A government institution called the Finnish Film Foundation funds filmmaking there, and I wrote several screenplays but never got any money. They were sent back to me, and they said that they were too commercial for them.— Renny Harlin
Valuable Movie Actors quotations
No! Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.
I'm a frustrated actor. My ... goal is to beat Alfred Hitchcock in the number of cameos. I'm going to try to break his record.
When I was a kid, if a guy got killed in a western movie I always wondered who got his horse.
When an actor marries an actress they both fight for the mirror.
I don't know what your childhood was like, but we didn't have much money.
We'd go to a movie on a Saturday night, then on Wednesday night my parents would walk us over to the library. It was such a big deal, to go in and get my own book.
The big-budget blockbuster is becoming one of the most dependable forms of filmmaking.
When you do an animated movie - at least the ones that I've been a part of - you never see any of the other actors. It's all done separately with headphones in a voice booth.
I'm not interested in a realistic look - not at all, not ever. Every film should look the way I feel.
I don't watch the movies I make, so I haven't seen 'Footloose' since it came out. You see this young, hungry actor, it's pretty fun. I was the only one they screen tested. It was an attempt by the director and producer to talk the head of the studio into hiring me because they didn't want me.
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.
Whether it is the cavemen in the caves thousands of years ago, Shakespeare plays, television, movies and books, stories and characters take us on a journey. All I do is tell those stories without scripts and without actors.
All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun.
But I don't have such a strong desire to need to get away from filmmaking.
One of the things I have an allergic reaction to playing, especially as a black actor, is the mandatory kind of best friend/cop/detective type. You will never see me in that movie.
Every time I go to a movie, it's magic, no matter what the movie's about.
I think movies are getting dumber, actually. Where it used to be 50/50 and it's 3% good and 97% stupid.
I think every American actor wants to be a movie star.
But I never wanted to do stupid movies, I wanted to do films. I vowed I would never do a commercial, nor would I do a soap opera -- both of which I did as soon as I left the Acting Company and was starving.
The shooting of the movie is the truth part and the editing of the movie is the lying part, the deceit part
For a long time I was embarrassed to say I was a 'B' movie actor, .
.. But now that I see what Hollywood's putting out, I realized 'B' actually means 'better.'
Great moments are born from great opportunities.
Angelina wanted to make sure that any fighting in the movie would be comparable to any male actor. Everything from stick fighting to horse riding was real to her.
I think every American actor wants to be a movie star.
But I never wanted to do stupid movies, I wanted to do films.
I don't think God's going to judge me based on my film work - although I hope he has a sense of humour and I hope he's a fan of movies because I've done some things that may be questionable in his eyes as an actor!
To make a great film need three things - the script, the script and the script.
I think that's as far as you have to think, everything happens as a coincidence.
It either happens or it doesn't. It's hard to map out a strategic plan by saying, 'If I do that, that's going to get me to the next level.' I think that's the wrong way to go into movies as an actor. It doesn't happen for me that way.
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage.
I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
The only thing I'm nervous about is talking to guests like human beings, because all of my interviews so far have been attacking people. I have a genuine concern about sitting across from an actor whose movies I obviously haven't seen.
I play Xbox. I have a little boy to look after. I have dogs. You know, I have things to do. I would love to be able to sit down and watch something like a movie. I watch my own movies because I have to.
Woody makes a movie as if he were lighting 10,000 safety matches to illuminate a city. Each one is a little epiphany: topical, ethnic, or political.
Most filmmaking is about shaking hands and just starting.
There's a lot of great writing, and characters, and stories being told in television nowadays. And much more than there used to be. The opportunities to tell stories, because of the opportunities to show content. And so it's drawing actors from cinema, movie actors, actors to where there's a lot of opportunities to where you can tell stories.
You know the actor John Garfield? In one movie he walked up to this train station, the ticket booth, and the guy says, 'Yes, where are you going?' And he says, 'I want a ticket to nowhere.' I thought: that's it. The freedom to do that. I want a ticket to nowhere.
I've always wanted two lives - one for the movies, one for myself.
Stardom is only a by-product of acting.
I don't think being a movie star is a good enough reason for existing.
I dont know if there is anyone who wouldnt want to play some kind of superhero.
I dont know if the world is getting sick of superhero movies or not, but I think you will endlessly have actors who are intrigued by the idea of playing a superhero.
When I was a child I was a dreamer. I read comic books, and I was the hero of the comic book. I saw movies, and I was the hero in the movie. So every dream I have ever dreamed has come true a thousand times.
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
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.
I love going to the movies; I love watching good movie actors. They must know something I don't.