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too many ceos of midwest based companies tell us they can't find americans > tonight, is ha and that's something we can change with education and training to keep america great. on that note, here's "piers morgan tonight." tonight, is mitt romney a lock for the nomination? does president obama deserve a second term? has the arab spring gone bad? i'll ask a man who's got plenty of opinions, frank rich. plus a missing mother and the tragic blast that destroyed her family. i talk to her grieving best friend who said this was her worst fear. also the cast of "the artist." ♪ >> i couldn't imagine it would be so big. >> for a long time, i didn't dare make it. >> to thumb your nose at the hollywood convention, i'm in. >> i think you forget within
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five minutes it's a silent film. >> the cast of "the artist." plus, it can happen only in america. this is piers morgan tonight. >> good evening on the eve of another of a series of what seems like endless republican primaries. the big question comes down to this, who has the right formula to keep america great. listen to what mitt romney said today. >> you know, a patriot once said that a leader must lead, follow we elected him to lead. he chose to follow, and now it's time for him to get out of the way. >> could obama ride an improving economy to victory? tragedy in washington state, could anybody have stopped it? the cast of a movie nobody thought would ever get made and a super bowl nobody would ever forget. join me now, a man who has to be happy on the giant super bowl win. frank rich largely writes for
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"new york" magazine. you have a beaming smile. i take it you enjoyed the super bowl yesterday? >> i'm a giants fan being a new yorker. it was a fantastic game, thrilling. i couldn't imagine -- maybe patriots fans didn't find it so thrilling. any objective observer would have to. >> it's a thrilling thing to watch. i have never sat through an entire super bowl show. apparently it got the highest ratings in history. it's an amazingly patriotic affair, isn't it? from the chicken wings to commercials, everything. put it all together, the real heart beat of america. >> sort of survey of american culture at any given moment. this year at least we were spared a wardrobe malfunction. american commercial enterprise. a patriotic fervor, pop culture, madonna now is mainstream, that shows us how much america has
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gone in the past couple of decades. a great barometer of a lot of things and a tremendous amount of fun. i think more people watched it or almost as a many people watched it sunday as voted in the last election. >> that's right. the parallels with the political situation are pretty straightforward in the sense you have two, i would say relatively close competitors now, depends who you think will win the republican race, let's assume it's mitt romney up against barack obama, who knows no property outside of fdr has ever been re-elected with unemployment over 8%. rather like the giants and patriots, it could go to the wire. who do you think will win as things stand. >> if you want to keep using that analogy to a fair the well, obama is sort of a new yorker because he did time at columbia. mitt romney, although he's trying to run away from it, is associated with boston and massachusetts.
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i wouldn't want to predict. i think it is very much up for grabs. we're seeing some small and unpredicted signs of recovery, particularly in the job numbers. the whole basis of romney's candidacy really is the economy is in the dumps and america is on the skids. if that doesn't happen, i don't know what he's going to be able to run on against obama. on the other hand, if we do have some kind of double dip recession no one is predicting right now, that would be probably fatal for the president. >> do you see any of the other republican candidates seriously threatening romney at this stage? >> yes. but a surrogate for president obama. i don't think any of them can take the nomination from him. they can do and are doing a lot of damage to the front-runner, running up romney's negatives, exposing every possible scandal at bain that they can. they're great for the democrats. i don't think santorum or
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gingrich or paul is going to get the nomination. >> it looks unlikely as things stand, however, if you believe all three of those named they're in this for the duration now and you would argue with ron paul and rick santorum, why wouldn't they? not much to lose. if they do stay there in, things can happen in politics. things can happen in events and to candidates way beyond any's predictionses. if they all stick there in the next three or four months, who knows how this may unravel. >> there's still, i think, in some quarters of the republican party that never warmed to romney for political and personal reasons, there's still some sort of fading dream of a brokered convention or some savior descending at the last minute during the summer. i don't think it can happen but technically, it can happen. what it shows, republicans really don't have a candidate that's a sure thing in an
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election they thought was a slam-dunk for them. >> i guess the longer it goes on, it's not great for romney. it does show he's not that popular with his own party. that in itself can be used as a negative to beat him with if he comes up against barack obama. >> absolutely. for much of the time, he's really only found fervent support, if it can be called fervent 25% of his own party. 75% of the party has been aligned against him, vacillating what candidate they may want but any non-mitt. it's gotten a little better for him. not really. you don't feel there's any great enthusiasm for him among the republican base. if you don't have that, what do you have? it won't mean he will steal democrats or really arouse independents. >> i want to play you a clip from the already infamous cries from the clint eastwood
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commercial from the super bowl yesterday. it was, i think, pretty well bordering on political. let's windchill a bit of this. >> this country can't be knocked out with one punch. we get right back up again and when we do, the world will hear the roar of our engines. yeah, it's halftime america and our second half's about to begin. >> i mean, i don't care what chrysler says or clint eastwood, if you're barack obama watching the super bowl and i'm sure he was with his family, up pops clint eastwood one of the biggest stars in the world highlighting one of your biggest success stories in this financial crisis, the successful bailing out of the car industry say saying we're halftime, america, the message is pretty clear, isn't it? give the guy another half. >> one thing fascinating, it has a morning in america reagan ad to it. feels almost like a reagan ad. you're exactly right.
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it's basically saying it was a good thing to bail out detroit, let's not forget, mitt romney, the likely republican nominee actually wrote and op-ed peace in "new york times," saying let detroit fail and let these companies go bankrupt. you have clint eastwood nominally republican and may not have had political motives, lending his incredible prestige and classic voice and face to this reaganesque message essentially in favor of democratic policies during this recession. amazing. >> how will they try and pretend this is not a political ad? if it is, it rachets up this whole obama hollywood thing. most of the hollywood stars i've been talking to appear to have gone lukewarm with barack obama. >> it's a different crowd from eastwood really not part of the hollywood establishment in that way. who does romney have? kid rock.
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kid rock, clint eastwood. not sure there's a contest there. >> you wrote for the "new york" magazine titled "who in god's name is mitt romney"? who is mitt romney? what's the real man like? >> according to all accounts, including people essentially friendly to him, he is a very reserved guy, whose main passions are his family and mormon faith, in whom he's been very active as leader and has had a lot of success a lot. made a lot of money and not known for spending, seems to be known for cheap, seems to be this robotic guy driven to succeed but not clear what he stands for beyond he's mr. fix it and will fix mr. america. i think that's a problem, he's not stupid, not a bad guy, but no there on some level.
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>> you said he had no cultural interests and no apparent passions. he also has what i think could be a big weakness in a real campaign against barack obama, is this incessant flip-flopping. it really is there on his record on many big issues, he's done almost complete u turns. >> yes. his republican opponents have made that clear and i'm sure the obama campaign will make it much clearer, there's a feeling he doesn't have a core. he also doesn't have much to say. the piece you played earlier of him speaking about the economy today, and about the president getting out of the way, he's not a heater. these -- leader, these are the same canned remarks he made at the beginning of the campaign. he's not good contemporaneously and has trouble being interviewed by journalists and fills out speeches with lyrics and i think he will have a
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problem with the american people. >> i interviewed him twice, but very early on, back in the early part of last year. i liked him very much. i met his wife. i thought she was very nice, too. i thought we had a cordial interview. and i haven't seen him since and since then, they said it could be a tough start of the interview and there is a protective shield. >> absolutely. they kept him away from sunday morning shows, even fox. he does fox reluctantly and had a lot of trouble with one notorious fox interview and that's his team, as it were. he's not used to being questioned. he's someone who's lived in a bubble partially created by privilege and wealth and also by his own choosing. in this very good book that's
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come out, the real romney, two "boston globe" reporters a fair-minded book, people say it's like he's behind a mask. they don't know who the guy is. they don't hate him or dislike him. they don't know who he is or what he stands for. >> let's take a break. come back and talk foreign policy, whether america is now being reshaped permanently, and the rise of the twitter verse and social media. vacations are always wasn'ta good ideaa ♪ priceline negoti - - no time. out quickly. you're miles from your destination. you'll need a hotel tonight we don't have time to bid you don't have to bid. at priceline you can choose from thousands of hotels on sale every day. save yourself...
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what do you think of these two phenomenons? they are linked in a sense. a lot of arab spring upraises were sort of created through young people coming together through social media. >> i was skeptical about it and i think social media is playing a role throughout the world and a huge role in a country like america, where there's not a to tally tear tallytarian regime cracking down on it as is the case of some arab kris. in the super bowl, the traffic was up by several hundred percent over the last super bowl, which is extraordinary. we saw with the planned parenthood-komen foundation. last week, what a role it can play in conveying public outrage and professional outrage, very quickly, much faster than print
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or television or any of the old media. >> i don't know about you, but almost every single person i know in the media or entertainment or law or november these bodies is now on twitter or facebook or usually both. and communicating with each other in that way. i book guests through twitter. i get all my news through twitter. i have arguments with people through twitter and give my opinion through twitter. almost like it's taken over my life. i see through other people's twitter feed, it is becoming an ever creeping presence in other people a people's lives. >> i'm a little bit old foggy than you are, try to keep it at a minimum because i don't want it to take over my life. as a news source, it is amazing, no matter what news site you turn to, cnn, top news organization, none can quite keep track what you're seeing if you're following a lot of people including journalists and news
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makers and getting the conversation and often the nice before it hits the establishment media. that said sometimes it can be wrong, people's deaths announced prematurely and political endorsements announced incorrectly. you have to view it with a trust but verify. it's fascinating and it obviously can have a huge effect on political change and political tumult. >> it would be remiss of me not to mention you're at frank rich ny. bombard us with your views. i'm sure they will be pouring in as we're talking. >> let's turn to american foreign policy for a moment. it's been an incredible year, i would argue a good year for barack obama. if they started out the year, we will take out bin laden, get rid of gadhafi. mubarak in egypt and pull the troops out of ire rack and afghanistan as well.
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and you'd go, wow. but there is a sense of syria, can it be contained and egypt, how much of what's going on there, can it be controlled? should it be controlled? what do you think as an overview about america's foreign policy going forward? >> i think obama has been a very good steward and done all the things you said and managed the libya situation, which he took a lot of heat from both the left and the right, quite well. the situation in syria and iran and israel, so volatile, that obviously, we need someone who's prudent and is not going to be irrational in any way. i think obama has conveyed that kind of prudence and worked with two secretaries of defense and
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secretary of state he more than made his peace with a former political rival to manage pretty much to america's interest without going off half-cocked in any way. the problem he has to deal with, particularly if syria heats up or the iran situation heats up further, the american public is disengaged with foreign policy. they had enough of the iraq war he steered us out of as promised, not focused on the continuing war in afghanistan, doesn't even register as a concern in the polls. any american president including obama is going to have problems if america has to get engaged in a serious way because people don't want to spend the blood or treasure anymore. they are exhausted by the iraq war, whose results still remain dubious even now. >> i guess most americans right now are much more concerned about jobs and their homes than they are about anything on the
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foreign stage, aren't they? if they try and play against obama, he's weak on foreign policy, a, i don't think it's really true, given the boldness he has shown in many parts of the region, but also, i think it's the wrong issue. this election will be fought and won or lost on jobs and the economy, won't it? >> absolutely. look, mccain, mr. bomb bomb bomb iran, actual war hero, got nowhere in 2008 on foreign policy against the backdrop of a rapidly declining economy. and now you have republicans who aren't even as effective spokesmen for neoconservative policies as mccain was. in the case of paul, an out-and-out isolationist. i think it's a bunch of bluster and americans tuned it out and i don't think the elections will be decided on it and don't have their act together. all they can say is obama is jimmy carter.
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the guy that took out bin laden will be hard to portray jimmy carter in terms of foreign policy. >> final question, do you think if barack obama wins the election, if he gets to that point, he will be a better president in the second term than he's been in the first term? >> yes, i do. first of all, he's capable of learning. i feel, even in the past few months, we've seen him step up, particularly on the jobs issue, which sort of was shunted aside, shockingly in my view and self-destructively for a couple of years in this administration. already, we're seeing him better seasoned. if he goes through a fight and wins again, i think he'll have learned a lot. i think he has already from his defeats as well as his successes. it might be an exciting term. it might liberate him. traditionally, the first term --
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the second term doesn't turn out great. let's hope in his case he doesn't get hubristic, if he gets a second term and self-destrucks like some of his predecessors. >> frank, as always, a pleasure. thank you. >> you, too. coming up next, a tragedy in washington state, a best friend who says the murder suicide of her best friend is her worst nightmare come true.
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the mystery of a mother's disappearance may never be solved solved after a massive explosion and fire that killed josh powell and his two young sons. they believe he intentionally killed himself in the blast along with 7-year-old charlie and 5-year-old branden. >> all three bodies were found in the middle of the house done with malice and intent to get the result done. >> he was named as a suspect of interest but never charged. and his father was arrested for child pornography. police said they found 10 gallons of gas in the house and josh center, mails to his pastor and lawyer on how to handle his
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affairs. sunday was the worst day for her best friend. thank you for joining me. it must be an awful time for any connected with this family. what was your reaction when you heard what happened? >> i hoped it was an awful rumor. i hoped it wasn't true. when they told me they found the bodies of two children, i started screaming and crying. >> have you ever had any doubt that josh powell was responsible for susan's death? >> i had no doubt whatsoever but i don't believe he acted alone. >> you think there's somebody else out there that was an accomplice? >> i do, because i know josh and i know that he likes to make big grandiose plans and talk big but it always takes somebody else pushing him to carry things out. >> if you believe what we're hearing today, he sent a number of e-mails to people warning of
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some kind of cataclysmic end to all of this. how do you feel about the fact that these boys, through a court ruling, had to be returned to him, given his obviously very confused state of mind? >> i'm upset and i'm angry. i don't think they should have gone back to him until he completed the latest evaluations and polygraph that were ordered. i think the visitation should have been taken place in a safe and secure location, not at his house. >> it does seem outrageous he can be sending all these e-mails to people warning of an apocalyptic ending and these boys are thrust back into his clutches. tell me about the relationship he had with susan before he went miss missing. were they volatile together? was there any sign something awful might happen? >> when they first moved to utah about five years before she disappeared, they were still pretty affectionate in this newlywed stage.
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within a year or two he started to pull away from her and talk more and more to his father on the phone and to get more antagonist stick and controlling towards susan? >> there was this bizarre twist where the father-in-law began to make claims about susan being flirtatious with him and so on. what did you think when you heared all that? >> i already knew it all because susan told me many times over the years about the fact her father tried to hit on her, obsessed with her and in love with her and she couldn't stand him and they moved to utah to get away from him. i knew what he was saying was not true. >> her father-in-law, i should point out there. i guess the obvious question now is will we ever know what happened to susan? do you think we ever will? >> i do think so. i believe that there is a good
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likelihood that josh did not act alone, that more people know about this and maybe some people who knew things were keeping quiet for fear of josh or maybe fear of his father, maybe they will come forward and talk. >> these two boys were snuffed out out, in not even the prime of their lives, just young kids. i've got three sons myself. i can't imagine anything more horrendous to have happened. what is the mood in the community? >> everyone is in shock. so many of us feel numb, like we can't believe this is true. it feels like a nightmare. it feels like the first day susan disappeared. i felt likes life was over then and like it's over now. we're all in shock and grieving something. >> what kind of woman was susan? you knew her very very well. >> susan was an amazing person. she is so friendly, so out-going. she had a really bubbly miss mischievous personality. she would walk up to a stranger
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and stick her hand out and say, i'm susan, what's your name? within five minutes, you would feel like you knew her together. she loved to spend time with friends and loved her boys more than any in the world. >> your husband, i believe, knew josh powell. what's been his reaction to this shocking turn of events? >> he and josh were pretty good friends up until about a year or two before susan disappeared. josh started getting so weird and strange he pretty much alienated everybody, so my husband just can't believe that josh would do such terrible things like everyone else. he knew josh and knew what kind of crazy things he was capable of so in a way, it's not surprising. >> i know the boy's grandparents, who had to release him, by law, back to josh powell's custody must be feeling absolutely dreadful about what's happened.
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have you had any contact with the family? >> i called susan's father yesterday after a reporter told me what had happened or rumors what had happened. i asked him, is this true? he said, i don't know, i just got told myself. i'm on my way to the scene. he called me back 20 minutes later, it's true. i just talked to the sheriff, it's true. he said he had not had time to sit down and grieve yet. he said his one consolation is susan has been reunited with her boys now. >> it's a horrible consolation, isn't it? i can only offer our condolences to you and all the family on what is a despicable story. thank you for joining me, casey. i wish all of you the very best. >> thank you. >> when we come back, a surprise oscar contender, the stars of "the artist," speak out on their
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"the artist" is the movie of the moment with 10 academy award nominations and golden globe's, critic's choice and director's guild and actor's guild awards. everything you heard is true. i'm joined by the leading lady. >> very good. >> you are a persian from france and you're suddenly the hottest property in movies? >> i'm feeling quite good. >> i bet you are. is hollywood running to your door? >> i have scripts and auditions and meeting great people and i'm grateful to michelle. >> you're the female lead in the hottest movie in hollywood. it doesn't get bigger, does it? >> i'm okay. nobody is bothering me. everybody is country kind and
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polite. i don't feel like my whole life has changed. >> have you prepared and oscar winning speech? >> not yet. >> i bet when you were younger -- have you ever stood in front of a mirror as a little girl and gone, i would like to thank -- >> if i could be on stage, i would love to thank michelle, my parents and of course all the cast and my agent and those people that are very very close to me with this project, of course. >> and whoever taught you english, because your english is fantastic? >> i had a boyfriend from new zealand. we used to live here and he didn't speak a word of french. >> the viewers haven't seen the story, your husband is the director. what happens when a film becomes this huge massive hit and you're all starting to think you may win an oscar? >> i don't think it's about
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winning or losing. we are french. >> you want to win. >> i really want to win but if i don't win, i hope i'll win maybe best movie or if jean or michelle win, i will feel part of the movie, it's not just about me but everybody. >> when you first heard from michelle, i have a great idea, i will put you in a silent reaction, be honest, what's your reaction? >> i have to be honest, i said, great. i really love this man. amazing person as a director and human being. he's got a lot of taste. to have the idea of doing a black and white silent movie, i knew he would do something beautiful. i couldn't imagine it would be so big but i knew it was something i would be proud of. >> you've taken everybody back on this fantasy trip. >> it's going back to the very beginning of what we love about movies. about a story.
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a man and woman, they fall in love an how they managed to love each other and see each other. it's just about hollywood and everybody's beautiful and it's about truth and faith and hunter. just talk about something very simple and it touches your heart just right in the middle. >> it did, like a little arrow darting into me. on the subject of love, one of my favorite questions i ask most of my guests, it's very appropriate in my case, how many times have you been properly in love in your life. >> properly? >> properly? >> let's use your analogy, when he arrow goes into the heart. >> just once, michelle. >> the love of your life? >> he's definitely the man of my life. >> what makes him so special? >> he's very smart and doesn't take him seriously. >> and he's a great director. >> a great director, great dad, great husband, great friend. he is a great man.
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>> before i bring your husband out, what would he least want me to ask him? >> about the dog, i think. >> about the dog. why? >> he doesn't really -- he's not a huge fan of dogs. >> really? you make him have this dog he doesn't like? >> he loved the dog in the movie and the character of the dog. he doesn't enjoy walking my dog at night. >> you put this poor guy through hell. >> yeah, poor guy. >> i will ask him about the evil side of his wife. we will bring out some of your fellow cast members and your husband. this could get quite interesting. after the break. [ male announcer ] if you believe the mayan calendar, on december 21st, polar shifts will reverse the earth's gravitational pull and hurtle us all into space, which would render retirement planning unnecessary. but say the sun rises on december 22nd
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household? >> you are the one that -- >> i deserve it more. >> when you first had the concept for a silent movie, there must be a part of you that thinks this could be the biggest turkey in the history of hollywood. it could be. you must all think this. your neck is right on the chop ing block. >> for a long time, didn't dare make it. i wanted to make it for a long time. finally, i convinced myself it was do-able. because i thought it would be a good movie. >> james, this is a bit of a come down for you, you played the president of the united states, and you are playing a chauffeur chauffeur? >> no. it's a complete circle.
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the first movie was i played a chauffeur and i didn't need to do any studying. >> for you, it was great role. when you heard about this, come down to reputation as a very very successful actor. does part of you go, a silent movie? should i be doing this? do you turn to your agent or manager and go, am i going crazy here? >> no. actually, when you hear what it is, a silent movie, break, unknown director to us and two unknown french actors and say, that sounds like a stupid idea. wait a minute. they're actually making the movie and making it here. we all know how difficult it is in this town to get anything done. there are established directors here who can't make a black film because the studio director says no one will go see a black and white film. it is stupid but intriguing.
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to thumb your nose at the hollywood convention and say, we can do this, it will be great, i'm in. >> someone like harvey weinstein is involved, a risk taker but totally gets the median of film? >> he saw this film earlier in a rough cut and bought this film like this. called up his company, i bought a film. what is it? >> go and look at it. it's silent black and white. they thought he was nuts. >> he saw the magic like the king's speech. >> without and audience. he saw it without the reaction of canne. that's brilliant. >> you were one of the biggest it girl of the "it" girl phenomenon. you can give us grim warnings. and then you went and had a family. your role doesn't mirror the lead role of the movie. you were massive and --
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>> like george valentine in the film. >> he's slightly more epic. did it make you feel? >> i mean, certainly, yes, i could relate to it a bit. mainly it was that i -- you know, in our relationship, it's sort of a love that's died. and we're having a rift. and, you know, a young starlet comes along. so i could relate to the whole story, the beauty about this movie is that it's a simple, beautiful love story. and we've all had love and we've lost it and we've had success and we've had failure. so to me it's a story that i think everybody can relate to. and then the beauty is that love can bring us back and give us hope again. and people walk out of the theatre uplifted and feeling joyful. >> people actually cry at a silent film. >> the fact that you can feel so
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much with no dialogue and the audience can have an experience. i think you forget in five minutes it's a silent film. you get caught up in the story. >> i think it touches you in an emotional way. because you can't hear any dialogue. everything that is -- i mean, all the story is just told by images. >> you go out thinking i survived a french black and white silent movie. >> french actor, french director, french movie, and it's silent. why would you watch that? yet it works. go. >> i was just saying, i think the surprise factor, the fact that people are committing to something, they're very reticent, reluctant to commit to and they come out of it so shocked and surprised. >> that's why people like it, i think. >> i want to ask you, this is a very serious allegation that came from your wife before the break. the fact that you chose a dog,
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this lovely dog in the movie and you give everyone the impression that, you know, you're this dog-loving director. and everyone falls in love with this dog. but apparently at home with your wife's dog, you hate the dog. >> no, i don't hate the dog. >> you despise taking it for a walk, you said. is it true? are you a secret dog loather? >> i can say she's a liar. >> michele! now it's getting juicy. >> so okay, let's say i'm -- no, i don't hate dogs. what i'm not -- i'm not a huge fan to pick up his charming little dog poop when i have to walk with him in the middle of the night. that's the only thing. >> i understand. >> and also the dog we have, her dog -- >> it's a very smart dog. >> but not really charming. >> so it's a really offensive dog as dog as well. >> he's a big black, no spatially elegant.
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i mean, he has a tail that does this all day. >> now that you're on a role. >> he can't be perfect. >> to spice things up. what about me asking you the same question which is how many times have you been properly in love? >> never. >> i can't answer. >> i thought french men fall in love every week. >> she's really the lead actress of my life. >> she's a pretty amazing lady, i have to say, michelle. help brings up four kids, a dog and you, right? and a beautiful actress. >> let me finish by asking you, just put it in context, would you do another silent movie? now that you' seen the way this has gone. is it in realism going to
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actually produce a new burst of silent films or not? >> i wouldn't think so. i would do another silent film in if michel directed it. it works because of his vision, his conception, his artistry, his mastery, his humanity. that's what animates this film, not the fact that it's silent. >> you couldn't buy that, could you? >> have you met my agent? >> hen't whats to be in the next movie, don't worry. he knows where his bread is buttered. it's a terrific film. i love the fact that it's so unusual, so you are -- so surprising. i think you should win the oscar. it would be terrific. >> thank you. >> when we come back, tonight's "only in america." weight loss pe expensive. so to save some money, i just got the popular girls from the local middle school to follow me around. ew. seriously? so gross.
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as a cricket fan, i've spent the last few years trying to defend my sport to americans who think it's way too complicated. allow me to observe this. we may have our silly midoffs and yes, cricket matches can last five days and still nobody wins. that's when it's not raining. but at least we don't ever have a team winning our most important national sporting contest while trying not to score. has there ever been a craziest spectacle than ahmad bradshaw
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tempting to run down the clock but ending up falling backwards into the end zone and accidentally scoring the winning touchdown for the giants? and americans think cricket is ridiculous? though to be fair, supermodel gisele bundchen thinks winning a super bowl is the easiest thing in the world. take a look at this video. >> my husband can't [ bleep ] catch the ball and throw the ball at the same time. >> let's be honest, sh he's got a point, hasn't she? how can he throw and catch at the same time? my old foe madonna and i have found common ground. neither of us have sung live at the super bowl.

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