Of course, I'd like to produce and direct a blockbuster, but you gotta build up to that. So now I'm learning from a bunch of little movies. And it's more fun with smaller pictures. It's more creative.

— Lea Thompson

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I love really crappy carnivals, where you think the ride is going to break.

There's something so seedy about them.


And I definitely gravitate toward people who use laughter to pull themselves out of the abyss.


In my deepest parts of sadness, I'm always making a joke or being sarcastic.


It's hard not to want to strangle people when you work with them for four years.


'Red Dawn' was really the most fun I ever had making a movie, because I love Westerns, and I love the idea of being a tomboy, and riding horses and shooting guns.


My kids can't watch ('Howard the Duck').

By the time I get in bed with the duck, they are, like, 'Turn it off, mom. You in bed with a duck is just pretty much a deal breaker.'


One thing the futurists never get right, though, is that the extreme desire for polyester only lasted a brief period in the '70s!


The whole experience of doing a sitcom is.

.. Telling jokes with such precision is really exciting, but it's also terrifying.


I don't even know how to swim!


My mother told me to raise my kids with calculated neglect.

They get their self-worth from doing what they can do and not having everything done for them.


Supporting myself at an early age was the best training for life I could have possibly received.


As a mother, anyone who has a teenager can attest to being really excited when they have something positive to be putting their energy into. They have so much energy, and it can go in the wrong direction.


About Lea Thompson

Quotes 24 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Birthday October 16

Usually, you don't really end up lifelong buddies with your co-stars.


If I don't have to act, I'd rather not.

I'd rather not act cold. I'd rather actually be cold. That's my weird way of acting. If the door is supposed to be locked, I'd rather have it locked. But of course, most of the time, we have to act, and that's okay, too.


'Caroline In The City' was such an interesting thing, because I'd never been on the set of a sitcom or even auditioned for a sitcom when they gave me that part.


I think it's really hard to understand the depths and the power of the love that someone has for their children unless you really have children.


It's actually shocking to me how hard it's been to get back into the movie business.


I only grow hair in places that men like.


'Howard the Duck!' That's a really interesting movie.

I appreciate my career, because I've had a lot of very interesting ups and downs, and most people... That movie is such a famous flop. In a land of a lot of flops, it's kind of awesome to be in a really famous flop. I mean, it's kind of a poster child for flops.


Very good in the Back to the Future movies, but was born to play Caroline in the City.


Nowadays with the internet, it's an equal opportunity brutal playing field.

I mean, everyone is brutal to everybody half the time. People can be unbelievably brutal on the internet, about everything. But they can also be really, really nice. The problem is that human beings like to focus on the negative sometimes, unfortunately.


So when my film career took off, I always felt like I was trying to play catch-up because I hadn't studied acting before. I didn't know how to manage money or my career. When I look back, I think I was a little bit shell-shocked.


'Red Dawn' was very resonant with a lot of people - they love that movie.

I always thought it was a little hysterical.

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