I've always liked older ladies, ever since my mother would have B'nai B'rith at our house.
My movies just kind of sneak up on you. I don't have to worry too much about what everybody is going to say. Anyway, I really don't pay attention to what the world says about my movies. I just care about what my buddies think.
My father wasn't perfect. He had a temper. I took some of that. He would snap, but the older he got, he started calming down. He learned about life, but the thing that he taught my whole family was that family was the most important thing and, no matter what, if a family member needs you, you go and help them out; you get there.
When I do stand-up shows at colleges, girls will talk to me after the show, and that always feels good. I like talking to them.
Martin Cruz Smith