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September 2006

"If you get caught up in too much of (what critics say), you lose your mind, because it's all a momentary perception thing that happens. These movies are so clouded by the other movies or being a part of the group, or the expectations, that it can be damaging to you as an artist." (

"The idea is to always go for the thing that's risky. I want to be courageous and original. And original means, you don't know what 'colour' movie you just saw." (

"All of my movies have made money, and that's important for me -- it's my job to make money for the studio. There's a dance between art and commerce -- the Starbucks of my job, which I am aware of, and the painting of my job. Sometimes I lean one way, sometimes I lean the other." (

"If you're not betting on me, then nobody should get money. I've made profit a mathematical certainty." (Time)

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