In Hollywood you got work around you all the time. You can't get a taxi without that the driver hand you a script.
I played a heap of snow in a school play. I was under a sheet, and crawled out when spring came. I often say I'll never reach the same artistic level again.
I'm not religious or anything, but to me it's great fun and it's nice to have a lot of kids. They take care of each other.
There is no overacting, only untrue acting.
It takes a long time to make me beautiful, but it goes fast to make me ugly.
Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist.
People don't want to read subtitles.
There was a Russian director named Elem Klimov, who did his films during the communist days. They were constantly struggling with the authorities and to be allowed to express themselves. But he did one of the best war movies I've ever seen - it's called 'Come and See.
Norway is a small country, about half the size of Sweden, but it has a very good film climate because they have municipal cinemas, so even in the smallest towns you have a cinema that shows art house films from all over the world.
I never help my kids and I never encourage them and I never give them any advice.
One of the beauties of 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' is the very delicate and strange relationship between the two main characters.
I treat everyone as equals. I can't work if I'm not having fun, and I can't have fun if not everyone is happy.
I love having 30 shots of every scene.
Casting a film, you can have the greatest actors in a film and it doesn't work. It's a combination of all of the elements.
All directors are control freaks and very obsessive. I get the feeling that directors as kids, they all have had a childhood with not too much contact with other kids. They constructed their own reality and they continue to do it. It's a funny breed, directors.