I don't like people who use the press to advance themselves in a way that they haven't earned as an actor, performer or director.
You can take a handful of dollars, a good story, and people with passion and make a movie that will stand up against any 0 million movie.
I never turned down a movie because they wouldn't give me enough money.
I don't have a problem with fame. I got into this business intending to be very successful, but I wanted it to be at my price.
I have a problem with the blatant celebrity exhibitionism that happens in this business and being sold purely as a brand.
If I was coming into the business today, I wouldn't be in it. Knowing what I know, absolutely not.
I have all this time between projects, and I'm not so sure that's a healthy thing. It's scary, because at 36 I'm woefully unqualified for anything else.
It's interesting to help someone find their vocabulary. There would not have been a De Niro without a Scorsese.
I think that's what I really liked about Narc: My character has a real operatic range in a way that older movies used to have.
I think The Exorcist is the best American horror movie ever made. Friedkin was at the top of his game.
Everybody acts like they're in a movie in most movies. That's why they stink.
I don't find movies interesting. I just want to do the movies that made me interested in getting into movies, and they're few and far between.
I made three movies in 1995 and I was unhappy with all of them: Sleepers, Incognito, and Speed 2.
I really tried to make movies I wanted to see. I thought that if I was good enough, somebody would always need me.
I was making a lot of independent movies before the independent movement.