Go and see The Lego Movie. Drop whatever you are doing and go and see The Lego Movie. Right now. Immediately. Get in a car or on a bus or run, don’t walk, to your nearest cinema to go and see The Lego Movie now. Do it. Vamanos.
I gave the script [of Rushmore] to my mom and I said, 'Mom, I've never auditioned. Can you give me any pointers? Can you help me memorize lines?' and she read the script and she said, 'I'll be right back,' and she went out and rented three films — The Graduate, Dog Day Afternoon, and Harold and Maude. And I watched them all for the first time. And it was in that moment where I felt, watching the films, this warm, insane feeling inside of my body, which was a feeling that up until then music had given me. And it was in that moment where I said, 'I don't know if I'll ever get this part. I don't know if my band will ever make it. But I've got to try to live my life somehow staying as close to this weird feeling as possible.'