'The Indian Runner' was easy. It had been incubating in me for eight years, and by the time I sat down to write the thing, I had all the pictures in my head.
I think that I've still not been successful at playing the role of the retired actor, and I'd like to work on that.
When you act in a film, you're inevitably surrounded by people you didn't choose, right down to the set painter. I like being able to pick the family I'm waking up to in the morning that's going to make this group effort to tell a story that applies to what's interesting to me at that stage in my life.
There are a few directors around who I have some excitement about spending my $7 at the theatre watching their movies.
Cecil B. DeMille ,