Happy Birthday: James Foley

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jamesfoley.jpgJames Foley

Born: December 28, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

[on Sean Penn in ‘At Close Range’] I had this little shed out I front of my house, and Sean went to the store and bought heavy weights, brought them back and put them in the shed. And I remember he was so surprised, once he committed himself to that, how his body changed so dramatically, in a short period of time. But he had to eat an awful lot too, and that was hard for him, funnily enough.

[on ‘At Close Range’] Sean was quite clearly the driving force in getting ‘At Close Range’ made. He was extremely hot, and it was going to be financed if he agreed to it. And he told the powers-that-be that I was the one he wanted to direct it. They clearly wanted Sean, didn’t necessarily want me at…

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