I was a literature major in college and that was my thing, books.
You guys might be surprised but I am not Honey Boo Boo Child.
The world is littered with movies about people that are depressed that either did not come out or are not successful.
I just want to make movies. I really love movies. I want to be involved with them.
My earliest memories are doing commercials and TV.
I'm really not a clothes person. To me, that's just work. It's the thing I hate to do the most. I don't want to be judged in that way.
In the end, winning is sleeping better.
Cruelty might be very human and very cultural, but it is not acceptable and it is not an option.
I think 'destiny' is just a fancy word for a psychological pattern. Jodie Foste
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.
My kids are at the age now where they are both in school.
I do think it's true that anytime somebody comes to you and says, "I'd like to be in your film," it's never good to dismiss them or make fun of them, because if they're passionate and driven enough, they very well might find a way to be in your film.
Being understood is not the most essential thing in life.
Adolescence is a tough one to be a child actor.
I'd always need a creative outlet. But sometimes, I do fantasize what my life would be like if I weren't famous.
When I was growing up, books took me away from my life to a solitary place that didn't feel lonely. They celebrated the outcasts, people who sat on the margins of society contemplating their interiors. . . Books were my cure for a romanticized unhappiness, for the anxiety of impending adulthood. The
Every movie changes you. The process of making a film changes you.
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.
I want to change the system from within the system. And that means focusing and specializing.
That was heartbreaking, to have that fall apart, two weeks before shooting,
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.
The best reason to make a film is that you feel passionately about it. Jodie Fo
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
It's a primal thing, this very unconscious place with the fears of what can happen to your children and will you be able to keep them safe. I like all the different levels of fear that she goes through, from feeling like her daughter's out there somewhere, to worrying that somebody is hurting her. T
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 kind of a chatterbox and I talk really fast.
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.
If I make two movies my entire life, and they're two movies that - whether they make a lot of money or two people go to see them - they speak of me, then I consider them incredibly successful. I don't need to be Steven Spielberg.
I made, like, five movies while I was in college. I think they just weren't memorable movies. I've taken breaks as the years have gone on - I burn out every once in a while.
The best reason to make a film is that you feel passionately about it.