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The Debt
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Aug 12, 2011
John Madden – The Debt
Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills

Q1: Sam Worthington said you flew to Albuquerque.
JM: It's true. I did it -- he wasn't a big deal in those days at all. I'd just seen him in a movie, and he came into my head when I read the script. It wasn't like I'd read the script and thought right now who. I had seen this movie, and when I read the script, I thought, 'I know who's perfect for this.'

Q2: What was the movie?
JM: 'Somersault.'

Q3: Was that Abbie Cornish? Her debut movie?
JM: Yes. Absolutely. He had a particular quality that I thought was perfect.

Q4: What was that?
JM: He's very, very masculine, almost heroic presence that he has and obviously he's been cast for many times since 'Avatar.' He's got a hidden vulnerable side. He played a very confused character in that film, 'Somersault.' It was very effective and affecting. I thought, 'That's unusual to get those two things in one person.' Obviously there's a prerequisite that those two guy...

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