I've always liked the minds of criminals, they seem similar to artists.
It's tough, man. Unless it's a tentpole, sequel, remake, or over-the-top comedy, that's all the studios are even doing. They've kind of admitted they're not in the business of doing anything else. The slightest level of irony or intelligence and, boom, you're out of the league, you're done.
I do find myself at the moment, due to the success of School of Rock, to be on people's radar a little.
Something about Texas I'm not proud of is that our state murdered 37 people last year alone.
Well, you have to keep your faith in the fact that there are a lot of intelligent people who are actively looking for something interesting, people who have been disappointed so many times.
I've always been most interested in the politics of everyday life: your relation to whatever you're doing, or what your ambitions are, where you live, where you find yourself in the social hierarchy.
The truth will only be told over a career.
It's disappointing to see films become pure entertainment, so that it's not an art form.
I always sensed instinctively from the earliest age that I was being lied to.
It's luck that one thing works out and one doesn't, it's sort of happenstance.
I think you get in trouble if you make experimental big studio films.
The worst thing is that you used to be able to show interesting films on campuses. Those places are all gone.
Yes, but Hollywood is the strangest place in that they'll torpedo their own film to prove an emotional point.
Hollywood has a way of sucking the world's talent to it.
Whatever story you want to tell, tell it at the right size.