Edward Norton — On Creative Process, Creative Struggle, and Motherless Brooklyn (#393)

Edward Norton — On Creative Process, Creative Struggle, and Motherless Brooklyn (#393)

“It’s nice to be reminded that it’s been hard for other people when they were getting things done that you admired, because it maybe gives you that extra little bit of determination or patience to persevere a little more.” — Edward Norton Edward Norton (@EdwardNorton) is one of the most celebrated actors of his generation. He …

Ken Burns — A Master Filmmaker on Creative Process, the Long Game, and the Noumenal (#386)

Ken Burns — A Master Filmmaker on Creative Process, the Long Game, and the Noumenal (#386)

“There’s always the certainty that the opposite of what I might believe in might also be true.” — Ken Burns Ken Burns (@KenBurns) has been making documentary films for more than 40 years. Since the Academy Award nominated Brooklyn Bridge in 1981, Ken has gone on to direct and produce some of the most acclaimed …

Joseph Gordon-Levitt — Actor, Filmmaker, and Entrepreneur (#312)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt — Actor, Filmmaker, and Entrepreneur (#312)

“Art and fame are sort of odd bedfellows.” – Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joseph Gordon-Levitt (@hitRECordJoe) is an actor whose career spans three decades, and ranges from television (3rd Rock from the Sun) to arthouse (Mysterious Skin, Brick) to multiplex (Inception, 500 Days of Summer, Looper, Snowden). He made his feature screenwriting and directorial debut with Don …

Soman Chainani — The School for Good and Evil (#220)

Soman Chainani — The School for Good and Evil (#220)

“I don’t like depending on my art for income, because then I start to think in a mercenary way.” – Soman Chainani Soman Chainani (@SomanChainani) is a detailed planner, filmmaker, and New York Times best selling author. Soman’s debut fiction series, The School for Good and Evil, has sold more than a million copies, has been …