I like that conventions want me to appear and festivals want me to come speak because they like the climate I attract. It's a good feeling.
The honest truth is no, I don't feel like I arrived. I don't feel like I'm worthy. My publicist says I'm not supposed to say that, but I don't feel I'm there yet.
I think when you're a director, it's hard to do something unless you're absolutely over-the-moon in love with it. The audience, they spend 90 minutes with it, but for you, it's anywhere between a year and a half to three years of your life, every day, working on it.
Hollywood would make a holocaust an animated comedy if people would pay to see it; they don't care... they just want your money.