Judd Apatow: I'm like an indie rock band

Hollywood filmmaker Judd Apatow has suggested he's like an "indie rock band"

Judd Apatow

Judd Apatow

Judd Apatow thinks he's like an "indie rock band".

The 47-year-old filmmaker - who's directed popular movies such as 'Knocked Up' and 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin' - has admitted he views every film as an "experiment" and is pleasantly surprised by his own success.

He explained: "Every joke and every movie is an experiment, so you never know if it's going to work.

"I've always liked what I'm working on but there have been times when I thought that there were only a small percentage of people who would agree with me.

"I felt more like an indie rock band. I'm always happy when something does really well, but a lot of the things I like aren't very popular so I will think about to heal my wounds when nobody shows up."

Meanwhile, Judd - whose parents divorced when he was a child - admitted he likes to see traditional relationships prosper at the end of his movies.

He told the Guardian newspaper: "As a child of divorce I probably root for people to make their relationships work.

"I guess I could make movies about people who end up sad and alone or alone and thrilled, and maybe I will one day, but usually I root for people to make human connections and find happiness in a somewhat healthy relationship.

"I don't see that as a conservative value. I just like to be hopeful."


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