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I'm a big boy now, and I have to deliver.
I'm a storyteller.
I'm just a pretty regular dad.
I'm not a romantic. In life I didn't have much experience with romance.
I'm not macho, I'm not a Mel Gibson sort of person.
I'm quite lazy.
My culture doesn't regard acting highly.
My mother loves me and everything goes well. I have no conflict with her, so that's not dramatic.
Some actors give you what you want. Some you have to make do what you want.
The fear factor actually brings the genuineness.
The L.A. weather is a lot like Taiwan's, where you don't observe four seasons, so the years can pass and you don't feel a thing.
Thinking back to those earlier days, I felt I was weak when I wasn't making movies, and then when I was, I thought I was weak as a family member.
When I started out, nobody gave me scripts, so I had to write.
When I'm not working, I get very down, but when I am working, I get very immersed in it.
You can get rich or famous by doing the same thing.
Not taboo - it's just that straight actors still risk their careers commercially and economically. They have to please the crowd - they're movie stars; their image is their industry. It goes beyond acting.
I think the book struck me in a few ways that I thought very interesting to pick it as my first martial arts film. It has a very strong female character and it was very abundant in classic Chinese textures.
On a Chinese film you just give orders, no one questions you. Here, you have to convince people, you have to tell them why you want to do it a certain way, and they argue with you. Democracy.
Summer blockbusters are very expensive to make. They have things that have to be expensive, such as 600 effects shots or CG characters that have to go a certain way, or a film design that is different but expensive.
I think doing period piece is easier, because after a certain distance, everybody is equal, I think. The relative contemporary is harder. I think that's the way it is.
Meanwhile, the Ice Storm was still in development, And that was something I really wanted to do, and frankly I don't think I was ready to do a big production like this.
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