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Jude Law fights back at Charlie Brooker & Marina Hyde - Repo Men Interview with Forest Whitaker

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Uploaded on Apr 15, 2010

Jude Law & Forest Whitaker talk to Paul Byrne for http://www.Movies.ie

I think I may have hit a nerve. Jude Law is on a roll. It might even be a rant. Sitting beside the Zen-like Forest Whitaker, Law is coming across like a yapping terrier being allowed to yank on his leash for a few minutes by his patient, stoically silent master.

The reason Jude Law is letting off a little steam is Marina Hyde. And Charlie Booker. And all those other media smartasses who have dared suggest that, when it comes to the world's trouble spots, perhaps celebrities aren't the best and brightest to send in on rescue missions.

Booker's rather fine BBC2 show Newswipe had a swipe at such celebrity charity work on a recent episode, Hyde being invited along to discuss the issue in particular, Law's recent trips to Afghanistan with English filmmaker-turned-activist Jeremy Gilley, founder of the Peace One Day project which aims to declare one day a year free of conflict and war.

Law is clearly unimpressed with Hyde's work both her Lost In Showbiz column in The Guardian, and, perhaps more significantly, her recent book, Celebrity: How Entertainers Took Over The World And Why We Need An Exit Strategy.

It's a book that takes some well-aimed shots at such popular celebrity past times as pets, politics and parenthood; our glamourous heroes' strong hold on the media and their loose understanding of medicine; their own feisty-verging-on-fabulous wars on terror, and their sterling work in the field of making a tragedy sexy.

The reason we're gathered in this Claridge's hotel room in London though is Repo Man, a blackly comic sci-fi thriller set in a future where a good heart might just cost you your life. If you can't make the repayments, that is. And that's where Law's Remy and Whitaker's Jake come in, being hitmen for The Union, organ merchants who believe that their fine artificial hearts, livers and kidneys are worth much more than just an arm or a leg. Director Miguel Sapochnik is making the leap from music videos.

Here the duo discuss new movie Repo Men - talking about the comparisons between the story & the American Health Care system. Both of them talk about their acting career.
Jude discusses the recent episode of Charlie Brooker's Newswipe which criticized his charity work for Peace One Day with Jeremy Gilley.

Recent movies from Jude Law include Repo Men, Sherlock Holmes, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus & Sleuth. Coming up he's got Contagion.

Forest Whitekar has recently appeared in Repo Men, Our Family Wedding, Hurricane Season, Where The Wild Things Are, The Last King Of Scotland and more. Coming up he has Taxi Wars, A Single Shot, Little Treasure, Lullaby for Pi and more...

For more movie news visit http://www.Movies.ie

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