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I love that feeling of going into a packed theater.
I never dreamed I would be producing the Oscars. That was a huge deal for me.
Woody Allen is in his '70s and he's making movies, so I look forward to getting there.
I'm not going to turn down an Oscar, but I'm not strategizing for one.
I've been a book collector since I was young, since I was a kid.
I've watched 'Being There' over 50 times, and every time I watch it, I love every frame. I just wish I had directed it myself.
Listening is harder than just acting. Listening is the hardest part.
Movies are the biggest export in the world, the biggest American export. It influences people all over the world.
My mom had me when she was 16, and I was an only child, which is probably why I received a lot of love and didn't miss that my father wasn't around.
Producing is making films without having to work sometimes. It's still making films, but it's a different job.
When you're the director, you kinda do all the work.
You can't show a four-hour movie in a theater, really.
Do I have a small movie in me? Yeah, probably, when I'm 60. But I'm not Hal Ashby, I'm not Roman Polanski. I'm true to myself. Whether you like it or not.
I learn more from the audience than I can from anybody else. Not from what they write on the scorecards, but how they respond to the movie while they're watching it - where they laugh and where they react.
I'm not tied to budgets. I'm tied to the story that I want to tell, and how much it's going to cost is up to whatever the economic situation of the studio is.
At the end of the day, audiences just want to laugh and be entertained. They want to escape from their reality, and that's why we make movies, to get people to escape from the realities.
They say your childhood influences your tastes and interests, or your approach if you're an artist. So what you create, whatever you saw, whatever your childhood was like - it influences how you're going to end up.
When I was 13, Eddie Murphy was to me what Chris Tucker was to 13-year-olds when I made 'Rush Hour.' And 'Rush Hour' really came out of the fact that I grew up watching 'Beverly Hills Cop' and '48 Hrs.'
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