In Their Words — Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Akira Kurosawa with Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas on the set of Kagemusha (1980)

It seems that, no matter what is happening to me in my personal life, I am always thinking about my work without even knowing it. The phenomenon resembles some kind of karma. In fact, my having become a film director, and having persevered in this profession thus far, really must be either a reward or a punishment for something I did in a former life.

—Akira Kurosawa