Edward Norton doesn't want to star in next directorial

Los Angeles: Actor-director Edward Norton doesn't want to feature in his next directorial, and says directing a movie is antagonistic to the state of mind you want to be in as an actor.

Norton wears many hats in upcoming Motherless Brooklyn as he has written screenplay for the film, directed it, features in it and has produced the movie.

"I would very much like to direct a movie and not be in it next time. It's a lot. I've done it before. It can be done. But, it's not like I stepped into some transcendent level of multi-tasking. Orson Welles, Robert Redford, Sean Penn, Clint Eastwood and Warren Beatty have all done this," Norton said..

"I think actors, when they reach a certain level of maturity of self within the craft, and if they're lucky enough to have a close relationship with audiences, they develop – more than anybody else – a clear sense of where the sweet spot is for them. In making a movie from soup to nuts, a really special project, it will have the type of quality role exactly where we most like to see that artist. Clint Eastwood in 'Unforgiven'; it's not only a great film, it's the distillation of everything that Clint does in a way that almost nobody does better. Warren Beatty in ' Reds' – he understood that in a way that no one else can understand it, and he just owned it. Kevin Costner in 'Dances with Wolves'," he said.

"You can point to many examples where people just know that a certain project is hard-wired into their DNA," he added.

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