Alexander Payne — American Director born on February 10, 1961,

Alexander Payne is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer, known for the films Citizen Ruth , Election , About Schmidt , Sideways , The Descendants , and Nebraska . His films are noted for their dark humor and satirical depictions of contemporary American society. Payne is a two time winner of the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and a three time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director... (wikipedia)

I think a badly crafted, great idea for a new film with a ton of spelling mistakes is just 100 times better than a well-crafted stale script.
What is filmmaking but groping in the dark?
When you're a houseguest and you leave, it's nice to straighten something up or send your hosts a useful gift. And when you leave the planet, it's nice to have made a positive contribution.
My flag is always flying. My shingle is always out. I'm always looking for movie ideas.
The kindest thing a director can do is look with open eyes at everything.