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Directors, producers can make you look good or make you look bad. ...
by Aaron Eckhart

Directors, producers can make you look good or make you look bad.
- Aaron Eckhart

Yeah, but there's nobody who represents romance to me like Cary Grant.
- Aaron Eckhart

But then, even with sex, I'm more in the school of less is more in movies.
- Aaron Eckhart

I think every actor wants to be an FBI or cop at one point.
- Aaron Eckhart

 

I always ask, why can't I be just like Cary Grant or something.
- Aaron Eckhart

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

There are different reasons to make movies.
- Aaron Eckhart

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I don't do comedy so much although I would like to do a comedy.
- Aaron Eckhart

I'd like to do more family dramas.
- Aaron Eckhart

I think women can be as cruel as men,
and men as tender as women, and vice versa.
- Aaron Eckhart

If we're talking about masculinity and tenderness,
I don't look at Clinton.
- Aaron Eckhart

I think America right now is looking for somebody who
appeals to every faction.
- Aaron Eckhart

But I guess I like playing flawed guys 'cause it gives
a place for the characters to go.
- Aaron Eckhart

I'm sort of fascinated by the whole espionage crime thing.
- Aaron Eckhart

Some movies get rushed out right after you make them
and I'm not always happy with that.
- Aaron Eckhart

I've been working for many years and I think I've managed
to work with some of the best people in the business,
which has been rewarding and an apprenticeship.
- Aaron Eckhart

I mean, the problem is, I think I'm a great writer.
- Aaron Eckhart

I got as much information as I could,
so I wouldn't look stupid, but this is a post 9/11
world and there's only so much you can do with the
FBI in terms of research.
- Aaron Eckhart

When it gets down to it you just have to act.
- Aaron Eckhart

Well, I've thought many times when my career was in the toilet,
that I was going to have to seriously consider getting another job,
I don't know what I'd do.
- Aaron Eckhart

Right now, I have to admit, that I'm more interested
in giving people a little bit of hope and goodness.
- Aaron Eckhart

It seems to me if you want something badly enough,
whether you're a man or a woman, you'll do whatever
you have to do to get it.
- Aaron Eckhart

I'd like to do a romantic comedy.
- Aaron Eckhart

I think that maybe that's my weakness,
in that I don't know how to do it, so I just do what
I do and try to do it as passionately and as well as I can.
- Aaron Eckhart

A film has its own life and takes its own time.
- Aaron Eckhart

I think they are very important because westerns have a code and a symbolism.
- Aaron Eckhart

Some movies I see today have the most dramatic plot
points but the actors are not playing them dramatically.
- Aaron Eckhart

Through all the relationship stuff I've gone through in the past few years,
I know there are fundamental differences in how men
and women view sex and how they view their futures.
- Aaron Eckhart

You never really know as an actor; it's completely out of your control,
in terms of editing, and music, and film stock,
shot selection, and what takes they use.
- Aaron Eckhart

I'm an actor and it happened to go my way that day.
- Aaron Eckhart

The F.B.I.
is about nuts and bolts.
It's all about witnesses and procedure and walking the streets.
- Aaron Eckhart

It makes me feel good that I can now sit there and go,
I've worked with Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino,
all the great actors that I've worked with...
Sir Ben Kingsley.
- Aaron Eckhart

I would like to direct.
- Aaron Eckhart

Yeah, I'd like to get the girl and at least make it through the film.
- Aaron Eckhart

I can think of films that I'm producing right now that
are extremely hard-hitting,
graphic films, that nobody necessarily wants to see,
graphic in terms of violence, of adult content and
racial and historical subject matter.
- Aaron Eckhart

If it helps me in the way that if this movie is successful,
I get to make more films, great, and the more films
that I make and the more interest that I'm allowed to cover,
the better for me and the better, hopefully,
for the people who like to watch me.
- Aaron Eckhart

But I will say this: In my humble opinion,
knowing nothing about it, I do believe that they have
remote viewers working on where Osama Bin Laden is.
I absolutely, 100%, convinced of that.
- Aaron Eckhart

I often feel that my days in New York City,
that I was here for five years, didn't get one job,
went on a thousands of auditions and literally did not get a job on a soap,
not a movie, not TV, not nothing, although I did do
some commercials thank God.
- Aaron Eckhart

I don't want to know movie directors.
I don't want to be close to them.
I don't want to interfere with their work.
I don't want them to interfere with mine.
- Patricia Highsmith

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I think every director has a different take,
some are good, some are bad.
The directors you get on best with sometimes don't make the best films,
so who's to say who is right.
- Tim Roth

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

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

There are a lot of directors who are knowledgeable about images,
and others who aren't.
- Conrad Hall

That's the trouble with directors.
Always biting the hand that lays the golden egg.
- Samuel Goldwyn

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

Well, this is the second time I've done New Directors.
- Jim McKay

Gotta watch out for directors.
- Stephen Sondheim

A lot of young directors, they're not confident;
they're not open to the emotional level of the scene.
- Terence Stamp

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

I never had any classes or went to theatre school like a lot of actors,
so all of my training has been on stage with different directors.
That was a pretty good school room.
- James Denton

When I decided I wanted to be an actor,
I said I wanted to work with quality actors and directors.
- Puff Daddy

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

Some directors cast you because they trust you to do the performance -
but then they forget to direct you.
- Samantha Morton

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

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

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

I think my favorite, and Coppola and that whole thing.
East coast Italian directors I guess.
- Anthony Michael Hall

In some cases, the casting directors have casted blindly
and have not looked into my ethnic background.
- Mario Lopez

Twelve years on sets watching directors,
I've taken a bit from everybody and rejected a lot.
- Christopher Eccleston

I deal with guys in their 20s and early 30s who are presidents of companies,
who are movie directors.
- Peter Criss

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

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

I had just had small parts in other films,
and I'd worked with a lot of directors in TV.
- Sally Kellerman

There are a few directors around who I have some excitement
about spending my $7 at the theatre watching their movies.
- Sean Penn


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