Everybody has something that chews them up and, for me, that thing was always loneliness. The cinema has the power to make you not feel lonely, even when you are.
My favorite traditional Christmas movie that I like to watch is All Quiet on the Western Front. It’s just not December without that movie in my house.
At the end of the day it’s got to be a good movie, it’s got to be a funny movie, and it’s got to make people think, ’Hey, I couldn’t have spent my time any better.’
If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great.
I’ve made over 20 movies, and 5 of them are good.
It’s always a combination of physics and poetry that I find inspiring. It’s hard to wrap your head around things like the Hubble scope.
And I’m not apolitical – I’m very specific in my politics. But a lot of the time it’s nobody’s business unless you’re over at my house having dinner.
Movie-making is telling a story with the best technology at your disposal.
It’s just as hard… staying happily married as it is doing movies.
From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon. It’s not a miracle; we just decided to go.