Best Quotes About Movies

Most of us do not consciously look at movies. -Roger Ebert

The movies we love and admire are to some extent a function of who we are when we see them. -Mary Schmich

You can figure out who you were by which movies you loved when. -Mary Schmich

My movies were the kind they show in prisons and airplanes, because nobody can leave. -Burt Reynolds

Advertising is a racket, like the movies and the brokerage business. You cannot be honest without admitting that its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero. -F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo. -Mary Pickford

Americans wanted to settle all our difficulties with Russia and then go to the movies and drink Coke. -W. Averell Harriman

He was the first to conceive of movies as an art form. His belief was that if the traditional art form would not find room for him, then he would make an art form of his own. -Richard Schickel

I'm an actor. And I guess I've done so many movies I've achieved some high visibility. But a star? I guess I still think of myself as kind of a worker ant. -Bill Vaughan

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

The only reason anyone goes to Broadway is because they can't get work in the movies. -Bette Davis

I think less is more when it comes to kissing in the movies. -Julia Roberts

The movies were custard compared to politics. -Nancy Reagan

Sometimes in movies, I still have to be the hero, but it's not all that important to me anymore. -Dennis Quaid

I didn't know what types of movies I wanted to do. I want to do things that are different. I want to take my time with each role. -Leonardo DiCaprio

With 2 movies opening this summer, I have no relaxing time at all. Whatever I have is spent in a drunken stupor. -Hugh Grant

I love doing normal things – movies, shopping, going out with friends, writing, reading, taking hot bubble baths – that's a big one for relaxation. I also love to go to art and history museums. -Christina Aguilera

My skin is hard when it comes to my music. But with my movies, I'm still a virgin in a lot of ways. I'm not used to being shot down for no reason. -Will Smith

People think that they just want movies like Pretty Woman, when really they – at least the ones that I know personally – have been waiting for something that doesn't completely insult them. -Winona Ryder

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

My dream role would probably be a psycho killer, because the whole thing I love about movies is that you get to do things you could never do in real life, and that would be my way of vicariously experiencing being a psycho killer. Also, it's incredibly romantic. -Christina Ricci

A lot of movies are about life, mine are like a slice of cake. -Alfred Hitchcock

I've made so many movies playing a hooker that they don't pay me in the regular way anymore. They leave it on the dresser. -Shirley MacLaine

I want people to go to the movies. I am the man of the spectacle. I'm playing. -Roman Polanski

I'm not bragging but my movies have grossed well over a billion dollars. -Steve Guttenberg

Every now and then, when you're on stage, you hear the best sound a player can hear. It's a sound you can't get in movies or in television. It is the sound of a wonderful, deep silence that means you've hit them where they live. -Shelley Winters

The one regret I have about my own abortions is that they cost money that might otherwise have been spent on something more pleasurable, like taking the kids to movies and theme parks. -Barbara Ehrenreich

I want to be like Tom Cruise from 'The Outsiders' and go on and do amazing movies for a long time. -Ashton Kutcher

One of my movies was called 'True Lies.' It's what the Democrats should have called their convention. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

When you mutilate movies for mass media, you tamper with the hearts and minds of America. -Warren Beatty

You can map your life through your favorite movies, and no two people's maps will be the same. -Mary Schmich

The movies are the only business where you can go out front and applaud yourself. -Will Rogers

I just want to keep doing what I'm doing and hopefully people will watch my movies. -Leonardo DiCaprio

I'll probably pursue doing more movies, but not horror or movies with killers in them. I'll try to stick to happy movies. I want to act and direct like Jodie Foster. I admire her because she went to college and she's still doing the same thing. -Lindsay Lohan

I can be in 20 movies. But I'll never be an actor. -Jon Stewart

Right now, my job is that I'm like an ambulance chaser. I've got to look for movies with white guys falling out of them. -Chris Rock

Movies these days have made killers into funny people. What's that all about? I've got kids and family and friends, and I don't like bad things. I don't think they're funny, and it's irresponsible to make movies that don't show you how that's not good. -Billy Bob Thornton

Yes, I'm going to be the President of the United States. You know why? You think you can get chicks by being in the movies? You can really get chicks by being the President. -Ben Affleck

Where I live, nobody who's fourteen is having sex and doing major drugs. And I think if you see it in the movies, you may be influenced by it. I think it's so important to preserve your innocence. -Natalie Portman

Why did I spend all these years playing boring Europeans? I was made for action movies. -Asia Argento

You go back to those films of the '40s and '50s and hear the dialogue, the way the people played off each other – the wordplay. I think we've really lost that in movies. -Clive Owen

I've done so many movies that when I see them I don't really watch them. -Dennis Quaid

I never wanted to do the same kind of movies over and over anyway, so my theory on it all is I'm just gonna try and dodge the label and keep doing what I am doing. -Matt Damon

Success is not something I've wrapped my brain around. If people go to those movies, then yes, that's true, big-time success. If not, it's much ado about nothing. -Matt Damon

From now on, I approach the cinema as a business woman. I intend to be in more action movies because, apart from Angelina Jolie, no other actress stands out in this genre. -Milla Jovovich

I love making independent movies, and that's pretty much what I'm going to be doing for the rest of my years. -Milla Jovovich

I work constantly but I work at a lot of different things. You know, I run a theater company in New York, I direct plays, act in plays, in movies, so I try to keep it eclectic. -Philip Seymour Hoffman

In a sense I feel very much a part of the cinema now in a way where when I come back to the theater now I feel like a visitor. The cinema is really what I enjoy. I want to do more independent movies. -Brian Cox

I think you kind of hope for people to gush over movies, but I think the opposite way is great sometimes, too. I'd rather have a movie that you're angry about and that you're talking about the next day, than something you forget about when the popcorn goes into the trash. -Gabriel Mann

I'm like, 'What world am I living in?' Aren't movies made to have something to say? Why make a movie if you don't have something to say? What are you doing it for? Are you doing it because you want to make a lot of money? -Jake Gyllenhaal

Very few movies I've done I regret being involved in. -Jared Harris

I like doing films and I wish that I could do more but I still have to audition. I don't get offered starring roles in movies even though I've written and starred in a movie. -Tim Meadows

My agent said, 'You aren't good enough for movies.' I said, 'You're fired.' -Sally Field

In the past I've made movies that were pretty universally liked. You can't really hate them. You can discard them, but you can't really hate them. -Ang Lee

There was a gap of seven years between the first and second Dracula movies. In the second one as everybody knows, I didn't speak, because I said I couldn't say the lines. -Christopher Lee

Everybody wants blockbusters. I like to see a few pictures now and then that have to do with people and have relationships, and that's what I want to do films about. I don't want to see these sci-fi movies, and I don't want to do one of those. I don't understand it. -James Garner

Barbra Streisand is without a doubt one of the most honest people I have ever known. There is no doubt in my mind that she will not be doing any more concerts. Of course, she still will be making records and starring and directing in movies. -Marvin Hamlisch

If military movies were automatically successful we'd make nothing but military movies. But seriously, patriotism is one thing that all Americans have in common. -Tommy Lee Jones

We did six records, then six movies. Now we need to do six of something else, so we get 666 – and then our master Satan can return! -Cheech Marin

Yeah, I do like scary movies, especially the ones that don't take themselves too seriously. -Anna Faris

I make two movies a year to take care of the butcher and the baker and the school fees. Then I try to write, but it's not that easy. Acting is what's easy. -David Niven

We live in an age when it is cheaper to buy the rights to movies than to make them. -Hayao Miyazaki

There are people who would rather choke than go see my movies. They write me letters all the time. -Alec Baldwin

I loved 'Clueless.' That was one of my favorite movies of all time. -Amanda Bynes

It really comes down to the fact that, because I was perceived as a bad guy for leaving the show, I think people were rooting against the movies. That was really unfortunate. -David Caruso

You see so many movies… the younger people who are coming from MTV or who are coming from commercials and there's no sense of film grammar. There's no real sense of how to tell a story visually. It's just cut, cut, cut, cut, cut, you know, which is pretty easy. -Peter Bogdanovich

There's too many people in seats of power who just haven't got a clue what they're doing. They're bean counters, and it just pisses me off because consequently our kids go to see crap movies. -Pierce Brosnan

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

I think I am too old to be doing teen movies. I am just kind of annoyed, because you have all these teen movies coming out with usually either Lindsay Lohan or Hilary Duff doing four of the exact teen movies over and over again. -Alexa Vega

Well, I think every film student goes into film school thinking they want to write and direct their own movies, and they don't realize how much goes into it, and what a process it is. -Alexis Bledel

I'm very fond of doing movies where men fight over me. I don't get to do enough. -Anjelica Huston

When so much money is involved in these movies, someone somewhere is going to try to screw you. -Adam Duritz

They spend an awful lot of money on I-don't-know-what in Hollywood movies; I certainly didn't get any of it. But they sure do love spending money. -Adam Garcia

Even in India the Hindi film industry might be the best known but there are movies made in other regional languages in India, be it Tamil or Bengali. Those experiences too are different from the ones in Bombay. -Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

I was studying to be an architect, I wasn't plotting to join the movies. Films were just another career option. I took acting up with the same schoolgirl enthusiasm I had for examinations. Acting is a job and I take it very seriously. -Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

In horror movies today it's lots of fast cut shot and lots of loud noises on the soundtrack. I tried to do the opposite. Playing with silence for instance. -Alejandro Amenabar

I mean, look, I love movies, not just the ones I make… In fact, I don't like the movies I make very much. -Alexander Payne

I really don't like to do back-to-back movies. I concentrate on things at home. My family and school life are important to me. I try to do one movie a year. -Anna Chlumsky

For me the greatest source of income is still movies. Nothing – stocks, financial speculation, real estate speculation or businesses – makes more money for me than making movies. -Jackie Chan

A lot of young filmmakers bring their movies to my dad because he always gives lots of good editing ideas and notes. He'd be a good film professor. -Sofia Coppola

The movies I like to make are very rich and full of passion. Some people see me as an action director, but action is not the only thing in my movies. I always like to show human nature – something deep inside the heart. -John Woo

Some mornings you wake up and think, gee I look handsome today. Other days I think, what am I doing in the movies? I wanna go back to Ireland and drive a forklift. -Liam Neeson

I really detest movies like 'Indecent Proposal' and 'Pretty Woman' because they send a message to women that sleeping with a rich man is the ultimate goal and really that's such a small part of it. -Laura Kightlinger

I manage to hide in my movies. -Liev Schreiber

You never know when you read a script how it's going to turn out because so much depends on the collaboration between people. If I'd been in some of the movies I turned down, maybe they wouldn't have been a success. -Molly Ringwald

There are some movies that I would like to forget, for the rest of my life. But even those movies teach me things. -Antonio Banderas

Becoming a producer enables you to empower yourself, to make the film that you want to make. I have desires to make movies – I have movies I'm developing, and things that I'm interested in. -Andy Garcia

I don't control the movies that are offered to me, but I make choices based on certain parameters. -Andy Garcia

I read and watch movies. I can't go to the movie theater much anymore, though, because I get recognized. It's worse sometimes if I wear a costume and try not to get recognized. I watch most of my films on airplanes. -Ayumi Hamasaki

I've always loved movies about con men. I think con men are as American as apple pie. -Bill Paxton

It creeps up on you and becomes an obsession. It comes out of watching a million movies. -Mike Leigh

I stopped making movies because I don't like taking my clothes off. Maybe it's realism, but in my opinion, it's utter filth. -Debbie Reynolds

I always thought that Elvis could have been a great actor, and that he was put in a lot of unimportant movies when he could have done a lot of great ones. -Patti Page

Frank is such a great visual storyteller, that if you study his artwork you see that his Sin City books are already the best movies never seen on the big screen. -Robert Rodriguez

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

Well, I think one of the main things that you have to think about when acting in the movies is to try not to make the acting show. -James Stewart

A lot of actors get concerned about their own image, even going so far as to rewrite a movie to best serve that image. All I want to do is be in good movies. -Michael Douglas

I would do anything for a part, nearly anything. Being in movies doesn't mean being pretty. -Diane Kruger

It's a great feeling to think that I can be a friend to so many people through my movies. -River Phoenix

You can't think about how people will perceive you or your character. All you can do is focus on your work. The rest is up to the universe. I've been acting for 16 years. I've done 55 movies and, in all seriousness, there's maybe five that are good and the rest are crap. -Robert Patrick

It seems that the small movies are a little more risky and cutting-edge. You've got your big commerce and you've got your small films that you're more passionate about. -Robert Patrick

I worked very hard on those movies but there was some creative connection that wasn't being made. -Michael J. Fox

What career? A man's got a body of film of about four movies in about 10 years or something. I do it because I think I can do a good job of something and I'll enjoy it, do it, and sort of vanish. I don't want to be an actor for hire. -Paul Hogan

Sex is a doorway to something so powerful and mystical, but movies usually depict it in a completely flat way. -David Lynch

I realized what interested me as a student of film was one thing and the movies that I liked were another. -Sam Raimi

You don't forget the movies, but you forget the details of them. -Sissy Spacek

I know it's good when I see a smaller film get recognized because it means more publicity for them. When you start producing and directing the movies become a little more like your children. -Campbell Scott

I make little movies, you know, they need all the help that they can get. -Campbell Scott

I only made two studio movies, that was a long time ago and obviously I removed myself. I think some of that is geographical. I live in New York and I want to work there, it's as simple as that. -Campbell Scott

The fact is, it's hard to release movies. -Campbell Scott

Most of us… are simply just trying to get through the day. And wait for those times in their life that are markers, that put things into relief. That's why we like movies and books so much. -Campbell Scott

My mother did movies from the New Wave, but I was quite shocked I didn't know much about that period. Bernado showed us film of the demonstrations of the time. -Eva Green

I'm interested in the impact my movies have on people and how it affects them, and what they like and what they don't like – and what they take away from it. What leaves an impression, you know? -Thomas Jane

It's kind of true that they just start making the same movie over and over again. It's also true that the times dictate what kind of movies get made and what kind are not. So I'm always looking for something that's a little fresh and something that I haven't seen before. -Thomas Jane

Some of the supporting roles that I've done as an actor, I took them because I knew that I would get to watch some of the leading guys in the movies, and also I'd get to work with them. -Thomas Jane

I want to make movies that I want to see, and what I miss and I'm not seeing. -Thomas Jane

I think you should make more movies, more musicals. I think the public deserves that. I think this country deserves to be able to get out and foster that talent. Give them an opportunity to become stars. I think the whole idea is wonderful. -Donald O'Connor

Hollywood and the recording industry argue that current law permits the copying of songs and movies, and sharing them on the Internet. This enables young people to grow up learning how to steal. -Suzanne Fields

The Academy Awards ceremony is designed to be without irony, but Chris Rock supplied it anyway with filmed movie-theater interviews with black men and women who had never heard of the movies nominated for Best Picture. -Suzanne Fields

I've had 79 to 80 years of show business. I started when I was 5 with a man called Tom Mix. I didn't have time to go to school because I was in silent movies, I was in radio, I was in burlesque, I worked with the circus. I'm all show business! -George Sidney

One of my favorite things about doing movies is that you get to do different things you'd never do in real life. -Dakota Fanning

I've always wanted to be an actress, ever since I was a little girl. I've always played the mom and I play my sister as the daughter. I wanted to be an actress on television and movies instead of just around the house. -Dakota Fanning

I never get scared making these kinds of movies because it's all make-believe, but I did cry when I saw the finished version of Man On Fire because it is so sad. -Dakota Fanning

I'm home schooled, and I have a teacher that goes with me on all my movies. -Dakota Fanning

The biggest problems with movies are expectations. -Frank Oz

When Ginger Rogers danced with Astaire, it was the only time in the movies when you looked at the man, not the woman. -Gene Kelly

Like some of my other movies, 'Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes' is also a very political film, and many critics still consider it even the best of all the Apes movies, because it conveys a series of political viewpoints. -J. Lee Thompson

I only make movies to finance my fishing. -Lee Marvin

I'm relaxed about my career. I've been making movies for over 20 years, so I've earned at least the right to relax. -Eddie Murphy

I've made 30 movies and for the most part my movies work. In a business where success is an exception and not the rule, I've mostly been successful. -Eddie Murphy

I walked in thinking, 'I have ten movies under my belt and now they want me to go back to making commercials?' I said, if I do that, I want it to be funny. -Orlando Jones

I made a decision back in 1978 that, in a trade off for money when I directed Halloween, I would have my name above the title in order to basically brand these movies my own. -John Carpenter

I don't like James Bond. They made him a super hero, but he is just an agent, a human being. In my movies, secret agents are more realistic, I didn't want to portray them in the most glowing colours. -King Hu

I get a lot from all young people. I make movies for young people. If I made pictures for people my age, no one would see them. I hang with young people all the time. -Robert Evans

In America, the only truly popular art form is the movies. Most people consider painting a hobby and literature, schoolwork. -Brad Holland

In the 1950s we use to feel that television was taking away our comic readership; with today's exciting, powerfully visual movies I have to wonder about their effect on the kids' loyalty to the comic book medium all over again. -Joe Simon

I so desperately hate to end these movies that the first thing I do when I'm done is write another one. Then I don't feel sad about having to leave and everybody going away. -John Hughes

At the time I came along, Hollywood's idea of teen movies meant there had to be a lot of nudity, usually involving boys in pursuit of sex, and pretty gross overall. Either that or a horror movie. And the last thing Hollywood wanted in their teen movies was teenagers! -John Hughes

I have a sneaking suspicion that if there were a way to make movies without actors, George Lucas would do it. -Mark Hamill

Nobody seems to know yet how television is going to affect the radio, movies, love, housekeeping or the church, but it has definitely revived vaudeville. -Edgar Bergen

I get a lot of action scripts. I get low-budget vehicles that will end up right on the video shelf. I want to do movies that I want to talk about, that I'm proud of, but I also want to make a living. -Dean Cain

I really took filmmaking very seriously… It was an honor and then a crutch also, because at a young age, I was like, I guess I'm a serious filmmaker. I never set out to be a serious filmmaker. I just set out to make movies. -John Singleton

I knew nothing about the independent film industry. I didn't know much about the industry itself. All I knew was how to watch movies, how to enjoy them, how to hate them, how not to like them. -Michelle Rodriguez

I use to watch like maybe three or four movies, five days out of the week. I was a movie buff, but I really didn't know what it was like behind the scenes, or the whole political process of it. -Michelle Rodriguez

The best part of making the movies… learning from the pros themselves. -Michelle Rodriguez

I would like to see a fierce Fantasia mixed with Blade Runner, Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars all in one. That's the kind of movies I want to make. -Michelle Rodriguez

I was a little concerned that a lot of people thought I wrote Merchant Ivory movies. I also thought if I was ever going to write something strange and difficult, that was the time. -Kazuo Ishiguro

I always knew I wanted to be a character in the movies. When I was growing up, I had to have a lot of surgery, and I spent a lot of time recovering at home and in the hospital. Watching movies took me away from my own problems and gave me a total escape. -Josh Ryan Evans

I know there's a great deal that Arnold Schwarzenegger could teach me about making movies. There's a great deal I could teach him about the fiscal reforms that are needed – desperately needed – to set California back in good order. -Tom McClintock

In the back of your mind, when you say you want to write music for the movies, you're saying that you want a big house, a big car and a boat. If you just wanted to write music, you could live in Kansas and do it. -Bill Conti

In movies, you shoot out of sequence, so the issue of reality is really taken out of it. -Rosie Perez

I think most people, even if they say they hate horror movies, there's that feeling you get inside that you love. I mean, I love it. I love to have the hairs on the back of my neck stand up or get that chill up my spine. -Barry Watson

Being alone is scarier than any boogey man and the reason why I don't choose to see Horror movies as a rule. -Tom Sizemore

I seem to have a knack for picking movies that go on to be cult favorites. -Kurt Russell

Of all the movies I've done in my life, the one where I play a crazy awful psycho woman finds me my husband. -Bridgette Wilson

So you see, movies are really another dimension. -Cecilia Bartoli

For the past few years, I was the more visible Asian performer, and I think it gave young girls a kind of role model showing it's possible to actually reach success doing movies. -Joan Chen

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

It's such a pleasure to work in these movies, it's almost like it's not really happening. -Fred Willard

I love swimming, tennis, and I am taking up golf. I am not serious about it, I just go to the range and practice. Other than that, I enjoy going to the movies and hanging out with my friends. -Mila Kunis

I don't like to watch my own movies – I fall asleep in my own movies. -Robert De Niro

People watch movies – and it's vague ideas, it's vague notions, but people pick up on these things, that they are supposed to think certain ways or that they're not supposed to think, basically, and they don't. -Crispin Glover

There are a lot of movies made for nobody. -Stan Brakhage

I think that I used to love Hollywood movies. I remember great phases and moments. But, unfortunately, now is not the moment. -Bernardo Bertolucci

This is the age of insincerity. The movies had the misfortune to come along in the twentieth century, and because they appeal to the masses there can be no sincerity in them. -Lionel Barrymore

One thing I hate in movies is when the camera starts circling around the characters. I find that totally fake. -Takeshi Kitano

No sooner than I did take it seriously, I had million-selling hits and movies with John Wayne. -Frankie Avalon

I'll be a flop in movies. Besides, I don't like 'em, and I never did believe there was a place called Hollywood. Somebody made it up! -Patsy Kelly

Little Odessa. Of all my movies, it's the one that I still really love when I watch it and I'm pretty happy with what I didn in that. -Edward Furlong

It's really hard to find good movies, and that's pretty much what I try to find, good movies. -Edward Furlong

I think America becomes more disgruntled by going to the movies and having an endlessly good time at them. -Fiona Shaw

I don't believe that I should just do A-movies, I just do the work as an artist. -Pam Grier

It gets so boring at home. After all, how many reruns of Abbott and Costello movies can a guy watch on television? -Bud Abbott

I want to do movies but not talk about them. -Nastassja Kinski

I was so flattered to be asked to be in the movies – the idea of being paid to act was heady stuff. -Piper Laurie

And if real life was like the movies, I should have lived happily ever after. -Piper Laurie

Out of the total of 11 movies, I got slammed. -Tony Scott

All my movies, like Revenge, are under two hours. -Tony Scott

Some say Hollywood movies that are made about boxing are just metaphors for other things, I think I've made one that's actually about boxing and not a metaphor. -Walter Hill

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

I did have an offer to direct one of the Alien movies but I wasn't too excited about all the effects work. -Walter Hill

Those differences are what color the performance, but in the movies you don't get a chance to rehearse. -Wayne Rogers

I think it's time to do clean-up for a generation. I believe this is one of the movies that hits home for all colors and all races. Everybody I talk to, black or white, suburban, rich or poor, can relate to rejection, can relate to not having a father or a mother. -Derek Luke

I decided at age 9, but I was reinforced at age 13 when a teacher told me I had talent. I can't say she really motivated me because I already knew. I knew I had talent. I went to the Jewish community theater and got in plays there. Then I went for the movies.' -Richard Dreyfuss

We don't make movies for critics. I've done four movies; there's millions upon millions upon millions of people who've paid to see them. Somebody likes them. My greatest joy is to sit anonymously in a dark theater and watch it with an audience, a paying audience. -Michael Bay

I love doing big movies. It's awesome! You have all these toys. The thing I like about this movie is, like they always say, directors have the biggest train sets! Don't tell anyone, but I'd do this for free. -Michael Bay

I'm interested in doing movies I wouldn't normally be interested in doing. -Eric Stoltz

I make movies for grownups. When Hollywood starts making them again, I'll start acting in them again. -Lee Remick

Work is good when people are responsible, and in low-budget movies a lot of the actors don't want to be there. They're there to build a resume. -Sean Young

My mother told me I was begging her to be an actor when I was four. My father and my grandfather saw at least one or two movies a week; they were film buffs, so I guess it just rubbed off on me. And now it's kind of become a way of life for me. -Giovanni Ribisi

I don't know if she should worry too much, I mean some of our greatest writers have had movies made of their books, lots of Hemingway novels were turned into movies, it doesn't hurt the book. -Paul Auster

I spend a lot of time at my son's school and I really wanted to do a movie that the kids could see. The good thing about being my age and not having to be the ingenue anymore is that I get to be a mom. I get to have kids in my movies. -Virginia Madsen

I wanted to write something from a child's viewpoint… Five of the characters I have played in movies have either been abused or became abusers, themselves, and I just kind of felt like there was a need. -Meg Tilly

I know that in order to be considered successful, you're supposed to do two or three movies a year. I only work once every year-and-a-half, sometimes two years. I have children to raise. -Meg Tilly

Horror movies can be very interesting because they can deal with intangible subjects that are full of emotion. -Meg Tilly

That is why it's so fun to make movies… you get to do lots of things you would never do in your normal life. -Meg Tilly

The movies I usually do are maybe three or four weeks because they don't have a lot of money. -Catherine Keener

The movies I'm in not a lot of people see, but it's alright. -Catherine Keener

I was always cutting dialogue out when we were rehearsing, and when I produced movies, too. I felt that people don't say things in life – they act, they do things. I always wanted my characters doing, rather than saying what they were doing – which was redundant. -Donna Mills

One of my favorite movies is The Little Foxes. -Donna Mills

I want to try and work in different genres with different types of actors, on small movies and big movies. -Sam Mendes

The perceived wisdom is that people do not go in large numbers to black-and-white movies anymore – which is a great shame, but I'd love to make a black-and-white movie one day. -Sam Mendes

I don't think of it as a competition – which might surprise you, given the way movies are reported constantly. -Sam Mendes

I wanted to keep exploring… I'm not about to choose a series of movies in which I can use the same bag of tricks and style that I used in the first film. -Sam Mendes

The movies that influenced me were movies that told their stories through pictures more than words. -Sam Mendes

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

You just never know when movies are going to take off or not. The lucky thing about this was that it didn't cost a lot of money, and therefore there wasn't loads of pressure on me. -Sam Mendes

In my movies, there has been little to do in the way of animal rights. I have never worked in a movie with animals. No horse-riding, no trained dogs, lions, bears. A few actors, but what could I do? We had to have them. -Casey Affleck

I get offered a lot of the same type of thing… The teenage slasher movies. -Casey Affleck

They wanted me to do Scream 2, and I hate talking about movies I turned down, because it sounds judgmental. There's nothing wrong with horror movies. I enjoy watching them. The main reason I turn a part down is if I think I won't be good. -Casey Affleck

Movies are movies, television is television. -Dirk Benedict

I've signed on for four movies, and I'll do four. That's easy. No complications there. -Robbie Coltrane

I think we're very complicated and we're capable of all kinds of things, and movies don't reflect that. -Ryan Gosling

I think it's more interesting to see people who don't feel appropriately. I relate to that, because sometimes I don't feel anything at all for things I'm supposed to, and other times I feel too much. It's not always like it is in the movies. -Ryan Gosling

With movies, you are always in search is a good story, one that everyone will relate to and love. I love finding those stories and creating a visual world to tell the story. -Don Bluth

I just like movies that somehow expose the world in a way that's different than you imagine it. -Alex Winter

I think movies are good for getting into dream states or exploring weird alternate states of thinking. -Alex Winter

The thing is there have been American movies that are similar to Solaris, like Alien had a lot of things that are similar, although it's also got the horror element. -Alex Winter

The thing about movies these days is that the commerce end of it is so inflated and financiers are just expecting this enormous return on their investment. -Alex Winter

The trick of making movies in this culture is how to not give up everything that makes them worthwhile in order to get them made – and that's a tricky balance. -Alex Winter

I think filmmakers want their movies to be seen. -Alex Winter

I'm not saying it isn't frustrating that my films haven't gotten a bigger release, but I'm really happy with them and if you just keep cranking and eventually, if you have a certain sensibility, some of your movies will hit and some just won't. -Alex Winter

They're innocent movies, and they're fun movies and there were no pretensions about 'em. -Alex Winter

Hitchcock had to fight to the death to make his movies. -Alex Winter

You know when you watch old movies, it's always the small parts you remember, the character actors who come in like a breath of fresh air. -Amy Sedaris

Jazz, rock and roll, movies and comics are the culture of America. -Bill Griffith

As for action movies, I did Tarzan, and I'm also about to shoot Meltdown, which John Carpenter wrote. -Casper Van Dien

I like movies that challenge people to recognize different things. -Casper Van Dien

Oh absolutely. I had the pleasure to get to know a lot of really talented young actors before they even really hit it big. And yet what we all had and shared in common was a love for movies. -Chad Lowe

It goes back to a style of moviemaking I remember seeing as a child, in movies like The Man With The Golden Arm, which I think was shot all on a sound stage. -Debbie Allen

Violent behavior exists in one's psychological makeup much deeper than the level that receives information from television or movies. -Richard King

If a violent act towards a woman takes place, and the inspiration for that act is violence in cinema, the inspiration for that act would have come from somewhere else if movies didn't exist. -Richard King

I position everything else in my life around making movies. -Richard King

More people are exposed to movies than to most other forms of art. -Richard King

I'm not impressed by someone's degree… I'm impressed by them making movies. -Richard King

I think you get out of film school what you put into it. If you don't care about making movies, film school will do you no good. -Richard King

I aspire to eventually be making my living by making movies. -Richard King

And there have certainly been movies I wanted to be in and milestones I wanted to surpass that did not happen. -Thomas Haden Church

I love huge movies. Not sure I am the guy to make them, but you can rely on me being there watching them. -Danny Boyle

It is up to us to produce better-quality movies. -Lloyd Kaufman

I feel like I'm a fighter. I've fought my whole life to get to where I'm at. I like fight movies. When someone gets knocked down, I like to root for him to succeed. -Ricky Schroder

My education was an education by movies. -Robert Benton

Right now, more people enjoy movies, music, television and movies than they do video games. -J Allard

I don't worry about great visuals that they showed that weren't actually running on real hardware. It doesn't matter. Gamers don't make their purchase decisions based on movies that were shown in May for products that come out in March. -J Allard

I don't think movies or television have any basis in reality at all. It's all just pretend. That's what's fun about it. -James Spader

I like to think the movies that I've picked have something worthwhile to say. Something relevant. -Mark Ruffalo

I lost agents and managers because I turned down big movies that were smutty. -Morgan Brittany

I feel bad about a lot of the movies I see that teach kids that if they do bad, they'll win. -Morgan Brittany

The highest grossing films have great, moral messages – not dirty, base themes, so we're trying to get producers to make more of the uplifting movies. -Morgan Brittany

Christopher Guest movies are my top of the line favorites. -Nina Blackwood

I'm basically a movie actor now, and my big roles are mostly horror movies – unless I'm doing a guest star or something – and occasionally I try to get back into television. -Robert Englund

But it's mostly about pacing yourself when you do these movies. -Robert Englund

Well I didn't actually see the Matrix but I've seen other movies where with similar sorts of themes. -Roger Penrose

Well, I was born and raised in the Midwest, in Indiana specifically, and my childhood was full of weekend movies, you know, the Saturday and Sunday popcorn movies. -Sydney Pollack

I didn't grow up thinking of movies as film, or art, but as movies, something to do on a Saturday afternoon. -Sydney Pollack

Well, the wonderful thing about making movies, oddly enough, is that they're sort of highly motivated graduate studies in one or another field. -Sydney Pollack

With a movie you're creating from the beginning this particular work, let's not call it work of art, because very few movies are works of art, let's just call them bits of popular culture, whatever they are, sometimes very rarely by accident a movie becomes a work of art. -Sydney Pollack

I mean, movies are like your kids or your fingers and toes or something, it's pretty hard to pick favorites. -Sydney Pollack

I love talking about movies that mean something to me. -Jena Malone

And usually the studios they don't want you to have credit for your movies because they want to take credit for the movies because if you get credit for your movies they've got to pay you more. -Jerry Bruckheimer

There are a lot of movies that inspire me to do what I do. -Jerry Bruckheimer

Yeah sure, I'd love to have all my movies on DVD. -Jerry Bruckheimer

I only make movies I want to go see. -Jerry Bruckheimer

I don't make movies because I think audiences will want to go see them. -Jerry Bruckheimer

I make movies based on gut. -Jerry Bruckheimer

Yes, I would love to play one of the leads in one these movies and have all those challenges and deal with all those complications, but the business being what it is, there is a slot for me in these kinds of films, so I enjoy them, and I enjoy the people that I work with. -Joe Morton

I love doing movies but I loved doing theatre just as much. -Joe Morton

James Cameron has always been way ahead of the curve in terms of the use of technology in his movies. -Joe Morton

It's kind of like family. I can't say that we go out to lunch and to the movies every day with each other. Everyone's fully grown adult women with lives. -Kathy Valentine

I think that my vampires in general were influenced by my being allowed to watch the Hammer vampire films. Vampire Circus, also shown as Circus of Fear, was one of those movies. -Laurell K. Hamilton

Now, I have big-money offers on three movies, and I have director approval. That's kind of scary,' he says. 'No directors have been attached. That's a lot of pressure on me. -Cuba Gooding, Jr.

I understand it all. I can write my own ticket for one or two movies. But if they're not the right ones, my ticket gets yanked. I understand that's how it works, and I'm okay with it. -Cuba Gooding, Jr.

I'm generally pessimistic about the dumbing down of America – especially with summer movies. -Elmer Bernstein

Sometimes you find that there is better material in small and more independent movies. There's more risk-taking. -Nick Stahl

I think sport in general affects what people see in movies. I always try to explain to people in Hollywood that we have to make movies more like sport because, in sport, everything can happen and it's so much better than movies in some ways. -Roland Emmerich

Nobody makes movies bad on purpose. -Roland Emmerich

It's like everybody is obsessed with Hollywood movies worldwide. And even though everybody hates the Americans, they're still watching American movies. -Roland Emmerich

It just proves good movies don't need 100 million dollars to be good. -Emily Blunt

You can't TV surf without coming across an Andy of Mayberry episode where you've just got to watch Don as Barney. That's why I put Don in several of my movies. -Tim Conway

I figure you're only here for a matter of moments. Ever since I was a kid watching movies I've always wanted to make people laugh or have some sort of emotional reaction. -Tim Conway

Westerns was why I got into the business. I grew up on a small farm in California and all I ever wanted to do was to play gangsters and cowboys in movies. -Brion James

I never play a villain that I don't have something I can either do or say so the audience sees there is something redeemable about them. In other words, I don't want to do evil for evil's sake. I don't want to do Jason slasher movies. There's no point in that. -Brion James

I still do television. I don't care. I just want to work. I love to work. I want to do 500 movies. -Brion James

In horror, character development is often pushed aside in favor of the shock value. The best genre movies to me are movies like The Shining. You had a connection to the characters in that film. -Joshua Leonard

I'm less interested in slasher, and go more for roles that can affect you on a personal level. I'm interested in human empathy in the movies I see, and in the ones I am a part of. -Joshua Leonard

I think as long as there are folks on the fringe who want to make movies, the indie scene will still be around. I do think it's getting harder to get them seen though. -Joshua Leonard

I wanted to do everything. I wanted to be a pilot. I wanted to be a secret agent. I wanted to be a fireman and a doctor, all that. So I related that through movies and stuff. -Josh Holloway

When you kill somebody in the movies, it matters, whereas in literature it can be allegorical. -Barbet Schroeder

I love to read, I love to watch movies, and I love to be with my children. -Cornelia Funke

For eight years I did effects for other movies until I got my movie made. -Guillermo del Toro

I was part of a group that had a cinema club so every week we would project two or three movies on 16 or 35mm. -Guillermo del Toro

I think there are movies that are so gigantic that you need a second unit. -Guillermo del Toro

The most exciting thing for all of us is movies and movie stars. -Babyface

You go from movies where you are wearing nice clothes and you're trying to smell good to a movie where you are in water and you are wet all day, and you are dealing with that elements, it gets rough, but it was definitely something I wanted to try. -Morris Chestnut

I think that Mos Def is the best actor, but when you talk about rappers in films, I don't really think the quality of the acting is most important because most rappers are put in movies because of the personality and people want to see that. -Morris Chestnut

You start making movies and people start seeing when you go to places, and all of a sudden you are getting clothes for free and all of a sudden you are getting food for free. -Morris Chestnut

One thing I always heard from the begining when I talked about this being a movie – was that the rule is that animated movies don't work unless they're Disney movies for kids. Unless they're family movies. -Mike Judge

Somebody asked me about the current choice we're being given in the presidential election. I said, Well, it's like two of the scariest movies I can imagine. -Dean Koontz

I always felt that if I made a movie, it would be one movie; I didn't see how they could make 26 swimming movies. -Esther Williams

I was the only swimmer in movies. Tarzan was long gone, and he couldn't have done them anyway; he could never have gotten into my bathing suit. -Esther Williams

Of course, the whole Andy Kaufman angle was classic. I'm real proud of that. I mean that is something people are still talking about 20 years later, making movies about and that sort of thing. I mean not a day goes by that someone doesn't mention Andy Kaufman to me. -Jerry Lawler

I think that Star Wars revolutionized not only sci-fi movies, but also the entire industry in the way that things are done. -Peter Mayhew

I think family movies have gotten so rich in this country. -Rachel Griffiths

Why movies are so powerful is because you are right in there and you stay in there until they want you to come out, and then you've really gone somewhere. -Rachel Griffiths

I think a big part of our attraction to sport movies are the stories contained within the sports. -Rachel Griffiths

We grew up as kids watching those movies and we were exposed to themes of civil rights, unfairness, bigotry and fathers struggling against the kind of mob of the town, so you remember how you felt as a kid being taken seriously, that you are part of the human drama. -Rachel Griffiths

I think it would be fun to write about movies again. -Bill Condon

There's no question that Whale's movies are classics. They were wonderful, and successful. -Bill Condon

Actually, I loved Chucky. It's one of the strangest movies I've ever seen. -Bill Condon

I don't like doing movies, period. Movies are hard. I like TV. -Kathy Griffin

Well, I'm a consumer as well. I go to the movies with my popcorn and believe everything I see. -Kelly Lynch

I love turning my daughter on to old movies. -Susie Bright

It was like in Samoa when they'd put up a movie screen on the beach and show movies and the locals would run behind the sheet to see where the people went. It was pretty grim. -Dick Wolf

There are some movies I can watch over and over, never get sick of. I'll put one of those on and be puttering around the house. Then a certain scene will come on and I'll just have to go over and watch. -David Fincher

Well you're talking about a long career, a lot of movies, a lot of stars. I guess working with Henry Fonda and Katherine Hepburn was a great privilege. -Mark Rydell

I've been watching so many movies and they all have to do with the DVDs. It's just so much more convenient. -Shiri Appleby

I did some commercials and a couple of B movies, then a few pilots that didn't go anywhere. Eventually I did the pilot for Beverly Hills, 90210. The rest is history. -Brian Austin Green

I can't just sit around and do nothing. Although, I can sit on the couch sometimes and just watch movies. -Brian Austin Green

George Raft may or may not have gone both ways, but he was very sensitive to what they said about him, and it was one factor why he decided to play all those gangsters in the movies. -Cesar Romero

I can't say that I've made the transition to movies. -Victoria Pratt

I would be very happy doing movies. I love to work and I think I'm a little different. -Victoria Pratt

Some movies get rushed out right after you make them and I'm not always happy with that. -Aaron Eckhart

There are different reasons to make movies. -Aaron Eckhart

Some movies I see today have the most dramatic plot points but the actors are not playing them dramatically. -Aaron Eckhart

But then, even with sex, I'm more in the school of less is more in movies. -Aaron Eckhart

Movie SF is, by definition, dumbed down – there have only been three or four SF movies in the history of film that aspire to the complexity of literary SF. -Dan Simmons

I can't get my head around the fact that the technology of the first two movies, which are forty years prior to Star Wars, is so much better than any technology they had in Star Wars! -David Prowse

And if people come up and say they like the movies you're in, it's a great compliment. -Jason Statham

The thing about the UK is we don't really make that many great movies. -Jason Statham

It's something I never dreamed I'd be doing, making movies. -Jason Statham

Jet was very busy. I've been inspired by a lot of his movies. -Jason Statham

A lot of action movies today seem to have scenes that just lead up to the action. -Jason Statham

I'll look at the script and I'll try to find as many books, movies, and pieces of music that I think are going to feed each scene or the character as a whole. -Josh Lucas

I think movies glamorize violence, in the sense that they make it in a way that it's either cool or funny. -Matthew Vaughn

It's a juggernaut, yeah… but I'm not phased by making movies. -Matthew Vaughn

People just want to watch movies that are entertaining, it doesn't matter what genre it is. -Matthew Vaughn

I should only have been as lucky as Valentino, in the movies – I didn't have to be a gigolo. In real life. -Cesar Romero

I thought I understood the story very well, because I've lived with it for so long. But movies change and take on a life of their own once they start to be made, and you have to keep your eye on the real ball, not the ball that's in your head. -Andrew McCarthy

Racing Stripes was so much fun to do. It's one of the funniest movies I've seen in a couple years. -Bruce Greenwood

Some of my ideas were shot down by Lucasfilm because they stepped on territory that has been reserved for the movies. I didn't have a problem with that. -Walter Jon Williams

Actually, I look the same in real life as I do in the movies. -Andy Lau

There are many kinds of movies in Hong Kong. Some are commercial and others are more artistic. -Andy Lau

We always thought that we'd go on from the show to have a career in movies. -Kevin McDonald

I was born in New Orleans, and I wasn't allowed to go to the movies. -Kitty Carlisle

It was considered oh, not proper for children to go to the movies. -Kitty Carlisle

So I got caught up in the same wave as everybody else and went right out to Hollywood, to make movies. -Kitty Carlisle

It's a good time to be making movies, despite the cynicism people have about Hollywood. -Rob Morrow

I learned a lot about morality from fiction, from movies. -Rob Morrow

You learn more discipline in the theatre than you do in movies or TV. You're on stage every night and you have to sustain your energy level tor several hours. -Blythe Danner

Since the big band started I'm just always swamped with movies and things. It certainly pays the bills and it's very satisfying, because I get to write all these big charts and all this crazy music. -Brian Setzer

For years everyone looked toward the demise of radio when television came along. Before that, they thought talking movies might eliminate radio as well. But radio just keeps getting stronger. -Casey Kasem

Comedy is so fun. I don't know how these people can make movies and work on them for four months and they're these sob stories. I don't know how emotionally you get through that. -Colleen Haskell

I have done about 15 movies so far and am on my 5th season on That '70s Show. -Danny Masterson

I'd rather do movies 'cause I am better at movies, but I do shows 'cause the opportunities have come forward. -Danny Masterson

I love to unwind and watch movies, especially those from the classic black-and-white era. -Fred Savage

It seems when I put together records, as Henley used to say, they're just like movies. They should have action, tension, love scenes, places to relax. -Glenn Frey

When it comes to turning out movies, I'm for Hollywood. -Jeffrey Hunter

I'm in a play on Broadway, I have an animated TV show coming up, I have a few movies that just came out. -Neil Patrick Harris

I loved that these two guys argued with each other as if movies actually mattered. Nobody I knew talked about movies that way, but Siskel and Ebert took each movie as it came and talked about whether it was a success on its own terms. -Sarah Vowell

I love John Waters. There's stuff in it that's beyond the boundaries of my taste, but his movies have always been like that. -Tracey Ullman

It's funny, like 15 years ago when I was a kid doing all the John Hughes movies, I remember Bruce Willis was the only guy who was transitioning from television into film. -Anthony Michael Hall

But it's true, it's nothing new that decisions about what movies are to be made, and how they're to be made, and who's to be hired to do what, and whether you hire somebody to do their job, or whether you hire somebody to fill a position and you tell them what to do. -Jeffrey Jones

I just hope that some of the movies I'm in are still welcome years from now. -Jeffrey Jones

I've been awfully busy, and I haven't gone to many movies. -Jeffrey Jones

I like high impact movies. -Kathryn Bigelow

If there's specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can't change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies. -Kathryn Bigelow

I loved old movies as a kid, so I always watched old movies. -Keith David

On the one hand, the press, television, and movies make heroes of vandals by calling them whiz kids. -Ken Thompson

I think film had a terrible effect on horror fiction particularly in the 80s, with certain writers turning out stuff as slick and cliched as Hollywood movies. -Poppy Z. Brite

They allow us to disrespect our Black woman. A lot of these things would be considered criminal if it were to be carried out in the streets. That's like when they tell you after you buy your VHS and you rent movies they tell you not to copy the movies. -Afrika Bambaataa

The place was crawling with youngsters. It was good, because the kids were good. I can't make a general assumption. Again, you're probably getting, as a general theme from me, that I don't make a lot of broad, sweeping rules about movies. -Adam Arkin

It's something that was very interesting to me to be a part of and all of them again because of the relationship. Some of the superhero movies are better than others. -Blair Underwood

Up until doing this movie, I hadn't really paid a huge amount of attention to those genres, but after finishing this movie, it really gave me a different sense of appreciation of the way the movies play out. -Chiaki Kuriyama

I certainly look at them very differently now, and enjoy Jackie Chan movies and movies like that. -Chiaki Kuriyama

I've played heavies for years and years and years. I was bald. I came to Hollywood. I did a play about junk. I was a pusher, so I played pushers for years and years and years. I did war movies and things like that. -Gavin MacLeod

Years and years ago, when everyone knew that Pierce was going to be doing the job, they started selecting new people. I had this bizarre thing when I hadn't done many movies, and of going on for an interview. -Jeremy Northam

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. -John Hench

I've had some of the best craft services on independent movies, actually, because they get more creative, generally, with a smaller budget. The work is still the same. I didn't really notice the difference other than I was getting dressed behind a curtain, basically. -Jennifer Beals

I really love to make movies. -Sean Penn

In between, I go broke because I seem to do movies where you're not paid a lot as an actor. -Sean Penn

There's not a lot of good movies being made. -Sean Penn

Well, look at all of these summer blockbusters. You can't help but laugh a little, because you've already seen a lot of these movies 482 times. -Sean Penn

Well, I think that when you direct a movie or write it. And in the case of the two movies I did, I wrote and directed, they occupy a special place for you. -Sean Penn

There are a few directors around who I have some excitement about spending my $7 at the theatre watching their movies. -Sean Penn

It's like why people read scary books or go see scary movies. Because it creates a distance. They're scared, but they're not going to get hurt. -Vincent D'Onofrio

So, you need to balance it out with bigger and smaller movies. -Ray Liotta

You could just do independent movies, but I like bigger kind of studio movies, at least some of them. -Ray Liotta

I think drug movies free the director to make intense films. -Ray Liotta

I didn't like some of the movies that were coming into me. -Ray Liotta

I suppose when I was a kid, and I went to movies, and later went to some plays on my own when I got a little older, in New Orleans, where I was living then, I zeroed in on the actor. -Ray Walston

I don't see all the movies that come out. -Ray Walston

And anyway, it's only movies. to stop me I think they'll ahve to shoot me in the head. -Ridley Scott

I never go overbudget on my movies. -Stanley Tucci

So yes, I hope to act in other people's movies, big and small, because that's how I make my living, really. -Stanley Tucci

My partner, Beth Alexander, and I want to produce smaller films, but commercially viable films that will enable me to make the kinds of movies I want to make. -Stanley Tucci

The future is always a dystopia in movies. -Alex Cox

I did plays and movies and whatever all over the place. -Joe Mantegna

I began to feel that the drama of the truth that is in the moment and in the past is richer and more interesting than the drama of Hollywood movies. So I began looking at documentary films. -Ken Burns

A lot of times you get credit for stuff in your movies you didn't intend to be there. -Spike Lee

All of my books have the potential to become movies, it's just a question of finding a studio who wants to get behind me and put up the money to make the movie. -Jackie Collins

Maybe there should be less of a mystique around making movies. I just don't think that there's any real mystery there. -Joel Coen

We've been remarkably lucky in that we've been free to make the movies we've wanted to make the way we've wanted to make them. They've all been made for a price. -Joel Coen

I was mostly interested in it as a theatrical film. Personally, I am not so interested in television, simply because I don't watch television myself. I'm into movies. -Bille August

The Bollywood distribution system is so corrupt that they have trouble making money off movies. So they sell shoes that an actress stepped in. If they turned up the amps some, maybe they could sell the actresses. -Bruce Sterling

Luck, I never looked to make difficult movies on purpose. You make the films you can make. -Alain Resnais

Probably having fallen in love with music and movies at a young age and then first learning about writing by kind of following the path of writers like Dave Marsh and Lester Bangs and being a rock journalist. -Cameron Crowe

Well it kind of is project to project because as a writer I think you always write to some degree about things that you know or things that happened – but my favourite filmmakers, my favourite movies of theirs tend to be the personal movies. -Cameron Crowe

I recently found out about this other super movie star. He only works from about 11:00 to 4:00, so all his movies take like 120 days. But this was a lot of stuff to do in 35 days. -Dana Carvey

I miss the movies. Still, I understood that my kind of movie has had its day. I thought it was over for me. -Debbie Reynolds

I was familiar with that and 'Rio Bravo.' 'Rio Bravo' was what John Carpenter did, that brilliant move of taking a western and turning it into an urban flick. And from there you got, you know, all the cop genre movies of the time. -John Leguizamo

I did 14 movies in six years, I had a cartoon TV show, and I don't want to do that again. I just want to make unique pieces of art. That's why I quit everything when I was 14 and sat around for eight years before I did another movie. -Macaulay Culkin

I learned a lot about critics, not to really take them too seriously about movies. -Gina Gershon

I would love to do a big studio movie, just because they're going to put the money into distributing it. A lot of times you do these little movies, you love them and they never get seen by anyone. -Gina Gershon

I want to work with great directors. I want to work on good material with good actors. I've probably done 20 movies at this point and a lot of independents. It's been an incredible ride and I love it and I'm just going to keep going and doing what I'm doing. -Famke Janssen

I love scary movies. The Shining and Don't Look Now are two of the best. -Famke Janssen

Everybody gets typecast in movies, but you have to make wise choices. I'd say around 90 percent of movie casting is about the way you look, so you have to fight that. If producers had their way, I'd only be in action films, but I'm interested in a more varied career than that. -Famke Janssen

I like to go from mainstream movies to more artsy films. I don't sign on for the money. Maybe I should, but I don't. There's always a good reason for doing something. -Famke Janssen

I love the first two X-Men movies because I thought that Bryan Singer did such a great job. He elevated that whole genre. He's a very talented director. -Famke Janssen

I can't comment on any outside perception. I'm happy to come out and talk about movies that I've worked on in a setting like this. Otherwise, I have my own life that I live which is very different and private. -Jennifer Connelly

I think I have always tried to do the smaller films. I like to jump around and there is something really nice for acting in a smaller film. But I think now, Hollywood's movies certainly involve a younger generation for the most part and so… I love going back and forth. -Sigourney Weaver

When we shoot 24, there are so many things I have to worry about, from the script to technical things to my performance, that I don't have a second to be bored or take anything for granted. We produce 24 hours of film a season, which is like making 12 movies. -Kiefer Sutherland

The guys in my band are great-we watch movies, we eat pizza, take walks, read books. Everybody has a really great sense of humor. And my boyfriend comes and visits me on the road. -Lisa Loeb

I enjoy sports. I get a real joy from playing sports but I don't look for those movies. Oliver Stone wanted to know if I would do Any Given Sunday and it just didn't appeal to me. -Kevin Costner

I'm proud of all the movies I've made. They're not sequels, they're not franchises. And the reason I pick my films carefully is that I don't want to spit on my life. I like to think of myself as more than that. -Kevin Costner

When I make a film I'm away from home for two to three months. So I want my kids to look at my films one day and say, I love his movies, I love his choices-because he loved them. -Kevin Costner

There are a lot of things that come to bear on movies now that I don't think are good for movies. They're trying to appeal to the biggest demographic and, when they do that, you sometimes flatten out. -Kevin Costner

I think these movies are as much for people of that time as for people who weren't born. For people who weren't born, they see how leaders must act under a crisis situation, not trying to be re-elected or not trying to check polls, that they go from their gut check. -Kevin Costner

I'm glad movies aren't going to please everybody, they can't. But what they have to be is recognisable. I don't equate myself with a master painter, but I think you can recognise my films. -Kevin Costner

I've had some movies that have been ridiculed, but that's OK with me. I don't feel that really defines me. Should I change who I am to be popular? -Kevin Costner

It's the formulaic studio movies the make money, and when they do, the actors in them are automatically movie stars. -Mickey Rourke

Years ago I realized that maybe I made mistake, politically, when I turned a lot of that stuff down. I would go off to obscure places and make movies that six people went to see. -Mickey Rourke

You know, I think when people fly the nest a little too soon, as far as getting involved in movies, anything beyond the music can make it suffer, I just want to make sure that I'm not that guy. -Bubba Sparxxx

Movies are movies: they take you back in time, and how it still is for some. -Tina Turner

I was always attracted to science fiction movies. -Tina Turner

I've made 122 movies, and I daresay there's a picture of mine showing somewhere in the world every day. -Tony Curtis

I've been in the movies for 50 years, I've made 130 some-odd movies. -Tony Curtis

I'm world famous, everywhere I go there are people who love me because of I've been able to bring them some joy from the movies I've made. -Tony Curtis

Now I'm a painter. That was another opportunity I was able to pursue, I've been painting all my life, now it's become a second career because of my success in the movies. -Tony Curtis

What's really frustrating with movies is the lack of improvement. -William Hurt

I don't think we're living in great times for movies, to tell you the truth. -Gabriel Byrne

I certainly grew up seeing more movies and television than I read books, but when it came time to do the thing itself you don't have to hire a lot of people to sit down and write a book, so that was the story-telling medium that was available to me. -John Sayles

I figured somebody wrote a story who had a typewriter and I thought that movies were made by the cowboys and that they just said, 'Okay, you fall off the horse this time.' -John Sayles

I figured, 'When is that ever going to happen again?'. So I basically set out the opposite way movies are made; I set out with a budget first. I said, 'What can I do well for $40,000?'. -John Sayles

There were not fifteen people in the story department and twenty-five producers and stuff. And Roger had produced 1,000 movies and directed a couple of hundred, and their comments were always very, very specific. -John Sayles

When I'm depressed and I feel low thinking that good movies are not made any more, then I put on his movies and I watch them. I laugh and I cry and I have great pleasure. -Geraldine Chaplin

As much as we'd like to believe that our work is great and that we're infallible, we're not. Hollywood movies are made for the audience. These are not small European art films we're making. -Harold Ramis

I don't see that many movies lately that are actually about something, that are trying to challenge something about the way that people interact. -Maggie Gyllenhaal

I want to have some effect on the way the world works in whatever way I can, and I also want to have the power to help get the movies that I think are important made. -Maggie Gyllenhaal

Most people are interested in seeing 27-year-old women who are in movies somehow connected to sex. It's interesting to everyone. Especially little movies that are having trouble getting made, there's always sex. -Maggie Gyllenhaal

All that running around in my underwear put money in my pockets. I can focus on working in interesting movies without having to worry about supporting myself. -Mark Wahlberg

There's nothing more important in making movies than the screenplay. -Richard Attenborough

In other words, if you – the cost of promoting movies, the advertising and promotion of a movie, the budget is almost as large as the cost of the movie. -Richard Attenborough

A lot of old guys in movies are like cowboys – they talk like cowboys and they dress like cowboys. -Val Kilmer

For years all I seemed to be doing was lobbying politicians and others to persuade them that European culture needed movies, and that we had to protect it. -Wim Wenders

Of course the French are making very credible movies and it is still one of the greatest nations in terms of world cinema but the real problem is the decay in film criticism. -Wim Wenders

So I like to try to go back and develop pure visual storytelling. Because to me, it's one of the most exciting aspects of making movies and almost a lost art at this point. -Brian De Palma

I would just love to do something where I'd have to train and work really hard and do one of those types of action movies, which a lot of women are doing now. -Christina Milian

That's my fun time so, to me, doing my homework, studying on what I do, watching the movies, listening to music, all that inspires me so I focus a lot on that and practice. -Christina Milian

When I think of the definition of cool and when I look at people, John Travolta is really the definition of cool because, not only is he great in all his movies, but, as a person, he's just really cool. -Christina Milian

I play a role in front of the cameras, just like in the movies. -Eva Herzigova

I enjoy about 1 out of 100 movies, it's about the same proportion to books published that I care to read. -Jim Harrison

When we did the pilot, I sort of pictured this guy pirating a signal and then this story unfolding of him building this satellite and these robots and watching these bad movies. -Joel Hodgson

I don't actually sit down and write, but I just have a lot of different ideas about films and making movies. -Obie Trice

I don't have a goal but I just want to work on movies that I really like. -Patricia Arquette

Some of the best movies made about crime are those where the crime solver can get inside the head of the serial killer, and those are the techniques we use in C.S.I. -Paul Guilfoyle

I wanted to make a movie, because the whole life of the movies appealed to me. You work hard for three or four months, then you don't work at all for a couple of months. -Gregory Hines

I don't think any actor feels comfortable watching themselves in movies. You must be very narcissistic. The problem with your own opinion of yourself is that contrary to the normal spectators, when you watch a film you are in, you only watch yourself. -Omar Sharif

I feel more influenced in my own work by dreams than I do by other writers' works in a way. Or by popular culture, movies – what else is there to write about than love and loss? -Alice Hoffman

I've been a screenwriter for twenty-five years. Every one of my books have been optioned for movies and I have written a few of those screenplays. -Alice Hoffman

I knew I was a good stage actor but I had no idea about movies. And I wasn't a Paul Newman type of guy. That's why I thought the stage is just right for me. -Ed O'Neill

It's my motor, it's the thing that keeps me going and so when I have these auditions for these big movies, I can depend on myself because I've been working consistently. -Nia Long

Plays close, movies wrap and TV series eventually get cancelled, and we were cancelled in three season. -George Takei

Toward the end of school I started watching movies. Got a job in a movie theater in Brookline, Massachusetts. -Jim McKay

I didn't see a ton of movies growing up. -Kelly Preston

I don't think London has been given enough credit in a lot of the movies that we make here. -Mel Smith

I would rather do movies because I'm very lazy and the hours are much easier. -Michael Vartan

I suppose we all loved those kind of sci-fi movies where terrible things came out of swamps and came to Mars. And there's usually some poor girl. All the guys are trying to desperately handle levers and saying, go to something or other. -Neil Innes

My kids are old enough now that they can watch that, but I like to do the family movies. -Elizabeth Perkins

Sean's movies are provocative and challenging without being slick. -Robin Wright

I like movies that make you think. -Robin Wright

I missed out on everything. Sometimes on the street I see teenagers hanging out and going to the movies, going to concerts, and I get so jealous. -Adriana Lima

I like to go to the movies or read. -Adriana Lima

There's no way I'm going to put this kid in the movies, because of the rejection. It's so hard as an adult, so why set her up to feel that bad as a child? -Rosanna Arquette

I would rather not know about how one gets parts in movies these days. -Christopher Plummer

I don't want to be famous famous. I'm happy on the second tier, where I have autonomy on a professional level but I can still go out to the movies without being recognized. -Gabrielle Reece

We felt like we had done as much as you can do with the slasher genre. We were trying to find the next group of scary movies that were ripe for parody. -Keenen Ivory Wayans

As actors, the thing we have to fight, more than even the business part of making movies, is boredom. -Linda Fiorentino

People over 30 are interested in sex too, but they get real movies about it. -Linda Fiorentino

You can talk about movies all you want, but I have this porcelain fetish. I've had it since I was a kid, because there were so many kids in my family, the only place I had any solace was in the bathroom. -Linda Fiorentino

This is really showing me what certain movies mean to people. -Noah Hathaway

I'd rather do a lot of movies than a TV series and do a lot of different roles than be stuck in one TV thing. -Noah Hathaway

But I've found that to talk too much about movies is the kiss of death. If it happens then it happens, is all. -Brian Lumley

I hate horror movies. -Melissa Auf der Maur

If you don't like my movies, don't watch them. -Dario Argento

Even in the former Soviet Union, they have good copies of my movies. -Dario Argento

Maybe when I stop making movies, I'll understand my work better. -Dario Argento

American movies and music deliver themes of freedom, innocence, and power that appeal to others – partly because America itself was put together out of a multiplicity of national traditions. -Todd Gitlin

Billions of people have seen and been influenced by movies in the short history of this industry. -Conrad Hall

There was a time – before I made movies – when I was more forgiving, but now that I've learned as much as I have, I want to do movies that I want to see, that have their own unique flavor. -Ryan Phillippe

Tarantino's movies, I really enjoy, certainly, and when I was 19 and 20, I was really into them. -Ryan Phillippe

A lot of producers cookie cut movies one after another, but I'll be a little more careful, and have the opportunity to be, because I have the acting career to subsidize the producing. -Ryan Phillippe

I want to make movies that people talk about when they leave the theater, that aren't clear-cut, but effective and fulfilling in some sense. -Ryan Phillippe

You know, social issue movies don't make a lot of money. -Ryan Phillippe

I loved being behind the scenes and finding out how they make movies. -Samantha Mumba

I think once we started directing separately – we each have different kinds of interests now, and the kinds of movies we want to do. I wouldn't hold your breath for that one. -David Zucker

I think that came out of watching all those serious movies for all that time. If you watch a movie like Zero Hour, Sterling Hayden is pretty funny, and so are the guys in the cockpit. -David Zucker

I think we grew up thinking that the funniest things on TV were the old, serious movies. I always liked the Marx Brothers, but the thing that always made us laugh were movies like Zero Hour. That's what inspired us. -David Zucker

Woody Allen has done some excellent serious movies, too, like Crimes And Misdemeanors. Very overlooked movie, I think, and really his best. And currently I like Big Fish! -David Zucker

I produced six movies with Amy Robinson since the very early '80s. -Griffin Dunne

If movies are set in New York, they really should be shot in New York. -Griffin Dunne

In the '80s, I can't say that Amy and I were aware of an independent film community. We could only get a certain amount of money for our pictures, which made them low budget movies, but they were distributed through studios. -Griffin Dunne

At that time, people wanted to be frightened. The Thing had come out, The Day the Earth Stood Still had come out, and these were all frightening movies. -Ann Robinson

And I think that I'd be a natural for scoring horror movies. -Jim Coleman

I just went to see too many movies and I sat in too many dark matinees watching those old serials. -Sam Elliott

All studio movies are the middle of the Bell curve. The only way to do something is to do it yourself. And the only way to do that is to not take any money from anyone or take as little money as possible from anyone and that's it. -Thomas Lennon

That's the other thing about working on movies, the commitment is years. That's one thing that's so frustrating about the process is that it goes on and on and on for years. -Thomas Lennon

I actually write film music because I'm classically trained on the piano so as well as songwriting I also write actual film music that could be used for movies like war movies and love movies. -Vanessa Brown

I discovered the 7th art at home when I was kid, through Charlie Chaplin's movies and those of my father who shot documentaries. He was my biggest influence. So I took his camera and started shooting. -Lasse Hallstrom

But I notice that there is a lack of darkness in my movies and I don't know where that comes from. -Lasse Hallstrom

We're gonna try and bring on all the different aspects of horror movie making and bring on guests and show all these old '50's B movies. Not the real corny ones, the real cool ones. -Jerry Only

I've been very successful doing voices in movies. I did Olive, the Other Reindeer, with Drew Barrymore, and I did Cats and Dogs. My children came to some of the sessions. -Joe Pantoliano

I've been so good in so many movies that nobody saw. -Joe Pantoliano

We should do another 10 Bad Boys movies. I could come in in one of those electric wheelchairs, like Peter Sellers in Dr Strangelove, just shouting away. -Joe Pantoliano

I like boxing movies. One of the hardest things for me to watch as far as boxing films, is the boxing. The actual boxing usually sucks. -Omar Epps

I don't even know what TV star means. I know there's a difference in how people approach you, compared to movies. They feel OK coming up to you and sitting with you in a restaurant, unfortunately. -David Morse

I got to do a whole slew of TV movies playing the bad guy, including an episode of Smallville. That would never have happened if I hadn't done the Stand. -Corin Nemec

All these horror movies are slasher film now. I like them, they're fun, but they wink at the audience and you're really not terrified through the movie. -Gina Philips

I think there is a feeling of old Hitchcock in there. There are parts that are tributes to some of the old great horror movies and the old great filmmakers. -Gina Philips

But we were doing plays and movies which I had nothing to do with other than being a producer, and I don't have that kind of interest or time any more. -Gregory Harrison

Quite a few movies are starting to film in Florida. -Kevin Richardson

So it took me five years because in the interim I have been doing a lot of personal appearances and movies and some television series that went into the plumbing and I stopped writing for a while. -Robert Klein

I watch and listen to movies today and am shocked by the way actors deliver their lines. Everybody mumbles now and I don't understand why. -Maureen O'Hara

Making movies is just like betting on horses at the racetrack. -Maureen O'Hara

Sometimes it's more difficult to exist as a female lead, especially in action movies because all those men are around you. They take so much place. -Monica Bellucci

We all need illusions. That's why we love movies. -Monica Bellucci

You've seen how they make movies like Star Wars and stuff. They're never really there. They're in front of a green screen just pretending to be jumping around. -Rider Strong

Dance, vaudeville, drama, movies – as a child I loved everything that went on in a theater. -James Broughton

Awards were made in Hollywood, in whatever the time it was created. They're to promote each other's movies. You give me an award, I give you an award and people will believe that we are great movies and they'll go to see them. It's still the same. -Javier Bardem

Some quality performances and movies have a chance to be rewarded, but it's not like it's a bible. -Javier Bardem

I don't really care where movies come from as long as they're worth making. -Javier Bardem

Now, there are so many movies, so many festivals, and so many awards going on, each judged with each other, like your work is worse than others and that's not fair. How can you tell what's best and what's worst from these awards? We're talking about art. -Javier Bardem

We work very cost effective and I sell my movies in 100 territories on my own. -Uwe Boll

Now while the German money is over for Hollywood, I still have $80 million to make movies, and we will have two things coming up: less major movies and the price for actors will go down. -Uwe Boll

Alone is a much better film than House of the Dead and better than most horror movies out today. -Uwe Boll

Take the hardcore gamers. The characters are way more real in the world of hardcore gamers who have played the game for hundreds of hours. They have the movie in their heads, they've built it on their own. These guys are always very disappointed in the movies. -Uwe Boll

Even when I was a little kid, I always said I would be in the movies one day, and damned if I didn't make it. -Richard Pryor

Movies are movies, and I don't think any of them are going to hurt the moral fiber of America and all that nonsense. -Richard Pryor

I realized this is what God has dealt me, and I should be thankful considering all that's happened to me in my life, but MS caused the movies to stop – stop dead – and I miss it. -Richard Pryor

After I was fired from Disney, I did some of the worst movies ever made. -Tommy Kirk

I just think Australia tends to make very good movies, so if someone hands me an Australian or an American film script I would guess the Australian film would be more intriguing. -Barbara Hershey

They do think it is a big summer movie and that's why they want to give it a great chance, but they don't want to go up against Spider-Man 2 or some of the other big movies, the $100 million films that are coming up. -David R. Ellis

I didn't have any ambition to produce big mainstream popcorn movies. -Jodie Foster

I don't know if I see myself as really an action hero, but I like doing physical movies and I like doing movies where the writing is very lean. -Jodie Foster

I love European movies and I kind of grew up on European films. -Jodie Foster

I've always had this idea that I wanted movies to make people better not worse. -Jodie Foster

So, yes, there's nothing I love more than listening to directors talk about their movies. -Jodie Foster

The movies I made when I was 14 or 15, I have a hard time looking at those. Those were the awkward years. I don't know if anybody can look at something they did when they were 14 and not wince. -Jodie Foster

What are movies for if not to have the good guys triumph over the bad ones? -Margaret Carlson

Right now, I'd like to just continue on a series where I am doing good work with a balance of comedy and drama. That and do occasional features and movies. -Mario Lopez

Analyses of the movie marketplace points to an interesting phenomenon: High-profile movies are continuing to do well year-to-year in the U.S. and overseas – this past summer, for example, the top 10 movies registered at the same level as in '04. -Peter Bart

It's only in relatively recent years that Hollywood became the playground of multinational corporations which regard movies and TV shows as a minor irritant to their overall activity. -Peter Bart

That's how you get surprises, because what movies are all about is surprises. -Peter Bart

I was always enamored with TV shows and movies. But you didn't grow up in my town and turn into an actor. -Scott Wolf

These movies are like my kids. I just love them to death. Some of them go to Harvard and some of them can barely graduate high school. -Barry Sonnenfeld

You got to be pretty thin to be in the movies, or it helps. I would actually love to do it. -Gregg Allman

What bugs me is that movies don't reflect how interesting and vibrant women are. We don't treasure women as they get older. -Jill Clayburgh

I make movies for money, exclusively for money. -Klaus Kinski

Why do I continue making movies? Making movies is better than cleaning toilets. -Klaus Kinski

I love horror movies because they're really fun. They tap into those wonderful primal emotions. -Margot Kidder

The thing about all good horror movies is that the fans expect a couple of inside jokes. Maybe I'm supposed to be saying how terrified I was while making it, but it was really fun. -Margot Kidder

We didn't have movies in this little mining town. When I was 12 my mom took me to New York and I saw Bye Bye Birdie, with people singing and dancing, and that was it. -Margot Kidder

The only thing I can't do is hear. I can drive, I have a life with four kids, I work on TV, I do movies, so the deafness question, is it that they want to know because, what? Not sure. -Marlee Matlin

In a theater, the part is mine and I can control it as I want to. In the movies, I don't have direct contact, and I am fighting technical machinery. -Max von Sydow

Most movies are made today for teenage boys. Once in a while a good one comes along. -Richard Widmark

Television studios bet the farm on reality shows, where they didn't need any actors and movie studios had no plans for any quality movies that required the presence of me. -Alfre Woodard

I just always had a love for television and movies. -Bruce Boxleitner

Star Wars, the original movie, was all the various old genre of pictures: the swashbucklers, the war movies, all those things were put n there in a different look. -Bruce Boxleitner

And that's why I chose on purpose not to have a death scene. We've seen them in a million movies and it's too much like cranking the tears out. I didn't want that scene. -Christine Lahti

And in movies you must be a gambler. To produce films is to gamble. -Douglas Sirk

I'm not surprised that Spielberg was able to capture the heroism of Schindler; so many of his movies are about the better part of mankind. -Gene Siskel

That's probably when I get the most angry at American movies, when they just so cynically manipulate the audience without even trying to give a good story. -Gene Siskel

Children's finger-painting came under the arts, but movies didn't. -Nicolas Roeg

Movies are not scripts – movies are films; they're not books, they're not the theatre. -Nicolas Roeg

I like most of the Humphrey Bogart movies because they had to act then, and they acted very well. Edward G. Robinson is probably the best actor I've ever seen on the movies. -Patrick Macnee

I think acting is only one part of the piece of the movie. I'ts an important piece, but I'd like to be involved in all the other aspects of making movies. -Stephen Dorff

And then we watched an amazing number of movies from the late '60s and '70s, which is my favorite time, and we studied their camera movements, their stocks, the way they lit stuff, the colors they used. -Ted Demme

I was influenced by European movies, old Fellini, old Kurosawa – any sort of foreign film. -Ted Demme

I'm now beginning to feel that the pessimistic vision is not for the movies. -Karel Reisz

I think I've done pretty well. I've had about 46, or 47 nominations from my movies, and my films have won about 12 awards, so I don't have any complaints. -Norman Jewison

Well, I took a sabbatical. I walked away from shooting movies because I couldn't handle the travel. I'm a single parent. I had young kids, and I found that keeping in touch with them from hotel rooms and airports wasn't working for me. So I stopped. -Rick Moranis

On the last couple of movies I made – big-budget Hollywood movies – I really missed being able to create my own material. -Rick Moranis

I pulled out of making movies in about '96 or '97. -Rick Moranis

And I discovered after a couple years that I really didn't miss making movies. -Rick Moranis

Well, you know the old line – to be nominated is what it's all about. I think that I've done pretty well – I've had about 46, or 47 nominations from my movies, and my films have won about 12 awards in total, so I don't really have any complaints. -Norman Jewison

But Madonna has a small amount of talent when it comes to movies. -Norman Jewison

I like subtitles. Sometimes I wish all movies had subtitles. -Gena Rowlands

How many movies do you see when you can say this director really knew what film he wanted to make? I can count them on the fingers of one hand. -Gary Oldman

I have three kids who like Harry Potter so I was sort of aware of it. You can't really move from it: it's on buses, in stores, it's everywhere. One of my kids has read the books; the other two are too small but they like the movies. -Gary Oldman

I remember when first, Stripes, and then Animal House came out – which I was really proud of, even though it was kind of loose and quite raucous – there were imitative movies that were not quite as good. -Ivan Reitman

My sense is, I think it's okay for directors to do movies that speak to other work in their career. -Ivan Reitman

I do believe that movies are subject to a million interpretations. -Oliver Stone

I'm terrible at horror movies, by the way. I get scared so easily. -Oliver Stone

There's an electrical thing about movies. -Oliver Stone

I don't like movies that are morally simple. -Paul Mazursky

I wonder if that's hurt me at the box office. Maybe audiences these days want to know exactly what to expect when they go into a movie, and my movies are hard to explain in just one way. -Paul Mazursky

I am more of an old black and white movies fan. -Peter Tork

Warner Bros. has talked about going out with low-cost DVDs simultaneously in China because piracy is so huge there. It will be a while before bigger movies go out in all formats; in five years, everything will. -Steven Soderbergh

We did Holy Grail, and I got my name up there as one of the directors. After that, I started moving more and more down the line I wanted to, which was making movies. -Terry Gilliam

My movies continue to be found and be sold because there's something going on in them. -Ralph Bakshi

I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians. -Francis Ford Coppola

I'm a fan of good horror movies. -Donnie Wahlberg

When I go to movies I generally want to be taken to another world. -Darren Aronofsky

I can't bear to see myself even in movies. The feeling is complex. I can't stand the sight of myself. -Nat King Cole

But movies as much as anything developed what I thought was right and wrong, what was honorable, what wasn't, what was funny what wasn't… what had some depth to it, what didn't. -Dabney Coleman

When I go to where I was getting excellent parts in movies I may have taken a few too soon, too anxious to go back to work and to anxious to make another film and to succeed more. -Dabney Coleman

In this drawing we just let our imagination run wild. We visualized Superman toys, games, and a radio show – that was before TV – and Superman movies. We even visualized Superman billboards. And it's all come true. -Joe Shuster

I have a day job. I can make movies when I want to. -Warren Beatty

You can't work in the movies. Movies are all about lighting. Very few filmmakers will concentrate on the story. You get very little rehearsal time, so anything you do onscreen is a kind of speed painting. -John Malkovich

The movies I've made at a certain time of my life were exactly right for the stage of my life, the frame of mind I was in at the time. Each character I've had to play has been me in that time in my life. -Christian Slater

The other two things are… well, I had a huge appetite for old black and white movies on BBC 2. At the weekends they used to run matinees, and the more romantic the better. -Ewan McGregor

I'm less comfortable making American movies because I don't know them so well. -Neil Jordan

It is extremely difficult to get movies that cost more than $40 million to be made these days. -Neil Jordan

I wanted to do Buddy Faro as a small budget movie. They said no. So I wanted to do it as a series of recurring TV movies, and they said no. So I agreed to do it as a series. -Dennis Farina

I'd love to do a Western. A real Western like John Ford used to do. There's not too many of them made, so I don't know if I'll ever get to do that. They're awfully hard movies to make. -Dennis Farina

Usually you're in movies with a lot of dissolves and things, but this was kind of quick, more jarring than usual. I thought it would be fun to be in a movie that's unconventional. Then I met Guy and I liked him. I think he's a good man. -Dennis Farina

When I was a kid going to the movies, we'd go because Bogart was in the movie, or Cagney, or John Wayne. We didn't know what the story was about or anything. -Dennis Farina

I love to look at The Graduate, or Lawrence of Arabia, or things I had nothing to do with. But you could not get me to go back and watch movies that it was a privilege just to be around them when they were being made. -Jeffrey Katzenberg

I didn't get into this so I could talk about my work, my movies. You become an actor to act. -Kevin Bacon

I like movies about longing and desperation, and dark and light things, stories about people struggling to raise children, and to have relationships and be intimate with each other. -Laura Dern

The really courageous and bold thing is to make movies about human behaviour. -Laura Dern

Unfortunately, overall, movies are a conglomerate. People buy and sell people in this business, which can get really ugly. -Laura Dern

Books are like movies of the mind and it's better to leave Kinsey where she is. -Sue Grafton

At this point, it's either for fun or it's for money. I don't take movies that I don't really like. -Terence Stamp

I love going to the movies; I love watching good movie actors. They must know something I don't. -Uta Hagen

I want to get into movies, not just TV series. -LaToya London

I make movies I want to see. -Neil LaBute

I would be more frightened as a writer if people thought my movies were like science fiction. -Neil LaBute

People have perhaps gotten to the point where for the most part movies are a just bit of escape. -Neil LaBute

I've always been a bit of a sound freak in the movies I've done. -Stephen Hopkins

I had done some TV movies that were great experiences but, no, I wasn't looking to do a series. -Victor Garber

The funny thing about commercials to me is that many of them now don't even mention the product until the very end. You don't really know what the commercial is all about. They're kind of like little movies, like shorts, and that's why I think they're so entertaining. -Kevin Nealon

Just in the past few years – since I've been making movies, which isn't a very long time – you now have a culture that is fascinated and informed about the box office in a way that sometimes filmmakers weren't even. -Neil LaBute

The Lord of the Rings movie set an entirely new standard for fantasy in the movies. -Sarah Zettel

I even knew some of the dialogue but it was definitely cool to look at. We always argue that the movies should be loyal but in this case I could argue that it might have been too loyal. -Todd McFarlane

I guess The Grudge made over $100 million, but none of them had long legs after they came out but they all opened up and found an audience. If you could make those movies for a price, which is what I want to do with Spawn, then you could have some success. -Todd McFarlane

I grew up wanting to make movies, and along the way I suddenly found that I had a career doing comedy. -Ben Stiller

I had seen movies before that that had made me laugh, but I had never seen anything even remotely close to as funny as Richard Pryor was, just standing there talking. -Joe Rogan

Any time you stop looking at evil as a black and white thing, it's helpful. So the fact that there won't be any obligatory Islamic terrorist stereotypes in movies any more, that'd be helpful. -John Cusack

I like the George Romero films, which were really great, social satire movies; really twisted. -John Cusack

I love these movies where it's just about the film. You don't have my face on the poster. It's all about the movie. I like that. -John Cusack

I like simple things. I like to sneak in the theatre and watch movies. I'm a movie buff. -Justin Timberlake

If I did any movies I'd have to take a break from singing, because I'd want it to be really good. -Justin Timberlake

After I do a big movie I get offered big movies. But I always do the weirdest indie. -Robin Tunney

I enjoyed being in movies when I was a boy. As a child you're not acting – you believe. -Roddy McDowall

For 15 years I did two to three movies a year, sometimes four. I didn't get to spend time building my personal life. -Steve Guttenberg

Shooting this one was kind of like a two month party, we would literally play music between takes, and other movies that were shooting on our lot would play hookey, come over and hang out and stuff. We had a great time. -Mike Myers

Comedy. It was just huge in my house. Peter Sellers and Alec Guinness, Monty Python and all those James Bond movies were highly regarded. -Mike Myers

And I love Mel Brooks. My Dad loved his movies, too, they're awesome, the kind of thing that if you're in for ten minutes, you're in for two hours. -Mike Myers

I am a theatre actor, but the last ten years I've taken parts in movies because it keeps me in money. -Michael Gambon

I mean, I kind of remember… I'm 36 now, so it's kind of hard for me to relate to what it was like when I was 25, or 24, but I do remember a period in time when that's how I defined who I was, by the music I listened to and the movies I went to. -Liz Phair

There's a lot of other movies I like, but I don't even pay attention to directors to tell you the truth. -Jason Mewes

In Kevin's movies I would like to stay Jay. -Jason Mewes

And then after a while he got me a job at the video store next door. I used to lock up the store and go next door and hang out all the time and watch movies and stuff. -Jason Mewes

You know, Mamet is not a huge writer of female parts. Most of his movies don't even have women in them, so I'm lucky I'm in it at all. -Elle Macpherson

I like to make movies I like to watch. -Elle Macpherson

I choose movies, I never choose roles. I look at the script. I look at the director. I look at the other actors – and then the role. -Elle Macpherson

As long as people want to see me in movies, and as long as I find it interesting, I'll keep working. -Elle Macpherson

But, Tarantino has seen all of my movies. He's seen my good stuff, he's seen my bad stuff, he's seen the ones I directed, he's read my autobiography. There's an awful lot of things he knows about me, all of which I think had something to do with his casting. -David Carradine

Oh, I was completely hooked on movies and plays and theater from the time I was a day old – I was very, very early on in love with movies and I loved plays. -Bob Balaban

I mean, the whole idea of movies was it was special to go to see – you went to a movie theater to see something that was magical and amazing, in a very special location. -Bob Balaban

But obviously as television began, it so undercut movies that he was trying to think of a way to combine seeing these special things, and the fact that people were just captivated by the magic box. -Bob Balaban

I have three daughters. I wanted them to be raised where there are real seasons and where everyone their age wasn't trying to get into movies. -Chevy Chase

I made about 28 movies, and I think about five of them were good. -Chevy Chase

It took me 20 years of making movies to learn how to do it. -Chevy Chase

I didn't think I'd ever be able to do movies. That was for serious actors. -Steve Buscemi

I miss my Dad. My Dad loved cheesy monster movies, so we'd have Godzilla movie marathons. Those are some of my favorite memories, laughing at how the monster outfits were so bad, like black garbage bags for heads. -Ahmet Zappa

Very often when I go in to meet for movies or pilots, I'm put on videotape. I hate the notion that that tape is going to sit on a shelf and never get better. -David Ogden Stiers

Live theater to me is much more free than the movies or television. -Eartha Kitt

I like to look at the songs like they're little movies. -Brad Paisley

In the Rodgers and Hammerstein generation, popular hits came out of shows and movies. -Stephen Sondheim

I really wanted to go onstage. Not movies. But I ended up under contract to Paramount. Now I adore film work. -Marion Ross

In movies, I have had the opportunity of working with some of the people that I respect very much. -Chi McBride

If audiences are sort of interested in movies that are made like McDonald's hamburgers, which do have a value in the world, then we have to re-evaluate our entire career. -Lana Wachowski

We've always loved going to the movies. Our mom and dad are big movie fans. They'd take us on these movie orgys where we'd see sometimes three movies in a day. -Lilly Wachowski

On planes I always cry. Something about altitude, the lack of oxygen and the bad movies. I cried over a St. Bernard movie once on a plane. That was really embarrassing. -Michael Stipe

That's a little homage in a way to that and also to create that sort of creepy atmosphere that Hitchcock did. Vertigo was one of his great movies that was shot right here in The City and it's about a woman and the psychological twists and so forth. -Philip Kaufman

They are always very lax about putting restrictions on violence for children's movies, which I think is much more harrowing than sexuality for children. -Philip Kaufman

For six months I'd do movies and make it all about me. Then the other six months, it's not about me and it doesn't matter what my hair looks like or what anything looks like. -Rachel True

And like everybody else, I like the Rocky movies, but if you look at them again you can see all the misses, but the intensity of it, but that wasn't what this is. -Charles S. Dutton

The reason I took Early Edition – besides the fact that I liked it – was that it enabled me to start a production company in New York City. It's a low-budget film company to produce and direct movies. -Fisher Stevens

We all had our reservations about possibly overdoing it but, you know, the script was great. Basically it stuck to the formula that worked for the first two movies, and for that reason I think this works as well. -Jason Biggs

But I did have two months off between Loser and the start of Prozac Nation. So, it was supposed to be Jason time, right? My time to enjoy myself away from movies. -Jason Biggs

No, I like today's cinema a lot. But I've spent so many decades only making movies. There's so much that I still want to do. Like, live. It's only up to me. -Jean-Louis Trintignant

I think the people who are making Christmas-themed movies today feel that people are more cynical about Christmas. There's more of an edge. -Leonard Maltin

So, one way or another, I found myself in a few movies. I take it seriously when I'm on the set, but I don't take myself seriously as an actor. -Henry Rollins

All I do is go to the movies. -Elizabeth Wurtzel

In life, single women are the most vulnerable adults. In movies, they are given imaginary power. -Elizabeth Wurtzel

I don't want to do anything like Can't Hardly Wait, I don't want to do anything like Scream. I saw all those movies, and they were good, but they're just not what I want to do. -Laura Prepon

I don't think I would be getting any of these movies without that show, and that's a strong show, a great fan base and it's helped me out a lot. It took me out of Canada and brought me down to the states and gave me my career basically. -Scott Speedman

Duets is about six people, so it's like three different movies – three different duets. I was on the set 18 days, spread out over three and a half or four weeks. -Scott Speedman

Prior to that I produced a couple of TV movies for CBS, but the truth of the matter is that I burned out for a couple of years. I didn't do anything for a while, apart from taking up golf, for which I got a four handicap. -Gil Gerard

One of the reasons to do documentaries is that. There's more sense of creating something, more sense of my own soul in the documentaries than in movies, because I don't write the movies I do. -Michael Apted

You know, I find it very strange when movies that I made that were just excoriated – I mean that I was just vilified for – are now looked at as classics. -John Milius

The first time Adrian saw me was on tape. But you should know that this never works – never in the history of movies has someone been cast from a video. -Olivier Martinez

But what I really like are old Hollywood movies. Very often I watch AMC. -Olivier Martinez

Men, when they fight in movies, it's a very different style. Harrison Ford was so cool when he had the whip, and Bruce Lee was such an artist that you couldn't take your eyes off of him. -Lucy Liu

Do you know what a blessing it is to make movies that make people happy? -Kate Hudson

I'm not a film buff. I don't watch a lot of movies. -Denzel Washington

I wasn't allowed to go to movies when I was kid; my father was a minister. 101 Dalmatians and King of Kings, that was the extent of it. -Denzel Washington

Growing up I didn't watch movies. -Denzel Washington

I like horror movies, they're fun. It was the most fun I've had on a movie set. -Clea Duvall

My dream remains to inform and entertain through fiction in the form of novels and movies that compete in the marketplace of ideas. -Jerry B. Jenkins

We were a Western civilisation, an English speaking civilisation, both NZ and Australia, and we had all these influences coming from both Great Britain and America to us; sending us their culture in the shape and form of movies and television. -Richard O'Brien

When they first cast me, I was a pretty avid fan and vampire movies and Celtic mythology, so I was excited to get a chance to walk in Doyle's shoes and have fun with it. -Glenn Quinn

The whole world loves American movies, blue jeans, jazz and rock and roll. It is probably a better way to get to know our country than by what politicians or airline commercials represent. -Billy Joel

You know, Stephen says, in the movies no one ever goes to the bathroom. They shave, they brush their teeth. He goes right at this sort of funny taboo we have about the bathroom, and he turned it into this nightmare, you know, your worst fear of what's in there. -Lawrence Kasdan

The movies that made me want to make movies were action movies, and thrillers, and Kurosawa films, you know, where you have an opportunity every day to shoot it in an unusual way. I was looking for something like that. -Lawrence Kasdan

The kind of pace that you want to use in a Western – just to acknowledge the land in the distance that everyone has to travel, and the way things develop sort of slowly – it's almost the antithetical of what's currently going on in the movies, you know. -Lawrence Kasdan

I really liked Carrie a lot. That was one of Brian De Palma's best movies. -Lawrence Kasdan

I mean, the trouble with some of the kind of relationship movies I've done, is there's only so many ways you can shoot a conversation. I was really tired of talking heads. -Lawrence Kasdan

I loved Alien, and I loved Carrie, and I loved The Exorcist – those were big movies for me. They were just brilliantly done, and unusual, and they all took horror to some new place. -Lawrence Kasdan

I haven't seen Clones, which has been during this period when I haven't seen much of anything, but I did see Phantom Menace, and see my feelings about it – see, first of all, I think that when you make a lot of movies, your attitude about the movies changes. -Lawrence Kasdan

I didn't really want to do another sequel. I go to those movies, and I just sort of enjoy them like a viewer. -Lawrence Kasdan

Some of the best roles are for women in these independent, smaller movies. -Kyra Sedgwick

Hollywood movies are run on fear and they don't want to make bold choices. They, generally, speaking want to keep things status quo. That's not really interesting for me. -Kyra Sedgwick

Special effects movies have taken over the universe. That and scary movies. -Jami Gertz

Sometimes movies gloss over things, and it was important to me that this was realistic. -Jami Gertz

You have to get the audience invested even if you're doing something that they think is dumb, it's kind of what these movies are all about. -Halle Berry

If you really want to be competitive in today's market you have to be in movies that make money. -Halle Berry

And you also have to do movies that are about commerce because that's what is required of the industry today. -Halle Berry

So Liam and movies are obviously big passions, and I read and write. -Faye Dunaway

Since Star Wars, that film's success led to bigger budgets, more hardware, that the great movies like the ones I did, which were studio movies, are now independent movies. They range from half a million to several million, and a lot of those have very interesting roles. -Faye Dunaway

It's true, I did a lot of great movies, and I'm happy. It was what it was, and now I think all of that has fed into where I am now, and I think it has taught me a lot. -Faye Dunaway

I remember working on movies like Gettysburg and feeling that Jeff Daniels was kind of a mentor. -Donal Logue

I did pilots here and there but mostly I was doing little bits in movies. -Donal Logue

Fair or not, it always sucks when everyone wanders back from Sundance talking about how bad the movies were. -Donal Logue

There is a whole generation of people who are going to see movies or watch TV who don't want to work. -Bill Sienkiewicz

One of the problems I have with a lot of movies these days is that everything is too well lit. In the world of digital creations there is a tendency to show too much. -Bill Sienkiewicz

My dad's sense of humor was direct and sometimes surreal – his quick wit is well known amongst our family and friends. He raised me on Spike Jones records and W.C. Fields movies, and his sense of humor fell somewhere in between. -Tony Visconti

I loved movies and went to see every movie I could in Finland. -Renny Harlin

Ford Fairlane was one of those movies that was so much fun to make that it was bound not to be a big hit. -Renny Harlin

Making movies is eating candy. It's a very expensive candy, so you value when you can do it. So when you can do it twice at once, it's like, you know, a kid in a candy store! -Phillip Noyce

I'm hard-pressed to think of a lot of great rock movies. -Paul Westerberg

Not only do I have to live, right, I have to get some cash for my troubles – it's a scary thing, and people need to start to think about the messages that they send in the movies. -Morgan Freeman

Most of the time it's the role. Sometimes it's the story and sometimes it just the paycheck. It's the little movies that come out as stories or the fact that I have work to go out, you know what I'm saying, you can only be out so long without work, you start getting antsy. -Morgan Freeman

It can have an enormous effect because big budget movies can have big budget perks, and small budget movies have no perks, but what is the driving force, of course, is the script, and your part in it. -Morgan Freeman

I love comic book movies, and Marvel Comics obviously are the best. -Maria Menounos

I'm also doing constant book readings, movies. You name it, I'm doing it. -Lynn Redgrave

Before that, they thought talking movies might eliminate radio as well. But radio just keeps getting stronger. -Casey Kasem

I go to the movies a lot, and I regret when I see some actor that I used to like, to find them offering no more surprises. -Catherine Deneuve

I live very normally, I go out with my friends, we go to the movies, I queue, we go to restaurants. -Catherine Deneuve

I'm not an admirer of action movies. I just think, Oh my God, it must be so tiring. -Catherine Deneuve

You'd have to have one hell of an imagination to completely make up a story, but historians are very anal about what they think should be portrayed on screen. Thankfully they don't make movies; we do. -Dougray Scott

If I never do another movie, I will have had the privilege of working on one of the big Hollywood movies with top people, creating a world that can only be described as totally cinematic. -Christine Baranski

We all do that thing which is the best in movies – we relate. -Kurt Russell

Burroughs was never really that pleased with the way popular culture and society treated his character. He tried to make a few movies of his own as a result, but they weren't very good. -Brendan Fraser

It's really hard for actors to cross over and get any respect as a singer, and if I could just keep it separate and not use my music in movies, it's cool. -Taryn Manning

I'm not really into movies on dates because you can't chat it up. -Taryn Manning

I really tried to make movies I wanted to see. I thought that if I was good enough, somebody would always need me. -Jason Patric

I made three movies in 1995 and I was unhappy with all of them: Sleepers, Incognito, and Speed 2. -Jason Patric

Everybody acts like they're in a movie in most movies. That's why they stink. -Jason Patric

I don't find movies interesting. I just want to do the movies that made me interested in getting into movies, and they're few and far between. -Jason Patric

I was making a lot of independent movies before the independent movement. -Jason Patric

I would never do something like Speed 2 again. If I'd wanted to make those kind of movies I could have signed up for five of them while it was in the can. It wasn't worth it to me. That was just an innocuous, boring movie. -Jason Patric

You know how many movies it took Tom Cruise before he was making 5, 6 million dollars? It probably took a billion dollars in box office. -Jason Patric

Now, being on the cover of Vanity Fair is as important as being in great movies. The lines are very, very blurred. -Jason Patric

I think that's what I really liked about Narc: My character has a real operatic range in a way that older movies used to have. -Jason Patric

Before I did any action movies, I did a couple of thrillers. That's hung around for me. -John McTiernan

John Barry was my hero when I was about 13. His scores to the James Bond movies were the scores of my life back then. -Carter Burwell

I got more bands and went on the road and turn down more movies than you would believe. -Sally Kellerman

It's not like some movies where you're following a bunch of different stories you can cut around. There was nowhere to cut to. It's these guys. We're not cutting back to anybody else. -Paul Reiser

Whenever I did a good performance, my Dad and my uncles, who were rabid movie fans, took me to the movies. There began my underlying love affair with film. -Mel Torme

It was an hour and a half plane ride, so I slept. I try to sleep because that's probably the only time I get to get my real sleep. When I can't sleep I read books or watch movies. -Keren Ann

One thing I was thinking about the other day was you can't even conceive of the kinds of things you can do in movies today. The idea that you could draw, in a computer, dinosaurs and have them running around was totally impossible. -John Badham

There are no crowds out there demanding to see smoking scenes in movies. -Joe Eszterhas

Without naming names, I think other movies look more realistic but they feel less real. -Brad Bird

If you look at a lot of animated movies, they don't pay attention to how things move through space. -Brad Bird

In the movies, Bette Davis lights two cigarettes and hands the second one to James Cagney. It was just so glamorous and romantic. -Loni Anderson

And who cares, five years down the road, what most movies made or didn't make? If it's good, it stands up. -Meg Ryan

I think grown-ups don't go to movies because they're much more discerning. -Joseph Bologna

From what I've been able to determine, many of our big stars are addicted to tobacco. They want to smoke in movies for the same reason I smoked as I wrote, which is that they think their performance is going to be better. -Joe Eszterhas

But he did say that the character would be on the sidelines in movies One and Two, and move into the middle with number Three, but I didn't realize he would move in with quite such a bang. -Ian McDiarmid

I got my heroes secondhand, from television and movies, to a certain extent. -Brad Bird

The interesting thing about movies, it's not always – y'know, you have to have structure etc and all those things, but an audience responds, in many ways, we walk away and certain things stay in our heads that are memorable. -Barry Levinson

Apparently nobody really read it, it was a cheap movie, it fit their schedule in terms of things so fine, let the guy make that high school comedy. I used to work with Mel Brooks so they figured oh it's going to be one of those really silly movies and that's how it got made. -Barry Levinson

I was so young, and making movies, going to the studio every morning at dawn was magic. -Natalie Wood

I met the Colonel when Elvis was recording some song I'd written for one of his movies. Elvis was just having fun with the gang and all the Memphis boys and Colonel Parker was sitting over here in like a theater seat. -Mac Davis

I like doing movies that relate to people's experience. -Illeana Douglas

I had an obsession that I was male characters from movies. -Illeana Douglas

I always wanted to get into the horror genre. I like scary movies. I want to go to the fan shows and sign posters with my head hanging by a thread like a B-movie actress. -Illeana Douglas

I see a lot of movies. I love films as a spectator, and that's never obscured by the part of me that does the work myself. I just love going to the movies. -Daniel Day-Lewis

My father in the film – which we probably haven't seen in previous movies, and in British Asian movies you could probably count on one hand – he says exactly why, actually why he's frightened for his daughter. He came to this country, England, and had a bit of a crappy time. -Parminder Nagra

And the VCR did the same thing: the movie industry thought nobody would ever watch movies any more. -Niklas Zennstrom

Usually people like to categorise artists. With my films, I categorise people: if I know which one of my movies you like, I can tell which kind of a person you are. -Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Well, I see myself in the same business but a lot more successful and doing more movies maybe behind the camera. I plan to do some growing in this industry and take it as far as I can. -Matthew McGrory

I love vampire movies. I think they are sexy. -Marguerite Moreau

Bill Hanna and I owe an awful lot to television, but we both got our start and built the first phase of our partnership in the movies. -Joseph Barbera

I now, more and more, appreciate when I'm in a group of good people and get to work in good movies and projects. I'm wildly grateful and appreciative. -Jeff Goldblum

I haven't sold to the movies. In other words, I haven't gotten any enormous checks yet. -Jack Vance

I got into film-making because I was interested in making entertaining movies, which I felt there was a lack of. -Guy Ritchie

Rock stars wanting to write is even worse than wanting to act in movies, right? -Evan Dando

My wife says that stage acting is like being on a tightrope with no net, and being in the movies, there is a net – because you stop and go over it again. It's very technical and mechanical. On stage you're on your own. -Eli Wallach

I love movies, I've always been interested in them, but I wanted to wait for the right time to start acting. -Claudia Schiffer

Many other movies, but for me The Professionals is the best I did in Hollywood. -Claudia Cardinale

I have been in a lot of movies, but none of them are critics' darlings, you might say. -Artie Lange

I spent much of my later childhood and adolescence very, very involved and interested in art, and particularly in animated movies. -Stanislav Grof

I have to say I regretted giving up animated movies. -Stanislav Grof

To me, movies and music go hand in hand. When I'm writing a script, one of the first things I do is find the music I'm going to play for the opening sequence. -Quentin Tarantino

My mom took me to see Carnal Knowledge and The Wild Bunch and all these kind of movies when I was a kid. -Quentin Tarantino

I'm not a Hollywood basher because enough good movies come out of the Hollywood system every year to justify its existence, without any apologies. -Quentin Tarantino

Most of the movies I saw growing up were viewed as totally disposable, fine for quick consumption, but they have survived 50 years and are still growing. -Manuel Puig

I've been making the best movies at Elegant Angel since Tom Byron left. -Marc Wallice

More teenagers go to movies or rent a tape of a movie than sit down and watch sitcoms on television. -Mindy Cohn

Then I went through a whole bunch of crap with my lousy movies and pop records. I had people behind me kind of steering me in that direction, but it wasn't really my bag. -Pia Zadora

I don't like to go to the movies to see violence or some kind of spy thing with all kinds of information you have to assimilate to understand the plot. -Pia Zadora

You know, it's not the people in Hollywood who go to see movies that will make a movie successful; it's the people all around the country; it's word-of-mouth. -Pia Zadora

You know, usually with movies there are periods, dark areas, where I might not be getting what I wanted out of a theme. I'll have to go over and over it again. -Trevor Rabin

Yes well I've done three movies with Samuel L. Jackson, so I've met him a couple of times already. Well, I see him everyday, but its only on the screen. -Trevor Rabin

Yes was a band where we could explore some of those ideas, but I knew that if I wanted to get into orchestral music and make a living at it, movies seemed to be a perfect spot. -Trevor Rabin

My theory is, independent movies only work if you're willing to push the material and do something different. -Balthazar Getty

But my favorite period for actors is the 70s. I think so many great movies were made in the 70s. The 90s just seem to be a confused decade. Nobody knows, really, what's going on. -Ethan Suplee

If you go to school and practice for five days a week, it still gives you two days you can go and see your friends, you can go to the movies, you do whatever you like to do. -Ivan Lendl

But I don't think there has ever been anything written on the nature of violent man as deep and as thorough as Shakespeare's Titus. I think it puts all modern movies and modern exploitations of violence to shame. -Julie Taymor

I love old movies. The '40s theatre pace is fantastic. -Yancy Butler

First, speaking for myself, I don't want to ever be in a position where I'm telling other directors how to make movies, because I don't think it's any of my business. -John Frankenheimer

I think that you can't make a movie without a script. But you also can't make movies without actors. You also can't make movies without technicians. And there has to be just one person in charge of everybody, and to me that one person is the director. -John Frankenheimer

So I've had really great assistant directors for my last seven movies. -John Frankenheimer

The greatest luxury is being able to go to movies and plays now and then in the afternoons. -Robert MacNeil

I've always loved movies, art and clothes. -Colleen Atwood

Clint Eastwood. Here's a guy who's been involved in so many movies, lots of them masterpieces, and now he's a director. I just like everything I know about him. He's very decisive, he makes up his mind real quick. -Bobby Farrelly

I know people watch our movies and they'll see a lot of images – they call it gross-out – that they don't like, and I understand that. It's an important movie and one that's extremely well done, but the amount of violent imagery was not for me. -Bobby Farrelly

It's a big part of what we do – we test our movies extensively. I'm always there myself. It's sometimes difficult to sit through, especially if it's a version of the movie that's not working particularly well. -Bobby Farrelly

I passed up a lot of work 'cause a lot of movies that may be out there right now I passed em up because there may have been a lot of cussin' in 'em. -Kel Mitchell

All my movies are difficult to classify because they are very eclectic in mixing genres. -Pedro Almodovar

I don't want to imitate life in movies; I want to represent it. And in that representation, you use the colors you feel, and sometimes they are fake colors. But always it's to show one emotion. -Pedro Almodovar

I used this line to demonstrate how important colors are in movies: It's not a caprice. -Pedro Almodovar

It's a pity that I can never really enjoy my movies because, after the mixing, your capacity as a spectator just disappears. I have to think about what I felt just before the mixing. -Pedro Almodovar

Well, everyone likes movies when they're a little kid. -Anthony Hopkins

Obviously, CGI in the last ten years has gone through such leaps and bounds that today, people are looking for these kinds of movies to wow audiences with technology. -Avi Arad

I grew up on Bette Davis movies, and Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe. -Charlize Theron

I was supposed to go to drama school and then go to New York and do theatre. But I grew up on all those fabulous movies and had read all the bold Hollywood books, and I thought I just had to take a look. -Delta Burke

I turned down some movies that were quite good. mainly on the basis of taste. -Dick Van Dyke

Frankly, I got into the movies because I like the movies a lot. -Jack Nicholson

I think that's what distinguishes Schmidt, really. In the movies now, so much of what is appealing to an audience is the dramatic or has to do with science fiction, and Schmidt is simply human. There's no melodrama; there's no device, It's just about a human being. -Jack Nicholson

I like to hang out with my friends. I love music. I like to go to the movies. I like to eat. I like to cook. -Joan Jett

Over a spell of about three years, I played a series of roles that were, for me, all very different, but most of them came out within a six-month period. They all dealt with a kind of dark territory that in some cases had been mined before in movies. -Kevin Spacey

I tried so hard with movies like Vertigo and Middle of the Night and others. I felt those would show me that it's only a matter of time before I'd find the right one to reach out and touch people. -Kim Novak

I love animals and I love to see movies with animals that are done respectfully, you know? -Kristin Davis

I just like the continue doing what I've been doing. A melange of funny, straight drama, television, movies, a little theater here and there wouldn't hurt. So if I can keep doing that, I'll be a very happy person. -Mary Tyler Moore

Well, it was actually – I brought the idea of doing a documentary to HBO back in 2000, when there were some press reports sort of were bandied about that there were going to TV movies based on some of the books that were out. -Monica Lewinsky

I crave working on those small independent movies because I love going to see those myself. -Orlando Bloom

Lord of the Rings was my first experience making movies and at the time, I had no ideas how movies were done. I thought that's the way they're done, so in a way, I had nothing to compare it to. -Orlando Bloom

The truth is – I found myself doing these huge action-adventure movies, and um, and which are cool man. And I really love doing them. And thankfully I haven't had too much dialogue, because if I had I would have really made a mess of it. You know what I mean? -Orlando Bloom

Yeah, I mean the material, directors, the other cast, and if you think you can do something with the character then you do it and go from there. I am looking forward to doing some smaller movies. -Orlando Bloom

When political figures are shown on television or in movies, it's always the liberal Democrats that are shown to be humane, caring people. -Pat Boone

I think movies are great and I have a great time making them but they're not what keeps you warm at night, or what's ultimately the most important thing in anyone's life journey. -Reese Witherspoon

A lot of people just go to movies that feed into their preexisting and not so noble needs and desires: They just go to action pictures, and things like that. -Roger Ebert

By going to the movies, and because of other things, too, going to college, making a wide variety of friends, moving around traveling, I became a lot more open-minded than the heritage I was born into might have suggested. -Roger Ebert

Class is often invisible in America in the movies, and usually not the subject of the film. -Roger Ebert

The movies that are made more thoughtfully or made or with more ambition often get just get drowned out by the noise. -Roger Ebert

We can now have action movies with two stars where one might be African American and one might be Asian American. One of them doesn't have to be white, and the other one doesn't have to be the ethnic sidekick. We're way over that. And I think it's happening in society, too. -Roger Ebert

I aim for a lifetime full of movies. -Salma Hayek

It's up to the courage of the filmmakers to make art in cinema, not just business. John was rejected by studios, he borrowed money and did movies with his own money. You're either courageous or not. You have to find a way. -Ben Gazzara

We didn't have television until I was about eight years old, so it was either the movies or radio. A lot of radio drama. That was our television, you know. We had to use our imagination. So it was really those two things, and the comics, that I immersed myself in as a child. -Jessica Hagedorn

I loved old black and white movies, especially the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musicals. I loved everything about them – the songs, the music, the romance and the spectacle. They were real class and I knew that I wanted to be in that world. -Sharon Stone

I loved the movies and I wanted to be like Marilyn Monroe. I thought she was so glamorous and everyone seemed to love her. I wanted to be like that and I told everyone I would be the next Marilyn Monroe. -Sharon Stone

TV is so different from the movies. It takes a lot of stamina because you work such long hours. It is really challenging. You are learning the next day's lines while you are shooting today's scenes. I found courage I never realised I had. I hope to do more. -Sharon Stone

I coach my daughter's softball and basketball team. We go to all the school functions. We go out to eat at night and take the kids to the movies. We try to be as normal as we can. -Tim McGraw

I've been around the music business for a long time now, and I've had a lot of chances to do movies. But I didn't really want to do any until I found stuff that started to hit me in the right place. -Tim McGraw

I praise CBS for taking a risk, which is always the price you pay for opportunity. This is not standard movie of the week storytelling. I think movies of the week have fallen into a niche and that isn't my niche. -Tom Selleck

I get cassettes near Academy Award time of every movie that's made that thinks it has some kind of chance for a nomination – that's when I watch my movies. -William Peter Blatty

When I was a little boy I used to borrow my father's hat, and make a press card to stick in the hat band. That was the way reporters were always portrayed in the movies. -Charles Kuralt

I made two movies before The Police had a hit record: I did Quadrophenia and a film called Radio On. -Sting

I didn't see Dr. No for a year, but I liked it when I saw it. It was a fun movie. I don't like the Bond movies now. I hate special effects. -Ursula Andress

In silent movies, they tended to put the camera down, and everybody walked in front of it and acted, and then they all walked off. Cutting was quite infrequent. -Bruce Beresford

There were movies that always made me want to be a director. You see brilliant scenes and the way the emotions were handled. I thought, I'd really like to do that. -Bruce Beresford

When the music and the characters are flawlessly synchronized, the opera develops an emotional force that movies and plays cannot match. -Bruce Beresford

I think more than writers, the major influences on me have been European movies, jazz, and Abstract Expressionism. -Don DeLillo

I watch movies occasionally, and I watch documentaries. Virtually nothing else. -Don DeLillo

In old movies, the cinematography is a thousand times better than anything today. Writing, a thousand times better. -John Kricfalusi

I never stopped making pictures. There were times when more of my income was coming from other sources, and I had to devote more time to television and movies and records. -Martin Mull

Funny things happen to you in movies for silly reasons. -Michael Caine

January is the garbage can of movies in America, directly after all the Oscar contenders have been out. -Michael Caine

For the most part, studio movies have huge budgets. They don't do anything under 30 to 40 million. When you have that much money at stake, you have so many people breathing down your neck. -Penelope Spheeris

Those movies, Decline I and II and Suburbia, are dearly loved, but they never made any money. I didn't even have the rights for some of them. -Penelope Spheeris

I don't think people have been able to deal with the fact that African American filmmakers can make movies about life and relationships. -Tim Robbins

I have personal beliefs and they are sometimes reflected in the movies I make, but I also reflect other points of view. -Tim Robbins

I tend to think of action movies as exuberant morality plays in which good triumphs over evil. -Sylvester Stallone

No, but way before that, I've been doing little dances in movies for years. Yeah, that was an amazing chance. You know, at my age to be able to do a music dance video, very unusual. -Christopher Walken

I've made movies that we're very successful that we're a complete surprise, and I've made movies that I thought we're going to be very successful that, you know. -Christopher Walken

My favorite characters are the ones that are the most successful movies. -Christopher Walken

I think that if I had grown up and had been in show business and the movies twenty five, thirty years earlier, I think I would have made a lot more musical movies. -Christopher Walken

I've made three musical movies which is pretty good considering that not many are made but I was lucky in other ways. I came along when independent movies were starting to boom. -Christopher Walken

When videotape came so a lot of movies that I do have a kind of afterlife in video. Things where movies that I do would come and go; they still come and go but you can go rent them and see them on TV. -Christopher Walken

I think if you do something effectively whether you're the lover or the comic or the action guy or the villain like I play; movies are very expensive to make. Chances are you'll get asked to play that part again. -Christopher Walken

But when you're writing a script – for me anyway – you have to sort of create an enforced innocence. You have to divest yourself of worrying about a lot of stuff like what movies are hot, what movies are not hot, what the budget of this movie might be. -David Cronenberg

Of course for many years directors have had to go on the road with their movies and promote them and I've done that since the beginning. So that's not new but the forms of it are different such as with the internet. -David Cronenberg

The more unique your film is and unusual it is and difficult it is, the harder it is to get it financed. That's why a lot of good filmmakers are doing television. They do HBO movies. -David Cronenberg

I see the tool set being the same and maybe doing virtual movies and that's fine for some stories but not for others. And maybe make all CG movies but they are already doing it. -Dennis Muren

And it's very hard to do this stuff too because there are so many effects movies being done, so many companies busy doing this work and the public just wants to see it. Good work is being done all over the world. -Dennis Muren

I took business classes as a back up but I made movies all the time. I would get my classes done in two days and then spend the rest of the time making my movies. -Dennis Muren

And I believe that you never be limited in what you do, so I like to do movies, I like to do television. -Harvey Fierstein

I make movies just as painters paint: I work where I can. -Jean-Jacques Annaud

I think it is a mistake to identify a movie according to its language, as if movies were literature. -Jean-Jacques Annaud

When a French book becomes an international hit it is because of the author and not because of the language. The same goes for movies. -Jean-Jacques Annaud

Today's cinema is a global art form, it is impossible to make movies for a market the size of France, representing no more than 4% of the world's total. -Jean-Jacques Annaud

When Americans shoot movies they aim at the entire planet. When the French make movies, they aim at Paris. -Jean-Jacques Annaud

America is the only country capable of producing national movies: its culture has become a global culture. -Jean-Jacques Annaud

The world distribution of French movies is a laughing matter. That is a fact. -Jean-Jacques Annaud

I wanted to do another movie that could make us laugh and cry and feel good about the world. I wanted to do something else that could make us smile. This is a time when we need to smile more and Hollywood movies are supposed to do that for people in difficult times. -Steven Spielberg

I'm quite comfortable looking at myself in movies, probably because I've been doing it for so long, since I was a kid. So I sort of watched myself grow up and go through adolescence, like, basically on camera. -Winona Ryder

I just knew that was what I wanted to do. I was going to perform as a singer; I was going to perform as a dancer, and I was, you know, going to do movies and be an actress. I was going to do it or die trying. That's what my life was. -Jennifer Lopez

I feel I want to grow as an actress and be better. I want to progress as a singer and songwriter, and produce movies and everything. So there'll be no time when I feel I've done it all. -Jennifer Lopez

My movies just kind of sneak up on you. I don't have to worry too much about what everybody is going to say. Anyway, I really don't pay attention to what the world says about my movies. I just care about what my buddies think. -Adam Sandler

I'm not looking to get away from anything. I like what I've done. I like what I get to do and I enjoy working with my friends. I loved those movies, but this is incredible. -Adam Sandler

I do love the films I've done in the past. I work hard in my movies and my friends work hard and we're trying to make people laugh and I'm very proud of that. -Adam Sandler

I have a very busy life, and not many people who have a career and four kids go out a lot to the movies. -Meryl Streep

I don't know why I don't watch a lot of movies; I can barely keep up with the things my friends are in. There isn't enough time in life. -Meryl Streep

The reason I chose the movies that I did was based on where they were being filmed. -Meryl Streep

When I was a boy, I always saw myself as a hero in comic books and in movies. I grew up believing this dream. -Elvis Presley

Later on they send me to Hollywood. To make movies. It was all new to me. I was only 21 years old. -Elvis Presley

The next thing I knew, I was out of the service and making movies again. My first picture was called, GI Blues. I thought I was still in the army. -Elvis Presley

I sure lost my musical direction in Hollywood. My songs were the same conveyer belt mass production, just like most of my movies were. -Elvis Presley

Those movies sure got me into a rut. -Elvis Presley

Too much TV hurts movies. -Elvis Presley

I prefer to live in the country where it's quiet. Woody Allen movies there are dubbed into Italian. -Patricia Highsmith

If people have bought something of mine, they know by now that I will decline writing it for the movies. -Patricia Highsmith

Make movies. Don't make videos. Videos are evil. -Jeff Ament

In Hollywood you can't even smoke in a bar anymore and yet in the movies they're always showing people smoking. I don't get it. -Gerald McRaney

I like making movies. -Antoine Fuqua

Being a kid growing up with Kurosawa films and watching Sergio Leone movies just made me love what it could do to you, and how it could influence you – make you dream. -Antoine Fuqua

But I like to go to movies with my son because it's still fun; it reminds me of why I make movies. -Antoine Fuqua

Cinema Paradiso, because it reminds me of why I make movies, the magic of movies, the romance of movies. -Antoine Fuqua

I did Phone Booth, and that was shot very, very quickly, but that was Joel Schumacher, who's shot so many movies that, if anybody can figure out how to do it in a couple of days, it's him. -Katie Holmes

I love all of his movies. I love all his movies. I love Tom. -Katie Holmes

But then I go through long periods where I don't listen to things, usually when I'm working. In between the records and in between the writing I suck up books and music and movies and anything I can find. -Bruce Springsteen

My grandmother and I saw an average of eight movies a week, double features, second run. -Carol Burnett

And being as I'm somebody who loves movies like The Machinist, I also love going along to big mass entertainment movies. I get in the mood for all kinds of movies, and so I like to try each of them. -Christian Bale

When my friends and I would act out movies as kids, we'd play the guys' roles, since they had the most interesting things to do. Decades later, I can hardly believe my sons and daughter are seeing many of the same limited choices in current films. -Geena Davis

I don't even like watching sex scenes in movies. I have a slight prudish side to me. -Portia de Rossi

I think the audience would like to see movies that are stunning to watch. I really think they'd like to see spectacles. -Jan de Bont

Summer movies are spectacles; that's what you pay 10 dollars to see. You want to get teased by effects sometimes. I think that will never stop. -Jan de Bont

I think there are a lot more relationship scenes in my movies that people tend to overlook. A lot of scenes really feel real and are about the characters. -Jan de Bont

I think independent movies are actually very challenging right now, because it was this huge scene and it was great for a few years. Then, it was totally co-opted by the studios. Now, it's become very corporate, the independent scene. -Bob Odenkirk

I write screenplays that don't get made and pilots that don't get picked up, and I re-write other people's movies, and those are all different kinds of fees. -Bruce Vilanch

The way I create music is maybe like a painting, to compose in a more visual way. Basically it's the music that I want to hear- that's my inspiration and bottom line. I just try to get ideas from books, movies, paintings. -Ikue Mori

I haven't done a lot of action movies, so it's kind of fun to get to do a lot of stunt work. -Mark-Paul Gosselaar

It was a wealthy family, and they heard me talk about movies, and they told me I should go into movies. That's the benefit of hanging out with rich people; they have no sense of what is or isn't possible. -Michael Patrick Jann

Larry Kasdan has made some of my favorite movies of all time so just to be working with him was a pleasure. Now that I have, I not only respect his work but I just love and respect him as a person. -Timothy Olyphant

There's not much to do in Atlanta, so the cast went to the gym together, went shopping together, and dinner was always a group thing. It's that whole summer-camp experience that making movies tends to be anyway. -Timothy Olyphant

I was in the movies. I danced, I sang, I learned to work in front of a camera. It was like being in a repertory company. -Robert Wagner

Around 5th and 6th grade I thought Dean Martin was the coolest guy in the world; he was a great singer, had his own television show and acted in movies. -Peter Gallagher

When I can't sleep, I'll start thinking about how many shows I've done, count up the number of television shows and movies. -Robert Wagner

I think theater is powerful. The best experiences I had in the theater are more powerful than the best experiences I had in movies. -William H. Macy

Sinatra, here's a guy who plays a tough guy in all his movies, but was allowed to be vulnerable when he stepped up to the microphone. -Michael Bolton

Usually when you see females in movies, they feel like they have these metallic structures around them, they are caged in by male energy. -Bjork

I like to play guitar, jam out, play the blues, go watch movies. I love movies. -Dane Cook

Bruce Lee was very famous. I watched his movies and he is amazing. He is a martial arts master, his philosophy, his movement, both physically and mentally, were very strong. -Jet Li

I never stopped studying Buddhism. In the past few years, in between movies, I do a retreat. -Jet Li

We are the movies and the movies are us. -David Ansen

If dreams are like movies, then memories are films about ghosts. -Adam Duritz

So one of the most unique things on screen in American movies today is everyday behavior. -Alan Rudolph

If movies are causing moral decay, then crime ought to be going up, but crime is going down. -Jack Valenti

I'm so picky. People hate going to the movies with me. -Margaret Murray

Television saved the movies. The Internet is going to save the news business. -Matt Drudge

The best scary movies have great humor in them and a great story. -Stephen Sommers

Not everybody goes to movies to get their life changed. -Samuel L. Jackson

I like to make all kinds of movies. I'd do 'Ocean's Thirteen' with the right script. -Steven Soderbergh

One of the joys of going to the movies was that it was trashy, and we should never lose that. -Oliver Stone

If I showed you scripts from my first few movies, the descriptions of my characters all said 'the ugly girl'. -Winona Ryder

I made about 56 movies, I think. Not that many. -Angela Lansbury

Robots have a rich and storied history in movies. -John Podhoretz

I like plays, movies, everything. It doesn't matter. -Michael Dorn

You don't want to be photographed? You don't want to be known? Then you don't need to be out there peddling movies. -Cameron Diaz

The great thing about movies is that they're collaborative. And the worst thing is that they're collaborative. -Jeffrey Wright

I'd like to make really important movies, like American Beauty. I was really proud to be a part of that movie. -Allison Janney

The difference between life and the movies is that a script has to make sense, and life doesn't. -Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Movies I liked growing up were like Francis Ford Coppolla movies and Scorsese movies. -Owen Wilson

Before I do a movie, I watch Meryl Streep movies over and over. It's not to mimic her. It's to remind myself to be more committed. -Daphne Zuniga

I actually think I have an audience member's sensibility about going to the movies. -Samuel L. Jackson

I have learned the art of filling in your lines with your visuals and your movies and your imagination. -Daphne Zuniga

Now, all the movies are for teenagers. It's very difficult for an actress to find really deep, beautiful characters to play. -Monica Bellucci

Hollywood has the idea that movies have to be dumb. But especially movies for or about teenagers have to be really dumb! -Joseph Gordon-Levitt

There are movies where we are interested in seeing people's lives without agreeing with what they're doing. -Natalie Portman

The trouble with movies as a business is that it's an art, and the trouble with movies as art is that it's a business. -Charlton Heston

You may think it's very presumptuous, but I really hope that my movies are going to turn people into better people. -Patrice Leconte

My movies are, more or less, very short. I'm terrified of boring an audience. -Patrice Leconte

People go to movies or listen to music because they want to be inspired. -Daphne Zuniga

Certainly, a lot of the films I've worked on have ended up good movies, but they haven't always been the best experiences. -Frances McDormand

Well, I look at it like this: When you go to a restaurant, the less you know about what happens in the kitchen, the more you enjoy your meal. If the soup tastes good, everything's cool, and you don't necessarily want to know what's in it. The same thing holds true with movies. -Jeffrey Wright

There's a lot of great movies that have won the Academy Award, and a lot of great movies that haven't. You just do the best you can. -Clint Eastwood

The immense popularity of American movies abroad demonstrates that Europe is the unfinished negative of which America is the proof. -Mary McCarthy

You take somebody that cries their goddam eyes out over phoney stuff in the movies, and nine times out of ten they're mean bastards at heart. -J. D. Salinger

I'm fighting the label of 'Black' actress simply because it's very limiting in people's eyes, especially people who are making movies. -Whoopi Goldberg

Although charismatic, James Dean is no Harrison Ford. In the majority of his movies, sooner or later he got the crap beaten out of him. -Dean Koontz

And it's one reason why I don't go to a lot of movies – they're more and more dominated by corporate values and fiscal concerns as opposed to cinematic concerns. -Jeffrey Wright

I think the reason we're so crazy sexually in America is that all our responses are acting. We don't know how to feel. We know how it looked in the movies. -Jill Robinson

I don't believe in superheroes but I love Batman movies. There's a part of every person that is entertained by the idealistic, the fantastic. -Aisha Tyler

Movies can't ruin books. They can only ruin movies. -S. E. Hinton

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