“I really try to make movies as good as I can, and create a convincing character who means something to me and maybe other people. The notion of celebrity is kind of saying, ‘All that doesn’t matter. We’re not interested in the story you’re trying to tell. What interests us is you, your name, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, quote-unquote, and who you’re dating or what you’re eating or…’ And to me, that’s like, Wow, so you’re saying what I love and spend so much time caring about is irrelevant and doesn’t matter? Fuck you, too.” .
“He is the marker, there’s ‘Before Brando’ and ‘After Brando.’ And I think it’s time for younger people to go back and understand that, and see those pictures in the order in which they were made.”- Martin Scorsese