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Eventually, it came to this place like, 'I'd like to direct, but I need to find the story to tell.' 'Man of Tai Chi' became the story to tell.
I want to act and direct like Jodie Foster. I admire her because she went to college and she is still doing the same thing.
On set I keep myself to myself; I'd rather the director speak up. I'm not gonna direct a younger actor. I think the power of example works best, actually.
Let me put it this way: I would like to direct a successful film. An unsuccessful film I would not like to direct. Films are very difficult.
You can act in five, six, or seven films in the time it takes to direct one film.
One thing I've learned to appreciate as I've gotten a little older is direct forms of communication.
If I was to direct Ron Howard, I guarantee you, I would put him through a living hell every day. I would demand so much of him. We wouldn't quit until he leaves the set crying. Weeping! Spent!
I've personally backed off from direct political involvement.
We do see Gong Li, Zhang Ziyi and Chow Yun Fat, but it's very rare to see the Chinese male actor in Hollywood movies, which is something I take great umbrage with. You know, my son is Asian. He may want to direct one day; he may want to be an actor like his father - and I want that to be open to him.
My love of computers, besides being practical, is very direct and visceral. I love the way things look on the screen.
I've constantly done my best to get the best material I can get with the best directors I can get to direct me.
If I have to, I'll go and direct theater and talk till the cows come home.
ABBA was a direct influence on me.
Very seldom do we receive any support for trusting ourselves, listening to our own sense of inner truth, and expressing ourselves in a direct and honest way.
If you need help, look to clergy who do not spout their own beliefs but direct you in sincerity by using the Bible.
I felt disconnected from the decisions made in Washington and, to be honest, really didn't think my vote mattered because I didn't have a direct line of sight from my vote to a result.
It was always my practice to train salespeople under my direct supervision, and to treat children with the utmost consideration.
James Cash Penney
No, I wouldn't direct a movie, no. I couldn't. I don't have the patience for it, I don't have the people skills. You have to be clever. I'm not really clever in that kind of way. And you have to be able to manipulate people, but at the same time allow them to feel like they are manipulating you, to get the kind of movie that you want.
Liberty and security are often in direct confrontation and must be balanced in a way that protects us without destroying what is worth protecting.
Charles B. Rangel
Songwriting is too mysterious and uncontrolled a process for me to direct it towards any one thing.
I think every movie changes me and is life changing, especially movies you direct.
I see a direct line between Kennedy and Richard Nixon and the opening to China and the detente with the Soviet Union.
The dream for many millennial women is to make a difference as social or political entrepreneurs. They are using the social media and marketing tools they have mastered to empower less fortunate women and direct them onto career tracks that women have traditionally avoided, like science and technology.
I discovered Christopher Isherwood in college. His writing style is so direct, warm, and inclusive.
The government of Sudan, employing a back channel direct from its president to the Central Intelligence Agency, offered in the early spring of 1996 to arrest Osama bin Laden and place him in Saudi custody, according to officials and former officials in all three countries.
I wanted to write and direct movies and not be forced to adapt them from a bestselling book.
Francis Ford Coppola
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
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