Quote: "I once asked him if he'd ever studied. 'No, I've never studied Jim, I do what I have to do,' Joaquin replied. Then one day I noticed he had his script all marked up in a way that somebody who has craft would do. Later I heard he had been working with De Niro's coach. Oh yeah, he's never studied nothing, right!" Director James Gray wasn't fooled by Joaquin Phoenix.
Quote: "I'd find GWYNETH sitting in a car with headphones on, her eyes closed, almost meditative. JOAQUIN would be sitting there in his brown jacket with tears in his eyes. I'd say, 'What's the matter?' and he'd say, 'Nothing - I'm preparing for the day.'" TWO LOVERS director James Gray on his serious stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Joaquin Phoenix.