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" All of my fellow directors, I think, would agree that in whatever medium you are working, the challenges and obstacles push them to be more creative. That's the case with VR. "
" When you make a war movie, the other side has to be the enemy. You're making a war movie from the point of view of a soldier fighting it. "
" I'll just say that there are certain people who continue to be hired in Hollywood, and that leaves me truly shocked. "
" I'm very interested in politics, and I feel TV is a more political medium than film. "
" More of 'The Bourne Identity's script was taken from the events of the Iran Contra, which my father investigated for the Senate, than what was taken from Robert Ludlum's novel. "
" What happened on 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith,' I was given a big budget and given too many choices, and I made a lot of mistakes and missteps early on until I squandered all that extra money. But then, once my back was up against the wall, I made what I consider a really good movie. "
" One thing about pushing yourself outside your comfort zone is that you're going to make mistakes, and you're going to fall flat on your face sometimes. "
" I've made a career of being a contrarian. If I'm going to work with Tom Cruise, it's my instinct to be like, 'Well, I'm going to do the anti-Tom Cruise movie.' "
" The thing about TV is it's a meritocracy. I love that aspect of it - and I've had shows that have gone on the air and been canceled. I've seen the good and the bad of it. "
" I've always had antiheroes in my film. "
" Finding original source material is not easy, but when something special like 'Edge of Tomorrow' comes along, everybody recognized it. I wasn't swimming against the stream. Warner Brothers immediately supported it, Tom Cruise signed on instantly; Emily Blunt, who was our first choice, signed on immediately. "
" I think when the United States of America put a man on the moon in 1969, that was one of the greatest accomplishments mankind has ever done. "
" If you look at my movies, they're pretty densely packed, such that they not only hold up to a second viewing, they're oftentimes better the second time you watch them. So I've always thought about crafting stories that could hold up to multiple viewings, and so VR obviously fits right into that. "
" So many of Spielberg's films inspired my imagination growing up. And then there are British films like 'The Full Monty' and 'Waking Ned Devine' that took me to places I really loved, with characters I just thought were amazing. But the films of Luc Besson showed me France - a really cool side of France. "
" I was a troublemaker. For a long time, I didn't fit in. "
" I always wanted to make a 'James Bond' film, and they only seemed to hire British directors, and I'd made 'Swingers' - they were never going to hire me for a 'James Bond' film off 'Swingers.' "
" From a production point of view, I still have one foot firmly planted in the independent film world, and much of the shooting on 'Jumper' was done 'Swingers'-style because that was the only way we could afford to do it. "
" The way I see it, the expensive people who get hired when you have money are the fancy people who tell you what you can't do. "
" We love movies like 'Edge of Tomorrow.' It's why we go to the movies, and it's why we make movies. "
" It causes havoc on set anytime a director wants to go backward rather than forward. "
" Casting is everything. I put a huge amount of work into casting, and consistently across my career, I am most proud of my bold choices I made in casting. "
" I think that I learned a studio system prefers a sort of professionalism from the director. "
" I had one scene in 'Invisible' with 12 actors delivering dialog at the same time. "
" I don't really make movies with an intention other than asking myself, 'Do I love the character, and do I love the story?' "
" I'm not really in a rush to grow up. "
" The beating heart of your story... that's not what shows up in a trailer. The other stuff is what shows up in a trailer, because that's what gets people in to the seats, and that's how studios make their money. "
" I had just come off doing a lot of commercials when I did 'Go,' so a part of the fast pace and efficiency comes from the discipline I had to learn from telling stories in 25-second increments, and that type of discipline is insane. "
" 'The Wall' doesn't recount a specific soldier's experience in Iraq, but it captures the spirit of many experiences that were shared with me and with Aaron Taylor-Johnson and with John Cena. "
" A movie like 'Edge of Tomorrow' is so huge and complex - the spectacle and action is all-consuming - and that on its own is enough of a reason for a lot of people to see it. "
" I probably shouldn't treat interviews as therapy sessions, but I don't keep a diary, so these end up being my way of keeping track of where I'm at and letting it all out. "
" My older brother took me to Woody Allen double features when I was still teething. "