~I used to think, What if there's an interesting movie and it conflicts with the boys going to a new school for the first time?... Well, I didn't anticipate that was going to be about a two-second dilemma. I didn't know the choices would be so easy to make.~
I am the luckiest filmmaker I know.
I don't make movies because I love to act. I make movies because I like to make movies, and I like to be a part of that process.
I have, in some ways, saved characters that have been marginalized by society by playing them - and having them still have dignity and still survive, still get through it.
The best reason to make a film is that you feel passionately about it. Jodie Fo
There are lots of futurists that spend their whole life trying to figure out who we're going to be in 40, 50, 60, 100 years. That's the great thing about science fiction.
never wants to feel resentful on a film again. I can never work again for a bad person with a huge ego.
He is the foremost reason I wanted to make the movie. I'd never been right for one of his movies.
My mom was always late. It drove me crazy as a child. So I'm always on time - or early.
There are conscious reasons and unconscious reasons why I pick something. You know, I have to be moved by the story and usually that means it has to touch me in some kind of personal place.
With 'Taxi Driver,' I had this eureka moment. I realized that acting could be much more than what I had been doing. I had to build a character that wasn't me.
I cannot believe in God when there is no scientific evidence for the existence of a supreme being and creator.
Adolescence is a tough one to be a child actor. Jodie Foste
I suppose that's my one little secret, the secret of my success.
Every movie changes you. The process of making a film changes you.
I don't direct so that I can have an identity and so I can go on to CGI movies. I had a big identity as an actor, and that's not what I'm looking for from directing. Directing is a whole different goal.
I don't think there is anything good about fame. 'Tables in restaurants.' People say that but, then again, why don't you just call the day before? Or go eat somewhere else?
Russell, I think, it was a better performance than what he has ever given.
People are always surprised when I say that I'm an atheist.
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.
I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago in the stone age
That was heartbreaking, to have that fall apart, two weeks before shooting,
I guess I've played a lot of victims, but that's what a lot of the history of women is about.
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.
Caitriona Balfe, who is Irish, is also in my movie. I asked her to play her Irish accent in the movie, but her own brogue is so faint that I had to keep pumping it up.
We think, "If I have more money, I am more valuable. If I make more money, I am more valuable." It's all sort of wound up with this problem that humans have with their failure.
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.
Nobody believes me ... She goes through a very interesting journey in the film. One of the most challenging that I've ever done, from trying to keep it together and trying not to become hysterical, to as time goes by, and she starts fearing for her daughter's safety and what might be happening to he
Cruelty might be very human, and it might be cultural, but it's not acceptable. Jodie Foste
I'm not making any rules about it, ... I don't think you really have to. Who knows, maybe I'm retired now! Maybe I'll never work again.