When you make a film, you like to run it with an audience. They tell you you're narrow-minded or subjective, or that seems too long, or that doesn't work.
In motion pictures, the actor rules. The camera served the actor.
I realized what you could do in motion pictures by surrounding yourself with geniuses.
I was really disappointed that Warner Bros. didn't think highly enough of my film or my filmmaking to ask me to make the new Superman.
How was I going to make a man fly? How was I going to convince the public that an actor could fly?
People say, You paid your dues, but I never paid any dues. It's always been a great trip.
That's how you get a performance - they put trust in you.
It's only been a couple of times in my life that I've really locked horns with actors. It did not hurt the films, it just hurt the moment of the filmmaking.
I think what some people are doing with effects is starting to get silly. It's overused.
I was an actor... or, at least, I was trying to be an actor.
I was tweaked by the idea of Superman immediately.
Working with Christopher, he convinced me he could fly, and he's convinced me he's going to walk again.
I had life threats, because people accused me of approaching Brando as God and his son was Jesus. I literally had people saying my blood would run in the streets for doing that.
I was painting sets, working in editorial as an assistant, driving their trucks, lying that I knew how to drive a truck, and doing commercials and documentaries.
It was 1978 when Superman came out, and I kept thinking, Why don't they do something about it? They've done all these crappy attempts at comic book film adaptations. What can we do different? Why don't we just re-release this thing?
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