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Stanley Tucci Quotes and Sayings

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As a director you have to be careful you don't over-design the film.
You have to be careful that the period aspect does not take over.
- Stanley Tucci

I wanted to be an actor when I was a kid.
- Stanley Tucci

I write in the mornings.
During my down time.
- Stanley Tucci

I was dissatisfied just being an actor.
- Stanley Tucci

 

When I write a screenplay, and when I direct,
I always pull lines out.
- Stanley Tucci

The thing is, I'm a very practical filmmaker.
- Stanley Tucci

I didn't know you had to change diapers so often.
I couldn't believe it - we must change them 10 times a day -
each.
So that's 20 diapers a piece a day.
- Stanley Tucci

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I don't like to move the camera that much anyway.
- Stanley Tucci

I make time to write.
- Stanley Tucci

People wear shorts to the Broadway theater.
There should be a law against that.
- Stanley Tucci

I'm a control freak.
Totally.
- Stanley Tucci

As a director, I also get to sit and watch actors and
learn from them in a way that I don't get to do when I'm just acting.
- Stanley Tucci

It's more interesting because you get to research the history of the period,
and all the different aesthetic elements that make a film,
particularly this film, so stunning.
- Stanley Tucci

I love directing - it's always so involving,
so challenging.
- Stanley Tucci

Sometimes it's difficult directing yourself on film
because you can't quite separate yourself from the subject.
- Stanley Tucci

I have consciously not taken the role of a gangster,
which has been offered to me far too many times.
- Stanley Tucci

I like to see how I can do it for less money.
- Stanley Tucci

Like Joseph Mitchell, I would scour the streets of
New York and find little pieces of what other people think of as junk -
and collect it.
- Stanley Tucci

I was always attracted to the past as a kid.
- Stanley Tucci

So yes, I hope to act in other people's movies,
big and small, because that's how I make my living,
really.
- Stanley Tucci

I'd read Up in the Old Hotel, and I wanted to do something
with Mitchell's stuff for a long time.
- Stanley Tucci

I would rather just do the things I want to do.
- Stanley Tucci

But usually I'll wake up and start writing about nine o'clock.
I'll probably write for about three hours,
and I'll do that over the next month and a half.
- Stanley Tucci

And I love doing my own projects; that's what I've always wanted to do.
- Stanley Tucci

I never go overbudget on my movies.
- Stanley Tucci

I'm actually one who will encourage directors to cut my lines.
- Stanley Tucci

I like to use all of myself, and acting wasn't doing that.
- Stanley Tucci

You gotta make the movie you want to make.
- Stanley Tucci

My partner, Beth Alexander, and I want to produce smaller films,
but commercially viable films that will enable me to
make the kinds of movies I want to make.
- Stanley Tucci

I've always considered myself an actor first and foremost.
- Stanley Tucci

I'm not saying they won't be bigger projects someday.
- Stanley Tucci

The majority of directors I've worked with didn't know how to talk to actors.
- Stanley Tucci

Big Night and The Impostors are both things that I wrote.
- Stanley Tucci

I mean, Scorsese's a genius, and that's one way of shooting.
- Stanley Tucci

I'm not interested in wasting money on a project.
- Stanley Tucci

Even The Impostors, as silly as it is,
is a very intimate film, in a way.
- Stanley Tucci

The constraints of melodrama can be a great blessing,
because they demand that all the characters involved -
as absurd and extreme as they may initially seem -
must stay utterly rooted in their own reality,
or the whole project collapses.
- Stanley Tucci

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

It's not my job to try and alter the director's style -
he's in charge,
and I'll always give him my trust.
- Ewan McGregor

As a director, you try to find what is creative.
- Jan de Bont

Theatre director: a person engaged by the management
to conceal the fact that the players cannot act.
- James Agate

And also, Sergio Leone was considered in Italy a director of category B,
not a big director.
- Claudia Cardinale

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

The magic doesn't come from within the director's mind,
it comes from within the hearts of the actors.
- James Cameron

But the privileges that one has enjoyed and exploited
can sometimes turn against you:
nobody thinks of you as a director,
you are always an actress.
- Sophie Marceau

My father worked for governments all his life as an
engineer and public works director.
- Edward Tufte

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

When I work, I work very hard.
So I look to work with people who have that level of dedication.
And I depend on that from everyone.
From the director to my crews that I work with.
- Tom Cruise

I think film and television are really a director's medium,
whereas theatre is the actor's medium.
- Christopher Eccleston

In the future, everybody is going to be a director.
Somebody's got to live a real life so we have something to make a movie about.
- Cameron Crowe

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

I believe the director's primary role is to create
an atmosphere where his company can be created.
- Charles Keating

Now I'm kind of established as a director,
I much prefer directing to writing.
- Ang Lee

I'm doing a little consulting.
I'm somewhat retired, still a director of a company or two.
- Jack Kilby

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

I still make more money as I do as an actor than director,
however I don't want to be a commercial director.
- Charles S. Dutton

It was difficult every ten days having a new director.
I'm a real collaborator and, as an actor,
I want to be directed.
It's hard for me to shift gears.
- Jeanne Tripplehorn

One guy records the voices, another guy times the storyboard,
another guy times the sheets, one guy is the story editor.
All these jobs should be covered by the director.
- John Kricfalusi

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

If it's stage, the two most important artists are the
actor and the playwright.
If it's film, THE most important person is the director.
The director says where the camera goes.
- Brad Dourif

Do you know what I'm working on now? My first feature as a director.
- Faye Dunaway

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

Masood Ahmed brings to the position of director of
external relations extensive experience gained in a
range of senior positions in international finance and development.
- Rodrigo Rato

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

My college training was primarily in theatre,
with an eye to becoming a director, actor,
or producer.
- Orson Scott Card

The thing is David is also aware of everything and
it's not like you're going somewhere the director is not.
- William Hurt

I still can't quite believe it.
Although there was something about the fact that it was a first-time writer,
a first-time producer, and a first-time director all at the same time.
- Sam Mendes

We had a very energetic floor manager and he was always
jumping around all over the place.
The director would send down messages like,
Can you tell that actor to calm down?
- Sarah Sutton

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


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