I'd much rather fail than do something like 'The Chorus Line' movie, sanitized and Hollywoodized.
Maybe because I come from choreography, I've always felt that there's something about action films that made it very natural for me to go that way. It's story through movement.
The hardest part about directing is getting everyone on the same page.
When you're doing an action set piece, it's very similar to choreography in a way because it's shot that way. It's meticulous how it's rehearsed. I mean, you have no idea.
The thing about movie musicals is that there have been some brilliant ones, but when they're bad, they're really bad - big white elephants.
As a director, you should choose a project that will educate you and enrich your life, because you're going to be doing it for two years.
My great joy in working on anything is stepping out in front of the camera and working with the actors.
It was actually the opposite of what a director once said to me. He said, 'Remember, everyone is here to serve you.' And as he walked away, I thought to myself, 'It's exactly the opposite: I'm here to serve everyone.
I've never looked at a tax return without immediately losing consciousness.
I could never have been an accountant. I got a D in math.
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