I don't think it's a director's job to peek behind the curtain too much.
I first started working in film when I was 17. I was a director's assistant, an editor.
I have my pride. I'm a director. I'm not going to go and recreate some other director's vision.
I always choose my projects for the script or what the director want to tell with that story. And if I like the story.
I really feel that I'm a much better director than I was an actor.
If I feel the part is right, and I know that the producers and the director want me, I'd go for broke. Always.
A director without a vision is a catastrophe.
I think it's the director's prerogative, not the studio's, to go back and reinvent a movie.
I'm a director's actor; I'm a storyteller's actor.
When I feel like being a director, I write a novel.