I’ve had the honor of working with Lauren Bacall on “Birth” and “Dogville.” It was a dream come true to work with one of my all-time biggest idols, and now I have the enormous pleasure of calling her a friend. You learn so much just by watching her – and she also happens to be a lot of fun to be around. I think every actor owes Lauren a debt of gratitude because she helped paved the way for actresses to play strong, powerful and sexy characters. After all, this is the woman who held her own opposite Humphrey Bogart in four films – not to mention win his heart in real life. She never ceases to amaze and inspire me and I hope I get the opportunity to work with her again.