For me, I'd rather have an intense experience than not.
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The only reason why I would like to be accepted? Because if your movies don't do well, after a while you don't get to make any more movies.
I had a really wonderful upbringing. We were a tight family. It was wonderful to grow up with so many siblings. We were all just a year or two apart, and we were always so supportive of each other. I learned everything from my older brother and sister and taught it to my younger sisters.
Whether you think a film will affect society or it's plain entertainment, it's all excellent, it's all noble.
I have this horrible sense of humor where I think discomfort is funny - partly because I experience discomfort a lot, and it's a way of laughing at it and getting a release.
I guess my experience with some stuff is kind of abstract.
I didn't know much about him, and I wasn't a big country music fan. I listened to the Beatles and David Bowie, so I didn't know a lot about him.
I don't really make movies because I want to see my face on a billboard or because I want to get good reviews or have a big box office. That doesn't really matter to me at all.
I wouldn't feel satisfied being on set every day doing a romantic comedy - I'd be bored to death.
The reason I keep making movies is I hate the last thing I did. I'm trying to rectify my wrongs.
Sometimes a character is really based on research that you do. Other times it's just based on your imagination or perhaps your conversation with the director. Or sometimes all of the above. It depends on the movie and character.
We do not covet anything from any nation except their respect.
Men often take their imagination for their heart and they believe they are converted as soon as they think of being converted.
There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man's own observation what he finds good of and what he finds hurt of is the best physic to preserve health.
The very first lesson that I learnt from the Qur'an was the message of unity and peace.
There's an internal battle. I need to work, I need to work, I need to work and I need to be home with my kids and the kids win.
It's the golden age of French cinema again but it's because Sarkozy had the guts to push through copyright law.
A good artist should be isolated. If he isn't isolated, something is wrong.
I'm privileged, because I have a lot of freedom. I want to use it to make as warm and normal a life as I can for our daughters.
You know I say just what I think, and nothing more and less. I cannot say one thing and mean another.
When I get up and work out, I'm working out just as much for my girls as I am for me, because I want them to see a mother who loves them dearly, who invests in them, but who also invests in herself. It's just as much about letting them know as young women that it is okay to put yourself a little higher on your priority list.