When I see an image in my head that compels me, where there's this mystery about what's going to happen next or could happen next, I'll be intrigued. There are so many scripts that you read, and you know exactly what's going to happen, and there aren't too many where you can't tell within the first 20 pages where it's going.
Have you seen [Matthew] McConaughey in 'Unsolved Mysteries?' Even back then, it's a great performance! And he's mowing the lawn.
I used to always make art for girls. That was the thing I did for girls to like me. I did portraits, drawings, letters that formed outlines of significant things in our relationship. Art. I just used art in general. It usually worked.
I began writing fictional stories and little screenplays when I was in fifth grade.
'True Detective' would not pass The Bechdel Test.
My dad worked for a generator company and then UC Berkeley, and my mom was as a dental hygienist and then eventually a history teacher. My uncles and aunts, all of them are elementary school teachers or scientists.
I think the semantics of mini-series for a network is that it has an end.
My mom was married to a Mexican guy - a surfer - and so we'd kind of camp out on the beach the swell season.
I didn't grow up watching detective shows. I've never even seen an episode of 'CSI.'
My grandma was really sick when I was working on 'Sin Nombre' and eventually died that summer when we were finishing the film. But I was able to bring an unfinished version of the film for her to watch.