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Anderson: Films came before kids

Published 02/03/2010 | 13:35

Wes Anderson has been too busy making movies to have children yet
Wes Anderson has been too busy making movies to have children yet

Wes Anderson has confessed he would love to have children, but he has been too focused on making movies.

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Speaking to The Guardian about what he has sacrificed for his art, the Fantastic Mr Fox director revealed: "Well, I'm 40 and I don't have children yet, I do want to have them - perhaps I already would, if I wasn't so involved with these movies."

The director of The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou admits it can be hard persuading Hollywood producers to take a chance on his unusual style, but insists he has always been open to suggestions from film studios.

He said: "It can be difficult to get people to take a chance on something unfamiliar - and it can take time to get an audience interested in it, even when the movie is made.

"There are some original movies I've seen that didn't work for me the first time round: the first Bunuel film I saw, I didn't understand his sense of humour.

"But I've never had trouble with a studio telling me they thought my films should be a certain way."

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