Five Favorite Films with Moonrise Kingdom's Jared Gilman
Plus, the young star of Wes Anderson's new film talks about working with the director, getting into acting, and his favorite moment with Bill Murray.
It's been quite the few weeks for Jared Gilman. Just 13 years old, the star of Wes Anderson's latest Moonrise Kingdom has recently returned from Cannes, where the movie opened the festival to great acclaim, and now finds himself on a press tour as the film is breaking limited release box-office records and drawing some of the best reviews of the director's career.
The praise for Moonrise Kingdom is in no small part due to the performances -- both screen debuts -- of Gilman and his co-star Kara Hayward, who play Sam and Suzy, two smitten and rebellious 12-year-olds who make a break from their families and set out on an adventure both magical and bittersweet. Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton and Bruce Willis also star, alongside Anderson's signature style, of course, which has never been used to more precise emotional effect.
We sat down with Gilman recently for a chat about the film and working with Wes Anderson -- which sounds great and all, but what was even more impressive was that he learned how to tie his first tie from Bill Murray. Read on for more on that, but first, here are his five favorite films.
Drive (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2011; 94% Tomatometer)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Sergio Leone, 1966; 97% Tomatometer)
Next, we chat with Gilman about his debut performance in Moonrise Kingdom, working with Wes Anderson, and getting some essential life training from Bill Murray.