I think the last one would have to be The Godfather because it was such a powerful story. There was lots of violence in it but I could take it because I thought there was a reality to it. It wasn`t gratuitous, it was just these guys` story.
Benicio del Toro. I think he`s brilliant, and we like working with guys - or gals - who are very talented. They make us look good.
If it doesn`t work with an audience you have to make changes, even if it means not hanging onto the things that are your little favourites.
I think that`s the key to being a director: to be able to get the shot and move on quickly.
I know people watch our movies and they`ll see a lot of images - they call it gross-out - that they don`t like, and I understand that. It`s an important movie and one that`s extremely well done, but the amount of violent imagery was not for me.
We love the Stooges, and young kids today don`t watch them. They think it`s their dad`s comedy. So we thought we could reintroduce them to a new audience.
I feel reviewers are tougher on comedies in general. They don`t take them seriously, and the ones that get great reviews are not necessarily the ones that I like.
I think we both have some darkness in us. But when we are together, we tend to concentrate more on the light.
You know, I can`t remember the last movie I walked out of. If I pay, I`ll see it through. I can`t be halfway through a movie and think that I know everything that`s going to happen, because I hope that I`m wrong.
We want the best actor, and that`s why Matt Damon worked so well in this role, because he`s a great actor.
I just feel I`m on a different page from the reviewers, so I`ve learned not to care about them too much.
Clint Eastwood. Here`s a guy who`s been involved in so many movies, lots of them masterpieces, and now he`s a director. I just like everything I know about him. He`s very decisive, he makes up his mind real quick.
We wanted to do a sequel with Jim and Jeff. They said that the word was that Jim didn`t want to do any sequels. We approached him and he said he would do it, but not until next year. New Line said it was too long to wait.
It`s not just putting people with disabilities in the movies - it`s putting them in and letting them be a wide range of characters. Some of them are funny, some of them are not, some of them are nice, some of them are jerks. They`re just like everybody else. If a guy came up to us and he was physically disabled or something and he was mad at us for something we did, it would kill us. Me or Pete - it would kill us.
It`s a big part of what we do - we test our movies extensively. I`m always there myself. It`s sometimes difficult to sit through, especially if it`s a version of the movie that`s not working particularly well.
Erm, I don`t really have any regrets.
The only thing we don`t do together is get in front of an actor and show any indecision at all about what we think. We don`t always agree, so we meet privately, then one or the other will approach the actor.
Well, there are conjoined twins in real life and we can tell a story about them so long as they`re not the brunt of the jokes. In this, they`re the heroes of this story; we love these guys.
We probably weren`t the first choice because our movies have a certain style and flavor to them which is kind of inconsistent to each one.
In comedy, though, it`s good to get feedback from the audience about what they find funny.
We feel that what`s too far is when you make a joke and somebody gets hurt.