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[on Reese Witherspoon
]: She has such intelligence and humor, so it was a joyous leap of faith. Working with her, I kept thinking of Holly Hunter
, she is an actress who is equally at home in character roles and in leads and in comedy and in drama. Reese has that kind of range, as an actress and as a human being.
Everytime he was nominated for the Best Director Oscar, Martin Scorsese
was nominated in the same category alongside him: first in 2005 when Payne was nominated for Sideways
(2004) and Scorsese for The Aviator
(2004), then in 2012 when Payne was nominated for The Descendants
(2011) and Scorsese for Hugo
(2011) and finally in 2014 when Payne was nominated for Nebraska
(2013) and Scorsese for The
Often sets his films in and around Omaha, Nebraska