Billy Zane

My core competency has really informed my painting. The roots of editing stem from classical paintings – classic painters intended to drive your eye from this conflict to that intrigue, ending with a caprice. That is a montage, that is editing. It became a flipbook in later generations.

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Celebrity and charity have been bedfellows for many years. The key is to try and choose practical, sound and effective ones. There is no shortage of solicitation for endorsement, so you have to really know what you’re getting behind and be passionate about it. In this case, aside from just being a spokesperson, they’re benefiting a form of expression that is dear to me, painting.

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I read the Phantom comics when I was in Australia shooting ‘Dead Calm” and when one of the crew told me that there were plans for a movie, I went for it. That was in 1987 and I told (producer) Graham Burke I was going to be the Phantom. We had a laugh about that recently because you usually get what you deserve, not what you desire, and that is especially true in Hollywood!

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I think the Titanic disaster has parallels today. The closest think I can think of is the silicon chip.. We’re all kind of bowing to this computer god, thinking it’s going to fix everything and we’re geniuses for inventing this. And, you know, I just think we should pay attention to disasters of the past.

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For me it’s always about first impressions. I trust my instincts. I love to prepare if it’s something that requires training. But I don’t like to prepare the psychology too much. I enjoy the psychology of the character but I work better from a first impression.

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What I love about directing is finding common ground in complementary palate with wardrobe, set design, the camera department, the makeup department, et cetera. I love figuring out that synergy. To have everything work in concert is amazing, I love working with that kind of logic. Directing is a cavalcade of taste decisions – this one or that one, but I raather enjoy it and am in the process of setting up the next endeavor.

“What I love about directing is finding common ground in complementary palate with wardrobe, set design, the camera department, the makeup department, et cetera. I … Read More