Joaquin Phoenix On Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inclusive” Nature

Joaquin Phoenix’s most frequent collaborations have come with director James Gray (The Immigrant, Two Lovers, The Yards, We Own The Night) and Inherent Vice marks his second cinematic experience with filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson (their first was the 2012 drama The Master).

During the interviews for Inherent Vice, Joaquin Phoenix talked about why he loves collaborating with Paul Thomas Anderson:

“He’s really inclusive and warm and thoughtful – He’s one of those people that makes you feel you’re important and you have value – even if you don’t. He deserves all the credit.”

Phoenix also added that Anderson’s approach to a scene isn’t based on rigid story structure, but instead the auteur enjoys exploring the creative avenues that each moment of film provides. Click on the media bar below to hear Phoenix’s full answer:

Co-starring Josh Brolin, Reese Witherspoon, and Katherine Waterston, Inherent Vice opens in limited release December 12 and nationwide January 9, 2015.

Inherent Vice - (Warner Bros. Pictures, CR: Wilson Webb)
Inherent Vice – (Warner Bros. Pictures, CR: Wilson Webb)

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