Why "Reds" is the Greatest Love Story Ever, According to Ethan Hawke

The Boyhood actor, who is featured in W’s February 2015 issue, talks about his love for Warren Beatty films, why he believes actress Vanessa Redgrave is the “Bob Dylan of acting,” and more.

Released on 1/9/2015

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Starring: Ethan Hawke

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When a movie moves me emotionally,
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it's usually by complete surprise,
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and because I'm an emotional wreck already when I watch it.
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So, sometimes the dumbest movie will
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turn me into
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When Diane Keaton finally holds Warren Beatty
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at the end of Reds,
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and he says, please don't leave me,
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or whatever like that.
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I just
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And you know he's not gonna live.
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So, my favorite love story would be Reds,
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for sure.
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You have to give credit where it's due.
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You know, the truth of the matter is
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is Beatty probably excels at that more than anyone else.
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Bonnie and Clyde is another great love story.
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Splendor in the Grass.
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I mean, Warren Beatty and Natalie Wood
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in that movie are, you know.
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I mean, he's really
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he always had a hit on that.
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You know, his work with Annette Bening in Bugsy
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is still some of the best
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male female interplay
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I've seen on screen.
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Who I have a crush on right now is Vanessa Redgrave.
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I've had a crush on her since Julia.
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She has what I
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long for in the arts,
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or what I always am searching for.
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Which is that she seems to be talking about
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something much bigger than whatever the movie is.
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You know, there's something going on
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in this universe that everybody's terrified to talk about,
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but Vanessa Redgrave's actually talking about it.
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And it's terrifying to people.
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I've always thought that she was the Bob Dylan of acting.