Sydney Pollack Talks About Willie Nelson


“The great thing about Willie is he’s so f**king comfortable in his own skin.  He had a kind of simple straightforward way of behaving and an authenticity that I always found awesome.  I wouldn’t say he’ll be playing Hamlet, but as long as he stays close to himself he’s terrific.  H’s not trained as an actor, but what he has is a sense of truth that’s essential to any kind of good acting.  That comes from his life.  There’s not a phoney bone in his body.  He’s absolutely what he is and who he is.  He’s not trying to make an impression or impress or anything like that.  He’s the genuine article.”

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