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Irwin Winkler

American,  Producer
Total Quotes : 26
Cold Next Before

Believe me, it would be a long, long, cold day before I decide to warm up next to Rupert Murdoch.

- Irwin Winkler

Why Some Foreigners

Even some of us who make movies underestimate their influence abroad. American movies sell American culture. Foreigners want to see American movies. But that's also why so many foreign governments and groups object to them.

- Irwin Winkler

Involved Conception Very

Every film I do, I'm involved with from the very conception of the project.

- Irwin Winkler

Oscar

I have an Oscar on my mantel.

- Irwin Winkler

Sports Boxing Few

Boxing is one of the few sports that is one on one.

- Irwin Winkler

Worry Very Raising

For the good producer, raising capital is about the last thing to worry about. If you're good, the money comes very easily.

- Irwin Winkler

Good Want Tell

I'm just trying to tell a nice story. Whether you're a writer or a producer, all you want to do is tell a good yarn.

- Irwin Winkler

Woke Been About

I really woke up one morning and said, you know, 'I haven't seen a good film about the American Revolution. And all the ones I have seen haven't been successful, but I'm going to make a successful one.' Well, I wasn't able to do that.

- Irwin Winkler

Celebrity Found Turner

I found 'Celebrity Gangster' intense, dramatic, a real page turner.

- Irwin Winkler

Look Studios Stabilized

If you look at successful studios, they're the ones with stabilized management.

- Irwin Winkler

Always Movie Scorsese

Show me a Scorsese film, and I'll show you a movie where he's taken risks. It's just his nature. He's an artist, and artists take risks. He always does what he believes in.

- Irwin Winkler

Easy Started Getting

It wasn't easy getting 'GoodFellas' started.

- Irwin Winkler

I Remember Studios Telling

When studios start telling me why a particular film project won't work, I remember 'Rocky.' I remember that the biggest success Bob Chartoff and I have had was a film nobody wanted to make.

- Irwin Winkler

Saturday Your Very

As a producer, the most important call you can get is on Saturday morning, when the Friday-night grosses come in. As a director, you want your film to be successful. But your outlook is a bit different. You become very conscious of the reviews.

- Irwin Winkler

Need Films Period

Many of the best films made about war have come out after the wars have ended. People need a period of time to reflect on them.

- Irwin Winkler

Movies Taste Got

The day I make movies that Rupert Murdoch likes and admires is the day I'll throw in the towel, because he's got no taste.

- Irwin Winkler

Change Always III

Usually when you have a sequel, the character always stays the same and that's true basically of 'Rocky III,' 'IV' and 'V.' He didn't really change.

- Irwin Winkler

New Old James

When James Bond gets old, you get rid of him and bring a new James Bond in.

- Irwin Winkler

Money More Been

More money has been lost trying to imitate 'Rocky' than 'Rocky' has made.

- Irwin Winkler

Want Director Couple

No one wants to hear from the producer. He's the guy by the pool with a cigar in his mouth and a couple of lovelies on his arm. But when you're a director, they want to hear what you have to say about everything - the war, the world.

- Irwin Winkler