Born On This Day — October 15

LeRoy Working on 'Madame Curie' (1943)
Director Mervyn LeRoy working on Madame Curie (1943)
Mira Nair

I want to question what the outside is and who defines it. I often find those that are considered to be on the outside extremely inspiring. They are the people who see through the double standards, like the kid in Salaam Bombay and the courtesan in Kama Sutra.

I like to be unabashed, which is an Indian trait, both emotionally and visually. It’s important to have a circus to play with.

 —Mira Nair
'Feelings' (1984)
Feelings (1984)

My movies aren’t for everyone, especially people who like them.

Todd Solondz