I enjoy sports. I get a real joy from playing sports but I don’t look for those movies. Oliver Stone wanted to know if I would do Any Given Sunday and it just didn’t appeal to me.
I like four-hour movies.
I think these movies are as much for people of that time as for people who weren’t born. For people who weren’t born they see how leaders must act under a crisis situation not trying to be re-elected or not trying to check polls that they go from their gut check.
I’m glad movies aren’t going to please everybody they can’t. But what they have to be is recognisable. I don’t equate myself with a master painter but I think you can recognise my films.
I’m proud of all the movies I’ve made. They’re not sequels they’re not franchises. And the reason I pick my films carefully is that I don’t want to spit on my life. I like to think of myself as more than that.
There are a lot of things that come to bear on movies now that I don’t think are good for movies. They’re trying to appeal to the biggest demographic and when they do that you sometimes flatten out.