Tim Burton in the London Times: "The squirrels were tricky. They freak me out anyway. They are like rats on speed, so quick and so strange. But that makes it fun, too, because something that freaks you out is good."
NicolÃ¡s LÃ³pez (whose "Promedio Rojo" has been getting mad love from Ain’t It Cool‘s Harry Knowles) in the LA Times: "This industry has been led by geeks. I mean, look at Spielberg â€” he is the biggest geek. The people who have been on the outside have always been able to tell the best stories. We are the ones who have had problems with girls, wore glasses and are fat."
Billy Bob Thornton in the Village Voice: "A lot of it’s chapped my ass over the years. I always put it this way: It’s OK for a guy from the Bronx to make a movie about the South. Nobody really raises hell about it except Southerners who know it’s not real. But if I made a movie about the Bronx, they would kill me. Or if I play a guy from the Bronx, they’d pick up any little slip in my accent. But a guy from the Bronx can play a guy from the South and be horribleâ€”you know, do that Foghorn Leghorn accent, which never existed anyway."
Christopher Walken in the Independent: "[T]here’s a way to do it. I sit in the make-up trailer very early in the morning and while the lady is patting my face with a brush, I look very sad. And sooner or later she’ll ask: ‘What’s the matter? You look a little down today.’ So, I’ll say: ‘I’m alright.’ Then she’ll finally ask again: ‘Come on. What is it?’ Then I reply: ‘It’s my birthday, and I’m sad, because I’m alone… and I don’t have a cake.’ I then wait a few beats, and whisper: ‘But don’t tell anybody!’ By lunchtime a cake is wheeled out with bottles of champagne, and we all have a lot of fun."