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The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder. Alfred Hitchcock, director
  • movies

Film spectators are quiet vampires. Jim Morrison, musician
  • movies

A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet. Orson Welles, actor
  • movies

What troubles me is not that movie stars run for office, but that they find it easy to get elected. It should be difficult. It should be difficult for millionaires, too. Shana Alexander, journalist
  • difficult

No movie influenced me more to go after my dreams than 'Flashdance.' After seeing it, I took 15 dance lessons a week. I cut all my sweatshirts. I did the 'Maniac' thing. Elizabeth Berkley, actress
  • dance

Sometimes a movie knows you're watching it. It knows how to hold and keep you, how, when it's over, to make you want it all over again. Wesley Morris, critic
  • again

A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it. Alfred Hitchcock, director
  • movies

You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies - all of life's riddles are answered in the movies. Steve Martin, comedian
  • movies

Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world. Jean-Luc Godard, director
  • movies

Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me. Tim Burton, director
  • movies

Well, I started thinking about what you were saying about how your movies need to make a profit. Now, what is the one thing, if you put it in a movie, it'll be successful? Ed Wood, director
  • movie

Every single art form is involved in film, in a way. Sydney Pollack, director
  • movies

For me the writing, when I'm going to direct it myself, is really just the first draft, and I don't change it very much; I only change it on average about two lines per movie. John Sayles, director
  • average

I grew up with the mindset that when you get home from work, you go to dinner and watch a movie. I don't want to be going to a club and taking off my panties. Blake Lively, actress
  • club

The process of making a movie is what I love. I thrive on that. It's an exciting miracle, a mad adventure. I love being part of it. Orlando Bloom, actor
  • adventure

The last real movie stars were probably Redford and Newman. And things were different then. There wasn't this amazing amount of magazines and information about them. George Clooney, actor
  • amazing

I like the idea of movies having a magic element. How many times have you seen an actor in a movie who you know only as the character? It's wonderful, isn't it? Christian Bale, actor
  • actor

I'm not sure why no one wants to admit there's a viable audience out there that believes in God and wants to see a movie with their family. The demand is there. The supply is not. Tyler Perry, actor
  • admit

Ever since the movie premiered at Cannes, I've had a sudden surge of scripts and interest. Berenice Bejo, actress
  • cannes

If I thought of myself as a movie star, I'd be an idiot. I don't know anyone who thinks like that. I don't even know movie stars who think like that. Jonny Lee Miller, actor
  • anyone

If my films don't show a profit, I know I'm doing something right. Woody Allen, director
  • movies

It's the movies that have really been running things in America ever since they were invented. They show you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, how to feel about it, and how to look how you feel about it. Andy Warhol, artist
  • movies

Even if I set out to make a film about a fillet of sole, it would be about me. Federico Fellini, director
  • movies

I don't take the movies seriously, and anyone who does is in for a headache. Bette Davis, actress
  • movies

Everything makes me nervous - except making films. Elizabeth Taylor, actress
  • movies

Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood. Walt Disney, cartoonist
  • movies

The secret to film is that it's an illusion. George Lucas, director
  • movies

If it's a good movie, the sound could go off and the audience would still have a perfectly clear idea of what was going on. Alfred Hitchcock, director
  • audience

Movie music is noise... even more painful than my sciatica. Thomas Beecham, composer
  • movie

Am I a romantic? I've seen 'Wuthering Heights' ten times. I'm a romantic. Johnny Depp, actor
  • movies

In a movie, you're raw material, just a hue of some color and the director makes the painting. Viggo Mortensen, actor
  • color

I don't know what it was, maybe the movie theaters in my immediate surrounding neighbourhood in Burbank, but I never saw what would be considered A movies. Tim Burton, director
  • considered

Movie magic is movie magic and acting magic is acting magic. Ben Kingsley, actor
  • acting

I'm a character actress, plain and simple... Who can worry about a career? Have a life. Movie stars have careers - actors work, and then they don't work, and then they work again. Frances McDormand, actress
  • actress

That's kind of the weird thing that M. Night Shyamalan has sort of unleashed upon the world is this need for every movie to have these ridiculous endings. Alex Winter, actor
  • endings

When I'm working on a movie, I will make any sacrifice to finish it. Richard King, director
  • finish

When you make a film you usually make a film about an idea. Sydney Pollack, director
  • movies

The most exciting thing for all of us is movies and movie stars. Kenneth Edmonds, musician
  • exciting

People say I pay too much attention to the look of a movie but for God's sake, I'm not producing a Radio 4 Play for Today, I'm making a movie that people are going to look at. Ridley Scott, director
  • attention

If it sells, it sells. If it doesn't sell, I'll go make a movie. Ice T, musician
  • movie

Any movie that has that spirit and says things can be changed is worth making. Wim Wenders, director
  • changed

I found it to be more challenging to be in a huge effects movie, because a lot of the things aren't there.You have to trust the director and react to nothing. Katie Holmes, actress
  • challenging

Turning one's novel into a movie script is rather like making a series of sketches for a painting that has long ago been finished and framed. Vladimir Nabokov, novelist
  • finished

I phoned my grandparents and my grandfather said 'We saw your movie.' 'Which one?' I said. He shouted 'Betty, what was the name of that movie I didn't like? Brad Pitt, actor
  • betty

It's fun to do a comedy and hook people in and then hoodwink them into watching a serious movie. I like to lead in with the comedy and then hit them over the head with a drama. Reese Witherspoon, actress
  • comedy

With any child entering adolescence, one hunts for signs of health, is desperate for the smallest indication that the child's problems will never be important enough for a television movie. Nora Ephron, author
  • adolescence

I didn't quit movies. They quit me. Jane Powell,
  • movies

Great music is its own movie, already. And the challenge, as a music fan, is to keep the song as powerful as it wants to be, to not tamper with it and to somehow give it a home. Cameron Crowe, director
  • already

I'm someone who believes the only way to see a movie is in a big theater, on a big screen, with a big bag of popcorn. Dan Glickman, politician
  • bag

The movie industry is committed to working with the technology sector to find innovative new ways to deliver entertainment to consumers. Dan Glickman, politician
  • committed

It's a huge challenge, a huge responsibility. Bond is a huge iconic figure in movie history. These opportunities don't come along very often so I thought, 'Why not?' Daniel Craig, actor
  • bond

You go to a theater now and you literally see parents watching the movie and they suddenly cover their kid's ears. I figured I'd make one movie where they didn't have to do this. Garry Marshall, actor
  • cover

After all those years in Asia, I don't have to do promotion anymore. We just release a Jackie Chan movie and - Boom! - people go. Jackie Chan, actor
  • anymore

If you were my agent and I was making $10 million a movie and made four movies a year, that means you have a salary of $4 million. Peter Stormare,
  • agent

Most politicians - those people who live, eat and breathe politics - like to sit around and talk about politics and tell political war stories. Reagan didn't do that. His war stories were movie war stories and Hollywood war stories. He loved that. Lyn Nofziger,
  • breathe

I think it's really odd, too, that the public is so privy to how much money the actors make and what movies cost. It seems to me to be beside the point. When I go to a movie I really don't want to think about the money. I want to see the story. Holly Hunter, actress
  • beside

It's the same with people knowing absolutely everything there is to know about an actor. I actually think the more personal information you have about an actor, the more you have to carve out for yourself when you go to a movie and see them in it. Holly Hunter, actress
  • absolutely

To me, a sex scene in a movie generally means a gratuitous scene that doesn't serve the story but gives a kind of excuse - we've got these two actors, we want to see them naked, so let's bring in the music and the soft light. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, actor
  • bring

I think if the movie has resonance and stimulates the viewer to talk about it, you can have as large an audience as you want. The most important thing for me is that the movie exists. And that's success enough already. Andy Garcia, actor
  • already

Even if you didn't see the movie, you'd see two words you'd never seen put together before - comedy and Muslim. Comedy is friendly - it's the least offensive word in our language. Albert Brooks, actor
  • comedy

I left 'Law and Order' because I really honestly did want to do movies and did want to be a movie star since I was a little girl. Angie Harmon, model
  • girl

I'm a guy, but I'm not afraid to cry. Not all of the time. But when I'm watching a movie, I'll sometimes shed a tear, especially 'Moulin Rouge'. Zac Efron, actor
  • afraid

I love to sing! To be in a movie with musical number is the coolest thing ever! Ashley Tisdale, actress
  • coolest

Ghost stories really scare me. I have such a big imagination that after I watch a horror movie like 'The Grudge', I look in the corners of my room for the next two days. Vanessa Hudgens, actress
  • big

I've always wanted to play Maria in West Side Story. My idol is Natalie Wood, and I love the movie, so I think a modern-day twist on it would be really neat. Vanessa Hudgens, actress
  • love

After Zorro, people spoke Spanish to me for ages. I'm Welsh but that movie instantly gave me a new ethnicity. Catherine Zeta-Jones, actress
  • ages

I'm intimidated every day I go on the stage and everyday I go on a movie set. It's terrifying and I always want to reshoot the first day or the first week, I'm so terrified. Catherine Zeta-Jones, actress
  • everyday

I don't have a single complete show or movie or anything else that I could look at and say, 'Nailed that one.' But endless dissatisfaction is, I suppose, what gets us out of bed in the morning. Hugh Laurie, comedian
  • anything

I have never acted he has never been cast in a romantic lead or has been cast opposite a female love interest in any movie he starred in. Morgan Freeman, actor
  • acted

Is there a movie I think I should have won the Oscar for? Yeah. All of them. Morgan Freeman, actor
  • think

Believe it or not, I don't own a TV. Crazy huh? I'm not a big movie-goer either. I just feel like I'm watching work. I am always outside and couldn't care less about what's on TV these days. Jeffrey Donovan, actor
  • believe

I've had some amazing people in my life. Look at my father - he came from a small fishing village of five hundred people and at six foot four with giant ears and a kind of very odd expression, thought he could be a movie star. So go figure, you know? Kiefer Sutherland, actor
  • amazing

I enjoy getting riled up, and nothing's gonna do that for you like a good scary movie. Sophia Bush, actress
  • enjoy

Mystery makes movie stars! If you see someone on the cover of the weeklies all the time, why would you want to pay to see them in a movie? Sophia Bush, actress
  • cover

Corporate Hollywood thinks I'm a geek to go back and do theater. They don't understand why I don't want to be a movie star, why I'm not pursuing Mel Gibson's roles. William Petersen, actor
  • corporate

Sometimes I'd like to play the bad guy and sometimes I'd like to die in a movie. Jackie Chan, actor
  • bad

I love watching a good, freaky horror movie. I love it. It's one of my favorite things to do, to go and see at the cinema. Just to tune out and be freaked out. Yvonne Strahovski, actress
  • cinema

A 65-ft.-wide screen and 500 people reacting to the movie, there is nothing like that experience. Michael Mann, director
  • experience

I've done one movie. And it's not a movie I want to stand on as far as acting ability goes. I mean, I'm not going to win an Oscar anytime soon. I'm not Meryl Streep. Megan Fox, actress
  • ability

God help me if I ever do another movie with an explosion in it. If you see me in a movie where stuff is exploding you'll know I've lost all my money. Ben Affleck, actor
  • another

Right before 'The Bourne Identity' came out, I hadn't been offered a movie in a year. Matt Damon, actor
  • bourne

Until this movie I have played a boxer, a cowboy, a knight, a prince, an elf and a pirate. I am so glad to have done all of that already, and am ready for this phase of my career. Orlando Bloom, actor
  • already

'Easy Rider' was never a motorcycle movie to me. A lot of it was about politically what was going on in the country. Dennis Hopper, actor
  • country

We're trying to set up a movie for me in the near future. It's going to be similar to the story of how I got discovered. Kinda like my own version of '8 Mile.' Justin Bieber, musician
  • discovered

I'm the worst rider. I'm a terrible rider. Me and horses are not a good mix. For some reason, people are always trying to get me on a horse in a movie. Dana Delany, actress
  • horse

I consciously decided not to be a 'London' actor. Those gangster movies made a lot of East End actors think they were movie stars. And I was very aware that they were going to go out of fashion. Eddie Marsan, actor
  • actor

We don't have any rules about how we depict violence, or how much violence is in a movie. It's a calibration on a case-by-case basis. Joel Coen, director
  • basis

When the movie's done, you talk about either the score or source music over a particular scene, what might work. You just throw a piece of music over the scene, and we both listen to it. Ethan Coen, director
  • done

If no producer, no movie. Dino De Laurentiis, director
  • movie

You cannot base a whole movie on just the imagery alone. It has to be the story and the characters. John Lasseter, director
  • alone

Animation is the one type of movie that really does play for the entire audience. Our challenge is to make stories that connect for kids and adults. John Lasseter, director
  • animation

Every single Pixar film, at one time or another, has been the worst movie ever put on film. But we know. We trust our process. We don't get scared and say, 'Oh, no, this film isn't working.' John Lasseter, director
  • another

No matter what people say, your fans are the ones that come to watch the movie or come to your shows and that's the most important thing. Ashlee Simpson, musician
  • come

It's funny that people think because you don't have a movie or record out, you disappear into a frozen chamber someplace. They think you're dead when you're not in the public eye. Jason Schwartzman, actor
  • chamber

Every actor I ever meet goes, 'Ultimately I plan on having my own company and write and direct,' but yes, I too would love to write and direct a movie. I want to do a play, too. I want to do it all. Jason Schwartzman, actor
  • actor

I didn't picture myself as a movie actress. I began to think about it around college. I remember thinking, "Well somebody has to be in them," so maybe I could do that eventually. It's all been a surprise. Annette Bening, actress
  • actress

I didn't do a movie until I was almost 30. I'm grateful for that because it gave me a chance to be an adult in the world and do work in the regional theater that very few people cared about. I loved it and I wanted to do that stuff. Annette Bening, actress
  • adult

When my daughter asks, 'What do you do?', every movie I have a different answer. As she grows, she wants more explanations. Michelle Williams, actress
  • answer

Did you ever see Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke? That's what happens if you really smoke weed and make a movie. You get two guys and no plot and it's basically like, 'Yeah! Let's drive a van made of weed!' And that's pretty much the movie. James Franco, actor
  • basically

I don't think I ever went down that movie star path. I always enjoy taking a 90-degree turn from the last thing I did. Jeff Bridges, actor
  • down

I have this problem with violence. I've only done one movie in almost 20 years where I killed people. It's called Perdita Durango. It's a Spanish movie. I'm very proud of the movie, but I felt weird doing that. Javier Bardem, actor
  • almost

The joy of acting for me is to be able to experience emotions in a safe environment. You can't scream and cry in the street because everybody will look. If you do it on a movie set, you get applauded. Jesse Eisenberg, actor
  • able

The interesting thing about a movie is the movie. Christian Bale, actor
  • interesting

A movie star is someone people look at and go, 'I want to be like that person'. There's the responsibility of desire. It's not something I'm interested in trying. I would fail miserably at it, so why even bother? Christian Bale, actor
  • bother

They were saying, 'Keep this under your hat, but Jack Sparrow's going to die in the second movie.' I went, 'You're kidding me. The fans are going to go berserk.' Geoffrey Rush, actor
  • berserk

I always like having kid energy around. I think it's good for a movie, even when you're doing dramatic stuff. Mark Ruffalo, actor
  • dramatic

To me, watching a movie is like going to an amusement park. My worst fear is making a film that people don't think is a good ride. Darren Aronofsky, director
  • amusement

I'm vain enough to want do a movie again, but right now more roles are the last thing on my list. Gwen Stefani, musician
  • again

I've cut myself out... I've cut scenes out that I was in and that's when you realize that you've got to make the best movie you can. Jon Favreau, actor
  • best

If you check your ego at the door when it comes to comedy, you've got a pretty good shot at making a great movie that you can commit yourself to, you can jump off the proverbial cliff with, and have a great time, and the audiences respond to that. Dwayne Johnson, actor
  • audiences

Something magical happened when I turned 25 - I looked in the mirror and was like, 'You might not get carded for an R-rated movie anymore.' Like I didn't have a little stick figure anymore. Kristen Bell, actress
  • anymore

I saw 'Food, Inc.' last night - it was like a horror movie. I'm definitely thinking about my food supply now and how I want to grow my own. Lauren Ambrose, actress
  • definitely

If I start thinking, 'Is this movie going to open? Is this movie going to do well?' I'm not focusing on the job. The job is to make a good movie. Taylor Lautner, actor
  • focusing

I sold my first script when I was 21 - this kids' adventure movie that never got made. I just bought that one back, actually. I'm pretty psyched about it. Jason Segel, actor
  • adventure

Four months after we finished shooting, I'd been in New Orleans shooting another movie and my agent and I were having a bite to eat - actually in London - and he's sitting there and goes, 'Wow, I just can't believe how ripped you are.' Ryan Reynolds, actor
  • agent

It's great to have the chance to play a character before he goes to the dark side, or the yellow side if you will. Normally, you don't get that opportunity. The narrative of a movie usually demands that you are that guy from the start. Mark Strong, actor
  • chance

I just felt that you can't have a character fall in love so madly as they did in the last movie and not finish it off, understand it, get some closure. That's why the movie is called 'Quantum of Solace' - that's exactly what he's looking for. Daniel Craig, actor
  • called

I like to look like a person. It drives me crazy when you see women in movies playing teachers, and they have biceps. It totally takes me out of the movie. I start thinking, Wow, that actress playing this part really looks great! Emma Stone, actress
  • actress

At the end of the day it's got to be a good movie, it's got to be a funny movie, and it's got to make people think, 'Hey, I couldn't have spent my time any better.' Tom Hanks, actor
  • end

The movie says, You can lose your job and your way and still rescue yourself. 'Larry Crowne' creates a self-excavated utopia, and I love that idea, that message. Julia Roberts, actress
  • creates

I can direct breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I take pride in my kitchen, but I'm not going to direct a movie. Julia Roberts, actress
  • breakfast

What's the best part of a movie? I love to know what my name is. It's just so fun. That's the first thing I ask. It's just fun because you have a different name in every movie. Elle Fanning, actress
  • ask

Hopefully I'll get to make another movie, so we'll see. But modeling - all the actresses are taking everything over now, with all the modeling endorsements and magazine covers. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, model
  • another

So much of movie acting is in the lighting. And in loving your characters. I try to know them, and with that intimacy comes love. And now, I love Voldemort. Ralph Fiennes, actor
  • acting

Sometimes you do feel a script that glows in your hand the moment you start reading it. By page four of Shakespeare in Love, I said, 'I have to be in this movie.' Geoffrey Rush, actor
  • feel

I'm done with effects movies for now. When you do a movie like 'Transformers,' it can feel like you're doing three movies at once - which is tiring. Michael Bay, director
  • done

I really liked the snake that breaks out of the cage in the beginning of the movie. I saw it in real life, and it was really cool. Really big and fat. The owls are cool as well, but you can't really pet them. Tom Felton, actor
  • beginning

I would like to play an average guy. I would have loved to play opposite John Candy in a movie. That was my dream for a long time, and sadly, now I can never realize that. But I'd like to do comedy. Warwick Davis, actor
  • average

'Anchorman' is my favorite movie of all time and Ron Burgundy is one of my favorite characters of all time. It's my 'Gone With the Wind.' Eva Mendes, actress
  • burgundy

There's never really been a real hood Christmas movie. Ice Cube, musician
  • christmas

Don't get a movie confused with real life. I'm a well-rounded human being like everyone else. Ice Cube, musician
  • being

I've got to see my movie to see how I'm acting, see what little things I can learn about my craft. LL Cool J, musician
  • acting

I never had any ambitions of being a movie star or anything like that, but you know, this is nice. Mos Def, musician
  • anything

I'm the worst at picking what movies are going to do well. I have no idea. I'm really surprised if a movie I like does well. Zooey Deschanel, actress
  • idea

It's taken me 15 years to step behind a camera and make something everyone agrees looks like a movie. Kevin Smith, director
  • behind

I always wanted to see if I could sell a movie to the public without doing any marketing because my philosophy was like, 'Hey man, I'm reaching my audience everyday. I'm twittering with them. I'm in direct contact with them on the podcast.' Kevin Smith, director
  • audience

I never really thought I wanted to become a movie star. Anna Faris, actress
  • become

Blythe Danner is somebody whose career I admire. She's a great actress and does good work, but also has a life of her own. I love my job but, at the end of the day, I want to come home and watch a movie and drink a bottle of wine with my husband. Anna Faris, actress
  • actress

I just want to sing, I want to work on my music, I want to make my movies, that's all I want to do. Marc Anthony, musician
  • movies

I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia, an abnormal decrease of sugar in the blood. Eventually I learned to eat five small meals a day. Now if I'm making a movie and get hungry, I call time out to eat some crackers. Carol Alt, model
  • abnormal

It's a werewolf movie with Christina Ricci, and it was a chance to work with some good people. But playing yourself is always fairly risky because you gotta watch how you goof on yourself. Scott Baio, actor
  • chance

When we were making the movie, winning awards for it wasn't the point at all. We didn't even have an American distributor. Michel Hazanavicius, director
  • american

To me the recognition of the audience is part of the filmmaking process. When you make a movie, it's for them. Michel Hazanavicius, director
  • audience

The fact that I made a special movie with an old-fashioned style - even if it's a mix between with modern and old-fashioned things - must mean I feel both ways about change. In a way I'm resisting, but in a way adapting myself to the times. Michel Hazanavicius, director
  • adapting

I think the approach of the character for us is the same in a silent movie as in a talking movie because we had balance, we had lines to learn. Berenice Bejo, actress
  • approach

Right now I'm the most famous silent movie actress in the world and I want to keep that for me. So I hope there's not going to be any other silent movies. Berenice Bejo, actress
  • actress

For you, it's a silent movie. For us, it's a talking movie because we had lines on set. There's a lot of noise on set and music. We spoke in English, in French, in gibberish, but it was very alive. The challenge was tap dancing. Jean Dujardin, actor
  • alive

When I was younger I saw a movie called 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' with Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Those two actors and that movie was my inspiration to want to be an actor. Peter Facinelli, actor
  • actor

I never really read a character before that I connected with more than Peeta. So, for me, if I couldn't get that job I was like, 'Well, if I can't play practically myself in a movie, what can I play?' Josh Hutcherson, actor
  • character

Now, I just made an animated movie a few years ago, 'The Tale of Desperaux' , and that had twelve hundred shots in it. Twelve hundred CG shots is a pretty big plan. Gary Ross, actor
  • animated


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