Bruce Norris came in twice to audition for 'The Corrections' and subsequently spent many months negotiating every point in a four-year agreement to appear in the show.
I've done a lot of movies based on real people, real situations, non-fiction books, magazine articles, life rights.
Years ago when I was at Fox, I was the executive on 'Raising Arizona.'
That's my goal, to feel like I've done the best I could. When I've done that, anything else that happens is a bonus.
I was once a fairly angry person.
They say there's no second act in American lives. There's something there worth exploring. Giving up an idea of yourself, examining your failure, and seeing if that failure was the system's or yours. What does it mean to not turn out to be the person you want to be?
I have a big affinity for the Coen Brothers.
The best adaptations are the ones that really excavate the material. The movies that work are the ones in which somebody very smart figured out how to take all the thematic material, all the character material, all the filigree, all the beautiful writing and put it into a story.