In five years, I had done 13 films, which I think broke Elvis's record.

Diane Lane

Diane Lane

Profession: Actress
Nationality: American

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Every film is its own experience, its own planet, its own family. It seems infinite when you're working on it, and then it's suddenly very finite, and it's done.

Independent films have a very different cachet than success films.

It's rare that you get to have a lovely time of it and you're not just portraying endless trauma on film.

I've heard stories of people, even celebrities that have gone online, pretended to be someone they weren't, and conducted a 5-year friendship via e-mail. Then, they got married because they really love each other from all that communication.

To be honest, relationships with the opposite sex are the most challenging things I've done. You lose your compass, gravity changes, you don't know what's up or down, you're trying to figure it out. You're trying to make everybody happy, including yourself, and it's just... it's humbled me.

You have to realize, making movies is the weirdest thing you could ever do. It's a contrivance, but you're attempting to reach people's hearts in the dark, and there are so many factors that are out of your control.

The potential hot tomato of today can turn into the cold pop tart of tomorrow, and I know that.

It's nice to have a pause to parent and to be more present at home, teaching them how to drive cars and navigate boys and all this sort of thing.

I was raised by free-spirited people, though my father gave me a very strong work ethic.

Because I tend to kind of hide under the sheets when it comes to reality television. I've seen probably one episode of maybe five different shows, and that's about it.

For me, going away to work is the hardest part of my life and career.

What women represent to the male is, historically, a big burden. It's a lovely dream, but it's the stuff of literature, art, and everything. Living up to what the male psyche projects onto the female is the stuff of books. You'd need a lot more than an interview to go into it!

I wish I could always look like I've just finished a really good laugh.

I was so much more insecure at 19. Thank God. It would be really cruel if there were a 19-year-old walking around with my confidence.