The Indian/American actor has only stared in three films, but every single one is a knockout. Dileep Rao’s credits include Sam Raimi’s Drag Me To Hell, James Cameron’s Avatar and Chris Nolan’s Inception. Quite the balls-to-the-wall awesome track record. I met Rao back in April when he was here for Supanova Pop Culture Expo and he shared these favourite movie picks with me:
"Citizen Kane, The Godfather, parts one and two, Deerhunter, The Third Man, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Jaws. The Shawshank Redemption is a great pleasure for me and Monty Python and The Holy Grail. I love The Dark Knight, Memento, The Prestige, The Abyss, Titanic, Sam Raimi’s film called A Simple Plan, Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line, Days Of Heaven . . .There are so many movies that have changed my life with their originality and or certain sequences, like The Shining. In that way I guess Chris (Nolan) is like Stanley Kubrick because he makes movies I can’t stop thinking about. But Kubrick was his own dude, you know? There’s something so Kubricky about his films and you that can’t translate that to anyone else."