I grew up on certain movies, particular movies that said something to me as a kid from Missouri, movies that showed me places I’d yet traveled, or different cultures, or explained something, or said something in a better way than I could ever say. I wanted to find the movies like that.

You just choose the things you want to keep private and keep them precious. And if you sell them cheaply, then they become cheap to you also.

[Sam] was thrilled, when I spoke to him, to be back home in west London, which he loves. “You can live an anonymous life here in a way that you can’t in Los Angeles.”

Sam Claflin Toronto International Film Festival Portraits