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Directors

Total Quotes : 259
Bad Make

Directors, producers can make you look good or make you look bad.

- Aaron Eckhart

Been Works

I have a lot of respect for people who are great at ad-libbing and for writers and directors who are able to create a scene in which that works. Judd Apatow is fantastic at it. But as an audience member, I like the sound of something that's been written - I like it to sound written.

- Aaron Sorkin

Lot Worked

I've worked with a lot of directors who really don't have a sense of what the hell they want.

- Adrienne Shelly

Own Videos

I've always loved music videos - I used to make my own for bands like Pearl Jam. My favorite directors are Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze, and Patrick Daughters.

- Akiva Schaffer

Been Confidently

I can confidently say that I am comfortable with all the directors, co-star and producers with whom I have worked; there have been absolutely no tensions.

- Akkineni Nagarjuna

Trust Question

The directors you trust the most are the ones, when you ask them a question, they've got the guts to say, 'I don't know.'

- Alan Rickman

Only Sundance

Sundance is the only hand that feeds for women directors.

- Allison Anders

Run Hollywood

Hollywood studios bury that stuff - actors who punch directors in the face and try to run producers over with cars - insanity, criminal behavior. But the studios are invested in that star, they can't have that person's name dirtied up.

- Alec Baldwin

Scorsese Allen

I like so many different directors: Scorsese, Coppola, Cassavetes, Jarmusch, Gus van Sant, Woody Allen and the greats like Fellini, Bergman, Tarkovsky and among current filmmakers von Trier, Ang Lee, Wong Kar-wai.

- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Own TV

I feel terrible for directors of TV because all the episodes have to look the same. They make a great series for five or six years, and then when it's canceled, they can't break out on their own.

- Alejandro Jodorowsky

Always Actor

I'm a good actor in that sense for directors because I always do what they say.

- Alex Cox

Work Other

The great directors managed to dissolve and disappear into the work. They make other people look good.

- Alexander Mackendrick

Other Scripts

Scripts and directors make great actors, not the other way around.

- Ali Fazal

Happy Very

I am very happy to be working with so many talented directors and writers, who are penning scripts that are interesting for me.

- Alia Bhatt

Commercial More

Casting directors don't necessarily want a more recognizable commercial face. Sometimes, they want a lesser known person.

- Allyn Rachel

Experience Find

I have a hard time articulating the emotional experience of working on a film. Even when I have meetings on films or discussing them with directors, I find that's my biggest challenge. Different words mean different things to people.

- Amy Adams

Change Color

I'm communicating with the directors of the Soviet companies, and I see that it is wrong, but when I go to the official discussions, they discuss we should change the color of the walls.

- Anatoly Chubais

Soviet Union

The red directors were one of the main political forces. Another force was the former Soviet ministers who lost everything because of the transformation of the Soviet Union to Russia.

- Anatoly Chubais

Few Worked

I've worked with so few female directors.

- Andrea Riseborough

About Upper

I get stopped by people on the Upper West Side of Manhattan - actors, directors, people that I revere - who are closet conservatives who feel the same way but can't speak out. And they think I am fighting for them so they can come out of the closet eventually and express themselves without worrying about losing their jobs.

- Andrew Breitbart

Idea Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, the directors are the idea men.

- Andrew Lau

Learn Always

I've always said to people that auteurism is nice, but it's hypothetical, and gradually you learn how much or how little influence different directors had.

- Andrew Sarris

Work Like

I'm thinking about directing, but I know it's a lot of work and I appreciate what directors do and I would like to be good at it. The opportunity has presented itself four to five times, and I usually said no because of the script.

- Angela Bassett

Artist Always

As an artist, program directors always want to put you in a little box.

- Angie Stone

Prepared Come

I have zero tolerance for people who don't come completely prepared. I expect contribution, I expect attendance, and I expect directors to take trips and visit the company's programs.

- Anne M. Mulcahy

Data Explain

We're long past having to defend or explain why women should be on boards, given all the data that shows how companies with female as well as male directors perform better. It's unfortunate when companies with a large percentage of women constituents don't reflect that in their boardrooms.

- Anne M. Mulcahy

Here Very

A lot of directors in my experience are very receptive. They see what you do first, and then they want to find a place to put the camera, and they tweak you here and there.

- Annette Bening

Doing Else

I can't stand directors who try to micro-manage everything. When it happens these days I just walk off set, saying if they don't like the way I'm doing it they can get someone else.

- Anthony Hopkins

Think I Think

I think my favorite, and Coppola and that whole thing. East coast Italian directors I guess.

- Anthony Michael Hall

More Original

Obviously with the onset of cable and satellite, there are more opportunities for programming and original programming, so it creates more opportunities for actors and producers and directors and everything.

- Anthony Michael Hall

Musicians Been

Generally my focus has been on people who make things, whether it's writers or directors or painters or musicians.

- Anton Corbijn

Lucky Tickets

I am lucky, that is all. Lucky because there are a lot of people - producers, directors, people who buy tickets - who put confidence in me.

- Antonio Banderas

Go Names

I don't go by brand names for directors.

- Anushka Shetty

Doing Had

Yeah, I mean I've definitely had a bunch of action scripts sent to me, but again I'm a stickler for directors. If it's like an action flick with a great director then it's like 'Oh let's look at this thing,' but if it's just like a shoot-em'-up with a first time director. I don't know if that's the trajectory I want to take with what I'm doing.

- Armie Hammer

Doing Had

I've definitely had a bunch of action scripts sent to me, but again I'm a stickler for directors. If it's, like, an action flick with a great director, then it's like, 'Oh let's look at this thing,' but if it's just like a shoot-em'-up with a first time director, I don't know if that's the trajectory I want to take with what I'm doing.

- Armie Hammer

Will Figure

It is absolutely my conviction, that Walter Salles will figure among the great directors of our time.

- Arthur Cohn

Get Material

I've constantly done my best to get the best material I can get with the best directors I can get to direct me.

- Ashton Kutcher

Hire Commercial

We embrace the shoestring budget. We like being limited by the constraints. It inspires creativity. I don't know what we would spend money on. We don't hire actors. We see budget constraints as a personal challenge. We're like survivalist local commercial directors.

- Charles Lincoln Neal

Work Want

And I just want to work with good directors and good people.

- Charlie Hunnam

Working Like

I like working with different directors; it keeps you on your toes.

- Chaske Spencer

Touch Go

Actors rarely stay in touch with directors after they've filmed together. We go back to real life.

- Chloe Sevigny

Different Lot

A lot of directors, they're creative, but they're different.

- Chris Tucker

Leader Senses

Being on a set where the director has lost control is just sickening. No one goes the extra mile, there's a lot of eye-rolling... it just breeds inertia. If a director is in control, the crew follow their leader. But the second anyone senses the directors are not sure, people just swoop in.

- Christine Vachon

Doing Times

There are times when directors just don't know what they're doing.

- Christopher Atkins

Date Worked

Stoller is one of my favorite comedic directors - one of my favorite directors that I've worked with to date.

- Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Father Endlessly

My father always told me that story was first and foremost. We would watch not just his films but a lot of classic American films. My father was a great David Lean fan, and David Lean's one of my favorite directors. We would discuss films endlessly.

- Christopher Rouse

Always Go

I know I don't go looking for directors. I always wonder why they chose me.

- Ciaran Hinds

Never Give

Directors never give you anything.

- Claudia Christian

Comedy Been

Directors have been trying to get me to do comedy for a long time, ever since 'One Eight Seven.'

- Clifton Collins, Jr.

Important Never

Actors should never be important. Only directors should have power and place.

- D. W. Griffith

Some Worked

I have worked with some great directors.

- Dabney Coleman

Risking Owners

A sportswriter's life means never sitting with your wife or family at the games. Still working after everyone has gone to the party... Digging beneath a coach's lies, not to forget those of athletic directors and general managers and owners of pro teams. Keeping a confidence. Risking it.

- Dan Jenkins

Thought Prove

I've always thought that as long as directors and casting directors don't see me as just Harry Potter, I'll be OK. People have shown a lot of faith in me, and I owe them a huge debt. They're letting me prove that I'm serious about this.

- Daniel Radcliffe

Doing Still

When you first get out of doing a show for a long time where you played a teenager, casting directors and producers all still look at you as being the character that you played for so long.

- Danielle Fishel

Trust Cunning

A lot of film directors are quite scared of actors. They are a bit of a nightmare sometimes, but I like them. It looks like cunning, but you try to get extra things from them all the time, by stealth, by making them feel confident, so they trust you and you can push a bit.

- Danny Boyle

Incredible Hal

Quentin Tarantino doesn't beat Hal Ashby, and he's one of my favorite directors. Quentin is incredible.

- David Carradine

Beginning New

Of course for many years directors have had to go on the road with their movies and promote them and I've done that since the beginning. So that's not new but the forms of it are different such as with the internet.

- David Cronenberg

Black Idea

The idea that American producers and directors are choosing black British talent to save themselves a buck or two is ridiculous - it's because we're damn good.

- David Harewood

Episodic TV

I was, in my day, one of the best directors of episodic TV around.

- David Hemmings

Think I Think

I think actors do make really, really wonderful directors.

- David Wenham

See Date

I should see a board of directors who should vote on who I should date.

- Debbie Reynolds

Life Excites

That excites me, working with really excellent people, be it wonderful directors or actors or cinematographers and especially writers. My work life is going to a set and having these great experiences and coming home shifted by them.

- Deborah Kara Unger

Role Lore

I have worked with a lot of really great women directors: Ana Kokkinos; Cate Shortland, who just recently directed a film called 'Lore;' another director, Rachel Perkins - she's an Aboriginal director, and I've worked with her three times now, and she gave me my first film role, actually, back in 1997.

- Deborah Mailman

New Well

Well, this is the second time I've done New Directors.

- Jim McKay

Proud Spielberg

I've worked with Steven Spielberg three times. I'm proud to say that I'm one of those actors that continues to get hired by the same directors.

- Joe Pantoliano

Now Like

I don't like directors that just say, Stand there and now do this.

- Joe Pantoliano

Changing Fiction

The things that I've enjoyed most are not really science fiction. They are not much fun to make because there are so many toys involved. They are fun for directors who like toys, like Ridley Scott, but they are not a lot of fun to make. A lot of hanging around, changing this and that.

- John Hurt

Other Esteem

I'm not intimidated by other actors at all - or directors. I don't care who they are. But I am intimidated by writers. I hold them in the highest esteem.

- John Mahoney

Very Violent

In my first film, Five Corners, I played a very scary, violent crazed character, and it exposed me to a lot of directors.

- John Turturro

Movie Again

You hear it said time and time again by successful directors: You have to make a movie for yourself. Don't make it for anyone else.

- Jordan Peele

Slightly Our

Our job as directors is to really give the audience a sense that all this exists in a universe somewhere. Even if it's a slightly more stylized or comedic world than we live in, it's still really important that it has an authenticity and integrity to it.

- Josh Gordon

Some Within

I've worked with some incredibly difficult directors but my understanding is that a lot of the best people are driven from a place of being extremely challenging and dark within their way.

- Josh Lucas

Always Hilarious

There are only so many hilarious actors so when they cross-pollinate, people assume it's always the same actors and directors.

- Judd Apatow

Waiting Next

I've figured out what to do so far, but it's always the next thing you come to where the man with the bucket of ice cold water is waiting - whoosh! in your face. That's why you work with directors who know what to tell you to do.

- Judi Dench

Mind Image

A lot of really good directors have a killer in them, as if they'd do anything to get that image. But that comes with the terrain and I don't mind it.

- Judy Davis

Most Set

For most directors, the scriptwriter is about as welcome on set as a member of the Taliban.

- Julian Fellowes

Best De Niro

The praise for 'Cape Fear' will help me work more artfully - I can work with real artists, like Robert De Niro and the directors, and then go to artland, which is the best land to be in in this world.

- Juliette Lewis

Feel I Think

But, I think it's great to be able to work with established directors, and then also first-timers. I feel like you learn from both of them, but then you can go and share your knowledge with each of them. That's really fantastic!

- Juno Temple

Knew Very

I've watched directors since my very first day of acting because I knew I wanted to direct.

- Austin Nichols

Making A Living

As an actor, I have casting issues. I'm a minority. I don't have trouble making a living, but as far as being on the food chain of the pecking order of actors, I'm not at the top of it. With the jobs that I do, there are always control issues with directors and producers.

- B. D. Wong

Asian Ang

Wong Kar-wai and Ang Lee are two Asian directors I'm really fond of.

- Bai Ling

Business Sure

Whatever talent I had, I'm sure it helped that my parents were in the business and that I grew up around actors, comedians and directors.

- Ben Stiller

Six Use

Somehow I got to be one of five or six actors that the directors would use as guinea pigs at this directing colloquium, where people pay to listen to and watch the directors direct.

- Beth Henley

Liberties Civil

I was on the state board of directors of the American Civil Liberties Union.

- Betty Hill

Game Bits

The whole world of 'Game of Thrones' was realized with such detail, with directors and writers who really geeked out and really loved all the little bits of it.

- Harry Lloyd

Having About

Having an investor on your board of directors who is naive about public markets or finds them complex or scary is non-optimal.

- Bill Gurley

Doing Know

I have great respect for directors who know what they're doing.

- Bill Mumy

Work Pretty

My height can be a problem. A lot of directors and photographers are sometimes not happy because I'm pretty tall and especially if I work with short actors the difference can be pretty massive.

- Bill Skarsgard

About Gauge

The great thing about women directors is that they're not only involved in the performances - they can gauge where we all are personally and know how to direct us better because of that.

- Billie Lourd

Capital Private

One thing I'm so grateful for is sidestepping the usual venture capital, private equity route. My friends who have gone that way are many times beholden to their boards of directors, to 'sell' ideas to a team.

- Blake Mycoskie

Short Never

Directors are never in short supply of girlfriends.

- Bob Fosse

Work Films

There are all kinds of directors I want to work with and all kinds of films that I want to do.

- Boyd Holbrook

Business Very

I'm actually very snobbish about directors. I have to say 'no' all the time. 'No' is the most powerful word in our business. You've got to protect yourself.

- Brad Pitt

Change Town

I guarantee you that two directors that are any good can take the same story, change the name of the characters, change the name of the town, and make an entirely different picture.

- Howard Hawks

Other Very

As animation directors, you're the first one on the film; you're the last one off, and you get to learn from and touch every department throughout the whole journey. I don't know any other job in the world that's like that. I don't think live-action is like that. It's a very different sort of experience.

- Byron Howard

Studio Some

I wrote 'Thelma & Louise' in 1988, and we shot it in 1990. Everyone kept saying, 'This is so groundbreaking... this is going to change the landscape,' but I don't see that result at all. When we saw some female studio executives, we were hopeful that more women would be hired as directors, but that didn't really seem to happen.

- Callie Khouri

Questions Before

Most directors that I've worked with - I've worked with before, especially in Holland - and they know that I'm somebody who talks and asks, and talks, and talks, and talks and questions and turns things around. I'm like a little cat, walking around my little nest until I find my place.

- Carice van Houten

Young Films

When you see the films of certain young directors, you get the impression that film history begins for them around 1980.

- Jacques Rivette

Love I Think

I'll say this, I'm no stranger to working with a foreign cast, foreign directors, that sort of thing. I love it, because I think that when you have people from different countries, it sort of brings everyone together, it's more of a worldly film.

- Jaimie Alexander

Some Gave

I've run into some S.O.B. directors, but I gave them back as good as I got.

- Carroll O'Connor