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Director Quotes

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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

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

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

When you look at a movie, you look at a director's thought process.
- Oliver Stone

 

You need these experiences.
Just know that sometimes, the director has a specific look in mind.
- Paula Abdul

You hope and pray that you'll get involved with a director
that you understand and who has the same sensibility
as you do and knows how to push you and bring out the best in you.
- Matthew Modine

As an actress I find the most enjoyable part of acting
is really just to please the director.
I just want to please my director.
- Joan Chen

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I've found that the more experts you have on a movie,
the less control the director has.
- John Frankenheimer

I think the most insulting thing you can do to a director
is to challenge when he or she is satisfied with your interpretation.
- Dustin Hoffman

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 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

The guy that made me wanna make movies...
and this is off the wall-is a guy named Michael Pal,
the British director.
- George A. Romero

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

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

Time management is a big part of the director's job.
- Debbie Allen

And Louis Freeh was a completely dysfunctional FBI Director,
who was actually waging his own private war against
the Clinton Administration.
- Sidney Blumenthal

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

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

By the first week of shooting, you know exactly where
your film is heading based on the psychology of your director.
- Jodie Foster

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

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

In the end, it's acting, it's not real.
But every director will tell you that you have to create
conditions that create tension,
because tension is what makes drama feel real.
- Paul Greengrass

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'm a director's actor; I'm a storyteller's actor.
- Michael Ironside

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

Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness.
Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness.
Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate.
- Sun Tzu

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

A film's success or failure is strictly on the director's shoulders.
- Robin Tunney

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

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

I was the executive editor on a little magazine called Greek Accent,
whose only claim to fame is that its art director went
on to be the art director of Discover for many years.
- Jane Haddam

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

Clint Eastwood is an extraordinary director because
he knows the value of a buck.
He knows where it will show on the screen.
- Angela Lansbury

I don't come in with any preconceived ideas,
and although I will have done some preparation,
I can go which way the director wants.
- Jacqueline Bisset

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

The ladder of success in Hollywood is usually a press agent,
actor, director, producer, leading man;
and you are a star if you sleep with each of them in that order.
Crude, but true.
- Hedy Lamarr

I think drug movies free the director to make intense films.
- Ray Liotta

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

Indeed, the actor's lot is a much harder one than that of the director's,
from one simple standpoint: The actor has to play the eight shows a week.
- Charles Keating

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

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

On the stage, you alone hold the key,
and on the night you have to trust that the director
has inspired you enough to take the material and run with it.
- Greta Scacchi

The difference with doing a play is that you are in control.
In film you are in the hands of the director and the editor and the producer.
- Kyle MacLachlan

I always claim that the writer has done 90 percent of the director's work.
- Harold Ramis

It depends who the director is you know,
I mean Ken Loach for instance.
I've done up to 32 takes with him.
- Robert Carlyle

There were movies that always made me want to be a director.
You see brilliant scenes and the way the emotions were handled.
I thought, I'd really like to do that.
- Bruce Beresford

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

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

It's natural for any actor that segues into directing
to be an actor's director.
You know how to relate to the actors.
- Omar Epps

George Tenet has been the director of central intelligence since 1997,
time enough to have changed the Agency's culture.
He has failed.
He should go.
- Richard Perle

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

When an actor plays a scene exactly the way a director orders,
it isn't acting.
It's following instructions.
Anyone with the physical qualifications can do that.
- James Dean

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

Every director is completely different.
- Miranda Otto

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

Now, I have big-money offers on three movies,
and I have director approval.
That's kind of scary,' he says.
'No directors have been attached.
That's a lot of pressure on me.
- Cuba Gooding, Jr.

My background was art school, documentary director
and surfer with a keen interest in thrilling acts of
life threatening stupidity.
- Yahoo Serious

The importance of the assistant director cannot be overemphasized.
- John Frankenheimer

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

Good is the director who lets you do what you have to do.
- Marc Ribot

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

What I think happens, and that you have to acknowledge though,
is that a director uses a book as a launching pad for
his own work and that's always very flattering.
- Katherine Dunn

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

I have no interest in directing.
I'd be a bad director.
- Michael Ritchie

After all, at end of the day, when you're breathing your last,
it's not your producer, director, or cast mates by your bedside;
it's your children.
Keep that in mind.
- John Ratzenberger

I will argue my points; I will have my opinions.
But at the end of the day, it's the director's choice.
- Amy Irving

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

An actor really suffers when the director isn't prepared
because you start running out of time for the shoot
and then have to do it fast.
- Carol Kane

Every casting director I've met is a woman.
- Cameron Diaz

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

As a director, I've been able to combine with what
I've learned as an actor and as a producer:
it melds quite nicely into what I feel like I should
have been doing all along.
- Griffin Dunne


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