"I sought Ben Affleck because I needed an everyman for this role. Ben appeals to men and women. He gives you a sense of intelligence, the notion of a guy who can think on his feet."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."John Frankenheimer on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."John Frankenheimer on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."John Frankenheimer on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."John Frankenheimer on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."John Frankenheimer on Albert Einstein
"The first thing is that we're being attacked by both the Writers Guild and the Producers Guild. Both of these groups are trying to diminish the importance and strength of the director. They're trying to do it through both frontal and side attacks."
"Historically the director has been the key creative element in a film and we must maintain that. We must protect that, in spite of the fact that there is new technology that's continually trying to erode that."
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