“The Kind Of Radiant Presence Lian [Lunson] presents” Leonard Cohen On What Persuaded Him To Take Part In I’m Your Man Documentary

Leonard Cohen On Why He Participated In I’m Your Man

#1 His [Cohen’s] respect for Lunson’s [Willie] Nelson documentary – and, Cohen has said, his response to “the kind of radiant presence Lian presents” – persuaded him to participate in the film. 1

#2 Brantley Bardin: What made you decide to do it [participate in the “I’m Your Man” documentary]?

Leonard Cohen: I was approached by [director] Lian Lunson and she’s very beautiful.2

Thanks to Lian Lunson for permission to use the photo atop this post. Originally posted April 12, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric


  1. From Drawn to complex characters by Michael Sragow, Sun Movie Critic, Baltimore Sun (June 28, 2006) []
  2. From Idol Chatter column by Brantley Bardin in Premiere magazine (June 2006) []