DOWNEY However you’re not a jinx man.
NOLAN No, I’m! I’m very superstitious. I imply, I’m nowhere close to as superstitious as you might be. However I respect the jinx enormously.
What wouldn’t it imply to you in the event you received the Oscar?
NOLAN I grew up watching the Oscars. I’ve all the time cherished Hollywood, Hollywood films, studio movies, all of that. So, yeah, it might be a dream come true.
DOWNEY Issues are so bizarre now in comparison with the way in which it was 30 years in the past, once I was doing my first little mini spherical for “Chaplin” [1992, which earned him a best-actor nod]. I bear in mind considering there was loads of free time in my schedule. Nobody on my group was imagining that I ought to expend an excessive amount of vitality as a result of the award was type of within the bag for [Al Pacino in “Scent of a Woman”]. However to me, I simply thought, it is a fairly gentle schedule making a run at finest actor.
What’s it prefer to be the favourite this time, when perhaps, such as you stated with Pacino, you haven’t all the time been?
DOWNEY It’s arduous to say something that doesn’t make you type of sound like a [jerk]. Right here’s what I do need to say. I believe we’d agree basically that one thing occurred this 12 months that has re-established a variety of filmed leisure genres being accepted and re-embraced. Perhaps not as many as we have been used to, however actually sufficient to maintain the store open.
Do you take pleasure in awards season, or is it extra simply one thing to get by?
NOLAN [Long pause] It’s an odd course of. It’s not terribly pure to me. I take pleasure in making movies greater than I do selling them, like loads of filmmakers, I believe. However on the identical time, it’s actually great when folks reply to the flicks. You make the movie for an viewers, we put it in theaters for an viewers, and awards season is among the methods during which you’re advised that you just’ve linked with folks.
DOWNEY I really like this season! Since you always remember your third time.