A relaxed, amusing and wide-open Charlie Rose sit-down with Joel and Ethan Coen, Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin.
I was talking with Bardem, Miramax chief Daniel Battsek and some others associated with the film at the No Country party during the Toronto Film Festival, and Bardem said at one point, “We are all very lucky.” And I was immediately struck by his perfect delivery of this line. Not in a champagne-toasting, smiling, cheers-around-the-room sort of way, but with an air of relaxation and matter-of-fact acknowledgement. He wasn’t saying that good fortune was rote — he was smiling and he meant it — but he wasn’t making a huge deal out of it either.
Make a really good film that everyone loves and, of course, you’re very lucky, but we’re all luckier than we care to acknowledge. Right?