Creative ego is a tyrant

In an awesome profile of Michael Keaton and the upcoming Birdman , Director Alejandro Iñárritu gives this little nugget about his creative process.

When I’m working, my Birdman, my ego, becomes really big,” Mr. Iñárritu said. “It can elevate me, and, 30 minutes later, it destroys me. It’s a tyrant.” He went on to explain, “This is my creative process. I go two steps forward and then three back, and then I love it.

Creating something: thrilling. Act of creation: can suck.