I know people who are incredibly successful who still dress the way they did when they were 18, just because they still think that's how they look good.

Noah Baumbach

Noah Baumbach

Profession: Film Director
Nationality: American

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I can feel pretty critical of people, and I understand that sort of feeling of when you're going through something that's painful, taking it out on the world and projecting onto other people, finding faults with other people because it's harder to find faults in yourself.

Peter Bogdanovich is a good friend.

It's nice being friends over a period of time with people whose music you like so much, or other filmmakers, seeing people change, go through trials.

We expect forty-year-olds to have grown up at some point, and to be engaged and adult and take responsibility, and doing nothing would seem to go against that.

As a kid, I thought of myself as a funny person who secretly wanted to be serious, but now I think maybe I'm a serious person who secretly wants to be funny.

It's kind of major, learning to drive. I feel like it kicked up other stuff in my life.

Anyone who's putting money into your movie would always rather you cast well-known people.

I don't like when you necessarily know that this is the end of the movie. I like when a movie ends abruptly. You go through this, and some of the scenes are uncomfortable, and some are funny - and then suddenly it's over.

Wes Anderson's films, 6-year-olds are crazy about them.

Will Ferrell's made a lot of brilliant movies.

When I make a movie, I have both a specific and vague, amorphous dream idea of what the movie is going to be. Of course, I don't actually know what it's going to be, but I'm still striving to get to some place with it.

Wes Anderson grew up in Houston, and he and I talk about Manhattan in similar ways, as a kind of fantasy world.

Dance is a profession with an expiration date for many people.

Manhattan is so tailored. It's driven by appealing to the very wealthy and tourists.