Ang Lee's Search for the Perfect 'Pi'

Director says "Life Of Pi" actor Suraj Sharma deserved Oscar nomination.
1:45 | 02/14/13

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He's just that journey took his team -- just about every high school in India searching for just the right actor who one could -- time. 3000. Were audition. And when -- -- sorters. It looks like -- Mountains and deep soulful Smart amazing. Just think demeanor. And of course they tested him and some good news. -- -- genius. Yeah a lot yet to learn how to -- or make them you know. It is -- that back then you -- -- -- via -- it -- Back to the company's brother. Vision has indoors though -- -- -- -- Bennett age come with it. Yeah oh yeah up. He didn't go but if the patient is proud that like acting as a younger brother -- was too young for the part. Is it true that you didn't let people talk to him during the that was last month yeah yeah testifying -- insanity. Struggling with his own sanity. Of course at that time he's -- very pretty good. Actor but still -- -- into. A state of mind that's very unusual -- they say he's with god. So. -- let anybody talk to us to -- his solitude. He -- nominated for an academy report issued. -- -- uses it to people forgot. How naturally going into the movies just people lost in the movie. It doesn't do anything that reminds you of the great acting. He is. To me that's the beauty -- -- to his formal acting.

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