Television and film are our libraries now. Our history books.
I don't think I could've carried the weight that Murrow carried.
If anyone was talking about journalism in the '50s - it was Edward R.Murrow.
If it's a role like this one, an actual live person, a legend, there's lots of material laid out.
So much money and energy is expended making a film that I think it should be used for positive ends.
In order to crash the party and be a clown with your own skit, you had to be there for quite a while.
Film is our literature, so we should tell stories that are apropos of our culture, in that we can learn something about ourselves.
When you're creating a character out of nothing, you have to make all the guesses as to how they walk, how they talk, how they think.
It would be real nice to have some kind of bell or whistle attached to this film - it would give it a longer life. People seem to need that validation to go to a film these days.
There are biographies, I looked at a lot of photographs of him, I heard his voice over and over and over again. You get in there and get to know the man by all of those pieces of information.