles)
01:24
She was really something.