Sunday, June 01, 2008

Giancarlo Esposito Quote of the Month: June 2008

In the hilarious commentary track for The Usual Suspects DVD, director Bryan Singer and screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie let loose on all sorts of topics concerning the movie. When Giancarlo pops up as FBI agent Jack Baer, they point out how he's dressed not like a modern FBI agent, but like some film noir detective with a dash of beatnik thrown in. At the same time, they don't really apologize for the anachronism because Giancarlo looks awesome in his outfit and does a great job with the character.

Here he is talking to Sgt. Rabin (the equally awesome Dan Hedaya) about what he knows of the mysterious Keyser Soze:

Sgt. Rabin: You've heard of him?

Baer: Where? On the street?

Sgt. Rabin: Yeah.

Baer: A few times. You know, outside stuff. Somebody working for a guy who worked for a guy who got some money from Keyser Soze. Shit like that. (pause) It could be an old badge. You know, a hex sign. Keep people from fucking with you back when a name used to mean something.

Sgt. Rabin: But you're here.

Baer: Well shit, yeah. I got a guy trying to walk out of a hospital on a fried drumstick because he's afraid of Soze. Yeah, I'll run it up the flagpole.

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