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Wes Anderson exhausts his actors with numerous takes

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Feb 05, 2014 | 7:48am EST

Director Wes Anderson makes his actors repeat every scene almost 20 times in a bid to get the perfect take, according to British star Ralph Fiennes. The Harry Potter regular was directed by Anderson for upcoming comedy-drama The Grand Budapest Hotel and admits the filming process was a challenge because The Royal Tenenbaums filmmaker had such specific ideas. Fiennes tells Time Out London magazine, "He's very, very precise. He's very encouraging but insistent on exhausting the hell out of a moment of speech. Which I love, because you feel you've tried everything. We often went for at least 10 takes. Possible 15, 16. Again, again, again. "He's written the script, so he has a very acute sense of what he wants in terms of tone, timing, rhythm, speed. He'd already done a moving storyboard of most of the film and recorded all the lines himself." The Grand Budapest Hotel will be released in March (14) and also features Bill Murray, Jude Law, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Saoirse Ronan and Tilda Swinton.

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