I'm not Mexican, and I'm not Central American. I'm from California.

Cary Fukunaga

Cary Fukunaga

Profession: Film Director
Nationality: American

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I'd done the method bit before from, like, age 15 to 19. I was a Civil War re-enactor.

In terms of tackling different subjects, I can't really think of anything I wouldn't want to try; that's the fun of it right? Each new style brings new challenges - not that you shouldn't focus on one and master it, but it takes so long to make a film, you just want to have some variety.

It's hard because there's a part of me that wants 'True Detective' to win every award we're nominated for. But I'm a huge fan of 'Breaking Bad' and 'Game of Thrones.'

I'll definitely say that, before film school, I didn't have much of a film-history background. I didn't know much about classic cinema.

It's rare that you can promote a love story and feel fear in a film.

No, ramen's not good for you. But in Japan, our favorite thing to do after drinking all night, especially in Sapporo where it's freezing cold, is to go to the ramen place at two, three in the morning.

The theoretical casting part of movies is the funnest part. You really can imagine so many different versions of a story based on who's embodying it.

My ideas tend to be either really big in terms of like, the logistics, or really small.

I don't believe happiness comes out of material gain, for sure.

My manager sent me the first two scripts for 'True Detective,' and I just thought they were so interesting and that the world they were depicting was so titillating to me.

I love period pieces. But it's hard to get money to make costumed dramas, so we'll see.

I'm not a very sentimental person, so you're not going to find schmaltzy scenes in my movies.

I wanted to make my sophomore film as different as possible. I didn't want to be pigeonholed. I didn't want to be identifiable.

Literally, I don't have a television. So I don't really know what's happening pop-culturally. I read the 'New York Times.' And there's one worldwide cabin blog that I look at.