James Brown became my father. He would talk to me the way a father talked to a son. He became the father I never had.
For a documentary filmmaker, I do very well.
People of my age who went to college, go into college, you know what it cost back then? Nothing or next to nothing. At the most, you had to work at Dairy Queen during the summer and that would pay for your college education.
We reward people for making money off money, and moving money around and dividing up mortgages a thousand times over, selling it to China… and it becomes this shell game.
I am really honoured, but if the prize had gone to Mahatma Gandhi before me, I would have been more honoured.
The movie theater is never going away. If that was a case why are there still restaurants? People still have kitchens in their home!
I’m used to my films having little effect on making the world a better place.
To me, Berlin is as much a conceit as a reality. Why? Because the city is forever in the process of becoming, never being, and so lives more powerfully in the imagination.
Diets are a scam.
I have a rule: I want the pilot flying me up in the air at 30,000 feet to make more than a guy working at Taco Bell.