Born On This Day — March 20, 1975

Alejandro Polanco, Ramin Bahrani & Michael Simmonds on the set of 'Chop Shop' (2007)
Alejandro Polanco, Ramin Bahrani, and Michael Simmonds on the set of Chop Shop (2007)

This is a big part of my films: Fate versus free will. […] Who’s making the decisions, you or your surroundings? You or your fate? Why are you the way you are? Are you able to change as a person? What does it mean to be a person? This is an anxiety that is in all the films and it’s an anxiety I assume is in most of us.

Ramin Bahrani