"This was shot in a particularly beautiful location in New Mexico—a whole grove of cottonwood trees that went on forever. Wearing an eye patch wasn't as tricky as I thought it might be. It screws up your depth perception, but I kind of got used to it. Whenever I wanted to see, I just lifted the thing up."
"One of the most important parts of your character is the costume. Here's Ethan Coen and Barry Pepper in his woolly chaps thinking how he's going to kill my character, Rooster Cogburn."
"It was quite amazing showing up to work, because the set and the costumes were so spectacular. And the makeup! You really felt transported. This is the day my character gets cross-examined in a courtroom."
"Ethan Coen looking at 'the bear.' I also had a camera on the set of 'The Big Lebowski'—my first movie with the Coens."
"It was an incredibly windy day, and I'm up on a ladder taking this picture. Matt Damon's preparing himself for his scene while Joel Coen changes the film in the camera. At least I think that's Joel—it looks like his posture."
"This is our first read-through of the script; in an old hotel in Santa Fe that we took over as a production house. Joel and Ethan were the writers, directors, and producers, so they ran the whole show."
"This is us just hanging out between scenes. That's Barry Pepper in the middle and—believe it or not—Josh Brolin on the right."
"Matt Damon and I are on our ladders pretending to be on horses, and we're waiting for Hailee Steinfeld to get ready. I think Damon's facial hair is real."
"This is our first scene the first day of shooting, and Hailee's first shot in a feature film ever. Did she nail it? Yeah."