Sean of the Dead Right
"Penn dismissed praise of his directorial turn, saying he's always resented it when people ask directors how they elicit great performances from their actors.
"Doesn't happen," he said, tossing in an expletive for emphasis.
"Directors don't get performances out of actors. Actors give great performances to directors."
Penn's politics are adolescent, even atrocious, but you've got to give him this: He's a great actor and here he probably knows what he's talking about.