In this post, you will find great Movie Quotes from famous people, such as Chris Pine, Anubhav Sinha, Chadwick Boseman, John Frankenheimer, Daniel H. Wilson. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
You can’t please everyone… If you make a good movie, that’s all that matters.
How do I let the director know how obsessed I am and willing to do anything for the movie? Like, I wanted to write this one director a letter, so I wrote him a handwritten note. But then I was like, ‘How many people are writing this guy handwritten letters? Is it going to seem cheesy? What do I do?’
I like dark humor. My favorite movie of all time is ‘Harold and Maude.’
I’m not a movie star, but I still get my photograph taken when I walk down the street, hundreds of times. I never say no.
I think everything that you do, you’re learning. I mean, every movie that you make is like a film school; that’s one of the things that I enjoy about filmmaking.
When I don’t have a girlfriend, who I am answerable to, I can go out and hang with people. But whether you go for a movie with someone or a meal or a drive, it is assumed that you are dating that person.
I’ve been on the board of UCLA Film and TV School, and I went to UCLA. I realized that the same movie theater that was there when I went to school, 30 years later is the same movie theater in the same condition. There was an opportunity to refurbish an existing room, and I jumped at the opportunity.
I think the character does tend to suit an episodic thing, because what’s fun about him is that he doesn’t care about anyone else, and it’s very difficult for a main character – a lead character – in a movie to not care about anybody else.
I grew up on movie sets, getting to see storytelling happen up close.
Look at every action movie in Hollywood. Every leading man from Spider-Man to Batman to James Bond, ‘Bourne Identity‘, every one of them possesses martial arts skills.
I worked at a movie theater in Tempe, Arizona, when I went to community college there. And I got fired because a sorority had rented out a theater to watch ‘Titanic,’ and they were being really rude to me while they were waiting for the movie. So as I tore their tickets, I told them the end of the movie.
‘Tampopo’s amazing. I think it’s an absolutely fantastic movie, but I don’t think it captures for me the meaning of food.
The frustrating part of it is that you’re generally known for what you did last. I’ve had the privilege of doing some very cool independent films that, a lot of the time, the general public doesn’t see unless you’re at a film festival or you’re into that kind of movie.
Being an actor on a movie set is like going to the playground at recess.
If you have a good movie in hand and it is successful, you gain confidence to experiment.
People will say a movie bombed at the box office but I couldn’t care less.
I really like ‘The Three Kings‘ DVD. I love that movie and all the extra footage and documentaries.
When ‘Mean Girls’ came out, I was 15. So I saw that movie and was like, ‘That is so funny.’ But it still has that fluffy, happy ending, and that doesn’t happen in high school.
I got a role in this movie called Freeway playing this really angry, aggressive, violent young woman who believed wholeheartedly in the truth. I had such satisfaction afterward, and I thought, That’s what I want to do.
An important part of my story is that I didn’t walk out of Planned Parenthood immediately after witnessing the ultrasound-guided abortion. It is made to appear that way in the film, ‘Unplanned,’ because they are trying to fit 10 years of my life into an hour-and-a-half-long movie.
If a great opportunity opens itself up, I would love to be involved… or star in a movie.
I’m always for the Indian in the cowboy movie. Always.
I don’t think any movie is going to make some kid run out and have sex.
I said the screen will kill the reader, and it has: the movie screen in the beginning, the television screen, and now the coup de grace, the computer screen.
When I’m in New York, I just want to walk down the street and feel this thing, like I’m in a movie.
I think if you make a good movie, people walk away arguing.
My favorite movie is ‘The Outlaw Josey Wales‘ with Clint Eastwood, a guy who gets his family killed by the bad guys then goes on a journey of revenge, eventually discovering himself – very existential.
For eight years I did effects for other movies until I got my movie made.
I steal from every movie ever made.
There aren’t a lot of entertainment-based mediums, the visual or recorded mediums, that empower the audience to go off the next day and create it themselves. You can’t watch a movie or a show and the next day say, ‘I want to make that.’ You have to go to school.
I’m not an actor, I’m a movie star.
If it’s a good movie, the sound could go off and the audience would still have a perfectly clear idea of what was going on.
I was always longing to do, emotionally and physically, what my male counterparts always got to do. I just felt envious, every time I saw a movie that I was in awe of, and it was usually a male lead. And those kinds of roles weren’t available. They just weren’t being written.
I’m not that good looking… nobody is that good looking. I have seen a lot of movie stars, and maybe four are amazing looking. The rest have a team of gay guys who make it happen.
I always felt like a movie star.
I don’t always enjoy them, but when a scary movie has a really good storyline, that gets me interested.
It’s so much easier when you’re promoting a movie that you like!
We go to the theater to be entertained, but if what is left after you watch the movie is a sort of eye-opening perspective on some social issues, then it can be a really powerful piece of art.
When I did ‘Good Guys Wear Black,’ I had a lot of dialogue in that movie.
I really want a movie made on Sachin Tendulkar’s life. That is something I’m looking forward to. There will be so much emotion to that movie.
I would play hooky from school and spend all day in the movie theaters. Consequently, I learned satire in all its subtle forms.
In ‘Purab Aur Paschim’, Manoj Kumar offered me a meaningful cameo. He directed me efficiently and I was able to improve on my histrionics and appeared more confident in front of the movie camera.
I’d like to be in an action movie.
I liked Vittorio De Sica a lot, and I got to work with him once in a segment movie. He was a great director. He was a very charismatic character and a guy I watched a lot when he was directing.
When I was a kid, we’d go to the movies, and my parents would reach out to everyone around us in the theater, most of whom could barely afford the movie ticket. They’d hand out popcorn and Milk Duds, strike up conversations with them, lend shoulders to cry on, learn their names, and smile at everyone.
The whole idea with acting is that you take some risks. And if you take some risks, you’re really going to mess up sometimes. But it’s not OK to mess up a movie; it’s not OK to do that just so you can improve as an actor. But film-making takes a little bit of risk in every department.
I loved history because to me, history was like watching a movie.
When you do one movie at a time, if one goes crazy and becomes successful, your life changes. But you can step back and catch your breath.
I don’t have to sit around and wait for the next movie to come along, I can go out and sing.
You have to find the movie in the editing room, and it can’t be four hours; it has to be two hours.
A movie about a weak, vulnerable woman can be feminist if it shows a real person that we can empathize with.
Denzel Washington is a big Hollywood movie star now. But he started out as an actor in the Negro Ensemble company.
You don’t make a movie, the movie makes you.
There’s nothing I’ve ever worked on that beat ‘Game of Thrones’ – that’s a 10-hour movie; they put a lot of money in it.
Just making a good movie is hard to do.
My favorite movie is ‘Imitation of Life.’ It’s just a true love story, and it really touched me.
I know when I go to a movie I want to experience something, whether to laugh, to cry, to feel bad.
To me, nothing beats McDonalds and a scary movie at home.
I mean, there are things in the book you could never do in a movie.
The point is that life for me is not going to be the way it is for everyone else. I have a fog machine and movie lights in my bedroom.
I’m used to the fact that the world views movie actors as personalities. I’m in the extremely fortunate position of making a living at something I’m passionate about. It’s all about choices. By the nature of what I do, I make a choice. I invite them in.
I haven‘t made anything I don’t believe in. I’ve always started a movie with a song in my heart, and even when I’m a little unclear about it, something magical happens and it comes into focus in a way that I’m feeling good about.
The only movie that I would ever even consider retrofitting is the first ‘Jurassic Park,’ which I think would look pretty spectacular in 3D. That’s the only one of my films that I would consider doing in 3D.
The first Disney movie I saw I think was ‘Snow White.’ I loved all the Disney princess movies.
When a movie is being rolled out, the studio publicists and all our individual publicists get together and come up with bullet points and talking points – ‘Make sure you stay away from this,’ and ‘Don’t say that quite that way, because that quote can be taken out of context,’ and that kind of thing.
My mom and dad – they were always there. They were always on the set. They focused on our family life. The entertainment business wasn’t the end-all. They weren’t out to get the next big paycheck or the next big movie. It was about ‘What can we do as a family.’
If it’s a good part in a good movie, I’ll do it.
A friend, Sean Cunningham, who went on to do ‘Friday the 13th,’ was given a small budget to produce a scary movie, and he told me to write something. I’d never seen a horror film in my life; I’d fallen in love with Fellini.
You don’t get music in your daily life, do you? Even in a movie, it’s unnatural to have music. I always feel it’s unnatural. But I want to make it not unnatural, to construct reality in another sense.
There are certain things in ‘Twilight‘… As much as I’m proud of that movie and I do like it, I feel like maybe I brought too much of myself to the character. I feel like I really know Bella now. But most readers feel like they know Bella because it’s a first-person narrative.
No one can stop me from talking about my movie.
I have been considerably picky for somebody who’s not a movie star, and sometimes I get frustrated.
My first movie was this independent that I did on the Erie Canal in 1995, called Erie, that I don’t know if you could even get, actually with Felicity Huffman. And then from that I did this film that was eventually called The Broken Giant later that fall. And then I kind of started getting into doing pilots.
I just consider myself a committed actor. If a movie is a success, that’s great; I’m happy for that. But I’ve learned just to concentrate on my job and do the best that I can.
Nobody in Hollywood ever sets out to make a bad movie ever but about 99% of the time, that’s what happens.
I think the key divide between the interactive media and the narrative media is the difficulty in opening up an empathic pathway between the gamer and the character, as differentiated from the audience and the characters in a movie or a television show.
There’s an excellent movie we have on TCM called ‘It Happened on Fifth Avenue,’ which was originally going to be directed by Frank Capra… but just before he was going to start working on it, he came across this story called ‘The Greatest Gift.’ And that turned into ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’
A lot of movie stars are not great actors; they’re just very good-looking. And when they start to age and they don’t have the looks any more, then it’s over.
The movie business is very twisted, out of site, out of mind, you know.
Be your own hero, it’s cheaper than a movie ticket.
Movie directors, or should I say people who create things, are very greedy and they can never be satisfied… That’s why they can keep on working. I’ve been able to work for so long because I think next time, I’ll make something good.
I think that came out of watching all those serious movies for all that time. If you watch a movie like Zero Hour, Sterling Hayden is pretty funny, and so are the guys in the cockpit.
I would love to do a Black Widow movie. That’s perfect, I would love to do that. That character is really interesting: she doesn’t have any superpowers; she just has extraordinary skills, and the world that she comes from, being this ex-K.G.B. assassin, I find that really fascinating, yeah.
In Telugu, I have ‘Bejawada Rowdilu,’ a movie on the gang war culture in Vijayawada.
I’ve always wanted to do a family movie.
The secret to the movie business, or any business, is to get a good education in a subject besides film – whether it’s history, psychology, economics, or architecture – so you have something to make a movie about. All the skill in the world isn’t going to help you unless you have something to say.
At the end of the day it’s got to be a good movie, it’s got to be a funny movie, and it’s got to make people think, ‘Hey, I couldn’t have spent my time any better.’
My favorite traditional Christmas movie that I like to watch is All Quiet on the Western Front. It’s just not December without that movie in my house.
What you write on the page has nothing to do with when you’re on set. When you’re on set, it has nothing to do with when you’re in the editing room. And when you’re in the editing room, it has nothing to do with the final movie. You just have to let it go.
I view marriage as a sacred institution. I think two men naturally are predators. Gay relationships are a commercial break, not a whole movie.
Writing screenplays makes me a better musician because it clears my head. After writing a movie, I go running back to music as fast as I can.
It’s possible for me to make a bad movie out of a good script, but I can’t make a good movie from a bad script.
There’s nothing worse than making a good movie that doesn’t get seen.
Once you’ve been really bad in a movie, there’s a certain kind of fearlessness you develop.
I wouldn’t want to lose out on my macho action movie just because I told people I was queer.
Just the life of doing what I do, being in the public eye, it’s a stressful environment… You feel strange, self-aware, very foolish. Your third eye clicks on, just to try to maintain a healthy sense of perspective, and you think, ‘What am I doing here? I’m just making a movie, and people want all these things from me.’
I’ve always had the luck or blessing that someone would say, ‘I liked what you did in that movie. I’d like you to be in my movie.’
I’m not a big fan of talking about dying. And then I make a movie where I kill everybody.
Really, with ‘Water Lilies’, the project was to end the movie where other movies would begin.
Every movie you do, you find something in yourself that you probably didn’t know that you had, and a director will find something in you that you can nurture and find and bring for the next one.
‘Belko Experiment’ was the harshest, most extreme movie I ever made. But I still think there’s a very cohesive center to it that wasn’t always in my early films. And that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But I think it’s a commercial thing.
I’d love to do a movie with Denzel Washington, or some action star such as Matt Damon or Mark Wahlberg would be really cool, too.
What’s exciting about watching a movie, when it’s finished, is you sometimes you don’t recognize yourself, and that’s when I’m really proud.
The script for ‘The Art of Self-Defense,’ to be fair, I knew going into it that it was going to be a hard movie to get made.
Exploitation films were famous for taking an issue an exploiting it because they could move much faster than a studio could. If there was any hot topic, they would run out and make a quick movie and make a buck on it, by changing it around and using it, in some way, to give some relevance.
I love theater, and I’ve always been a huge movie buff.
You never write a theme for a movie thinking, ‘This will live forever.’
When the movie’s done, you talk about either the score or source music over a particular scene, what might work. You just throw a piece of music over the scene, and we both listen to it.
One of the great pleasures of going to see a Daniel Day-Lewis film: you haven’t seen him in five years. Where have you been? So, it’s a special event, right? Well, if you want to go see a movie that I’m in, it still may be a special event for you, but, you don’t feel like you don’t know where I’ve been.
I have to say that whatever decisions I make, I really do think that movie making is a director’s medium. They are the people that ultimately shape the film, and a director can take great material and turn it into garbage if they are not capable of making a good movie.
I had dreams of conehead aliens when I was little. Before ‘Saturday Night Live‘ did it. And then they came out with them, and I went on to be a glorified extra in the movie. When everyone else was laughing, I was scared.
I would do a movie musical.
The movie I’ve seen the most is ‘Ghostbusters’ or ‘Ghostbusters II.’ I used to watch those movies nonstop.
I had a lot of coaching for the movie and no, I have never sung professionally before.
I don’t know why people are so obsessed with finding out stuff before the movie comes out. It’s so much more fun to just go. I mean, I don’t do that. I don’t go looking for stuff that I’m interested in, you know, to try and find out pictures and what the movie’s about. It’s so much more fun to be surprised.
I use Pureology Shampoo and Conditioner, and after shampooing, I’ll put the conditioner on, go watch a movie, and wash it out later. When you have black girl hair, once we wash, we’ve gotta do the whole press and get in the edges and everything. That’s a lot of heat to go back to straight on a daily basis.
I hate a movie that will end by telling you that the first thing you should do is learn to love yourself. That is so insulting and condescending, and so meaningless. My characters don’t learn to love each other or themselves.
If the Constitution was a movie, the Preamble would be the trailer, the First Amendment the establishing shot, the 13th the crowd pleaser and the 14th the ultimate hero scene.
I phoned my grandparents and my grandfather said ‘We saw your movie.’ ‘Which one?’ I said. He shouted ‘Betty, what was the name of that movie I didn’t like?
I really like conducting my music in concerts because I’m convinced it’s not just for films; it has its own life. It can live far away from the images of the movie.
Occasionally I’ll be a producer for hire on a larger budget movie, but with Blumhouse Pictures, we mainly focus on micro-budget, under-$5-million-dollar movies. That’s what we’re in business to do, and that’s what we’re in business to make.
I just don’t know what makes a movie catch on and other ones don’t.
Everyone has an idea that they think would be a great movie. Everyone has a cousin who they think you should work with.
I was never that into the movies. Never. Even as a youngster. I became interested in movie music only because of the studio orchestras in Hollywood.
I have this set-up at my house where I have one big movie theater screen that’s 9 ft. by 16 ft. Then, I have nine 63-inch monitors around it; four on either side and one underneath. So I get all nine one o’clock games, and I can switch them onto the big screen. That’s what I do on the Sundays during the season.
I won’t call it pressure but I want to come out with a better movie every time. That kind of enthusiasm is what makes an artiste aim for more.
You finish a movie and you think, there, you’ve done it, really well, or best you can. But if you watch it, you see it was just bollocks.
I know this may come as a shock to most of you, but I’ve decided to quit acting. I will not be auditioning for anything anymore, and if I get offered something like a role in a movie or a commercial or something, I will graciously turn it down. It’s been great, but its just not for me anymore.
I had the standard movie geek childhood, because for as long as I can remember, all I wanted to do was make movies.
Honestly, I’m not a big movie buff in general. The only movies I own is probably the ‘Indiana Jones‘ trilogy.
A viewer’s imagination is a powerful storyteller, and can often come up with things way more frightening than what you can explicitly show in a horror movie… try to engage that imagination, and the results can be magical.
I saw ‘The Shining’ in eighth grade. I watched it on VHS at a sleepover and was petrified, totally petrified. And I didn’t really start to digest the movie properly and understand it from a filmmaking perspective until I got older. But it pretty much defined what it meant to be scared of a movie for me.
If anything, game development is even more of a team effort than making a movie, so for individuals to get credit for making a game is absolutely insane.
After you do this for a while, you get used to things not working the way you want them to. There’s a job you want, and you don’t get it. There’s a movie you’d like to get made, and it doesn’t get made. You become inured to it.
One day I had an idea for a movie. Everything came after that.
I did ‘Bridge to Terabithia’ when I was around 6 years old, but for my first movie, I was 5.
It’s very liberating to be naked in front of a hundred people, but there’s nothing sexual about lovemaking on a movie set.
I have a very simple definition of a good movie: a good movie makes you forget you’re watching a movie.
I often feel that my days in New York City, that I was here for five years, didn’t get one job, went on a thousands of auditions and literally did not get a job on a soap, not a movie, not TV, not nothing, although I did do some commercials thank God.
My dad was a movie star. Having that name was good and bad. People think it’s a silver spoon. It’s not.
I’m a big fan of Woody Allen. I used to love the fact that he wrote his own screenplay and acted in the movie.
‘Home Alone’ was a movie, not an alibi.
My favourite thing in the world is going out to get Chinese food, then coming home and renting a movie.
Now people want what the movie was about, which is violent comedy. And that’s really what The Aristocrats is based on – what will a family do out of desperation.
We have been influenced by you in the U.S. a lot. Not because anybody exerted pressure on us – if anyone puts pressure on us, we go the other way. But if you put a movie in the cinema and I watch it, I will be influenced.
When it comes to romance, I’m really simple. I am really a ‘dinner and a movie’ type of person, and I love food, so surprise me and order something different or adventurous when it comes to food, and I’m like a kid at Halloween.
Music is the soundtrack to the crappy movie that is my life.
The movie I worked on that had the most problems and interference came from the smallest indie movie I’ve ever done. I couldn’t believe what the director had to go through; he was destroyed.
For everything bad, there’s a million really exciting things, whether it’s someone puts out a really great book, there’s a new movie, there’s a new detective, the sky is unbelievably golden, or you have the best cup of coffee you ever had in your life.
I’ve done lots of improv things but not a whole movie.
You don’t make a movie by yourself; you certainly don’t make a TV show by yourself. You invest people in their work. You make people feel comfortable in their jobs; you keep people talking.
The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street.
I love the TV show, and if you make a bad movie it means you’ve soiled it. Just like if we made an advert. We were offered so many times and I’d say, look, this is the good thing, and you can’t compromise that, because then you compromise the integrity of the characters.
I’m vomiting days before I start shooting a new movie.
Netflix, Amazon, iTunes – whatever platforms emerge – we are looking at as having the same potential that home video had for the movie business. Which means there are entirely new opportunities to monetize our capital investment in content and do so in ways that work for distributors, for consumers and for creators.
For my very first movie, ‘Roger and Me,’ I made it as part of my deal with Warner Brothers that the four people that were evicted in that film, that Warner Brothers would house – would pay their mortgage or their rent for the next two years to give them a chance to get on their feet.
I don’t like characters that are left being jerks at the end of the movie.
Each day a few more lies eat into the seed with which we are born, little institutional lies from the print of newspapers, the shock waves of television, and the sentimental cheats of the movie screen.
When I was a kid, I used to sneak down the stairs when my folks were listening to ‘The Witch’s Tale’ and ‘Inner Sanctum’ on the radio. I went to see ‘Frankenstein‘ in the movie theater and got the pants scared off of me.
‘Once Upon a Time in the West’ is a great movie.
Instead of saying ‘unique,’ I will say ‘Kattappava Kaanom’ is a very special and lucky film for me because I got the chance to step into Hindi film industry when I was in the shoot of this movie.
On holidays, I spent time alone at home watching a movie, reading a book, and contemplating. Now that I think about it, if I hadn’t had that time, I probably wouldn’t have been able to do acting.
I’ll always stand by the first ‘Batman’. Even for its imperfections, people will never know how hard that movie was to do. A lot of that still holds up.
I, of course, was born as if I was a movie star in my head. Even though I had nothing, in my head I was always royalty. My mother always said, ‘I don’t know where you came from’. I didn’t have their value system. And I always lived beyond my means.
Honestly, I actually would really love to see more musical theatre actors do the movie adaptations of shows – I think that would be really great to see.
Christopher Nolan’s ‘Batman Begins’ set the bar very high for the superhero movie, as it showed that you could get a great cast for these movies and take a real filmmaker’s perspective.
My ‘Pearl Harbor‘ story is that I’ve never seen it, and I suspect that I was cut completely from the movie, but my name is fairly high in the credits at the end. So, anybody that’s ever said that they saw me in Pearl Harbor, I think they just saw the list of credits at the end of the movie.
Celebrity is ridiculous and silly and it’s mad that people like me are listened to – you know, rap stars and movie stars.
As a parent myself, I can appreciate the MPAA and what they’re supposed to do, but what happens with NC-17 is that the MPAA is basically taking away the rights of parents. They’re basically telling me that I can’t show my kids this movie if I decide they can see it.
I never wanted to be a movie star.
Every movie I do, regardless of how they fare at the box office, excites me.
I don’t have real big aspirations to be a movie star. I would love to be on a long-running hit TV show. You end up playing a defining role.
May be someday a movie will be made on my life.
I just felt that you can’t have a character fall in love so madly as they did in the last movie and not finish it off, understand it, get some closure. That’s why the movie is called ‘Quantum of Solace‘ – that’s exactly what he’s looking for.
I want people to know that movie stars live a normal, middle-class life.
I feel I’ve done everything late in life. Got married late, and I didn’t do my first movie until I was 31. But in this crazy business, you never know what’s going to happen. Maybe after 20 years of making movies I’ll become an overnight sensation.
I’m working on my life story. I’m not decided if it’s going to be a musical or a movie with music in it.
The nice thing about a horror movie is that people go in looking to be unsettled.
There’s nothing that can beat the feeling of doing a movie or a TV show that makes everyone feel good.
I’m a child of the Disney Renaissance, so the new classics are near and dear. I suppose this is a legend more than a fairy tale, but ‘Mulan’ is easily my favorite. Not only is it a fun, action-packed, beautiful movie, but it’s so important for young girls to have.
You don’t have to have a true story to make a true story movie.
I’m probably an actor that tends to, instead of putting things on, think about it more in terms of taking away what’s not in the character, until I’m left with what is. If that makes sense. That’s probably a particularly American way of working, but maybe not. The end of any movie is a readjustment.
I think being Jewish has been covered really well but almost nothing about being fundamentalist Protestant. For years, I’ve had a movie in my mind called ‘Total Immersion’ that looks to my life as a kid where you’re immersed in this different worldview from almost everybody around you.
Televison is time bound. Whereas a movie has time. You can’t write a script for television and keep it for one year.
‘Beatriz’ has been a slow burn; people are still finding the movie. It’s actually similar to the first few years of ‘Friday Night Lights.’
Francis Ford Coppola did this early on. You tape a movie, like a radio show, and you have the narrator read all the stage directions. And then you go back like a few days later and then you listen to the movie. And it sort of plays in your mind like a film, like a first rough cut of a movie.
Somebody with a billion followers can tweet, ‘See my movie,’ and it can still tank. Followers don’t always translate into success because I think people are too savvy. When something takes off, it’s because people are connecting to it – not because someone with a lot of followers says to care about it.
I don’t have people following me around, like bodyguards. I don’t know how people live like that. Maybe the young movie stars have to live like that, I don’t know. But it seems a little crazy to me. I don’t think you need all that stuff.
I am so happy because I want more people to like martial arts movie not just martial arts audience. Even martial arts can be used in comedy, in drama, in horror movies, in different kinds of movies.
I was a medium-level juvenile delinquent from Newark who always dreamed about doing a movie.
If a star or studio chief or any other great movie personages find themselves sitting among a lot of nobodies, they get frightened – as if somebody was trying to demote them.
If a movie can take you to the place that I’ve been to, and the audience can experience what I’ve experienced, then I feel – success might not be the right word, but I’m satisfied that I did my job.
I did this movie called ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God,’ and I was an extra, and it was a movie that Oprah was producing. She had walked by, and I was making all the other extras laugh, and she said, ‘You’re a very funny young lady.’ I was like, ‘Eeeee!’
I’m told we movie critics praise movies that are long and boring.
I remember, as I was hovering around 40, I thought each movie would be my last, really.
If you’re in a hit movie, it’s good to be in another hit movie straight away.
The sound and music are 50% of the entertainment in a movie.
What I’ve learned is sometimes it’s good not to have all the same actions and have all the same takes. The variety you provide gives the director later on in post-production the ability to construct a more interesting performance as he puts the movie together.
I’d rather shut myself in a room for six months than act in a bad movie.
Rohit Shetty liked my acting in the movie ‘Theeran,’ which released in 2017. He believed that I would justify the role of a baddie in ‘Sooryavanshi.’
Hollywood never knew there was a Vietnam War until they made the movie.
I’ll never be Jennifer Lawrence or Tom Cruise, someone who can hold a movie and then be charming and charismatic doing promotion. I haven’t got what they’ve got. But at least I’m now comfortable just being myself.
From 1971 onwards, the Memorial Day holiday was officially observed on the last Monday in May and became the unofficial start of the summer, with barbecues, blockbuster movie openings and mattress sales.
When I saw the movie, I said, I wish I had heard the music. I would have ridden the horse differently.
Christopher Guest, he’ll call and say, ‘We’re doing this movie, and I’d like you to play _’ and he gives you the character, then I always like to enlarge on the character.
Film school didn’t prepare me for the fact that you have to manage so many different personalities at every stage, and I learned nothing about what to do when a movie was finished.
I’ll look back and I’d be better to answer that in about three months from now. Or when the movie comes out and I see it. I don’t even know what it is yet. I’ve still been in the middle of it.
Dude, I didn’t say Jude Law can’t act. I didn’t say Jude Law was in bad movies. I just said he’s in every movie.
As a first movie, ‘The Hobbit‘ is not a bad place to start.
The great thing about ‘Battlestar’ was that it was basically ‘Star Wars’ but once a week, as opposed to waiting for three years for the movie to come out. I was a huge ‘Battlestar’ fan.
It feels as though a very disproportionate number of main characters are writers, because that’s what the writer knows. Fair enough. But nothing bothers me more in a movie than an actor playing a writer, and you just know he’s not a writer. Writers recognize other writers. Ethan Hawke is too hot to be a writer.
The Wonder Woman that you see in ‘Batman v Superman‘ is a woman who has been around, and she’s very experienced. She understands a lot about man. Whereas, in the standalone movie, we are telling the grown-up story, Diana becoming Wonder Woman, and this was a story that was never told before.
Instead of being with my family, I was spending a lot of time trying to start all over again, from zero, in another country. I couldn’t take it anymore, so I went back to Mexico and said, ‘I’m gonna do my own stuff.’ So, I did my movie that I was trying to do for many, many years, called ‘Instructions Not Included.’
I always felt that if I was going to do a movie, I wanted it to be authentic.
I never saw a movie until I was 10.
In Modernism, reality used to validate media. In Postmodernism, the media validate reality. If you don’t believe this, just think how many times you’ve described some real event as being ‘just like a movie.’
You become so obsessed, and that’s not a bad thing for a movie. Serve it with that sense that it’s the whole world.
If it helps me in the way that if this movie is successful, I get to make more films, great, and the more films that I make and the more interest that I’m allowed to cover, the better for me and the better, hopefully, for the people who like to watch me.
‘Shogun’ was a mini-series, so even though it went on television, we filmed it like a movie.
My attitude is one movie at a time. I don’t want to get ahead of myself.
It’s funny, because there are so many stereotypes out there about actors and movie stars in general, but I’ve had a great opportunity to meet a lot of them, and maybe it’s just because they don’t behave that way around me, but I rarely see that kind of abuse of power.
The stronger the participation of the female characters, the better the movie. They knew that in the old days, when women stars were equally as important as men.
I became a director by accident. M.S. Raju garu asked me to direct a movie, and I said OK. It all happened in 5 minutes.
Paris is a place where, for me, just walking down a street that I’ve never been down before is like going to a movie or something. Just wandering the city is entertainment.
I didn’t think of ‘Thelma and Louise’ as a feminist movie.
Whether in success or in failure, I’m proud of every single movie I’ve ever directed.
For each movie that I do, I like to find a specific language to tell the specific story.
I’ve always been committed to tuning out the trends of drag and doing styles and fashions and performances that are really true to what I love, to the movie references I’ve always loved, fashion that speaks to me for whatever reason – no matter what people say.
That’s the thing about making a movie: You never finish editing. They just take it away from you.
My all-time favorite movie is ‘He Got Game.’
I’m so bad at dancing that I’ve actually been in two movies where the director of the film saw me dancing and thought it was so funny that in one movie they had me do it as the mental dancing of a real simple person. The other one was, like, to-be-laughed-at dancing. That’s how bad my dancing is.
For me, there is nothing more valuable than how people feel in a movie theater about a movie.
To me, what separates a funny movie from a good movie is something personal.
I think that a good movie creates its own world, and that world needn’t refer to anything that’s real. If it’s consistent, if it’s entertaining, if it’s interesting, it justifies its being there.
There’s an audience out there for all these different types of things. Whether it’s comedy, motion-picture drama, family movie or a cool, cutting-edge indie, it’s nice to know that I can span all those different genres.
‘Chronicle‘ could have been a video-game movie. The original ‘RoboCop’ and the remake could have come from video games.
There are a lot of roles in Shakespeare, basically. If I feel that the script is a movie, I would be interested in doing any role of Shakespeare’s.
It is not like I want all my films to run for more than 100 days. But I can’t stand it when my movie is criticized.
A good song should give you a lot of images; you should be able to make your own little movie in your head to a good song.
I read and watch movies. I can’t go to the movie theater much anymore, though, because I get recognized. It’s worse sometimes if I wear a costume and try not to get recognized. I watch most of my films on airplanes.
I don’t think a movie today that captured all the things that we did in the seventies could come close, because it’s like asking to recreate the seventies and the audience sensibilities and that’s impossible.
You know, every time a summer movie comes out, people think they’re gonna get rich off of the merchandise.
I don’t think you should feel about a film. You should feel about a woman, not a movie. You can’t kiss a movie.
I love what I do, and I don’t think I’m the guy who can do, like, a movie a year and that’s it. I don’t know what I’d do! I’ve already put stuff independently on the Internet cause I’m bored! I just want to keep going!
Salman Khan did not help me get movie offers. What rubbish! Will any producer take a risk of millions of rupees at the instance of any person? Everyone knows that the film industry is highly competitive, and one gets a job on one’s talent only and not on any recommendation.
I think in this movie, every time I see his work, I’m blown away by it because he, to me, he really embodied the character so powerfully and so real, so truthfully to me.
And when you look at the Turtle‘s movie there is something there, definitely something there.
Stanley Kramer? Spencer Tracy? No one turns down being in a movie with them.
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.
I always tell people that to be the funny person in a Steve Martin movie is like getting a call that Keith Moon wants you to play drums on his record. He should be playing drums on his record.
I would love to be in an action movie. I’ve always wanted to play the hacker guy – like, the Jewy hacker guy who just gets yelled at.
When I was filming ‘The Outsiders,’ my idea of success was getting the next Martin Scorsese movie.
I didn’t know if I could make a good movie. But I knew I could make a respectful one.
I mean, the whole idea of movies was it was special to go to see – you went to a movie theater to see something that was magical and amazing, in a very special location.
When I go into making a movie, personally, I don’t try to bring other pieces of movies with me.
If my life was a movie, no one would believe it.
Moon’s’ a good movie.
The business of horror movies goes up and down, and people are always like, ‘It’s working,’ ‘It’s not working,’ but generally, I think if you make a good movie that’s scary, people will come.
Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what’s happening out there. It’s how you take it that counts.
As somebody who makes his living in the movie business and wants to contribute to it, I think that the best chance I have of doing that is just consistently working with great directors.
I’ve got to see my movie to see how I’m acting, see what little things I can learn about my craft.
People have a preconceived notion about who I am and it’s interesting. It’s like picking who you want to win for the Oscars and not seeing the movie. Before you make a statement about someone, get all the information and see everything before you make a judgment.
I try to cast actors willing to believe in the world of the movie, who can make an emotional investment in the world we are creating.
My love for American music and American movies is from an early age. I was 10 or 11 when I heard Fats Domino and Little Richard and Buddy Holly. And the movies, my dad used to take my brother and I to the movies every Friday. It was incredible: we got to see just about every movie that came out for a period of years.
The average Indian doesn’t care about Hollywood movies because they have far too many movies of their own to watch, to miss, and I hope a story like ‘Million Dollar Arm,’ that is actually about India and deals with these two Indian kids, resonates over there and makes people want to go and see the movie.
I think as a filmmaker my first contribution would just be to make a good movie that people would love to see and leave the theatre charged, with a sense of excitement.
I’m a total Twihard. I read all the books and saw every movie on opening night with my mom.
Every good war film, if you want to use that phrase – I don’t think it’s a good phrase, but if you want to use that phrase – every good film, a first-rate film about war, is an anti-war movie.
I hate it when there’s a good movie, someone overhypes it and I’m disappointed that I don’t like it more.
I did a Coca-Cola commercial when I was about two and a half years old, and then me and my family were extras in a bunch of Westerns. I loved dressing up and stepping into this imaginary world, and it was fun to get outside of my tiny little town with a bunch of movie weirdos.
I would seriously love to do a Malayalam movie.
One of my main weaknesses is a good movie. I’ll just bawl my eyes out.
Making a movie is like a marathon, and commercials are like sprints – they’re equally satisfying, but in different ways.
Everybody enjoys when a woman is her own character in a movie or otherwise.
I’m not a real movie star. I’ve still got the same wife I started out with twenty-eight years ago.
My family loves movies. My dad and I used to eat a huge breakfast, and then we’d just go hang out at the theater all day together. We loved movies like ‘Indiana Jones’ and ‘James Bond.’ We were both big action-adventure movie fans. So I kind of grew up with an appreciation for film.
Frank Capra, Hollywood’s Horatio Alger, lights with more cinematic know-how and zeal than any other director to convince movie audiences that American life is exactly like the ‘Saturday Evening Post’ covers of Norman Rockwell. ‘It’s A Wonderful Life,’ the latest example of Capracorn, shows his art at a hysterical pitch.
Every movie I do, or when I’m on the sketch comedy show, I don’t really get into it until I have an outfit or something funny with my head or face or something.
One of the reasons you take a role is because it’s something you always wanted to do, from going to the movies as a kid. I always wanted to do a 1950s movie, for example. And I got a chance to be in ‘Peggy Sue Got Married.’ I would have taken only one line of dialogue to be in that.
I think when you come from a reality show, nobody really respects you from the movie industry or from the WWE industry.
Many times when you make a movie, it feels like your biggest mistake. But even if a film isn’t a hit, you shouldn’t view it as a mistake.
It’s OK if Tim McGraw goes and does a movie, and it’s OK if Justin Timberlake does a movie, but it’s not OK for an actor to become a singer. I never understood that.
I like happy endings in movies. I think life has a happy ending. When it’s all said and done, it’s all something worthwhile, and I want my movies to reflect that. There are enough things to be sad about. When you pop in a movie, let the message be one that’s one of hope.
The most important thing when you do a movie is that you find an audience that really understands what you want to do and is really supportive of it.
I like the guys who wrote their own stuff and were able to perform it, like Seth Rogen. He popped off so young. When he did ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin,’ and he was a co-producer on the movie, I was like, ‘Oh my God: that’s exactly what I want to do.’
I grew up in an Irish Catholic family, and I think they force you to watch every James Cagney movie.
Editing is the only process. The shooting is the pleasant work. The editing makes the movie, so I spend all my life in editing.
Is there a movie I think I should have won the Oscar for? Yeah. All of them.
It is something actresses need to go through and I think they look forward to being naked in a movie. I don’t know why, but it is something you need to exhaust from yourself.
This movie is a toupee made up to look like honest baldness.
My motto: ‘No good movie is depressing. All bad movies are depressing.’
I like the feeling of making things. It’s very very rewarding. And filmmaking is that type of experience, where you’re forced to collaborate with so many people. You’re involved in the beginning to end, you’re involved with so many elements, and when it’s done, you’re like, ‘I made this movie.’