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'Factory Girl' Cast Honors Their Director George Hickenlooper

'Factory Girl' Cast Honors Their Director George Hickenlooper

Sienna Miller paid tribute to her dear friend George Hickenlooper, the late director who worked with her on Factory Girl. (He passed away over the weekend from a heart attack at the age of 47.)

“There are people who make films for glory and recognition, and there are people who make films,” the 28-year-old actress told via a statement. “George Hickenlooper was a lover of film. He understood that the medium needn’t be manipulative, but appreciated, through his own experience, that it could be life altering, in the most beautiful way.”

Sienna continued, “He was generous of spirit. He asked for nothing, and as a result, received all. I have never felt more loved or appreciated as an actor, and as a result, have never been more honest in a film. The lesson that he can teach us all is this. The more you love and embrace people purely, the more you set people free. Through pure openness, you will touch people. George was childlike in his enthusiasm. I hope that others will learn, that from this generosity of spirit, creativity flows. Surrender all ego and tell beautiful tales. Rest in peace my sweet friend.”

Click inside for Kevin Spacey‘s statment about George Hickenlooper

Kevin Spacey on George Hickenlooper —

“It is with great sadness that I have to even think about writing about George in this way, when I was looking forward to seeing him next week in Los Angeles. We have been due to take our film on the road toward its release in December. I can’t believe he’s gone because George was so alive, bubbling with energy, drive, commitment, an open heart and a brilliant sense of humor. He was one of a kind.

“My experience working with him was nothing short of fantastic: from our prison visit with Jack Abramoff, to script meetings, pre-production discussions and finally our first day of shooting. From that day until our last event premiering Casino Jack in Toronto last month, he was a joy to be around. His sensibility and outlook served his everyday. All of us who knew him – who had the chance to collaborate with him – who saw the child in him that he never lost – always looking at life with wonder and curiosity – will miss him with enormous admiration and affection.

“I’m shocked and can’t really get it around my head that I won’t be spending the next three months in his company. That Casino Jack turns out to be his last, the pride I feel in it, in his direction, his ideas and the final results . . . has soared. He deserves for audiences to see it and discover his work. And then go out and see what he did before, cause he will deservedly find a whole new audience. And nothing would make George happier than for people to see his work.

“Tonight I raise a glass in his honor. Rest in peace, my friend.”


Spacey stars in the Hickenlooper-directed Casino Jack, which opens in theaters December 2010.

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  • http://ww Parta

    She is so trashy as usual.

  • the truth

    This about someone’s dieath. Not about her being trasy. Hayden Christensen was also directed by him also in Factory Girl. DId a pretty good job doing it. RIP

  • pheonix

    she’s old that’s all i gotta say lol!

  • lol

    SOOO glad her bull dozen vagina is put to rest!

  • Tara

    Leave it to Sienna to turn someone’s death in to her own positive PR. This is the best thing that’s happened to her all week.

  • Amy

    Woah. Cursed movie anyone? Brittany Murphy’s husband wrote it.

  • Kyli

    Amy @ 11/03/2010 at 8:38 pm

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    Woah. Cursed movie anyone? Brittany Murphy’s husband wrote it.


    Actually he didn’t. If you watch the movie his name is not in the credits he filed a frivolous lawsuit against makers of the movie weeks before principal photography making bogus claims that they had stolen his script. A disgusting man, good riddance to that pig Simon.
    Also Sienna is only 28 years old??? She looks like she is pushing 40 at best..crazy

  • Reality Check

    Why are we constantly offered news on this uninteresting, untalented, unattractive home wrecker?

  • Glee

    I don’t understand all the bitter comments. I think what she said about him was touching as she was obviously very fond of him.

  • Farrah

    She looks absolutely gorgeous. Her comments were sweet.

    RIP George.

  • http://veryverysexy!! sharyllee

    please talk nice about sienna. she is nice and pretty.

  • Heads/Tails

    A man has died. A talented man with a family who are devastated. And what you focus on is Sienna Miller and her relationships? Trying to get PR? You all are the trashy ones—you’re thinking and talking trash while the woman you accuse of being trash has spoken clean and elegantly. Shame on everyone.