I have a bad reputation for being temperamental.
I wanted to make Canadian films, and I ended up making American films.
When you meet me, I can be charming and intelligent and reasonable.
My plan was to stay in Canada to make films.
I have as much artistic freedom in my television work as I have in my films.
But when I direct I become possessed, a possession I've never quite understood.
Everything about filmmaking tries to distract you from that first fine rapturous vision you have of the film.
I'm not an easygoing guy as a director.
When you're actually making the film, you're constantly battling to maintain its integrity.
Sylvester has a great popular sense, as good as any writer I've ever worked with. He knows what audiences want to see, and what they don't want to see.