How do you rebel in a family of rebels? That's the age-old question. I guess I could have by not going into the arts, but the thing is, I couldn't do anything else.
Someone like Vincent Price or somebody like Christopher Lee, they never won an award, and it doesn't matter. They're cool.
I always say to myself that if I can make a movie that makes a kid smile or gives them some hope or something to get excited about, then I'm applying myself in the best way that I can. I don't think that just goes for kids. I think that it goes for adults, as well, and for families.
I have a love/ hate relationship with the city of New Orleans, which is the strongest kind of relationship.
Jeffrey R. Immelt