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A director makes only one movie in his life.
by Jean Renoir

A director makes only one movie in his life.
Then he breaks it into pieces and makes it again.
- Jean Renoir

Wilshire Boulevard...
It has no smell to it.
- Jean Renoir

Is it possible to succeed without any act of betrayal?
- Jean Renoir

Where am I? Who am I? How did I come to be here?
What is this thing called the world?
How did I come into the world?
Why was I not consulted?
And If I am compelled to take part in it,
Where is the director? I want to see him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

 

A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul,
the director of his life.
- James Allen

Sabrina ran for seven years with a different director every week.
- Melissa Joan Hart

Obviously in Art of Noise, I'm just part of the group,
and when I do film scores, it's always in collaboration
with the director and other people involved.
- Anne Dudley

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I am a sensitive writer, actor and director.
Talking business disgusts me.
If you want to talk business, call my disgusting personal manager.
- Sylvester Stallone

I enjoy looking at words on paper and visualizing how
to make them come to life.
As a director, the creative process is really amazing.
- Alfonso Ribeiro

I'm not like one of those actors who's a frustrated director.
- Gary Sinise

My Mom is a ballet director, so I had this idea in
me that classical training is the best foundation for anything you do,
so I wanted to get a classical background and voice.
- Shuler Hensley

I was the executive editor on a little magazine called Greek Accent,
whose only claim to fame is that its art director went
on to be the art director of Discover for many years.
- Jane Haddam

The thing about For Better or Worse is the only thing
that made me an okay director for that is that I have a sense of humor,
and it was supposed to be funny.
- Jason Alexander

Larry Kasdan is a great director.
- Brion James

I don't think anyone can really make up their mind and say,
Now I'm going to be a director.
- Judd Hirsch

I found it to be more challenging to be in a huge effects movie,
because a lot of the things aren't there.You have to
trust the director and react to nothing.
- Katie Holmes

I wanted to be a director and producer and writer,
but in the early '40's the union wouldn't let you get through the gates.
You couldn't get on a crew, or even learn to direct.
- Larry Buchanan

That's why I never became a director.
I never had patience with people.
- Ray Harryhausen

I'm a director's actor; I'm a storyteller's actor.
- Michael Ironside

While a lab Director can get done the things that he regards as important,
he has the more important job of bringing out the best
ideas of the broader scientific community.
- Burton Richter

When I made my first film, I didn't think of it as directing,
so it wasn't like I set out to become a director.
- Kathryn Bigelow

The film director, in many instances,
has to swallow somebody else's decision about the final form of something.
It's so hard as to be intolerable.
- Trevor Nunn

I was six years old when I saw my first Godard movie,
eight when I first experienced Bergman.
I wanted to be a director when I was fourteen.
- Julie Delpy

You can't just go in there and open your mouth until
the cast and director feel comfortable with you.
- Beth Henley

A great opera house isn't run by a director,
but by a great administrator.
- Steven Berkoff

A director shouldn't get in the way of the movie,
the story should.
- Frank Darabont

On every movie I've done as a director,
I look at the producers and having done it,
I don't envy them, at all.
- Griffin Dunne

How people are around a director, it really does affect everything,
every detail of the life of the movie.
- Daniel Day-Lewis

I will work with a director who has good material because at the end of the day,
that's what counts.
- Javier Bardem

We had a very energetic floor manager and he was always
jumping around all over the place.
The director would send down messages like,
Can you tell that actor to calm down?
- Sarah Sutton

I write music to please myself.
Hopefully the director's enjoying it too.
- Carter Burwell

After all, at end of the day, when you're breathing your last,
it's not your producer, director, or cast mates by your bedside;
it's your children.
Keep that in mind.
- John Ratzenberger

An actor really suffers when the director isn't prepared
because you start running out of time for the shoot
and then have to do it fast.
- Carol Kane

It's the first film that I made where the director
was not present under the camera,
and it threw me.
- Leslie Caron

Working with a great director is like getting a master class in acting.
- Swoosie Kurtz

A good director creates an environment,
which gives the actor the encouragement to fly.
- Kevin Bacon

You need these experiences.
Just know that sometimes, the director has a specific look in mind.
- Paula Abdul

I read the script and try not to bring anything personal into it.
I make notes, talk to the director and we decide what
kinds of shades should be in the character.
- Dennis Farina

I would love to get great performances from actors as a director,
because that's what I'm always looking for,
a director that's going to help me go places I've never been before.
- Aaron Eckhart

I was lucky to have my wife as the art director,
and it turned out to be quite something -
a great success.
I'm very proud of it.
- Helmut Newton

For a director, the most challenging scenes are the dialogue scenes.
- Bruce Beresford

If I feel the part is right, and I know that the producers
and the director want me,
I'd go for broke.
Always.
- Anne Archer

The magic doesn't come from within the director's mind,
it comes from within the hearts of the actors.
- James Cameron

I have no idea what makes a director believe in me
that I can sell these kind of roles.
- Izabella Scorupco

In the end, it's acting, it's not real.
But every director will tell you that you have to create
conditions that create tension,
because tension is what makes drama feel real.
- Paul Greengrass

I seemed to belong to three countries:
I had an apartment in Paris,
a house in Hollywood, and when I married British theater director Peter Hall,
I moved to London.
- Leslie Caron

When I grow up, I still want to be a director.
- Steven Spielberg

My husband's a director, so he understands what I do.
- Sasha Alexander

As for Tenacious D, of course it could work as a full length movie;
all it requires is a great writer and great director
with an ability to think outside of conventional film comedy.
- David Cross

I used to love Woody Allen but feel he's become a hack as a director.
Bullets Over Broadway is the only film of his I've
enjoyed in the last 10 years.
- Douglas Wood

As a painter you're responsible yourself,
100 percent.
In film, you have the editor, the director,
the other actors.
It has the advantage of not being solitary.
- Sylvia Kristel

I don't come in with any preconceived ideas,
and although I will have done some preparation,
I can go which way the director wants.
- Jacqueline Bisset

Your audience gives you everything you need.
They tell you.
There is no director who can direct you like an audience.
- Fanny Brice

Masood Ahmed brings to the position of director of
external relations extensive experience gained in a
range of senior positions in international finance and development.
- Rodrigo Rato

Every casting director I've met is a woman.
- Cameron Diaz

You're in the business - when you're a writer,
producer, director - to get ratings.
- Norman Lear

I would love to have a part opposite a great actor -
like,
say, Pacino or De Niro or Hoffman.
And to work with a top director.
That's my dream.
- Jon Lovitz

Carefully execute every instruction given to you by the director,
producer, and studio.
But that would be a life not worth living.
- Carter Burwell

I don't like people who use the press to advance themselves
in a way that they haven't earned as an actor,
performer or director.
- Jason Patric

I choose movies, I never choose roles.
I look at the script.
I look at the director.
I look at the other actors - and then the role.
- Elle Macpherson

Burt Lancaster was largely responsible for me becoming a director.
- Sydney Pollack

A director is a choreographer, both politically and creatively.
- William Shatner

I provide the bricks and mortar with the words and situations -
the director and the actors and the designers build the house.
- Eric Bogosian

From my experience as an actor, choreographer,
action director, and producer, I understand the elements
and the dynamics of being a film maker.
- Donnie Yen

My parents said, Oh, he's going to be a director someday.
I wanted to be an actor.
- Quentin Tarantino

We need to make is to strengthen the position of the director of the CIA.
- Bob Graham

Sirk was every woman's dream of a director.
- Dorothy Malone

I think film and television are really a director's medium,
whereas theatre is the actor's medium.
- Christopher Eccleston

The thing that separates a so-so director and a great
director is a love and caring for film.
- Shirley Knight

You have a right to your opinion about the work that you're doing.
An artist is as equally important as the director.
If you believe that, you can work in any circumstances.
- Maggie Gyllenhaal

I don't even know if I can call myself a director.
- Charles S. Dutton


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