” Even when I was a kid, I had a good thing with kids. To this day, if I go to a birthday party with one of my kids, I swear to you, I am so much happier hanging out with my kids and their friends than talking to the grown-ups. “


” To connect with the characters, you need to connect with the world. If the world feels vaguely familiar, I believe the characters will feel relatable. “


” Whatever it takes, the job of the director is to be the leader and to get your actors where they need to go. That’s a philosophy that I have. “


” When you do a drama, you are challenged to trust your inner voice much more. Because when you put a comedy in front of even a 25-person screening, you know whether it’s working or not. The barometer is overt. “


” I learned first of all not to be intimidated by any visual effects that I don’t understand. It can all be learned. You can then use them as tools to tell your story. I also learned that you have to be really vigilant, the more complex the movie, to not lose yourself and to not lose sight of the priority. “


” You don’t service a big, fun premise comedy and then shoot yourself in the foot with too much irony. You need the audience to invest in the fun and the warmth and generally care about the characters. “


” Why hire these geniuses if they’re forced to stick with the script? You want to empower your actors as collaborators. “


” If it was going to be unique, if you’re going to make a robot movie in 2011… it had to be different, and it had to be about more than its machines and more than its action. “



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Even when I was a kid, I had a good thing with kids. To this day, if I go to a birthday party with one of my kids, I swear to you, I am so much happier hanging out with my kids and their friends than talking to the grown-ups.
To connect with the characters, you need to connect with the world. If the world feels vaguely familiar, I believe the characters will feel relatable.


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When you do a drama, you are challenged to trust your inner voice much more. Because when you put a comedy in front of even a 25-person screening, you know whether it
I learned first of all not to be intimidated by any visual effects that I don
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Why hire these geniuses if they
If it was going to be unique, if you
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