You see so many earnest characters in movies all the time, everyone has a purpose.
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I still think that movies are amazing I respect actors and directors.
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.
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.
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.
Whether you think a film will affect society or it's plain entertainment, it's all excellent, it's all noble.
There are kids who get on a BMX bike when they're eight years old and they go, 'Whoa, this is incredible,' and grow up to do extreme sports. It's the same for me with acting.
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 wouldn't feel satisfied being on set every day doing a romantic comedy - I'd be bored to death.
It's an amazing feeling to go into a studio and really be alone.
The reason I keep making movies is I hate the last thing I did. I'm trying to rectify my wrongs.
We have to get control of our borders. You can only do that if you make companies obey the law and not hire undocumented or illegals. They can only do that is if they have a Social Security Card that has biometrics so they know whether the person is legal or not.
I don't read 'chick lit,' fantasy or science fiction but I'll give any book a chance if it's lying there and I've got half an hour to kill.
If you believe in God, believe in Death Row East.
The goal of all life is death.
Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education.
It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
Form follows beauty.
It is also true that one can write nothing readable unless one constantly struggles to efface one's own personality. Good prose is like a windowpane.
Survival requires us to leave our prejudices at home. It's about doing whatever it takes - and ultimately those with the biggest heart will win.
I had the privilege of practicing medicine in the early '60s, before we had any government. It worked rather well, and there was nobody on the street suffering with no medical care.