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.
Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.
Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.
There were points in my life where I felt oddly irresistible to women. I'm not in that state now and that makes me sad.
Before you, I engage myself to serve my country with the devotion and the exemplary that this post demands. I understand responsibilities of the job and, as such, I give a republican salute to Nicolas Sarkozy who has led France for 5 years and who deserves all of our respect.
The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after.
I think it would be cool if you were writing a ransom note on your computer, if the paper clip popped up and said, 'Looks like you're writing a ransom note. Need help? You should use more forceful language, you'll get more money.'
The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.
In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead. In the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead.
What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain.
Music is a great natural high and a great natural escape.