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Jean Renoir Quotes and Sayings

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A director makes only one movie in his life.
Then he breaks it into pieces and makes it again.
- Jean Renoir

Is it possible to succeed without any act of betrayal?
- Jean Renoir

Wilshire Boulevard...
It has no smell to it.
- Jean Renoir

Where am I? Who am I? How did I come to be here?
What is this thing called the world?
How did I come into the world?
Why was I not consulted?
And If I am compelled to take part in it,
Where is the director? I want to see him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

 

A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul,
the director of his life.
- James Allen

The director's job should give you a sense of music
without drawing attention to itself.
- Taylor Hackford

A good director's not sure when he gets on the set what he's going to do.
- Elia Kazan

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Not at all, I wanted to go into medicine.
I took science in college.
But my dad was a Producer - Director in Kannada films,
and someone saw me, and one thing led to another.
- Soundarya

You can't just go in there and open your mouth until
the cast and director feel comfortable with you.
- Beth Henley

One tries to be an observer as an actor and indeed
as a director because the small things,
the give-away things are what are really interesting to a performer.
- Janet Suzman

When you're artistic director of a program,
you present the music you want to present.
- Stanley Crouch

There's no doubt about Prakash's abilities as a director.
- Ajay Devgan

I became, and remain, my characters' close and intent watcher:
their director,
never.
Their creator I cannot feel that I was,
or am.
- Elizabeth Bowen

I mean, I've sold all these scripts and nothing's been made.
Studios have closed, stars have died.
I had a director find Jesus.
And the pictures just don't get made.
- Bruce Vilanch

I don't even know if I can call myself a director.
- Charles S. Dutton

I wanted to be a director and producer and writer,
but in the early '40's the union wouldn't let you get through the gates.
You couldn't get on a crew, or even learn to direct.
- Larry Buchanan

In Dreams...
well, I was slightly overcompensating with that.
I was a bit like a director for hire,
so maybe I was putting too much imagery that was familiar to me into it.
- Neil Jordan

You have a right to your opinion about the work that you're doing.
An artist is as equally important as the director.
If you believe that, you can work in any circumstances.
- Maggie Gyllenhaal

I have been a director who has starred,
participated on both sides of the filmmaking process.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

A director must be a policeman, a midwife,
a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard.
- Billy Wilder

I got nominated for my second film as best young director
in the Aikido Film Festival in Japan.
- Donnie Yen

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

With Alien, because we always use a different director,
each one kind of stands on its own.
So I guess it's possible for them to make another one,
but we have no plans.
- Sigourney Weaver

I always think that a director who knows about the technical side,
but cares about the acting performances and casting as well,
is ahead of the game.
- Bob Balaban

That's why I never became a director.
I never had patience with people.
- Ray Harryhausen

I'm not like one of those actors who's a frustrated director.
- Gary Sinise

You don't even need the director's judgement.
It's too much.
- Charlotte Gainsbourg

In feature films the director is God;
in documentary films God is the director.
- Alfred Hitchcock

The thing that separates a so-so director and a great
director is a love and caring for film.
- Shirley Knight

A good script and a good brief from the director is
enough to let me know what is expected of me.
- Sanjay Dutt

The first thing I ask when I'm offered a part is,
Who's the director? which is something they never understand in Los Angeles.
- Swoosie Kurtz

Every director is so different from every other one.
- Peter Fonda

I have no idea what makes a director believe in me
that I can sell these kind of roles.
- Izabella Scorupco

I go into a young film director's office these days and he says,
'Hey man, I know who you are.
I grew up watching 'McHale's Navy'.
And I think, 'Oh boy, here we go again'.
- Mako

Being a conductor is kind of a hybrid profession because most fundamentally,
it is being someone who is a coach, a trainer,
an editor, a director.
- Michael Tilson Thomas

I am a sensitive writer, actor and director.
Talking business disgusts me.
If you want to talk business, call my disgusting personal manager.
- Sylvester Stallone

It's an important thing to have a relationship with the director,
and have it be a positive one.
- Trevor Rabin

I think, frankly, that I'm a better director than I was an actor.
- Jonathan Frakes

For a director, the most challenging scenes are the dialogue scenes.
- Bruce Beresford

When I became a director, I wanted to convince a very
reluctant Sidney into allowing me to go on the journey of his life.
Sidney had gone ahead of every other African American actor.
- Lee Grant

I've stood up to producers before, and even a director.
I saw them being abusive.
A lot of people on the set are scared to say stuff
when they're not being treated right.
- Natalie Portman

And I think one way or another it's evident to those
who work with me that as a writer,
a director, a friend, as somebody's there that's very
anxious to get the movie made.
- Robert Towne

Yes, they allowed us to play around a lot because,
like we said, the director's such a good comedy director.
- Kevin McDonald

A director is a choreographer, both politically and creatively.
- William Shatner

Sam Wood, the director, made most of his money as a real estate agent;
there was nothing of the temperamental artist about him.
- Gloria Swanson

I don't have a director.
The audience directs me.
- Hal Holbrook

We need to make is to strengthen the position of the director of the CIA.
- Bob Graham

The worst thing for an actor is a director that gets
on your nerves and says things that actually confuse you.
- Stephen Rea

You're in the business - when you're a writer,
producer, director - to get ratings.
- Norman Lear

Obviously in Art of Noise, I'm just part of the group,
and when I do film scores, it's always in collaboration
with the director and other people involved.
- Anne Dudley

I want to take roles that challenge me and I want to
like the script and obviously feel connected with the
director because the director to me is so important.
- Amy Smart

It's fun to do something funny and have the director laughing.
It makes you feel good.
- Jon Lovitz

A good director creates an environment,
which gives the actor the encouragement to fly.
- Kevin Bacon

Sabrina ran for seven years with a different director every week.
- Melissa Joan Hart

I don't think of myself as a director or writer.
I think of myself as a filmmaker.
- Conrad Hall

That was me under the bath and the water being held down.
The director wanted it to look as real as possible so he told Keanu,
in front of me, don't go easy on her.
So it was scary.
- Rachel Weisz

The pastor of a parish will typically have no education
in the chant or in music,
and he will hire the first music director who walks through the door.
- Richard Morris

In England, I'm a horror movie director.
In Germany, I'm a filmmaker.
In the US, I'm a bum.
- John Carpenter

The director took my face in his hands and asked me to show him my teeth,
as with a horse.
This happened on a Wednesday, and by the following Monday I was shooting.
- Victoria Abril

Obviously, if a director doesn't communicative a clear,
relevant vision of the material, it will not succeed
no matter how good the material.
- Tom Skerritt

Every director bites the hand that lays the golden egg.
- Samuel Goldwyn

Working with a great director is like getting a master class in acting.
- Swoosie Kurtz

It's kind of interesting to be a director who is all
of a sudden being an actor playing an agent.
This is my whole world!
- Mark Rydell

There has never been a female director who has won an Oscar.
There has only been one woman who won at the Cannes Film Festival.
- Salma Hayek

I have only one rule in acting - trust the director
and give him heart and soul.
- Ava Gardner

A great opera house isn't run by a director,
but by a great administrator.
- Steven Berkoff

Richard Marquand, on Jedi, was very much an actor's director.
- Peter Mayhew

I got space from Travis Air Force Base,
went back to the Philippine Islands and made it a point
to meet the only American casting director in the Philippines.
I was off and running.
- R. Lee Ermey

The director calmed me down and told me I was being too hard on myself.
He went on to say that I wasn't quite as bad as I thought,
but needed to tone things down a bit.
- Dwight Schultz

To work with a director that has emotional commitment
and passion toward the characters,
and the piece, and the experiences, it only enriches your work.
- Jessica Lange

I owe Bankhead a gift; she made a director out of me.
- Elia Kazan


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