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I don't have a stack of scripts.
My M.O. as far as choosing projects is I really try not to work. I try to not do the scripts that are offered me. I'm in this wonderful position to be able to do that.
It's very difficult to find good scripts in Hollywood any more.
My m.o. as far as choosing projects is I really try not to work. I try to not do the scripts that are offered me. I'm in this wonderful position to be able to do that. The reason I do that is because I know what it takes once I engage, what that means for me personally and for my wife.
The scripts don't come pouring in; I have to fight for every part.
It's hard to find scripts that know what they are from page one to page 115.
Sometimes reading scripts is terrible.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
I learned so much by being an actor, and part of my sort-of development as a writer is big thanks to the scripts I read in my acting life.
I've always been a character actor, although I'm not quite sure what that means. All my scripts are absolutely covered in notes, so any time I say anything - even 'pass the salt' - I have six subtexts, comments on what I really mean when I'm saying that. Maybe that's what gives the impression that I'm saying one thing and thinking something else.
The best thing for me is, when I'm not working, is to be at home and to have a script or two scripts is better, and to be just walking around the house and just thinking about the lines.
When I started out, nobody gave me scripts, so I had to write.
I don't get a lot of romantic comedy scripts.
The reason that some motion-capture films don't work is if the scripts are not good, and the characters aren't engaging, then you don't believe in the journey, and you're not connected to it. It's not the technology's fault.
When I'm working on the scripts or working with the other actors or rehearsing with the director, and when the director is cutting the movie, and we've shot the scene, the director is not looking at the visual effects.
As an actor, the toughest thing is being subject to circumstance. Meaning: What scripts are out there that are available?
I'm always attracted to lower budget, not because it's lower budget, but because they tend to be better scripts. It's the scripts that tend to be the small arthouse film that tend to be more actor-led and character driven.
Helena Bonham Carter
I love to write. I write everything across the board - kids' stories and novels and scripts. I actually would like to give that a go; I'd like to try to be a writer.
The reason I turn down 99% of a hundred, I mean a thousand, scripts is because romantic comedies are often very romantic but seldom very funny.
I'd get scripts and think: 'What's the point of this?'
I write plays instinctively. I don't like writing movie scripts.
For every three scripts that you get through, one will be made, and that doesn't even necessarily mean that they're going to cast you in it.
I read a lot of scripts and so many are clearly a knockoff of one familiar genre or another.
Most scripts are bad. I read a lot of them.
I've been very fortunate with the scripts I've had and the people I worked with.
Writing is a hard gig, and it's hard to convey a lot. That's why scripts tend to be a little bit overwritten.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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