Simone de Beauvoir at the funeral of Jean-Paul Sartre at the Cimetière de Montparnasse, Paris (19th of April 1980)
Liv Ullmann consoling her daughter Linn, during the making of the film ‘Zandy’s Bride’ in California. Linn is the child of Ullmann and Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman. Photo by Hulton Archive Getty Images
"ahh yes a 2007 Pinot from…Napa Valley I believe? A very good year"
Léa by Peter Lindbergh for Interview September 2014
can i get u guys anything? some snacks? a condom? let me know. oh god love ya
Throwback Thursday? How about to the time in our lives we enjoyed wearing oversized Gold’s Gym sweatshirts even though we had never been to a Gold’s Gym? How about Tegan’s half cast? Or the pleather on the front of my Jeanshorts? Bangs and a ponytail? When people claim the 90s had cool fashion I remember this look and I think: NO.
Do you distrust the good things in life?
Life is full of moments that are good – winning a lottery, seeing a beautiful woman, a great dinner – but the whole thing is tragic. It’s an oasis that is very pleasant. Take a film like Bergman’s The Seventh Seal. This is a film of great tragedy, but there is a moment when he is sitting with the children and drinking milk and eating wild strawberries. But then that wonderful moment passes and you come back to what existence really is.
Are you equally pessimistic about love?
You are much more dependent on luck than you think. People say if you want to have a good relationship, you have to work at it. But you never hear it about anything you really like, about sailing or going to soccer games. You never say: I have to work at it. You just love it. You can’t work at a relationship; you can’t control it. You have to be lucky and go through your life. If you are not lucky you have to be prepared for some degree of suffering. That’s why most relationships are very difficult and have some degree of pain. People stay together because of inertia, they don’t have the energy. Because they are frightened of being lonely, or they have children.
You used to star in almost all of your films, but in recent years you’ve been in less and less of them. Why?
Only because there is no good part. For years I played the romantic lead and then I couldn’t play it anymore because I got too old. It’s just no fun not playing the guy who gets the girl. You can imagine how frustrating it is when I do these movies with Scarlett Johansson and Naomi Watts and the other guys get them and I am the director. I am that old guy over there that is the director. I don’t like that. I like to be the one that sits opposite them in the restaurant, looks in their eyes and lies to them. So if I can’t do that it’s not much fun to play in the movies.