It was always my dream to be a director. A lot of it had to do with controlling my own destiny, because as a young actor you feel at everyone's disposal. But I wanted to become a leader in the business.
One of the great things about being a director as a life choice is that it can never be mastered. Every story is its own kind of expedition, with its own set of challenges.
Humor is unavoidable. It might not feel funny in the moment, but more often than not there's a light at the end of the tunnel.
Confidence is preparation in action.
If I had to choose between a great acting job and a good directing job, I'd choose the directing job.
I've just looked for ideas and great characters that I relate to and that I think I can offer something to the audience, and I no longer look at them as experiments or genre exercises at all.
Death can be experienced once, winning maybe more, but losing can happen all the time.
I'm not a caterer. I just have to stay with my creative convictions. At some point, you have to just get past the special-interest groups and do what you're there to do, which is make a movie.
I think the most important thing really was that you could take very personal ideas and present them to an audience in entertaining ways.
I've acted with all types, I've directed all types. What you want to understand, as a director, is what actors have to offer. They'll get at it however they get at it. If you can understand that, you can get your work done.
You're always a little surprised when something really takes off.
Sports always works for us more allegorically or metaphorically and that's what's fantastic about why we love them. You demonstrate the limits to which a human being can go and they keep pushing the boundaries of that.
I just don't think of myself as an actor much at all, so I don't lust after any particular roles.
3-D is a truly exciting possibility.
A long time ago, I stopped trying to look at projects as genre exercises.
Every religion, in my opinion, has something to bring, and I think we all learn from everyone that there's no right, perfect way to look at something.
You reach a point where you say you're not going to do juveniles any longer.
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