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.
It's an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That's always been a tug of war for me.
I am the luckiest filmmaker I know. Jodie Fo
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.
It's a tough trick to be able to create an intelligent movie that has socio-political commentary, and also has the emotional and moving stuff, at the same time.
I think 'destiny' is just a fancy word for a psychological pattern. Jodie Fo
But the reason I became, why I wanted to be in the business was because there was Midnight Cowboy.
I feel at various times in my life that I've been at a point where I had to choose between a death sentence and a life sentence. And I want to live. What do I do to live? What do I do to be vital? And the answer is always creativity. The answer is always art.
I fantasize about having a manual job where I can come home at night, read a book and not feel responsible for what will happen the next day.
I'd like to be Dakota Fanning when I get young. Jodie Foste
By the first week of shooting, you know exactly where your film is heading based on the psychology of your director.
I think I'm drawn to films more as a director with a directorial mind even as an actor. I make movies to make the films, not to act.
I cannot believe in God when there is no scientific evidence for the existence of a supreme being and creator.
I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago in the stone age
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.
I don't need to be Tom Cruise. I just need to work forever.
You have to make a big effort to try to have a life, and that's important to you only if you spent your entire childhood not having one,
I think every movie changes me and is life changing, especially movies you direct.
People are always surprised when I say that I'm an atheist. Jodie Foste
I think I missed all of the wonderful things ... I missed the control that you have in film, and I missed getting it right, really getting it right, the way you hope people will see it. All of the things that people love about theater - the fact that it changes every night and that it's so spontaneo
It's very hard for me to get a new car. It's really hard for me to get a new house. It's really hard for me to move on from the things that give me stability.
a woman who struggles to recover from a brutal attack and sets out on a dark, psychological and physical journey for revenge and justice.
I'm not interested in being perfect when im older. Im interested in having a narrative. It's the narrative that's really the most beautiful thing about women.
I don't like the outside world to intrude when I'm making a film. I like to either see my family or work, but I don't like to go out.
Let how you live your life stand for something, no matter how small and incidental it may seem.
So, yes, there's nothing I love more than listening to directors talk about their movies.
I can't imagine ever not doing [acting]. I would feel like I would have lost a limb. But I am older now, and sometimes I wonder who I would have been and what about me would have changed had I not had these experiences as a young person
Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from. Jodie Foste
You guys might be surprised but I am not Honey Boo Boo Child.
I love more than anything looking at a movie scene by scene and seeing the intention behind it.