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Ang Lee, Suraj Sharma became each other's lifeboat in 'Pi'
By all accounts, director Ang Lee is the soul of civility on a film set, sure-footed but collaborative, meticulously focused but ready to smile — the patient but quietly demanding center of an adventurous array of films. Lee gives his actors directorial "notes" in muted tones, but precisely and often enough that his longtime editor, Tim Squyres, privy to the tail ends of scenes from each day's footage, assures him that his actors will sometimes react when Lee turns away: "He'll see that when I tell an actor something, very often they'll roll their eyes behind me."
By Fred Schruers
December 17, 2012