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Definition of Director

Director

  1. One who, or that which, directs; one who regulates, guides, or orders; a manager or superintendent.
  2. One of a body of persons appointed to manage the affairs of a company or corporation; as, the directors of a bank, insurance company, or railroad company.
  3. A part of a machine or instrument which directs its motion or action.
  4. A slender grooved instrument upon which a knife is made to slide when it is wished to limit the extent of motion of the latter, or prevent its injuring the parts beneath.

Director Quotations

Collaboration is just, really, a group of people getting in a room with their eye on a very similar prize and wanting to come out with the same show. The director, ultimately, is the guy in front of whom the buck stops. So, he has to have the courage to prevail. But, he has got to have a huge amount of respect for his collaborators.
Harold Prince

Your own barometer is all you have to go by, and often what makes a good director is knowing when not to say something. On occasions you can find yourself on a film set where the person who is wearing the director's hat is only trying to justify his position.
Gary Oldman

A choreographer deals with the movement that you create, and with a creative director it's about the story, the stage, the lighting, the costuming, executing someone's idea, choosing how far to go or how little to go, and blending it so that you feel it, you're emotionally effected.
Laurieann Gibson

Whenever I'm offered something, I always read the script and meet the director. I still appreciate just being considered.
Steve Carell

I no longer do a film for the wrong reasons. I have to be convinced ethically and morally. Both the director and I have to be on the same page. There are just five songs in most films these days, and they have to be amazing. There has to be a twist in the screenplay. The editing has to be crisp. Your hard work should show, but effortlessly.
Salman Khan
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Director Translations

director in Afrikaans is direkteur, bestuurder
director in Dutch is directeur, bestuurder
director in German is Sollwertgeber, Direktor, Regisseur
director in Italian is direttore, regista
director in Latin is praesul presul, rector
director in Portuguese is diretor, director
director in Spanish is realizador, director
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