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Most directors have little lists in their heads of
by Alan Parker

Most directors have little lists in their heads of
people they really want to work with.
- Alan Parker

Personally I am very much against the death penalty for several reasons.
- Alan Parker

Period recreation is very difficult unless you make a black-and-white movie.
- Alan Parker

A great movie evolves when everybody has the same vision in their heads.
- Alan Parker

 

Rain is also very difficult to film,
particularly in Ireland because it's quite fine,
so fine that the Irish don't even acknowledge that it exists.
- Alan Parker

The films that I do tend to polarise people's views.
- Alan Parker

All of the directors I've worked with I've gotten along with very well.
- Trevor Rabin

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There's a lot of other movies I like,
but I don't even pay attention to directors to tell you the truth.
- Jason Mewes

I'd like to work with any actress from whom I can learn-one
who has had many experiences with many directors and
is willing to share some of her knowledge with me.
- Fred Savage

A lot of really good directors have a killer in them,
as if they'd do anything to get that image.
But that comes with the terrain and I don't mind it.
- Judy Davis

The parameters are such that I don't get offered a lot of work.
I'm sure most directors hear my list of don'ts and say forget it.
- Jamie Lee Curtis

Zhang Yimou is one of the best directors on mainland China.
- Jet Li

Some directors hardly talk to the actors at all.
- Todd Solondz

Many plays - certainly mine - are like blank checks.
The actors and directors put their own signatures on them.
- Thornton Wilder

I've worked with Steven Spielberg three times.
I'm proud to say that I'm one of those actors that
continues to get hired by the same directors.
- Joe Pantoliano

It was a movement that had all the art critics,
all the museum directors in its thrall.
- Jack Levine

Somehow I got to be one of five or six actors that
the directors would use as guinea pigs at this directing colloquium,
where people pay to listen to and watch the directors direct.
- Beth Henley

All directors are storytellers, so the motivation was
to tell the story I wanted to tell.
That's what I love.
- Spike Lee

I am both proud and honored to be on the Board of Directors
for the Texas Ballet Theater.
- Janine Turner

I'd love to see more women working as directors and producers.
- Ida Lupino

It's really rare for film directors to be that interested
in things other than themselves.
- Alan Cumming

Cukor is one of my favorite directors.
He was a master at directing women.
- Pedro Almodovar

I think Star Trek has been very double-edged for all of us -
as actors,
writers, directors.
- Jonathan Frakes

Some people are directors and I think they should stay behind the camera.
- Matthew Vaughn

I'm a good actor in that sense for directors because
I always do what they say.
- Alex Cox

I'm actually one who will encourage directors to cut my lines.
- Stanley Tucci

There are times when directors just don't know what they're doing.
- Christopher Atkins

To be honest with you, a lot of directors can be very lazy.
- Samantha Morton

You have always had individual directors who begin
in the advertising or commercial world,
but they are probably exceptions rather than the traditional pattern.
- Ann Macbeth

Directors say that you should get actors before they are recognized.
They will be a pain or have an opinion.
- Dianne Wiest

Directors are not worried about casting beautiful women,
but they are not sure that they want to cast great-looking men.
My looks have prevented people from seeing my work.
- Rob Lowe

I've run into some S.O.B.
directors, but I gave them back as good as I got.
- Carroll O'Connor

Have you noticed how most directors are either bald or grey-haired?
- Mackenzie Astin

As an artist, program directors always want to put you in a little box.
- Angie Stone

So many directors are solely focused on their own success
in Hollywood and multimillion dollar budgets and deals.
- Shirley Knight

I guess I like a lot of directors.
Or at least I try to.
- Jacques Rivette

I worked for John Ford, Howard Hawks,
Henry Hathaway, Raoul Walsh - I worked for some real good directors.
- Richard Farnsworth

No two directors make the same film the same way.
- Rob Cohen

I think theatre helped, only because it was acting experience.
I got to work with a lot of directors.
- James Denton

I never storyboard.
I hate it.
I don't understand why so many directors want to make
comic strips of their films.
- Patrice Leconte

Granted, the writers, directors, producers,
and that community make a great deal of money.
But they might be choosing to do a whole lot of other
things for the living they make.
- Norman Lear

Most actors go, 'I read the script and fell in love with it';
I fall in love with the directors.
- Sam Worthington

First, speaking for myself, I don't want to ever be
in a position where I'm telling other directors how to make movies,
because I don't think it's any of my business.
- John Frankenheimer

But a lot of that kind of work is done pre-flight,
coordinating efforts with the flight directors and the ground teams,
and figuring out how you're going to operate together.
- Leroy Chiao

I get crushes on directors because they are so brilliant.
- Dorothy Malone

Being a producer, I deal with a lot of different directors,
and some of them would drive me insane with all the different histrionics,
and the mystique that they carry.
- Matthew Vaughn

There are so few directors who are musical who appreciate music.
- Alex North

Gotta watch out for directors.
- Stephen Sondheim

I began taking liberties a long time ago;
now it is standard practice for most directors to ignore the rules.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

And I just want to work with good directors and good people.
- Charlie Hunnam

Richard Donner is one of the few directors in Hollywood
that can make whatever movie he wants exactly the way he wants it.
No one will stop him.
- Larry Wachowski

Yes, there are directors I admire, the mavericks.
Altman.
There are many good directors.
- Mark Rydell

Personally I'm very happy to be behind the scenes.
I like collaboration, I like working with directors.
- Mark Mothersbaugh

Many French directors, having now realised there was no more real criticism,
that the standards of the past have gone,
are very offended about the quality of film criticism.
- Wim Wenders

It is absolutely my conviction, that Walter Salles
will figure among the great directors of our time.
- Arthur Cohn

Directors and producers were afraid of a Dumont actor
while at the same time they admired him.
- Leon Askin

You have to give directors and cinematographers a word blueprint for visuals,
but I had to learn that from experience.
- Steven Bochco

A lot of directors don't want the pressure of a movie
the size of Pearl Harbor.
But I love it.
I thrive on it.
- Michael Bay

When you see the films of certain young directors,
you get the impression that film history begins for them around 1980.
- Jacques Rivette

When I came out here, my manager thought that casting
directors might think I'm a girl,
and when I did Threat Matrix, they thought Jamie was a little light.
- James Denton

I've worked with a lot of great directors.
- Catherine Keener

Maybe I'm too masculine.
Casting directors cast in their own,
or an idealized image.
Maybe I don't look like anybody's ideal.
- Charles Bronson

Maybe I have just a younger voice than many other directors.
- Michael Bay

So I've had really great assistant directors for my last seven movies.
- John Frankenheimer

Ambiguity in directors is a hard thing to deal with.
- Skeet Ulrich

Most film directors do not come up with their own subjects
or write their own screenplays.
- Thomas Harrison

Directors work 10 times harder than anyone else.
Get paid a quarter.
- William H. Macy

Casting directors now just see me as the hard-core sniper or prison guard.
- Barry Pepper

Get more women producers, writers, directors.
Why should we expect men to do it for us? They can't.
- Kathleen Turner

I like directors who come on the set and create something
that's a little dangerous,
difficult or unusual.
- Elia Kazan

Continental directors, as opposed to British and American,
tend to be somewhat high-handed in their approach.
- Donald Pleasence


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