You need cliches. Cliches are what people respond to.
You can't please everyone... If you make a good movie, that's all that matters.
What I learned very quickly is that if you get it right in the first two or three takes, it's not going to get that much better.
Some people are directors and I think they should stay behind the camera.
So I think I sometimes will put a cliche in and then just pad it out so you're not noticing.
I'm a Star Wars fanatic.
I'll never be a good writer, and no chance of being a good actor.
I will never sign anything which makes me have to do more than one film.
I think it's easier to make a film with 200 million dollars than 960 grand.
I like the X-Men, otherwise I wouldn't be doing it.
I like the idea of making big budget films with a heart. I like graphic novels more than comic books.
I like doing as many special effects in camera, as much as possible.
I had a philosophy, which may have been proven right, that directing isn't as hard as everyone says it is.
Being a producer, I deal with a lot of different directors, and some of them would drive me insane with all the different histrionics, and the mystique that they carry.
So I am concerned about the amount of time we have to make it, cause it doesn't matter how much money you have, you can't create more time.
Cliches are what make you understand something.
And writing I think is a gift that you have, the same as acting, in a way.
Music is half the film.
I think music is what takes the experience off the screen into your soul, into your head.
People just want to watch movies that are entertaining, it doesn't matter what genre it is.
It's a juggernaut, yeah... but I'm not phased by making movies.
I think movies glamorize violence, in the sense that they make it in a way that it's either cool or funny.
I'm not a member of a minority but I can empathize with what's going on.
I think there's a time in your life where you don't feel like you fit in. I think everyone has that when you're a teenager, especially, and especially in the society we live in.
Crime, money, power, drugs - are all linked.