Nawazuddin Siddiqui shares list of actors he takes inspiration from. he said “I watch back-to-back movies – at one go – of one particular favourite actor of mine such as Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Day Lewis, Ricardo Darin and Tony Leung etc. Then, I move on to another actor’s films,” he said.
“That way, I understand how the same actor must have gone through preparing for such different parts. So, I get a sneak-peek into his mindset and processes,” explained Nawaz, adding that he can’t sit through ‘time-pass’ films.
The Gangs of Wasseypur actor went on to share the idea behind his new-found ways to hone his craft. “The idea is to watch tough, path-breaking work,” he said, adding that the younger generation also seems to be looking for the same king of work on OTT platforms. “After this period (Covid-19 restrictions), ‘time-pass’ films may start looking out of place. And accordingly, our filmmakers also have to alter their craft.”
These are the films which makes it to part of his watch list :
Anthony Hopkins’ The Remains of the Day, The Innocent, The Two Popes, Red Dragon, The Rite and Fracture. The Age of Innocence, There Will be Blood, Lincoln, In The Name of The Father and Phantom Thread featuring Daniel Day Lewis. American Beauty, Seven, Pay It Forward, Outbreak and House of Cards starring Kevin Spacey, and Matthew McConaughey’s Dallas Buyers Club, The Gentlemen and Serenity.