His hands were weak and shaking from carrying far too many books from the bookshop. It was the best feeling.
Celebrity doesn't have anything to do with art or craft. It's about being rich and thinking that you're better than everybody else.
Even today, in our progressive times, in most movies that come out, the men have to have biceps and the women have to be thin or something.
I like making little videos and little records. I've always loved video cameras and four-track cassette recorders, still cameras, anything.
I was such a big Dustin Hoffman fan when I was young.
If the goal is to get the best artists, actors, and filmmakers in the world to create the best movies, Hollywood does a decent job. And I think no one would disagree with me that it also makes a ton of bad movies and employs a bunch of hacks.
I was just watching baby videos of me and I was obviously an exhibitionist.
I think, honestly, that the word 'indie' is a false gimmick. 'Independent' used to mean a movie that was financed outside corporate Hollywood, but a lot of what gets called independent these days is totally produced within that system. And there's nothing wrong with that.
When I arrived at Columbia, I gave up acting and became interested in all things French. French poetry, French history, French literature.
When I was 20, I went to Paris and tried to meet French women. It didn't work.
To me, a sex scene in a movie generally means a gratuitous scene that doesn't serve the story but gives a kind of excuse - we've got these two actors, we want to see them naked, so let's bring in the music and the soft light.
Supermarket tabloids and celebrity gossip shows are not just innocently shallow entertainment, but a fundamental part of a much larger movement that involves apathy, greed and hierarchy.
I just like to do work that inspires me, and I don't pay any attention to whether it's a high- or low-budget movie.
The spiral in a snail's shell is the same mathematically as the spiral in the Milky Way galaxy, and it's also the same mathematically as the spirals in our DNA. It's the same ratio that you'll find in very basic music that transcends cultures all over the world.
My dad never blew anything up, but he probably had friends who did. He and my mom have always preached that the pen is mightier than a Molotov cocktail.
That is very different from how it used to be in the 20th century. Media was very one way. There's a small little industry. It broadcasted its message and everyone else in the world just had to listen. Now the internet is allowing what used to be a monologue to become a dialogue. I think that's healthy and actually restoring a more natural way.
To be honest, I sort of feel like 'movie actor' isn't of this time. I love it. But it's a 20th-century art form.
The Internet is allowing us to get back to what's really more natural, which is that storytelling is a shared thing. It's our natural way to be communal.
I think the dual existence thing is a regular pastime for all human beings, and for that matter anything in this universe.
When I was a teenager, if anyone recognized me for anything I did, it would ruin my day. I couldn't handle it. It was some sort of neurotic phobia. I guess I was paranoid that people would treat me differently, or in an unfair way, because of my job.