Darren Aronofsky on traveling with Anthony Bourdain

Darren Aronofsky at CNN:

I became aware of his utter lack of vanity. He never adjusted his hair or gave a damn about makeup or a lighting setup.

He was always dressed perfectly for whatever we were doing — never flashy, never understated. He just showed up, and he worked. I have rarely witnessed talent on his scale be so willingly present and real.

Tony was just himself: humble, confident, authentic, mischievous, kind. He greeted every fan’s request for a selfie with patience and a smile.

We spent long hours on rough roads traversing the country, sometimes talking about our favorite road movies (Preston Sturges’ “Sullivan’s Travels” by unanimous decision).

And every night we’d retreat to a basket of momos (Bhutanese dumplings) and a couple of fingers of Jack.

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