We've started a new feature on the last page of Birth.Movies.Death. in which we ask an actor or a filmmaker nine questions about their personal history with cinema. We're thrilled to kick it off with Amira & Sam's Martin Starr in honor of Drafthouse Films' beautiful new release, out today.
What's your earliest movie memory?
Watching the action-packed kids’ movie Blank Check.
What's the first movie you saw that made you understand that movies can be art?
Certainly my idea of art has evolved, but I think it would be Blank Check.
What is your guilty pleasure movie?
Any cheesy feel-good movie.
What type of role do you want to play before you die?
A real badass villain.
What was your most magical cinema experience?
Magical? Uh, Toy Story was pretty wonderful. Or do you mean working on a movie with a magician? I haven't had the fortune of that experience so far.
What is the movie you believe everyone should see?
Only one of your movies can continue to exist after you're gone - which one is it?
That's already come out? Adventureland. That hasn't? Amira & Sam.
If you weren't born to act, what else would you be doing?
I'd clearly be a veterinarian. Friend to all animals. A superhero to wounded pets.
Why do you make movies?
It all started quite simply for me as a child riding the high of making people laugh.