The Movie Mira Sorvino Has 'Seen A Million Times'
The weekends on All Things Considered seriesMovies I've Seen a Million Times features filmmakers, actors, writers and directors talking about the movies that they never get tired of watching.
Actress Mira Sorvino's credits includeMighty Aphrodite (
for which she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress), Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, Mimic
and Union Square,
which opened in theaters this weekend. T
he movie Sorvino could watch a million times is Elia Kazan'sOn the Waterfront
. "That was my first introduction to Brando," Sorvino says, "so that was kind of a revelation for me."
On why she loves Marlon Brando's performance in
On the Waterfront
"He's toying with the audience a little bit, he's toying with the camera. He's very much aware that he is all that and he's kind of giving you this rakish charm which, it's a delight to watch because he's so good and because he's so charismatic."
On what she's learned from watching the film
"You know I think all of us in life are constantly — at different points in our lives — confronted with situations where we have to make choices which define us. And you know that you have to remain a morally upstanding person. Otherwise, what do you have?"
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