The situation in the film is like me going out to Venice Beach and talking to a homeless guy on the boardwalk, and 13 years later he's the president.
My dad had a commercial film company, so he had a videotape player before anyone. So he got Mel Brooks movies or Citizen Kane or some classic old movies. And every summer the revival house in Evanston would show the great films from the '50s and '60s and '70s.
My point was that it's hard to make good films, but I'm not under any illusion that you do all the time.
I grew up in Evanston and lived in Chicago for a long time, in Old Town and Wrigleyville. I did three films when I was in high school. The first was 'Class,' with Rob Lowe. I had a supporting role in that.
I like the George Romero films, which were really great, social satire movies; really twisted.
I love these movies where it's just about the film. You don't have my face on the poster. It's all about the movie. I like that.
The film is not a success until it makes money. It's only good when there's a dollar figure attached to the box office.
I was only in one of the John Hughes films, and I never saw the other ones. I didn't understand them. I kept hearing a really hip 40-year-old person talking in teenagers' mouths.
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