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Born: 1960-01-11
Profession: Actor
Nation: American
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I'm not saying they won't be bigger projects someday.

Tags: Bigger, Saying, Won

I've always considered myself an actor first and foremost.

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So yes, I hope to act in other people's movies, big and small, because that's how I make my living, really.

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Sometimes it's difficult directing yourself on film because you can't quite separate yourself from the subject.

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The majority of directors I've worked with didn't know how to talk to actors.

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The thing is, I'm a very practical filmmaker.

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When I write a screenplay, and when I direct, I always pull lines out.

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You gotta make the movie you want to make.

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But usually I'll wake up and start writing about nine o'clock. I'll probably write for about three hours, and I'll do that over the next month and a half.

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I didn't know you had to change diapers so often. I couldn't believe it - we must change them 10 times a day - each. So that's 20 diapers a piece a day.

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It's more interesting because you get to research the history of the period, and all the different aesthetic elements that make a film, particularly this film, so stunning.

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My partner, Beth Alexander, and I want to produce smaller films, but commercially viable films that will enable me to make the kinds of movies I want to make.

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I have consciously not taken the role of a gangster, which has been offered to me far too many times.

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Like Joseph Mitchell, I would scour the streets of New York and find little pieces of what other people think of as junk - and collect it.

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People wear shorts to the Broadway theater. There should be a law against that.

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The constraints of melodrama can be a great blessing, because they demand that all the characters involved - as absurd and extreme as they may initially seem - must stay utterly rooted in their own reality, or the whole project collapses.

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And I love doing my own projects; that's what I've always wanted to do.

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As a director you have to be careful you don't over-design the film. You have to be careful that the period aspect does not take over.

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As a director, I also get to sit and watch actors and learn from them in a way that I don't get to do when I'm just acting.

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Big Night and The Impostors are both things that I wrote.

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Even The Impostors, as silly as it is, is a very intimate film, in a way.

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I don't like to move the camera that much anyway.

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I like to see how I can do it for less money.

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I like to use all of myself, and acting wasn't doing that.

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I love directing - it's always so involving, so challenging.

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I make time to write.

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I mean, Scorsese's a genius, and that's one way of shooting.

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I never go overbudget on my movies.

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I wanted to be an actor when I was a kid.

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I was always attracted to the past as a kid.

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I was dissatisfied just being an actor.

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I would rather just do the things I want to do.

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I write in the mornings. During my down time.

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I'd read Up in the Old Hotel, and I wanted to do something with Mitchell's stuff for a long time.

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I'm a control freak. Totally.

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I'm actually one who will encourage directors to cut my lines.

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I'm not interested in wasting money on a project.

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Deep in my heart I know my future soul mate is not waiting for me online.

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