Paul Bettany has no movie formula

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A thriller written and directed by J.C. Chandor revolving around the key people at an investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the financial crisis. Starring Kevin Spacey, Demi Moore, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci, Simon Baker & Penn Badgley.
January 22nd, 2012

Paul Bettany believes making a good movie is about guess work.

The British actor - who has starred in films including 'A Beautiful Mind', 'The Secret Lives of Bees' and 'Iron Man' - believes there is no guaranteed way to make a successful film, and he admits many people were surprised at the success of his latest work 'Margin Call'.

He said: ''I've never seen more shocked faces. Because nobody could quite believe it had come together so well.

''I thought it was bright and well-written, which is rare, and it was 17 days of filming so I just thought, 'This is a good punt.' It's just proof that you never know.

''People are always trying to work out the formula for making a movie that is well-regarded, but it's like looking at f**king tea leaves.''

Paul stars alongside Demi Moore, Zachary Quinto and Kevin Spacey in the movie, and he admits it ''changed'' him because it showed him how professional a set could be.

He said: ''This movie changed me in that it reminded me of all the reasons why I first became an actor. I can't make movies that I don't care about any more.''