Films like 'Babel' can transcend the one point-of-view formula that has reigned for so long.
I'm neurotic. I complain all the time. I'm a workaholic. And I'm never satisfied.
'Biutiful' is a tough film. It doesn't make concessions to the vulgarity of light entertainment. It's not the kind of film that you see every day in the Cineplex. But as an artist, it's the thing that I needed to do.
When we are looking for validation, that will never satisfy us. When we are looking for affection, for love, a little bit of that will be enough to be complete.
Everybody is looking for validation, no matter who you are, and I think that's a need of the human condition - to look for affection or recognition or validation.
When you see things upside down, the ego can be extraordinarily funny; it's absurd. But it's tragic at the same time.