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Clint Eastwood Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Movies

There's a lot of great movies that have won the Academy Award,
and a lot of great movies that haven't.
You just do the best you can.
- Clint Eastwood

They say marriages are made in Heaven.
But so is thunder and lightning.
- Clint Eastwood

If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.
- Clint Eastwood

 

I'm interested in the fact that the less secure a man is,
the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.
- Clint Eastwood

We boil at different degrees.
- Clint Eastwood

Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better,
you have to take things into your own hands.
- Clint Eastwood

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In school, I could hear the leaves rustle and go on a journey.
- Clint Eastwood

I have a very strict gun control policy:
if there's a gun around,
I want to be in control of it.
- Clint Eastwood

I've never met a genius.
A genius to me is someone who does well at something he hates.
Anybody can do well at something he loves -
it's just a question of finding the subject.
- Clint Eastwood

We are like boxers, one never knows how much longer one has.
- Clint Eastwood

The less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.
- Clint Eastwood

Men must know their limitations.
- Clint Eastwood

My old drama coach used to say, 'Don't just do something,
stand there.' Gary Cooper wasn't afraid to do nothing.
- Clint Eastwood

There's only one way to have a happy marriage and as
soon as I learn what it is I'll get married again.
- Clint Eastwood

I tried being reasonable, I didn't like it.
- Clint Eastwood

Respect your efforts, respect yourself.
Self-respect leads to self-discipline.
When you have both firmly under your belt,
that's real power.
- Clint Eastwood

I don't believe in pessimism.
If something doesn't come up the way you want,
forge ahead.
If you think it's going to rain, it will.
- Clint Eastwood

If you think it's going to rain, it will.
- Clint Eastwood

It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence,
the power you have over other people's lives.
- Clint Eastwood

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I never enjoyed working in a film.
- Marlene Dietrich

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

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

Film spectators are quiet vampires.
- Jim Morrison

Film lovers are sick people.
- Francois Truffaut

I got an agent and went up for the part of my first film,
Five Gates to Hell.
- Shirley Knight

I was truly ignorant about art before the film.
- Claire Forlani

But the action film genre is gonna have to come up with some new bad guys.
- Bruce Willis

In that sense, film is superior, but the difficulty
is your lack of control as a writer.
- Terry Southern

What he's done is recognise the cinematic nature of the book.
It's beautifully realised - it's a beat film.
- Tilda Swinton

I was able to do To Sleep with Anger,
a very powerful film about African Americans,
their spirituality, and the things that happened within
a small community and a family.
- Danny Glover

For behaviorist films, that's been much more useful -
the change of technology -
but for my kind of films,
doing them on film is much better, because it's more beautiful.
- Michael Apted

I did some writing and bought a book,
and have been working on that as a film to act and direct in.
- Dustin Hoffman

I said I would do all the films about the commercials,
and the films about ball-bearings and Ford tractors and so on,
if once a year they gave me money for a free film.
- Karel Reisz

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

I think you get out of film school what you put into it.
If you don't care about making movies,
film school will do you no good.
- Richard King

A film that is bleached tends to have a more realistic quality.
- Lasse Hallstrom

I never thought of becoming a director.
When I was twelve, the passage from silent film to
the talkies had an impact on me -
I still watch silent films.
- Alain Resnais

When I did the film Generations, in which the character died,
I felt like a guest for the first time.
That made me very sad.
- William Shatner

The informing idea of what you want to say and do,
that's what will take you from film school to professional -
the idea.
That's what is original to you.
- William Friedkin

If someone plays a brooding actor in a film,
people think they're brooding all the time.
- Joe Rogan

Indeed it can be argued that to make a powerful film
you must care about the subject,
therefore powerful films tend to be both political and partisan in nature.
- Ben Edwards

One of the elements in the film that really fascinated
me was not to look at the world in bi-polar terms of
us vs them or east vs west,
which was a by-product of the Cold War.
- Kathryn Bigelow

If anyone can figure out how to balance my celebrity
and my dual careers in music and film,
it's me.
I don't feel frightened; I feel challenged.
- Jennifer Lopez

We ended up with 19 hours of footage and had to narrow
it down to an hour and a half.
Our instructions were to film everything that came up,
including the more mundane moments.
- Joshua Leonard

Sometimes you like the personal adventure implicit in the making of a film,
and sometimes you like your part in a film,
and sometimes you like the final result.
- Jacqueline Bisset

I figure if it's turns out well the film will have
its own momentum and will carry into the video release.
So it's hard to really picture the DVD version when I'm in production.
- Jay Roach

You live for those really great scenes where you almost
feel that the film has gone beyond what was printed
on the script pages and been raised to another level.
- Tobey Maguire

In independent film you tend to have stories that involve more of a community,
and the smaller characters are important to the story.
- David Morse

The big studio era is from the coming of sound until 1950,
until I came in...
I came in at a crux in film, which was the end of the
studio era and the rise of filmmaking.
- Charlton Heston

Everyone in my family is in the film business;
I knew I wanted to be creative and it was important
in my family to be artistic.
- Sofia Coppola

Also, if you watch the film once, there are lots of
things that you won't get because there are punch lines in the first act,
the setup to which isn't until the second act.
- Simon Pegg

Personally, I don't think the film and television industries
are run as well as they used to be.
Oh sure, we've got great digital effects now but...
where are the visionaries?
- Bill Mumy

I think making a good film shot is joyful.
- William Shatner

I did a film once that I was killed in.
It was a painful, horrifying day.
It was a wonderful day from the standpoint of acting,
but I was a wreck otherwise.
- Leslie Easterbrook

I've done movies with a sword before.
But I haven't really been given the full responsibility
of something like a Ridley Scott film.
- Orlando Bloom

I feel that film, as opposed to theatre,
is about capturing that one, real moment.
- Michael Pitt

I saw a very good Hollywood film the other day.
It was about Cole Porter.
- Julie Harris

A film should be an experience.
You should feel something.
It should motivate you to feel something.
- Tim Reid


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