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Xavier Dolan

Canadian,  Actor
Total Quotes : 26
Husband Homosexuality Your

Homosexuality is like an inside baseball thing. It's like a gag that people share; 'How is your husband?' But when it comes to bringing diversity to a broader audience, suddenly it's a different road. It's what we call 'a risk.' Isn't it our responsibility to elevate the standards and change people's perceptions?

- Xavier Dolan

Through Appropriate Codes

For me, hipsterism is for one to appropriate the codes of a social class or another milieu that wasn't theirs originally, in order to define their personality through something different and unique. Which is why a lot of hipsters live downtown, and they're dressed as farmers. Then you have the Oscar Wilde hipster: the dandy.

- Xavier Dolan

Independent Almost Very

Cinema is a thankless industry where sometimes to appear on the cinematic scenery is a thing for late bloomers and people who are very patient. The places are accounted, and the space is often unwelcoming. Money is rare, and independent voices are muted by the almost complete absence of risk takers.

- Xavier Dolan

Good Watching Direct

I don't find it hard to direct myself. I can easily think of me as a horrible performer or a good performer. I work with actors who cannot stand watching or looking at themselves, which is not my case. I can have an eye and perspective on whether I'm terrible or good enough for me.

- Xavier Dolan

Love Very Queer

I'm just trying to blur this very clear line we've drawn and are drawing over and over and over again between communities. Saying those are queer films and those are films. I would love for that line to disappear. For that frontier to be abolished once and for all.

- Xavier Dolan

Think I Think Forgiven

I don't have mom issues or dad issues. I think I have found peace about many things in my past. I have forgiven and asked to be forgiven.

- Xavier Dolan

Big Part Drugstore

I got a part in a package of commercials for this big drugstore from the age of 6 to 10. For four years I shot those commercials, and old ladies would stop me on the street and grab my cheeks. That's how it started.

- Xavier Dolan

Everybody Very Largest

I don't personally do movies for myself and a faction of very cerebral cinephiles - I do it for everybody and wish for the largest amount of people to relish whatever they find they can relish in.

- Xavier Dolan

Love Doing Line

I love doing costumes. The costume is an actor's first line, so it's gotta be right!

- Xavier Dolan

Trust Direct Heartbreaking

It was a privilege to direct the music video for Adele's beautiful, heartbreaking song, 'Hello.' When I first heard it, all the images appeared clearly in my head - and her trust and generosity allowed me to work with abandon artistically and emotionally, like she always does. It made me extremely proud.

- Xavier Dolan

I Think Requests No Time

I think great artists have no time to waste with having disproportionate egos and irrational requests. They're too focused on their work to actually lose themselves in hysterical spirals where they become monsters or tyrants.

- Xavier Dolan

Movies Making Actually

The motivation for making movies is that people actually see them.

- Xavier Dolan

Always Flawed Revealed

The problems I have with a flawed script are always revealed in the editing room.

- Xavier Dolan

American Independent Very

The scene of independent cinema is already a large scene in America, and not in a negative way, but it's cluttered. It's very populated with just American films, so the room left for foreign movies is not extremely vast. The American public also does not really read. They don't read subtitles. But we're like that in Canada, too.

- Xavier Dolan

Success Idea Success Is

To me, the idea of success is to be able to work with people you admire.

- Xavier Dolan

Other Defines Fears

We are all different human beings, and we all have different backgrounds, and we stem from different social strata. That is what defines how you hear people talk, how you want to quote them when you speak. We all have different fears and doubts and complexes and this is what shapes the way we see other people. Especially characters.

- Xavier Dolan

I Think Very Mommy

I think of 'Mommy' as very simplistic or not simplistic, but I wish for the style to actually work with what you see onscreen and what you feel in that very moment. I hope we did not disrespect the characters by being too flamboyant when it's not necessary.

- Xavier Dolan

Been Distributors

No one knows me in the States because the movies have been released in such an awkward, irregular fashion, all by different distributors. There is no continuity.

- Xavier Dolan

Think Very Violent

I was a very violent kid. I think movies and writing and art have been a way of channeling this.

- Xavier Dolan

Love Always Been

I've been recording forever. I'm a watcher. I'm a stalker. I love everything about people. It's always been a passion for me to observe.

- Xavier Dolan