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Director Quotes

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Where am I? Who am I? How did I come to be here?
What is this thing called the world?
How did I come into the world?
Why was I not consulted?
And If I am compelled to take part in it,
Where is the director? I want to see him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul,
the director of his life.
- James Allen

The joy about the recording is that you are your own boss.
You don't have a director telling you how to do it.
- Jim Dale

Work is fun to me.
All those years of being an actor and a director and
not being able to get a job -
two weeks is too long to not know what my next job will be.
- Dennis Hopper

 

I think, frankly, that I'm a better director than I was an actor.
- Jonathan Frakes

If you're a movie actor, you're on your own -
you cannot control the stage.
The director controls it.
- Michael Caine

Every director is so different from every other one.
- Peter Fonda


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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.
- Hedy Lamarr

You don't even need the director's judgement.
It's too much.
- Charlotte Gainsbourg

Good is the director who lets you do what you have to do.
- Marc Ribot

Sirk was every woman's dream of a director.
- Dorothy Malone

I don't even know if I can call myself a director.
- Charles S. Dutton

One tries to be an observer as an actor and indeed
as a director because the small things,
the give-away things are what are really interesting to a performer.
- Janet Suzman

As a director you have to be careful you don't over-design the film.
You have to be careful that the period aspect does not take over.
- Stanley Tucci

I did all my directing when I wrote the screenplay.
It was probably harder for a regular director.
He probably had to read the script the night before shooting started.
- Preston Sturges

But the privileges that one has enjoyed and exploited
can sometimes turn against you:
nobody thinks of you as a director,
you are always an actress.
- Sophie Marceau

A film is a director's vision...
there is, however, much input an actor or actress can have.
- Natasha Richardson

Any time you talk about the look of the film,
it's not just the director and the director of photography.
You have to include the costume designer and the production designer.
- Spike Lee

Usually, I don't want to sit down and listen to the
director gas on about his movie.
I just can't actually imagine myself sitting down and having that much to say.
- Joel Coen

I'm not aware that I was consciously influenced by any director,
though these things often happen unnoticed,
submerged in the unconscious.
- William Peter Blatty

The guy that made me wanna make movies...
and this is off the wall-is a guy named Michael Pal,
the British director.
- George A. Romero

As a first-time director in America,
I feel I've been very fortunate.
- Sam Mendes

Indeed, the actor's lot is a much harder one than that of the director's,
from one simple standpoint: The actor has to play the eight shows a week.
- Charles Keating

When you look at a movie, you look at a director's thought process.
- Oliver Stone

We had a very energetic floor manager and he was always
jumping around all over the place.
The director would send down messages like,
Can you tell that actor to calm down?
- Sarah Sutton

My husband's a director, so he understands what I do.
- Sasha Alexander

As a painter you're responsible yourself,
100 percent.
In film, you have the editor, the director,
the other actors.
It has the advantage of not being solitary.
- Sylvia Kristel

I think movies are a director's medium in the end.
Theater is the actor's medium.
Theater is fast, and enjoyable, and truly rewarding.
I believe in great live performance.
- Sam Mendes

Not at all, I wanted to go into medicine.
I took science in college.
But my dad was a Producer - Director in Kannada films,
and someone saw me, and one thing led to another.
- Soundarya

While a lab Director can get done the things that he regards as important,
he has the more important job of bringing out the best
ideas of the broader scientific community.
- Burton Richter

On every movie I've done as a director,
I look at the producers and having done it,
I don't envy them, at all.
- Griffin Dunne

Film is shot in fragments, and the same moments can
be shot again and again until the director is satisfied.
- Bruce Beresford

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.
- James Dean

It will be hard work.
It's always hard work, and hard work from everybody within the team -
technical director,
mechanics, drivers, engineers - everyone in the team.
- David Leslie

A director shouldn't get in the way of the movie,
the story should.
- Frank Darabont

I'm trying to interpret the film through the director's head,
but it all comes out through me.
So, a composer is kind of like a psychic medium.
- Danny Elfman

Sabrina ran for seven years with a different director every week.
- Melissa Joan Hart

I seemed to belong to three countries:
I had an apartment in Paris,
a house in Hollywood, and when I married British theater director Peter Hall,
I moved to London.
- Leslie Caron

Jim Brooks is a very powerful director and it was a lot of intense work.
- Tea Leoni

It's fun to do something funny and have the director laughing.
It makes you feel good.
- Jon Lovitz

Oh, well, in Los Angeles everybody is an actor,
or a producer, or a writer, or a director,
or an agent, or...
So everybody understands the hours.
- Julie Benz

I want to take roles that challenge me and I want to
like the script and obviously feel connected with the
director because the director to me is so important.
- Amy Smart

The marvels of daily life are exciting;
no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street.
- Robert Doisneau

It's not my job to try and alter the director's style -
he's in charge,
and I'll always give him my trust.
- Ewan McGregor

I think you've got to talk to the director,
see the director's films and recognise that it's important
that the work fits right in and see if as part of the movie.
- Dennis Muren

I provide the bricks and mortar with the words and situations -
the director and the actors and the designers build the house.
- Eric Bogosian

As a producer, I probably am a little stronger than most,
since I was a director originally.
- Roger Corman

Your audience gives you everything you need.
They tell you.
There is no director who can direct you like an audience.
- Fanny Brice

As a director, I've been able to combine with what
I've learned as an actor and as a producer:
it melds quite nicely into what I feel like I should
have been doing all along.
- Griffin Dunne

If it's stage, the two most important artists are the
actor and the playwright.
If it's film, THE most important person is the director.
The director says where the camera goes.
- Brad Dourif

I think the most insulting thing you can do to a director
is to challenge when he or she is satisfied with your interpretation.
- Dustin Hoffman

I was too dumb to know Opie was going to grow up to be a great Director,
if so, boy, I would certainly have become his best friend.
- George Lindsey

One thing I know is that I don't want to be a director for hire,
making genre films.
- Paul Mazursky

And also, Sergio Leone was considered in Italy a director of category B,
not a big director.
- Claudia Cardinale

I'm really a director's actor.
I rely heavily on a director.
- Patricia Clarkson

Now I'm kind of established as a director,
I much prefer directing to writing.
- Ang Lee

My college training was primarily in theatre,
with an eye to becoming a director, actor,
or producer.
- Orson Scott Card

Every director is completely different.
- Miranda Otto

When I became a director, I wanted to convince a very
reluctant Sidney into allowing me to go on the journey of his life.
Sidney had gone ahead of every other African American actor.
- Lee Grant

I wouldn't not want to be a director and write as I
wouldn't not to want to be a writer and direct movies.
- Walter Hill

There's no doubt about Prakash's abilities as a director.
- Ajay Devgan

I think Van Sant is the most important American director we have.
He takes the most risks.
He's just pure to me.
- Michael Pitt

Mankiewicz was a brilliant director.
- Richard Widmark

How people are around a director, it really does affect everything,
every detail of the life of the movie.
- Daniel Day-Lewis

But in the UK, I've given up any hope of being considered a director.
- Mel Smith

I write music to please myself.
Hopefully the director's enjoying it too.
- Carter Burwell

I don't have any particular excitement about working
with any specific director or actor at this point.
- Sean Penn

Most screenplays depend primarily on the vision of a director.
- Tom Skerritt

In the end, it's acting, it's not real.
But every director will tell you that you have to create
conditions that create tension,
because tension is what makes drama feel real.
- Paul Greengrass

You have to write a good score that you feel good about.
At least, you're supposed to.
But, if the director hates it, it ain't going to be in the movie!
- Danny Elfman

The director is the only person who knows what the film is about.
- Satyajit Ray


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