Born On This Day — February 12, 1969

Darren Aronofsky

There’s always been a lot of pressure and tension on the line. If Pi didn’t work out, I have no idea what my career would be. I don’t think I would have gotten another shot at it. If Requiem for a Dream didn’t work out, they would have called me a “one-hit wonder with a sophomore slump.”

—Darren Aronofsky