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" It's funny where life can take you. "
" I suppose I was always attracted to the producing function - trying to put things together and make things happen. "
" When you're relegated to go from movie to movie, so much of what you're doing is out of your control beyond creating the product. "
" From a producing standpoint, I think prep is everything. "
" Many great stories are father issues, mother issues or death. "
" The producer, in effect, has to work as a translator. You form a very tight relationship with the director and writer from the beginning, and then you are constantly communicating to the various people that begin to come into the process, as you are trying to manage to hold on to a vision that needs to be communicated over a long period of time. "
" There's nothing I like more than to have one of our movies run, and then I go to the ladies' room and listen to everybody talk about it. No one has any idea who I am. "
" Nobody understands what a producer does. "
" The most important thing is to have a point of view and have something to say. That is important if you are filmmaker or artist. That means you have to experience the world. "
" If it's a huge tentpole movie, for instance with a movie like 'Tintin,' a year and a half, almost two years in advance, we were developing a videogame campaign and massive consumer products campaign. "
" My life is organized chaos. "
" Sports teaches you to understand the meaning of a team. You need to be able to work with everybody; you don't have to be their best friend. You can experience the fun of competition and driving toward a common goal without pushing to bond in some major way with each individual on a project. "
" Success is always a matter of some luck and timing. "
" Creating authentic emotional experiences, whether it's 'Star Wars' or 'Spotlight,' are driven by characters and stories that are engaging. "
" Sometimes women don't take the initiative that they should. "
" People want to make a distinction between what's commercial and what's art. "
" I'm not great at talking about myself. "
" I think it's always wise to be concerned about any of the characters in 'Star Wars,' right? "
" You know, I've always been very open to any project. "
" Everybody always asks us how we choose the movies we have going right now, and it's hard to explain sometimes. There's a randomness to the way things kind of happen and get done. And sometimes you have this perfect storm, and you have to accept that and do the best you can. "
" I don't know how to make movies without getting my hands dirty. "
" A lot of these big movies are just a collection or a montage of big set pieces. "
" I find that a lot of directors are attracted to the dark side. "
" It's an interesting thing when you're casting a film - especially when you're trying to discover someone - you're waiting for someone to step into the room in an audition process and claim the role. "
" I don't analyze things all the time, I just do them. "