Born On This Day — September 17

Sharlto Copley & Neill Blomkamp 'District 9' (2009)
Sharlto Copley and Neill Blomkamp making District 9 (2009)
Baz Luhrmann

So, what is creative freedom? We can make what we want, how we want. The only constraint is: not for any budget.

—Baz Luhrmann
Bryan Singer - X-Men

There’s no point in making films unless you intend to show us something special, otherwise just go out and watch a play. Kubrick showed us something special. Every film was a challenge, and a direct assault on cinema’s conventions.

—Bryan Singer