Well, obviously I'm not Mark Wahlberg – I have much better abs and I look much better in a pair of Calvin Kleins but when I saw Mark Wahlberg interacting with the world, I realised that his stardom was sort of a result of the movies he had done and the publicity that he had got and the work that he did.
The only reason anyone goes to Broadway is because they can't get work in the movies.
When you're involved in those big-budget movies, there's a lot of hype: 'Oh this is gonna be a big hit!' And 'A Christmas Story' wasn't. It came and went and was a big disappointment at the box office.
I wouldn't like to be in movies. Movie people are strange. They live a different life than musicians do.
I am not a cult director at all. I make Hollywood movies.
It's always uncomfortable for me when I take off my shirt. No one else is taking their shift off. Why is everyone else in these movies bundled up in layers of clothing and I'm taking my clothes off all the time?
For a while, all the studios had their art-house divisions, but that went by the by pretty quickly. Now, they're really focusing on these huge blockbusters, spending a fortune on cartoon pictures and comic-strip movies and superhero movies, and they aren't making pictures like 'How Green Was My Valley,' which was an Oscar winner in its day.
The movie I've seen the most is 'Ghostbusters' or 'Ghostbusters II.' I used to watch those movies nonstop.
I haven't seen about half the movies I've done. You know, you've got to make a living, but some I don't get a good vibe with.
If you're doing movies on a set… many times, I've shot the end of a movie in the first week of shooting. Because of locations or budgets or actors' availability.