Even some of us who make movies underestimate their influence abroad. American movies sell American culture. Foreigners want to see American movies. But that's also why so many foreign governments and groups object to them.
I'm just trying to tell a nice story. Whether you're a writer or a producer, all you want to do is tell a good yarn.
If you look at successful studios, they're the ones with stabilized management.
Believe me, it would be a long, long, cold day before I decide to warm up next to Rupert Murdoch.
I remember when 'The Right Stuff' opened in Hollywood. I got dressed that morning and drove my car down to the theatre that it was playing on, thinking that there would be mobs of people outside. When I looked, there was nobody there.
This is certainly not to excuse the violence that exists on TV and films and on the Internet. But the truth is that wherever you go in Europe, there are American films and TV shows that are just as popular as at home. And you don't have that sense of violence in any other place other than America.