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A producer has to know all about everything from ...
by Alan Ladd

A producer has to know all about everything from set-building to costumes to acting.
- Alan Ladd

Time scoots along pretty fast when you grow up.
- Alan Ladd

I'm working myself to death.
- Alan Ladd

I learned more about acting from George Stevens in
a few months than I had in my entire life up until then.
- Alan Ladd

 

I'm no good with words but I'll find ways from time
to time to show you how grateful I am.
- Alan Ladd

I think any movie star who refuses autographs has a hell of a nerve.
- Alan Ladd

I just want to make pictures that are entertaining.
I'll leave the scenery chewing to someone else.
- Alan Ladd

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Nobody's strong enough to stand up under a flood of weak material.
- Alan Ladd

What good will a tax break do me if I'm crippled for life?
- Alan Ladd

As long as my pictures go into theaters and we ask
people to pay to see what I do on the screen,
I should not object if customers want to know what kind of man I am.
- Alan Ladd

Maybe I can't act, but I know the gimmicks.
I studied acting all my life and know what's good for me.
- Alan Ladd

I'm going to make it.
Nothing is going to stop me.
Nothing.
I want it too much.
- Alan Ladd

I know what's good for me.
I can't play black or gray.
I can't be a villain or anything close to one.
I have to play white.
- Alan Ladd

I'm shy and can't for the life of me barge around and slap people on the back.
I sit in a corner by myself and am tickled to death
when someone comes over to talk to me.
- Alan Ladd

I don't care how small the parts are,
as long as they're good.
- Alan Ladd

I've always had a great respect for the picture business.
It's been good to me.
- Alan Ladd

Not every father gets a chance to start his son off in his own footsteps.
- Alan Ladd

I was a dummy in school.
- Alan Ladd

If I had my way, I'd do all my entertaining on the front steps.
- Alan Ladd

Our children were trained to look after each other.
- Alan Ladd

I'd rather be David Ladd's father than Alan Ladd any day.
- Alan Ladd

Strangers still leave me self-conscious.
- Alan Ladd

Being a good host offsets the deprivation and loneliness of my youth.
- Alan Ladd

I hear about stars being torn to pieces by fans.
It never happened to me and I never saw it happen to anyone else.
- Alan Ladd

It's natural to want your kids to have all the things you didn't have.
- Alan Ladd

My parents were so poor when I was a kid,
I never went anywhere.
I take our youngsters with us because I don't know
anything that teaches them so much.
- Alan Ladd

I wish I were the type who could walk into a place
and have everybody love me.
But I'm not, and there's no use wishing.
- Alan Ladd

It's a funny thing about me.
I don't have any interest in food most of the time now,
although when I was a kid I was always hungry.
- Alan Ladd

It seems only reasonable that the people have a right
to know virtually everything about the personality
they are buying each time they put their money through the box office.
- Alan Ladd

I had only that one picture, Hitler,
the Beast of Berlin,
in which I had a part big enough to impress anyone.
I tried for better roles over and over again.
- Alan Ladd

I'm the most insecure guy in Hollywood.
If you had it good all your life, you figure it can't ever get bad,
but when you had it bad, you wonder how long a thing like this will last.
- Alan Ladd

When I was on the air a lot my throat and vocal chords got tired.
If you don't vary your tones you can't get pretty tired of your own voice.
- Alan Ladd

Maybe I thought too much about picking up the money
and not enough about the really good parts.
- Alan Ladd

I never fail to feel let down when I see myself on the screen.
- Alan Ladd

I was never trained for anything.
- Alan Ladd

I think that being a producer is business and being an actor is art.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

So I became a producer because I knew one of the reasons
was they didn't do them the way I thought was right.
- Lee Hazlewood

I realized the exciting place was behind the camera with the producer,
director and so on.
- Dino De Laurentiis

The beauty of having a producer is that you have someone who says,
You're finished.
- Sheryl Crow

Having been an actress before becoming a producer has helped,
because I realize the needs.
- Shelley Duvall

I can meet any producer in Hollywood and look them in the eye,
knowing I didn't sleep with them, or do drugs with them.
- Morgan Brittany

I wear a lot of different hats - from writer to producer and artist.
We all do 5 or 6 jobs, everything from creating our
own graphic design to actually recording and the whole bit.
- William Bell

You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood,
place it in the navel of a fruit fly and still have
room enough for three caraway seeds and a producer's heart.
- Fred Allen

It was the worst moment of my life.
The producer came up and talked me back into going on stage.
- Paul Lynde

I'd like to get out of here without having to talk to the producer.
- Judith Rossner

What the oil producer gets paid is about 16 percent.
The majority of it is tax, which in fairness to the
government of this country they have accepted and admitted.
- Olusegun Obasanjo

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

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

Now a movie with 30 million returns would be something
very incredible and the producer can only get 10 to 15 million.
This is only 100 thousands US dollars.
This is not enough!
- Zhang Yimou

If did go back to school, I would want to learn another
aspect of the entertainment industry like to become a producer or an agent,
you need a law degree.
- Ethan Embry

Oh, yes, that never happened to me in my life before.
It was a risky film, and I warned the producer.
- Alain Resnais

Jerry Weintraub, the producer, might be a pain in the ass,
but he really knows how to treat his actors.
- Bernie Mac

In war, the army is not merely a pure consumer,
but a negative producer.
- Louis Mumford

Immediately after the Floyd experience,
I became a pop record producer.
- Alan Parsons

It was very unusual, because normally the producer
requests the test to determine whether they want to hire someone or not.
Olivia was concerned about playing a seventeen year old.
- Randal Kleiser

When I came back to California in the early '60s I
was hanging out with Jimmy Bowen,
Phil Spector, and I wanted to be a record producer
and work with other artists.
- Johnny Rivers

When you work for Bruckheimer, you don't get it any better.
He's the ultimate producer.
I've had the good fortune of working with some great
producers over the years.
- Joe Pantoliano

I was too heavy to be a jockey and too honest to be a producer,
so I became a writer.
- Leon Uris

The same historical development that turned the citizen
into a client transformed the worker from a producer into a consumer.
- Christopher Lasch

I won't quit until I get run over by a truck,
a producer or a critic.
- Jack Lemmon

You are probably right when you say that I could get
a role in any producer's film if I just asked.
- Kabir Bedi

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

We had some marvelous outtakes, but the producer had destroyed them all.
- Alan Young

Texas has long been known as the nation's largest energy producer,
but we are equally proud of our distinction as the
nation's leading energy innovator.
- Rick Perry

If no producer, no movie.
- Dino De Laurentiis

Marty Richards is an angel on Earth.
A producer that does what he says he'll do.
He helped me greatly.
- Rip Taylor

Before I joined The Beach Boys, I was working at Columbia Records as a producer,
and saw The Byrds come in and do their first overdub
before Terry even met them.
- Bruce Johnston

Whereas my producer literally worked on this thing
for 10 years and because I gave that presenter credit to David Lynch,
she to this day never gets credit.
It really kills me.
- Terry Zwigoff

I had 25 or 30 songs.
Sequencing the record, I left that to the producer.
I'm not into doing that stuff.
- Jules Shear

Dan Curtis, our producer, has the idea that people
like to see a stock company of actors.
- Thayer David

The artist is seen like a producer of commodities,
like a factory that turns our refrigerators.
- Sol LeWitt


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