Working with my dad was such a gas. We approached the work in a similar way. We only made two films together when I was an adult, Tucker, and Blown Away, but it was so much fun to play with your parent like that.
I grew up with the white picket fence. My dad went to work nine to five, and he had a station wagon.
My worldview comes from a collection of the books I have read, the people I have met, and my conversations with my dad.
My dad used to say, ‘You wouldn’t worry so much about what people thought about you if you knew how seldom they did.
When I was a kid, I thought my dad was a little bit harsh with me at times. Sometimes I needed an arm around me instead of my dad telling me what I did wrong, but it obviously worked.
My mother taught me what it is to have a sense of humour; my dad, who was a headmaster, everything you need to know about hard work. My dad is the most decent man you could come across.
One day we were sitting in our little classroom in the middle of Australia Zoo, and Dad bursts in and says, ‘OK, today we’re going to go climb a mountain,’ – the Glass House Mountains are about 20 minutes away – so we packed up all our math work and ran out the door and climbed Mount Tibrogargan.