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If I'm trying to put size on for a role, then I don't do much running.
It's a dream to be in a company of actors.
It's dismaying to see the unilateralism that the government is doing.
It's nice when someone knows their lines.
Just because you've made a couple movies, you've done some good movies, you've been nominated for some Academy Awards, whatever, nobody's entitled. It's a business. If they don't see it, I can think they're wrong, but I'm not entitled to a $15 million budget to make a film.
Most of the films that I've ever really responded to are ones that I feel were really involved in their times.
My generation is having its midlife crisis in its 20s.
People wrestle sometimes making movies, and I think that conflict is a very essential thing. I think a lot of very happy productions have produced a lot of very banal movies.
The film industry needs to confront the physical footprint of the way films get made.
The more you can create that magic bubble, that suspension of disbelief, for a while, the better.
The people who work in the scientific field, they need help to convey what it's about.
The period western doesn't have a lot to say to most people today.
There's a lot of romanticisation of the intuitive actor and method acting and all kinds of notions about getting inside a character and coming out from there.
Well, I don't feel that I've played so many bad guys, and I'm rot really drawn to villains per se. I think a lot of people relate to some of my characters' inner struggles.
When I'm the one who sits down and looks at the blank page and writes it out all the way, then I'll call it my script.
When you're working on a creative thing, everyone has an idea, and they're pushing it. The first time you work with anybody, you have to get comfortable with the way another person pushes hard for what they want.
You always end up getting involved in things because of, you know, the strange things your life brings you into contact with.
You know, independent films have been institutionalized, practically. Every studio has got a boutique arthouse label.
You never make all things for all people and can't always pander to the broadest denominator. I keep an eye toward doing the themes that interest me. Do they move me? Interest me? Make me think? When I run across something that is provocative in an unsettling way, it appeals to me.
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