Richard Linklater’s Leading Boy (x)
Dear Mr. Warren Schmidt,
My name is sister Nadine Gautier, of the order of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart. I work in a small village near the town of Embeya in Tanzania. One of the children I care for is little Ndugu Umbu, the boy you sponsor. Ndugu is a very intelligent boy and very loving. He is an orphan. Recently he needed medical attention for an infection of the eye. But he is better now.
He loves to eat melon and he loves to paint. Ndugu and I want you to know that he receives all of your letters. He hopes that you are happy in your life and healthy. He thinks of you everyday. And he wants very much your happiness.
Ndugu is only 6 years old and cannot read or write. But, he has made for you a painting. He hopes that you will like his painting.
Sister Nadine Gautier.
”Well the baby started calling for its.. for mom. And then - because that’s - it’s not like that was written; the baby wasn’t doing its lines, it actually started calling for its mother. And then we all just looked at each other, at the monitor, and like ‘oh my god’ … “
-Rian Johnson (director 5x14 Ozymandias), Breaking Bad Insider Podcast
“De Niro tried out for the part of Sonny. And we shot a test on De Niro, which I think exists, that was so electrifying. He was spectacular, but it was Sonny really like killer, nothing you could ever sell.” - Francis Ford Coppola on Robert De Niro’s audition for Sonny Corleone