I'm married to the theater but my mistress is the films.
I've always been an animal lover. I've grown up with dogs my whole life. I think that is what helped me get the role on 'Lassie', I was comfortable around the dog, where many of the kids were afraid or intimidated by Lassie.
Everyone told me to pass on Speed because it was a 'bus movie.'
Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.
Nobody makes movies bad on purpose.