People don't want to be plagued by not knowing-they want answers.
I feel that film, as opposed to theatre, is about capturing that one, real moment.
When actors give their input, it can be very ego-driven, and directors are scared of that.
I think in some ways you learn more from the things you don't like than the things you do.
It sounds cliche, but success is your friends, your family, what you do, and if you're happy when you wake up.
I think Van Sant is the most important American director we have. He takes the most risks. He's just pure to me.
Acting is really scary, but it's also challenging, fun, hard work. There's always an element of improvisation with every actor, even when something is really scripted.
All these directors who do different locations forget that one room can be shot from a million different angles and a million different ways. When I direct a movie, I'm going to use that.
There are two kinds of directors: There's the kind where two plus two equals four, and you have to help them figure it out. And then there's the kind that throws you in a room, locks the door, sets the house on fire and films it.