Robert Altman: I've probably dealt with more female characters than most people. I grew up in a household of women, and as a kid I had two sisters and a cousin around me, and my dad was not around a lot. And I was taught by nuns. Women were in a position to wield authority over me when I was young. I suppose I'm more comfortable with women because of growing up that way, and I certainly learned how to manipulate them, or how to manipulate myself through their world. I don't pretend to know the working of the female mind, but I think, on balance, women are more interesting than men.