” It’s rare in Hollywood to get the chance to work on something that you actually care about. The tragedy of the place is all these talented people trying to get excited about stuff they themselves would only view at gunpoint. “


” Starting in ’98 when I was researching ‘Traffic,’ I got to meet really serious people in Washington, which for a screenwriter was kind of a great gift. And I really valued these guys, I stayed in touch with them, and I find their point-of-view quite interesting. “


” When I was seven and told my mom, ‘I’m gonna be a writer,’ she said, ‘Oh, that’s a terrible idea. You’ll live in misery and die teaching other people’s children badly.’ My parents wanted the safer path for me, and I think they failed miserably achieving that. “


” As I got into my teens, I started reading better books, beginning with the Beats and then the hippie writers, people like Wallace Stegner up in Northern California, and all the political New Journalism stuff, the Boys on the Bus dudes and Ken Kesey. “


” I love the op-ed pages of the ‘L.A. Times,’ the ‘Washington Post’ and the ‘New York Times.’ There’s just no substitute for the people who are thinking and writing on those pages. “



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When I was seven and told my mom,
As I got into my teens, I started reading better books, beginning with the Beats and then the hippie writers, people like Wallace Stegner up in Northern California, and all the political New Journalism stuff, the Boys on the Bus dudes and Ken Kesey.
I love the op-ed pages of the

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