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

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

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

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

 

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

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

I would like to direct.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There are different reasons to make movies.
- Aaron Eckhart

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So, where's the Cannes Film Festival being held this year?
- Christina Aguilera

This film cost $31 million.
With that kind of money I could have invaded some country.
- Clint Eastwood

A film is never really good unless the camera is an
eye in the head of a poet.
- Orson Welles

Shoot a few scenes out of focus.
I want to win the foreign film award.
- Billy Wilder

Film lovers are sick people.
- Francois Truffaut

When you make a film you usually make a film about an idea.
- Sydney Pollack

The length of a film should be directly related to
the endurance of the human bladder.
- Alfred Hitchcock

A wide screen just makes a bad film twice as bad.
- Samuel Goldwyn

Even if I set out to make a film about a fillet of sole,
it would be about me.
- Federico Fellini

Every great film should seem new every time you see it.
- Roger Ebert

I never enjoyed working in a film.
- Marlene Dietrich

The secret to film is that it's an illusion.
- George Lucas

Film spectators are quiet vampires.
- Jim Morrison

I don't think you should feel about a film.
You should feel about a woman, not a movie.
You can't kiss a movie.
- Jean-Luc Godard

A film is a petrified fountain of thought.
- Jean Cocteau

A good film is when the price of the dinner,
the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.
- Alfred Hitchcock

I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated.
The very earliest people who made film were magicians.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Every single art form is involved in film,
in a way.
- Sydney Pollack

I wanted to keep exploring...
I'm not about to choose a series of movies in which
I can use the same bag of tricks and style that I used in the first film.
- Sam Mendes

It proved to be pretty impossible to get funds for
a feature film in Finland.
It's still small, but the film industry was miniscule
at that point in the early '80s.
- Renny Harlin

Similarly, the Marquis is presented in this film as
someone who would disturb the status quo and therefore must be kept imprisoned.
- Philip Kaufman

In opera, everyone's watching from a fixed viewpoint,
and that really challenges you.
Lighting, the sets, stage groupings,
the music-but doesn't relate too much to film.
- Bruce Beresford

Here is how I work: when I think that a film needs
to have a principal theme,
I search for a melody.
- Michel Legrand

Pain is temporary, film is forever.
- Michael J. Fox

The film world is a crazy place to be.
You sit around all day waiting for the phone to ring.
Are people talking about you or aren't they?
- Kyle MacLachlan

I have a movie coming out called Spun,
which will be at the Toronto Film Fest.
- Eric Roberts

When I was in film school, it was said that all good
films were characterised by some form of humour.
- Lars von Trier

One of the biggest mistakes a photographer can make
is to look at the real world and cling to the vain
hope that next time his film will somehow bear a closer resemblance to it.
- Galen Rowell

Well, visual language is another boring discussion
about the nature of film.
- Alan Rudolph

But I feel that I have a responsibility to help the
film and I have relations with the studio and with
those who put up the money so that I can tell a story that I believe in.
- Kevin Spacey

Right now I just finished writing the music for a Rugrats
feature film and the third week of September I go to London,
and the Orchestra is going to perform the score.
- Mark Mothersbaugh

I think it's always harder in a film to convey intimacy.
- Patricia Clarkson

Yes, but Hollywood is the strangest place in that they'll
torpedo their own film to prove an emotional point.
- Richard Linklater


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