I love the way L A. leaves you alone. I can go home, read all day, and nobody bugs me.
That was heartbreaking, to have that fall apart, two weeks before shooting,
I want to change the system from within the system. And that means focusing and specializing.
I wish that I spoke more languages. I speak a couple languages, but not well enough to really dub myself. French is really the only one, and it's a difficult thing.
Eventually this all passes. The public horrors of today eventually blow away. And, yes, you are changed by the awful wake of reckoning they leave behind. Hopefully in the process you don't lose your ability to throw your arms in the air again and spin in wild abandon. That is the ultimate F.U. and -
Look, it's terrible, I know, but weakness really, really bugs me, to the point that if there is a wounded bird on the sidewalk, I look at it and I go: I think I'll just kick it.
I didn't have any ambition to produce big mainstream popcorn movies.
Interestingly, when you do films, sometimes you have conscious reasons, things that you were looking for, or stuff that you were trying to do. And then, you see the film and you think, "Wow, it ended up being something totally different!"
Let how you live your life stand for something, no matter how small and incidental it may seem.
I'd like to be Dakota Fanning when I get young. Jodie Foste
When I think about what part of my college experience came back in my work experience, I feel like it was learning how to read deeper, learning how to keep filling the movie up with more and more resonance.
My mom was always late. It drove me crazy as a child. So I'm always on time - or early.
Part of me longs to do a job where there's not a gray area. Jodie Fo
What the digital age has offered us, in terms of connectivity and transparency, is that all of these people from weird places in the world are all talking to each other, at four in the morning, and are sharing ideas. There's more openness than has ever been known, so that's a good thing.
It's my job, ... I wouldn't not promote my movie and you want to get out there and tell people what it's about and to communicate why you loved it.
Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from.
Adolescence is a tough one to be a child actor. Jodie Foste
It's very important to distinguish between chemical depression that requires medication and talk therapy.
Everybody reads for me. I was never weird about that. I never minded coming in and reading. They should know if I'm the right person, and I should know if I want to do a movie.
All the movies that I make in some ways have to be the story of my life. There are different chapters in my life.
I think anybody over 30 plays parents because it happens in your thirties and so that's kind of a natural progression. But I'm definitely drawn to it. It's probably the most intense, passionate thing that happens to you as you get older.
Every time I go to leave for work he'll say, 'Are you going to be an astronaut today and find space aliens?' ... I'll say, 'No, honey. No spacesuit for me today.
Casting is a long process for me. I take a lot of time.
How could you ask me to believe in God when there's absolutely no evidence that I can see? I do believe in the beauty and the awe-inspiring mystery of the science that's out there that we haven't discovered yet, that there are scientific explanations for phenomena that we call mystical because we do
I also feel like I've learned over the years what is not important, and that is also great: to know what is pointless to spend your energy on, to be more specific.
The movies I made when I was 14 or 15, I have a hard time looking at those. Those were the awkward years. I don't know if anybody can look at something they did when they were 14 and not wince.
As an actor, I'm always playing solitary characters. But as a director, I'm always making ensemble movies, which focus on lots of people's lives and how they intertwine.
I think 'destiny' is just a fancy word for a psychological pattern. Jodie Foste
I like to nap. I do like to sleep. Sometimes I sleep in between takes. Jodie Fo
I saw leaving college as an opportunity to do something different with my life. I always thought that becoming an academic was going to be my path.