I’ve turned down jobs because I’ve said, ‘Honestly, I can’t find my way in. I can’t do it. I love you, as a director. I think the script is good. You deserve better than I think I can do.’
I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.
They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.
If the critics are right that I’ve made all my decisions based on polls, then I must not be very good at reading them.