CBM posted that Actor Matthew Modine recently talked to a international website called Tribuna about his experience working around Christopher Nolan on The Dark Knight Rises movie and Stanley Kubrick’s war film Full Metal Jacket and what he has learned.
“Working with Kubrick marked me forever, it was a great experience. Two years were dedicated to Full Metal Jacket, and I have no words to describe the impact that had on me. He liked to ask the right questions to an actor, to the intent through the understanding of a character, which is something I’ve revived with Christopher Nolan on The Dark Knight Rises.”
“My relationship with Nolan became very interesting towards the end of filming, because I started asking questions similar to those experienced with Kubrick, and although I only spent a few months on the set. I find it very important that, a director question his actors. Something that often does not happen. It is a mistake many (directors), will only just say what to do and nothing more, when to lead and invite to play through the understanding of the character’s situation .