This is pretty great: For their Movies Issue, The New York Times Magazine asked screenwriters from some of 2013's best movies to write a single intriguing, amusing or captivating line of dialogue.
Then they gave the lines to two-time Oscar winner, cinematographer Janusz Kaminski, who filmed some of the world's top actors reading them. Take a look:
Oprah Winfrey (0:09); Robert Redford (0:58); Cate Blanchett (1:57); Forest Whitaker (2:57); Julia Louis-Dreyfus (4:01); Bradley Cooper (5:00); Adele Exarchopoulos (5:53); Chiwetel Ejiofor (6:45); Greta Gerwig (7:48); Oscar Isaac (8:40); Michael B. Jordan (9:19)
Making a Scene: 11 Performances from The New York Times - Video on Vimeo.