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Critics commended his acting and acknowledged his remarkable screen presence and charisma. Hinton was one of Dillon’s favorite writers long before he ever imaged he’s being the moody protagonists of her novels to life on screen., his portrayal of a troubled, neglected kid coming of age in the South ranked him as an important young actor in contemporary cinema. a gift for expressing confused and submerged shifts of feeling.” Richard Schickel wrote: No one has more accurately captured the mercurial quality of adolescence than he has . Ramos likes the project because it’s a comedy and will give Matt a chance to expand his range. DILLON: No, I just follow it with an objective eye. Ramos’ original prognostication about Matt’s star quality was confirmed in the next movie, , a low-budget Disney production based off a novel by S. Pauline Kael praised his “mysteriously effortless charm . On a damp Saturday in October, Andy Warhol and I were engaged in making coffee and watching TV in a friend’s townhouse in New York when Matt ambled through the back door in a tweed coat, hair modeled in a 1963 flat-top for his role. MOYNIHAN: They disappointed me because I don’t think the way they’ve politicized their music is particularly sincere. In politics there are so many holes, so many contradictions, you don’t know what’s happening. DILLON: Oh yeah, I was at the Reggae Lounge—WARHOL: What’s the Reggae Lounge? The rebellious Aquarian talks getting discovered at 14 years old, his unrelenting nerves and what he does to “keep loose.” Matt Dillon has come a long way since in 1980, Matt Dillon’s star began to rise over every American home. Unlike some overnight sensations, he did not evaporate when the seasons changed. I met the people from the film and went through several callbacks before I finally got the part. When I first went in to read, I felt everything out, and I said to myself, I’m not going to let this pass me by. He knows other actors, can and does discuss their work; he’s up to date on the details of the distribution and marketing of his pictures too. MOYNIHAN: Do you have a good relationship with Coppola? DILLON: No, he’s not tough, he’s patient, but at the same time he likes to move. He gives you a lot of room to experiment, and he gives you time. DILLON: I’d rather not explain it because if I did I’d probably mess it up. I’ll go to a screening and walk out and see the rest of it later. DILLON: When you’re doing a film you have all these long pauses in between shots and takes, so you have to keep the energy going—stay in character, stay in the scene. MOYNIHAN: Why are you so good at playing tough, angry characters? Yet, this emerging self-awareness hasn’t depleted any of his youthful appeal. WARHOL: Well, in your contract you should say, “No more junk food.”DILLON: The film I worked on with Francis (Coppola), , was incredible. It’s not one continuous flow like in a play or something. DILLON: Those are the kinds of roles you can really sink your teeth into. When you’re playing someone who’s sort of seedy, there’s less limitation, there’s so much space you can travel. MOYNIHAN: Why is it harder to play the straight man? MOYNIHAN: I think it’s easier to create someone crazy. He is very close to his family and faithful to his old school friends. My character looks up to his older brother; he’s following in his footsteps, but he can’t cut it. Cause you work so hard on a film, and if it doesn’t work out the way you were hoping it to or the way you expected to, it’s a heavy shock. I didn’t even say, “Mom, I tried out for this movie today.” I said, “Mom, I’m going to be in this movie.” I said it like that. It was sort of a ridiculous statement, saying it out of the blue like that. MOYNIHAN: Of all the films you’ve made, do you have a particular favorite?
"He's out there and it's comparatively a breeze for him, at 71, of course, because he's a guy.Matt followed up the offer to audition for the film and met with casting director Vic Ramos, a veteran of Hollywood who’s been appraising talent for years. DILLON: Yeah, that was wild, but it was the Police. DILLON: No, not now, but eventually I want to get around to playing the sax. DILLON: I don’t know why, but I like the saxophone. MOYNIHAN: Why is it that most rock movies don’t work? After a mere five minutes with Matt, Ramos penciled in his notebook: “Should be a movie star.” Shortly thereafter, Ramos became Matt’s personal manager and since that time he has skillfully and meticulously navigated Matt’s ascent to stardom. Matt instantly became a national sensation, receiving up to 7,000 pieces of fan mail a week. MOYNIHAN: Would you be interested in portraying a rock star in a film? Despite being years their junior, Dillon holds his own with an air of confidence far beyond his age. DILLON: No, it was after the third movie, to the Lee Strasberg Institute. Vince Spano has been a friend for a very long time. MOYNIHAN: Have you remained friends with the girls you’ve acted with, Meg Tilly and Diane Lane? Unfazed by Warhol’s stature, Dillon tells it how it is in this candid chat.