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.
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.
I had a philosophy, which may have been proven right, that directing isn't as hard as everyone says it is.
Crime, money, power, drugs - are all linked.
I like the idea of making big budget films with a heart. I like graphic novels more than comic books.
I think movies glamorize violence, in the sense that they make it in a way that it's either cool or funny.
I'm a big believer that it doesn't matter what you call your company, nobody ever notices.
I'm a Star Wars fanatic.
People just want to watch movies that are entertaining, it doesn't matter what genre it is.
You can't please everyone... If you make a good movie, that's all that matters.
Cliches are what make you understand something.
I think music is what takes the experience off the screen into your soul, into your head.
I think you should make a movie that has an audience.
Music is half the film.
Some people are directors and I think they should stay behind the camera.
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.
You need cliches. Cliches are what people respond to.
I like doing as many special effects in camera, as much as possible.
And writing I think is a gift that you have, the same as acting, in a way.
I like the X-Men, otherwise I wouldn't be doing it.