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Jan de Bont
October 22, 1943 -
Nationality: Dutch
Category: Director

Being in an area of the planet where scientists believe mankind started is quite amazing.


The bad guys are not typical; they are not just bad, they are interesting. They might be good or bad.


Lara Croft is such a strong individual, she's very driven, she doesn't need a man, she's speaks her own mind, and that she's in control of her own life. It's a lot of what women want and have.


Summer movies are spectacles; that's what you pay 10 dollars to see. You want to get teased by effects sometimes. I think that will never stop.


We are creating a fabulous franchise with an incredible female action hero.


Angelina wanted to make sure that any fighting in the movie would be comparable to any male actor. Everything from stick fighting to horse riding was real to her.


When I heard about the first Tomb Raider, I was very interested and I would have liked to have directed that. When I was approached for the second film, I was delighted.


I think there are a lot more relationship scenes in my movies that people tend to overlook. A lot of scenes really feel real and are about the characters.


This film, Tomb Raider 2, is a big challenge. It's quite exhausting.


I had a very strong-willed mother, who I totally adored. She was always in control of her life.


In regards to The Haunting, people compared it to the old movie, which is unfair. We didn't have the rights to the movie. I couldn't duplicate a single thing because that would have been legal infringement.


As a director, you try to find what is creative.


I think the audience would like to see movies that are stunning to watch. I really think they'd like to see spectacles.


We're all complex human beings, and if some of that complexity shows through, I think it's advantageous for the movie.


One of the most amazing locations I've ever been is the top of the volcano in Tanzania, Africa. It's an actual volcano where you really have this lava every day.


The quality of CGI, audiences are now so used to it. They don't know what is CGI and what is real.


I think what makes a good action film is a story that gets you involved. Just action, by itself, is not going to work.


It's always an enormous pressure when you do a sequel. The demands are so high, and it's expensive.


I really believe action will always be there and will never disappear.


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