What really helps a guy to become an action hero today is the directing of the movie. All those fast cuts.
I don't know if I see myself as really an action hero, but I like doing physical movies and I like doing movies where the writing is very lean.
I believe that being an actress or being involved in a movie has to be a life experience, otherwise why go for it? I have to change me, and I have to learn things, and I have to push me and my limits. By acting, I find a freedom inside of a prison in a way.
So far it's very hard to prove that joining Europe or joining any other international organisation could change their lives for better.
Some mornings you wake up and think, gee I look handsome today. Other days I think, what am I doing in the movies? I wanna go back to Ireland and drive a forklift.
We really want to see how the idea of an intellectual action movie is received by the world.
Any movie that has that spirit and says things can be changed is worth making.
I've had some movies that have been ridiculed, but that's OK with me. I don't feel that really defines me. Should I change who I am to be popular?
We tried to make a movie that had sex and violence because we like sex and violence.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Entertainment today constantly emphasises the message that things are wonderful the way they are. But there is another kind of cinema, which says that change is possible and necessary and it's up to you.
I remember being young in the 1960s... we had a great sense of the future, a great big hope. This is what is missing in the youth today. This being able to dream and to change the world.
Well first of all, it's hard to shoot a movie and break for a long time and then come back and do, in a sense, one of the biggest scenes that each character had.
Movies are open doors, and at every door, I change character and life.
A lot of people just go to movies that feed into their preexisting and not so noble needs and desires: They just go to action pictures, and things like that.
Sometimes it's more difficult to exist as a female lead, especially in action movies because all those men are around you. They take so much place.
Speak what you think today in hard words, and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradicts everything you said today.
This is not a change of career for me. Just an expansion of it. I have contracts and obligations and business partners who are counting on me. And I would only want to do another movie if it's as good as this one.
I tend to think of action movies as exuberant morality plays in which good triumphs over evil.
We can now have action movies with two stars where one might be African American and one might be Asian American. One of them doesn't have to be white, and the other one doesn't have to be the ethnic sidekick. We're way over that. And I think it's happening in society, too.
Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
He is the best man who, when making his plans, fears and reflects on everything that can happen to him, but in the moment of action is bold.
I certainly wasn't able to get it when I was a kid growing up on the Lower East Side; it was very hard at that time for me to balance what I really believed was the right way to live with the violence I saw all around me - I saw too much of it among the people I knew.
Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action.
Well, you know, a lot of modern directors and their movies are influenced by the flat lighting and textbook cutting style of television.