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" It's funny, though, with films, because you can incorporate a variety of elements, and sometimes that can work for you and sometimes I think it can work against you. "
" I feel I do my best work when it's all there on the page, and I feel that the character is very vivid as I read the script and I'm not having to create stuff and trying to cobble together something. If I have to do that, then I don't entirely trust what I'm doing. "
" I never really enjoyed the fame stuff. "
" You would think that with ten super-famous people in one movie, it's gonna be ten times more popular or viewed, but on some level, they can cancel each other out. "
" I suffer from overheating quite easily. "
" The thing I've come to learn is that what's great about small independent films is the intimacy and the communication that occurs when you're making them. "
" I'm constantly trying to be as original as I can. "
" Having a partner who has nothing to do with Hollywood helps keep things in perspective. "
" I just can't talk about things before I do them, because just for me... I give energy away before I've put energy into the job. "
" I always think the really unfortunate thing about the Australian film industry is its lack of momentum. And I don't mean this in a derogatory way. I'm always wanting it to pick up momentum, and I'm wondering if that's even possible. "
" I'm never there enough to really keep up with what's going on in the Australian film industry. I just try and be part of it as much as I can. "
" I tend to project my father figure onto any director that I'm working with, or mother, if I'm working with a female, or it can be confused. "
" When I go to a movie, I'm always thrilled if I've seen an actor do something and I didn't realize until the end of the movie that that was that person. I love that. "
" I'll generally write out every scene that's in the film on a couple of pieces of paper, just with a little one-line. And then I can scan it a bit and go, 'This first third of the film, generally, I'm kind of calm.' Then I might do something on one piece of paper that just relates to the energy of the character. "
" The reality is that we have all these awards and all these festivals that give out awards, so you sort of go, 'okay, well, people liked the film, and I think it's a good film, and it's up for an award - well, I guess it should win the award then.' "
" Comic-strip stuff isn't really my cup of tea, really. "
" You work on things and you have such faith in them while you're making them that everything feels special - in a way. "
" I don't believe in God, but the thing I do believe in is that we're all connected. "
" Doing that hunt scene was really quite demanding. I actually broke a rib during that scene. And then all the scenes after that became quite challenging, just breathing and laughing. "
" I grew up with such an affinity to cats. I adore the way that they think and operate. "
" If I'm exhausted, physically and particularly emotionally, I can't tell what's good and I can't tell what's bad and I'm useless. "
" I'm far more comfortable in my 40s than I ever was. "
" When you're promoting a film it's really interesting trying to gauge what people think about it. "
" Where do you even draw the line between genres? "
" I grew up doing musicals. I've done so many musicals in my life, I kind of got them out of my system. But, I certainly would be open to them. Rocky Horror Show is a big favorite of mine. "
" A movie that gets a PG-13 rating can show someone running down a street killing 27 people. And there are no repercussions. "
" I always look at films as real stories with real people in real situations. That's why I struggle with the whole notion of calling someone the 'good guy' or the 'bad guy', because I think we all have potential to do good things and all have the potential to do bad things. "
" Men often still expect women to be under their thumb. "
" I'm interested in the psychological exploration of human nature, and it just happens to come in the form of film-making. "
" Well, I never wear shoes at home. Never. "
" I don't understand the actor who plays the same role from movie to movie. Maybe it's because I worked on long-running television when I was in my teens, and so the idea of playing the same role just bores me intensely. I'd rather not do it at all. "