For Michael Keaton, it was Midnight Cowboy. "Before that I hadn't seen a movie made like that.”
For Anthony Mackie it was "Martin Lawrence's basketball movie (Rebound, dir. Steve Carr, 2005) and it changed the idea of how I looked at film."
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For Diane Lane, it was The Turning Point. "You got to go inside the female experience of one woman who stayed home (Anne Bancroft) and the other (Shirley MacLaine) who chose a career."
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For Elizabeth Banks, it was Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo+Juliet. "It invigorated the idea that you could tell really old stories in new ways."
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For Elle Fanning, it was Badlands. "Terrence Malick’s classic was the movie where I fell in love with that type of movie making.”
For Julianne Moore, it was Robert Altman’s 3 Women “It was the first time that I really truly noticed a directorial voice."
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For Liam Hemsworth it was A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints. ”Dito Moniel’s movie was something completely different and unique.”
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For Harvey Keitel, it was The Great Dictator. "Charlie Chaplin. Nothing more to add."
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For Paul Dano, it was The Thin Red Line. “I saw Terrence Malick's movie in high school and remembered going 'What is going on here?!'.”
For Will Smith, it was Star Wars. "It really inspired me to want to reach out and create on that level."
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For Queen Latifah, it was Taps. "First time I saw young actors and even little kid actors acting with such intensity and in such responsible ways."
For Olivia Wilde, it was The Red Shoes. “It was the first film I watched a thousand times in a row."
In the third installment of our quest to find out which are the stars' favorite movies, we learn how other people's work - actors, directors, writers - shape our interviewees' own performances.