I have as much artistic freedom in my television work as I have in my films.
I wanted to make Canadian films, and I ended up making American films.
My plan was to stay in Canada to make films.
Sylvester has a great popular sense, as good as any writer I've ever worked with. He knows what audiences want to see, and what they don't want to see.
When you're actually making the film, you're constantly battling to maintain its integrity.
Everything about filmmaking tries to distract you from that first fine rapturous vision you have of the film.
But when I direct I become possessed, a possession I've never quite understood.
When you meet me, I can be charming and intelligent and reasonable.
I'm not an easygoing guy as a director.
I have a bad reputation for being temperamental.
There is no more respected or influential forum in the field of journalism than the New York Times. I look forward, with great anticipation, to contributing to its op-ed page.
There is something very very special, universal and easily identifiable among all Jews; it is beyond territory, it is something we all have in common.