I don’t think we’re living in great times for movies, to tell you the truth.
All my friends were in college when I was making ‘Superbad.’ We were drinking beer and watching movies and eating pizza. It wasn’t like I was going to nice restaurants or anything like that, and I lived like a frat guy. Eventually it was time to grow up, be healthy and be responsible. You can’t live like a kid forever, you know?
I was terrified to do ‘G.I. Joe.’ I had no idea how to do one of those movies. I was kind of scared. You know, if one of those doesn’t work, it’s a huge hit on your career. People are like, ‘Well he couldn’t make a $170 million movie work. I don’t want him in my film.’
The best movies have one sentence that they’re exploring, a thesis, something that people can argue about over dinner afterward.
I have loved movies as the number one thing in my life so long that I can’t ever remember a time when I didn’t.