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“I grew up watching lots of different Jack Nicholson movies. So, I was like kind of really into Jack Nicholson. Five Easy Pieces – I guess I’ve watched that a lot.I think he is literally the only actor who I can guarantee if I see a Jack Nicholson movie which I haven’t seen, even though I’ve seen them all now, but it’s like the same Jack Nicholson on a DVD box or whatever. It’s like seal of approval. So, you know that there’s something going to be worth watching about the movie. Every single thing he’s done, It’s bizarre.”

“I guess I’m just a control freak. I don’t like the way the film industry is . . . If you come with a good script and then it goes to the studios and gets financing, it all gets changed because they want to make money. And it’s like, how do you know if it’s going to make money or not? All you’re doing is making it generic when you do that, and making it generic is no guarantee that it’s going to make money either. The only way to abandon that is to take risks. And you need to be able to trust people. So you get a company together with people you know are good and you know work hard and you can make good stuff. That’s kind of what I want to do.”