Timberlake: Collaboration is key
Justin Timberlake has likened his "chemistry" with Timbaland to Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro's collaborations.
The star has appeared in popular films such as Friends with Benefits and The Social Network and has also produced four albums.
Having worked with the likes of Jay Z in music and Ben Affleck in the film industry, Justin knows how important it is to team up with the right people.
"Collaboration," he answered Refinery 29 when asked what the key to a long-lasting career is.
"Sometimes a producer and an artist get together and they make magic, like Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson, and sometimes a director and an actor like Marty Scorsese and Robert De Niro get together and they make magic.
"I do think a lot of it is about chemistry. I do think movies are a director’s medium and music is a producer’s medium. You could liken my chemistry with Timbaland to Scorsese and De Niro. I don’t want to sound conceited but I do believe that the chemistry is there. Every time we get together we make something I’ve never heard. I think it’s always interesting. I’m going to have to pay for that comment. I know somebody’s going to have to throw it in my face. Everything we’re talking about is collaboration. One person doesn’t make a movie great, but a bunch of people can make a movie sh**ty."
Justin plays a college student desperate for money in Runner Runner, which also stars Argo director Ben.
Working with the Hollywood star felt like a successful collaboration to Justin, 32.
"He’s one of the biggest movie stars in the world and now one of the top directors in Hollywood. Working with him was a lot of fun and extremely informative," Justin gushed.
"I learned a lot. He’s very disarming in that sense. I feel like we’re kind of the same way in that sense. He’s experienced being the biggest movies stars in the world at one time and now to be considered a great filmmaker; it’s a whole new career for him."
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