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

Judd Apatow

Judd Apatow

Apatow - 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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