In Variety’s special Oscar 2004 supplement, published this week, director Jim Sheridan writes about his experience promoting his new movie “In America.” Describing his appearance with Bono and Edge on the Late Late Show (see Friends Tribute Jim Sheridan and Back), Sheridan reveals how embarrassed he is not to articulate what he thinks of Bono when asked.
“What do I think of Bono?” Well, I begin to think, he is a great ambassador for Ireland. He has done sterling work for AIDS worldwide. Understanding Ireland’s history of famine, he has helped alleviate the starvation in Africa. He is a great friend and a musical genius.
However, none of this comes out.
What does come out seems pathetic. “Don’t cross him,” I say, “he can be tough if you cross him.” He is smiling at me and I have no further words to say.