On Thursday morning of last week, I spoke to actress Olivia Williams about her participation in Roman Polanski's film The Ghost Writer. Although I would have been happy to digress into a lengthy discussion on the finer points ofher performance as Miss Cross in Rushmore, this writer's favorite film of all time, we mostly spoke about the new film, Polanski and her career in general. Towards the end of our time, however, I did take a moment to ask about her cameo in X-Men: The Last Stand, which she explained she did as a favor for director Brett Ratner.

"Brett Ratner was a big Rushmore fan growing up," she explained.
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