We live in a funny time. If you don’t go corporate you can’t compete. You’re relegated as irrelevant. People used to admire that.
I always felt that a marriage works best at a farm… where you’re together and everybody has clear-cut roles they have chores ‘you take care of this’ and you know. But it’s hard.
My relationship to reality has been so utterly skewed for so long that I don’t even notice it any more. It’s just my reality.
I did one sci-fi movie. I did ‘Gattaca.’ I liked ‘Gattaca’ because that was always the kind of science fiction I really dug the non-action oriented sci-fi.
In all of our society but especially in Hollywood there is an obsession with perfection that can lead to self-loathing and neurosis and all that kind of stuff.
I’ve had a lot of experience in independent film and about how to choose. You’ve got to be very discerning about where you put your five bucks and where you cut and what you don’t cut.
The biggest problem in my life is trying to be the kind of man that I want to be the father that I want to be and how to process the failure of my marriage.
I’d be lying if I said I had confidence in every choice I’ve made that I have faith in every film I do on every shot.
If my kids are doing well then my life is going pretty well. And if my kids aren’t doing well it doesn’t matter how the other elements of my life are. It’s kind of amazing to have a context like that. This is really wonderful.
In New York you’ve got Donald Trump Woody Allen a crack addict and a regular Joe and they’re all on the same subway car.