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The list of celebrated directors Jude Law has worked with is absolutely staggering. Since his career hit its stride in the late '90s, he's appeared in films by Clint Eastwood (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), David Cronenberg (eXistenZ), Anthony Minghella (Cold Mountain), Steven Spielberg (A.I.), Sam Mendes (Road to Perdition), David O. Russell (I Heart Huckabees), Mike Nichols (Closer), Terry Gilliam (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus), Steven Soderbergh (Contagion) and Martin Scorsese (Hugo).
Of course, he's a remarkable talent who has deftly leapt from wildly different genres and filmmaking styles, but with a resume like this you'd think he'd have his pick of projects. And yet, when he spoke with MTV at the Toronto International Film Festival, Law confessed he has full on pleaded for a part in a Wes Anderson film for a while now, admitting:
"I've been a huge fan of Wes'. I pestered him with emails for years, saying 'I want to live in one of your films and I'd like to be in one of your films.' "
To see Law glowing with excitement and admiration, check out the vid below:
Law is happy to report he's finally gotten his wish, scoring a "fleeting" role in Anderson's next venture The Grand Budapest Hotel. This summer we reported that Law was rumored to be up for the project along with Johnny Depp and Angela Lansbury, who are likewise newcomers to Anderson's uniquely twee world. Law confesses he heard Depp, with whom he shared a role in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, is involved, but couldn't confirm it to be true. And while Law has plenty to do this fall, promoting both Joe Wright's ambitious period piece Anna Karenina and DreamWorks Rise of the Guardians, he's clearly giddy to get onto set with Anderson this January.