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 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.
I would never do something like Speed 2 again. If I'd wanted to make those kind of movies I could have signed up for five of them while it was in the can. It wasn't worth it to me. That was just an innocuous, boring movie.
Now, being on the cover of Vanity Fair is as important as being in great movies. The lines are very, very blurred.
You know how many movies it took Tom Cruise before he was making 5, 6 million dollars? It probably took a billion dollars in box office.
It's easy to be a movie star. The shoes are already there. They just put you in the shoes.
Training Day was such a Hollywood movie; I didn't like it.