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" Because we're actors we can pretend and fake it, but I'd rather the intimate investment was authentic. "
" On a good night, I get underwear, bras, and hotel-room keys thrown onstage... You start to think that you're Tom Jones. "
" I just felt that if I went into Speed 2, I just... wouldn't have come up out of the water. "
" Energy can't be created or destroyed, and energy flows. It must be in a direction, with some kind of internal, emotive, spiritual direction. It must have some effect somewhere. "
" I have a producing partner named Stephen Hamel, and we've been trying to generate material. "
" I think the form, the Hollywood movie, I think the quality is obviously always going to be there and I think that the question of taste, there's always a question of taste. "
" People were saying that David Geffen and I had gotten married and it just blew me away. Not that they thought I was gay, but that they thought I could land a guy that hot. "
" It's easy to become very self-critical when you're an actor. Then you get critiqued by the critics. Whether you agree with them or not, people are passing judgment on you. "
" Basically it starts with four months of training, just basic stretching, kicking and punching. Then you come to the choreography and getting ready to put the dance together. "
" My name can't be that tough to pronounce! "
" I've been pleased to work with so many wonderful stars through the years. This has been an amazing journey. I hope it continues. "
" I've had the opportunity to work with so many great directors. Different styles, as well, like Gus Van Sant. He just does the casting and the milieu and let's you do your thing, quietly. Bertolucci, who can talk to you about your internal world in quite a creative way or just say, 'Well, put your hand over here.' "
" I want to make a good, solid kung fu movie. "
" Eventually, it came to this place like, 'I'd like to direct, but I need to find the story to tell.' 'Man of Tai Chi' became the story to tell. "
" Sometimes when you make a film you can go away for three months and then come back and live your life. But this struck a much deeper chord. I don't have the ability yet to speak about it in an objective. "
" I don't know the law, the kind of law of quantity and quality, but I think the opportunity of people being able to express themselves and to have the means of production is a great thing. It's also changing how we're telling stories. "
" I mean, I went to a Catholic boys' school for a year, but that was to play hockey. Religion class was quite contentious for me. "
" I'm Mickey Mouse. They don't know who's inside the suit. "
" The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way. "
" 'Speed' and 'Point Break' were a lot of running and jumping, and then 'The Matrix Trilogy' had a lot of fights and wire work and green screen elements. "
" When we talk about how movies used to be made, it was over 100 years of film, literal, physical film, with emulsion, that we would expose to light and we would get pictures. "
" When I don't feel free and can't do what I want I just react. I go against it. "
" It's always wonderful to get to know women, with the mystery and the joy and the depth. If you can make a woman laugh, you're seeing the most beautiful thing on God's Earth. "
" I am waiting for the right story to tell. Just like 'Man of Tai Chi' just seemed to be the right story to tell. So I'm looking for that. Because I really love directing. I love developing the story. I love actors. I love the cinema of it, the way that you tell a story visually. "
" You know what, I'd done an interview show when I was like 16 or 17. One of my first jobs. I did interviews for this television show in Toronto. "
" It's the journey of self, I guess. You start with this kind of loner, outside guy, which a lot of people can relate to, and he goes out into the world. "
" Oftentimes, when we think of 3D, we think of things coming out of the screen, but actually, you've got this zero, this negative space, what they call the negative space, which is the scene, what's being filmed in the positive space of the audience. As you can have things come out, you can have all of this depth. "
" Falling in love and having a relationship are two different things. "
" How do I confront aging? With a wonder and a terror. Yeah, I'll say that. Wonder and terror. "
" I'm not a photographer, so I didn't get into F-stops or ND filters or background, foreground, cross-light, all that stuff. But I was interested in the camera and the lenses. That's the world that I'm moving in, in terms of acting and giving a performance. "
" I do think there must be some kind of interaction between your living life and the life that goes on from here. "