What’s in Your DVD Player, Chris Cooper?

Chris Cooper, Oscar winner for Adaptation and star of the new film Married Life, is the most recent interview subject in my MSN interview feature.

Here are a few choice clips:

MSN Movies: What’s in your DVD player?

Chris Cooper: Being a member of the Academy, they’ve sent me everything to look at so I’ve just seen scores of films. I think the very last one we saw was “Margot at the Wedding,” with Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Matter of fact, I gave one of my votes for supporting actress to Jennifer Jason Leigh. I thought she was really good.

Did you become a member of the Academy when you won your Oscar for “Adaptation.”?

I don’t think so. I think somebody submits your name. I was a bit surprised when I became a member because I don’t know how it came about.

Being a professional actor, is it easy to step back when you watch a movie and simply watch it as a movie?

Yeah, it is now. It is now. It wasn’t so enjoyable, say, 10 years ago. I was looking at every angle and the lighting and trying to dissect the acting. I was very aware of it and I got a little irritated with myself. But I’d say in the last 10 years or so, I’ve been able to separate myself and I really do enjoy it again.

Read the complete feature here.

Author: seanax

I write the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website (www.streamondemandathome.com). I’m a contributing writer for Turner Classic Movies Online, Keyframe, Independent Lens, and Cinephiled, and the editor of Parallax View (www.parallax-view.org).. I’ve written for The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Seattle Weekly, GreenCine.com, Senses of Cinema, Asian Cult Cinema, and Psychotronic Video, among other publications, and I am a contributing editor to Parallax View.

I currently live and work in Seattle, Washington, with my two cats, Hammet and Chandler.

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