I definitely think that movies have the possibility to be something positive, and are really becoming teaching tools for a lot of kids growing up.
Have I seen The Commitments? I was obsessed with that movie. I just watched it again about two weeks ago.
Don't be a victim; if you want to make movies, make movies.
When I'm making a movie, I never watch the dailies. I see the movie once and that's it. It's really not about that for me. It's not about the externals. When I'm on a set, I don't want to see it. I want to be subjective in it. That's my habit now.
You have to take a wheelbarrow full of money and roll out and try to make a movie out of it. But you run out of money eventually, and then it becomes painful and it becomes a struggle and time will kill the enthusiasm!
I think I would co-direct because I love actors and I've got a very good eye. I'm not a second-guesser. I don't think that I would be very happy, getting inundated by financial issues. I would love to co-direct with somebody because that would be a real freedom and an adventure, and then I could leave all the pain and misery to them. I'm not glib about it. I would take the responsibility to make a really good movie.
I'm pretty slapstick in my life but nobody sees that. You get typecast. I'm from New York and I have a sh*t-detector that's outspoken. I'm very streetwise and the producers detect that. So they get me on a movie and kill me. I go into their offices and I'm sure when I leave they say, 'You know, he'd be great to kill'. I've been killed every way you can imagine.
When you think of all the things that have happened, since that problem with computers in 2000 and everybody was afraid and they were buying water, imagine what Millennium would do with all the things that are going on in the world right now. It has the capacity to be a movie. But, anyway, I loved doing it. It changed my life because the guy that I was playing was so much more educated and smarter than I was, so I had to live up to it.
I've always been interested in making movies.
Somebody might get criticized for doing some movie that totally sucks, then turn around and be incredible. Every actor goes through that, not just musicians who act.
I love horror, I love scary movies, I love thrillers. If things creep you out and spook you? I love it.
I used to like to set different film clips to classical music, not even my own songs, but make little movies.
We're all part of movie and we're all incredibly and equally important but it is your actor's job to perform and to deliver.
I learned how to direct by being in the trenches of movies. Getting to be a student from the inside looking out, and if you're a respectful observer you can sponge lots of information. That was my film school.
When you make a movie, you're spending a month of your life with someone and, down the line, you have to spend more months with them. It is this mini-marriage that you have.
I wrote an entire movie [Man up] about how important I think voices are, so it was funny.
I don't get the action... well, I never did get the big action hero parts. I was always locked into making the kids movies, which were a lot of fun.
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I love a real-life, movie moment in living color.
There were very, very large sums of money that I made when I was very young - 15 million published works and a great many successful movies don't make nothin'.
I can't get hired in a studio movie. Everything is so uphill.
Also everyone's hearts are in the right place when you do a small movie. You're not doing it for the money; you're not doing it for the possibility of an Oscar nomination. You are doing it because you love the material.
Some of the best roles are for women in these independent, smaller movies.
I think in this movie, every time I see his work, I'm blown away by it because he, to me, he really embodied the character so powerfully and so real, so truthfully to me.
Whether it be in a small movie or a big movie, I would always be attracted to this role.
Hollywood movies are run on fear and they don't want to make bold choices. They, generally, speaking want to keep things status quo. That's not really interesting for me.
The characters are so flat and the dialogue so dull you expect it to be one of those movies whose existence is justified by a big final twist. But it's three days after the screening, and still no twist. Maybe it's coming in the mail?
The movies are celluloid hemorrhoids. No, worse: They're celluloid Bon Jovi.
I didn't know there were at least as many terrible independent movies as there are big-budget ones. Like, every single year. And bad in a worse way, too. They're just parodies of themselves sometimes.
Sometimes I work upstairs projecting the movies, and the rest of the time I'm just selling tickets or popcorn.
I don't want to play a laptop live if I'm just going to sit there, so it's also a problem of working at my movie theater job long enough to get money to get better equipment.
If you don't love all the Star Wars movies, you're not a true fan.
We've [with Jack Black] probably never been in an interview where someone hasn't asked how we got together, so we thought if we put it in the movie, it'll answer the question altogether.
I play mostly bad guys on TV and mostly good guys in movies.
That's what we do, man, we're like storytellers. We tell you stories from the streets. Whether we did it before when we was young or we heard it from one of the homies telling us a tale of what he been through. It's all in having fun and creating a movie like vibe to tell a tale from the streets.
There's more movies now than ever, and competition for the entertainment dollar. These movies aren't recouping the way they used to. These little producers used to make something for a million, and get on a roll. One would finance the next. They crap out eventually, but then they go start a new company. But these guys just aren't getting to first base.
I really don't know where the independent fits in anymore when twenty-five million dollar movies are considered straight-to-video fare. We're like penny postage stamps.
You can always tell somebody's sense of humor by if they like this movie or not.
I think I've done a lot of movies that people would like to have seen a sequel to. But I grew up in a time when we didn't do sequels. You just did a movie because you wanted to do a movie and you wanted to tell a story. It wasn't to build a franchise.
All movies are different, all movies have their own life.