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A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate.
Like any creative human being, I would like a bit more control so that it would be a little easier for me when the director says, 'One tear, right now,' that one tear would pop out.
There's people constantly asking you for something on set, so the multi-tasking of motherhood transfers very well to being a director. And I think you're compassionate.
Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you're a director. Everything after that you're just negotiating your budget and your fee.
When an actor plays a scene exactly the way a director orders, it isn't acting. It's following instructions. Anyone with the physical qualifications can do that.
The stories that I want to tell, especially as a director, don't necessarily have a perfect ending because, the older you get, the more you appreciate a good day versus a happy ending. You understand that life continues on the next day; the reality of things is what happens tomorrow.
I've turned down jobs because I've said, 'Honestly, I can't find my way in. I can't do it. I love you, as a director. I think the script is good. You deserve better than I think I can do.'
In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director.
'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' is a good one because it not only turned out, I think, to be a really funny movie but it was also a delight to shoot. We were in the South of France, working with Glenne Headly and Michael Caine and Frank Oz the director - who were just fun.
Casting sometimes is fate and destiny more than skill and talent, from a director's point of view.
My parents said, Oh, he's going to be a director someday. I wanted to be an actor.
The ladder of success in Hollywood is usually a press agent, actor, director, producer, leading man; and you are a star if you sleep with each of them in that order. Crude, but true.
When I grow up, I still want to be a director.
I am a very impatient director.
If I weren't a director, I would want to be a film composer.
And I may often question choices I make as a producer. But I've never questioned the choices I make as a director.
In the re-creation of combat situations, and this is coming from a director who's never been in one, being mindful of what these veterans have actually gone through, you find that the biggest concern is that you don't look at war as a geopolitical endeavor.
I'm a performer, comedian, entertainer, writer and director.
A director is a choreographer, both politically and creatively.
A good director creates an environment, which gives the actor the encouragement to fly.
A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard.
The best director is the one you don't see.
It's not just about acting. I love film, I'm a director now, I love writing, I love producing, I love having a company that makes films and to be prolific and have a place to put all the ideas that are constantly bubbling up inside of me and that don't let me sleep at night.
When I work, I work very hard. So I look to work with people who have that level of dedication. And I depend on that from everyone. From the director to my crews that I work with.
Every director bites the hand that lays the golden egg.
I do my best to hold the director's opinion above my own.
I am a typed director. If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach.
There was always a part of me that wanted to be an old-time director. But I couldn't do that. I'm not a pro.
How people are around a director, it really does affect everything, every detail of the life of the movie.
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