Jack White has held several acting gigs, including Cold Mountain with Renee Zellweger and a cameo as Elvis Presley in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. The reason he hasn’t done more is because of the time filming takes. “If you act in a film, you may be looking at six months of working, and I could produce 15 45s by 15 bands and record my own music and go on tour around the world twice in that time,” he says.
Jack White is happy with Third Man being the art installation-meets-Seussian factory, but it could easily be much more. After helming Loretta Lynn’s Van Lear Rose, White could have been the next T Bone Burnett, but he’d rather entertain himself by churning out one-off 45s for bands no one has ever heard of.
It is ironic that Jack White’s Third Man, a nearly exclusive analog operation, ended up in Nashville, a city that was proud of making the conversion to nearly all-digital recordings long before Los Angeles or New York. But the city has embraced him since his move from Detroit. “Whenever I talk about the diversity of music found in Nashville … Jack White’s name always comes up,” Mayor Karl Dean says.
"I want this one moment. It’s what I want in a relationship, which might explain why I’m single now. It’s kind of hard to- It’s that thing when you’re with someone and you love them and they know it, and they love you and you know it- But it’s a party! And you’re both talking to other people, and you’re laughing and shining, and you look across the room and catch each other’s eyes. But not because you’re possessive or it’s precisely sexual, but because that is your person in this life. And it’s funny and sad but only because this life will end. And it’s this secret world that exists right there, in public, unnoticed that no one knows about. It’s sort of like how they say that other dimensions exist all around us but we don’t have the ability to perceive them? That’s what I want out of a relationship or just life, I guess."