“Everything I’ve done feels really personal,” Jonze says. “Even scripts that Charlie Kaufman wrote … feel personal, which is why I was drawn to them. Even my music videos and ‘Jackass,’ I’m close to it all because it’s all stuff I’m excited about.”
“In some ways, you’ve got to enjoy the insanity,” he says, adding, “And I do remove myself as much as possible. If I’m not working, I really have nothing to do with it — I’m not hanging out and mixing with film people. Not that I have anything against film people, they’re some of the best people around and some of the worst people around, just like in any business … they just gesticulate a little bit more.”- Christian Bale (x)
Leto brought his mom as his date, and he promised that he was going to make her cry. “My mom is a shining example of the possibilities in life,” he said. “She was someone who wasn’t born in luxury, someone who wrestled her own dreams into reality … She made a life for herself and in turn made a life for me.
Nick Cave for Variety shot at Sundance Film Festival 2014.
I have not been legitimately afraid to photograph many people in my life. Maybe nobody before Nick Cave actually. When I saw him stride into Variety’s studio looking exactly like you would expect (black suite, chest showing, shiny shoes, greasy hair), I wasn’t sure how it was going to go. As he sat down in my chair and I leaned in really close for the shot on the left, I wondered if he was going to choke me or if I would just suddenly burst into flames if I looked into his eyes too long. Thankfully he didn’t and I live to photograph another day.