I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.— Marlon Brando
Authentic Action Movie quotations
One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you've always wanted. Do it now.
Action is always seen as the bottom rung of thespian endeavour, that's just the way it is.
I think what a lot of action movies lose these days, especially the ones that deal with fantasy, is you stop caring at some point because you've lost human scale.
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.
I think Alone in the Dark was too much an action creature movie than a horror creature movie.
I did one sci-fi movie. I did 'Gattaca.' I liked 'Gattaca' because that was always the kind of science fiction I really dug, the non-action oriented sci-fi.
A lot of action movies today seem to have scenes that just lead up to the action.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Every other movie is one of those action things.
I mean, 'Lost in Space'? A bunch of good actors running around shooting at special effects on a soundstage? I took my kids to see that and felt like I was on an acid trip.
I tend to think of action movies as exuberant morality plays in which good triumphs over evil.
Come with me if you want to live!
Sometimes there is no next time, no time-outs, no second chances. Sometimes it's now or never.
An action movie should, like any other, follow the narrative traditions of literature. That means there should be subtlety, a slow build and a gradual bringing together of all the separate threads of the plot. To see all of it coming together slowly is very rewarding for the audience.
The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed.
What we got here is a failure to communicate.
Success doesn't come from what you do occasionally, but what you do consistently.
Nine million terrorists in the world and I gotta kill one with feet smaller than my sister.
One of the reasons why people - particularly young people - love action movies is because what they are really looking for is justice.
In live action movies, you just hope that everything works.
Because the actor may had a bad morning and doesn't play good, or accidents happen continuously. Many things contradict what you are trying to say. But in cartoons, nothing contradict what you want to say.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyways.
I'll make him an offer he can't refuse.
When you're watching an action movie, you experience an action movie more outside of the aquarium, you're out of the aquarium looking in at all the swimming fish that are in there. Whereas horror films and thrillers are designed to put the audience into that box, into that aquarium.
Reading can almost be viewed as empathy training.
Movies have better action scenes, sure. But books are uniquely suited to showing you the inside of another person's head. That is the root of empathy. That's the first step to understanding you're not alone in the world.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
I'm not looking at an action movie as something where I just jump around and look beautiful and show my muscles. Since there are so few people that do this and have that pedigree, people disregard their contribution.
I feel the need... the need for speed.
I know what you're thinking 'Did he fire six shots or only five?
Nothing happens, until something moves.
I'm gonna take you to the bank, Senator Trent. To the blood bank!
Action is a way of externalizing an emotional state.
You might not be running, leaping, climbing and doing all that. But, the way you create that emotional state in a movie is by having the characters have physical jeopardy that they have to work against.
I bizarrely think that this [Sin City] is the perfect date movie.
If a guy took me on a date to see this movie, I would marry him, for sure. It's bad-ass chicks and rad dudes, who are sexy, all over the place, and there's so much cool action.
I don't trust words. I trust actions.
I'd love to do an action movie. Something with lots of stunts. Anything fast and dangerous and involving guns.
Look at every action movie in Hollywood.
Every leading man from Spider-Man to Batman to James Bond, 'Bourne Identity', every one of them possesses martial arts skills.
Very few people make exterior movies anymore.
It's always action films driven by action and quick editing.
Leadership is an action, not a position.
I always have humour in my action movies.
I think characters that make jokes under fire are more real. It somehow helps put you in their shoes.
Basically, we [me and Evan Goldberg] started thinking about making a movie that was kind of a weed movie and action movie and had a real kind of friendship story to it, then that would be our favorite movie [Pineapple Express] ever.
Words and action in movies are the spirit or the mind.
And these days the body is almost completely forgotten. In the beginning the body - nature - was more part of the action.
The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm but because of those who look at it without doing anything.
I think I wanna do some action stuff down the road.
I wanna kill some aliens. Something real fun, you know? Just a big, fun movie.
I'm lucky, because I started action movies at the age of 25.
Now I'm 47, and I'm still kicking like a mule, and I'm as flexible as before.
In the past that you should choose a list of female action superhero movies that haven't worked. I don't believe they haven't worked because they had a female in the lead, I believe they didn't work because they weren't good. They weren't technically well done movies.
I think action movies on the whole have moved more and more into large spectacle, even leaving out super hero movies that seem to me to be more a fantastic science fiction than they are action movies.