Words matter. These are the best Audrey Tautou Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Fame is more powerful than talent.
I don’t know where I’m going to be in three years. Because I have the feeling that the future is so full of possibilities, to stop being an actress, to do something else… for me, the future is just a huge bunch of discoveries.
I feel very French and I need my life here; I need all my friends and family.
I am always surprised to be chosen by a director for a role because I never understand why they like me.
I like when an image could be just one of several others which would create a story. That you can imagine who are those people or what would happen before, what’s going to be next; I like when there’s a past and a future that we can imagine when we see photos.
I think that when you have that really strong desire to work with someone it’s because, instinctively, you feel you have a certain kinship.
I don’t want to live in Los Angeles. The city depresses me! It is too flat. There are too many cars.
I am not super-attached to my career.
The Da Vinci Code’ was a great experience and I was lucky to be chosen, but I don’t like the pressure that goes with all these big things. I don’t want to be any more famous at all.
I’m not ready to do any compromises for my work.
I have several plan Bs: I want to become a sailor; I like to draw; I would love to learn many things, but I don’t have time.
I would love to occasionally do English-speaking films, but the script is as important for me as the director.
I never want to do the same things twice. I like surprises.
In France we have a law which doesn’t allow the press to publish a photo that you didn’t approve. It lets the paparazzi take the picture, but if they publish this picture, you have the choice to sue the newspaper. So me, I always sued them.
It’s difficult to feel that people are looking at you in the street. I don’t like the fuss.
I wouldn’t mind being in an American film for a laugh, but I certainly don’t want to be in Thingy Blah Blah 3, if you know what I mean.
When I was a teenager, I thought nothing would ever happen to me because my childhood was so normal. I had this complex of normality.
In certain environments young adults can’t choose their lives because of family pressure. In the bourgeoisie there is still a sense you will marry within that milieu.
When you look at the comedies that are out there, 99 per cent of the time, men are the heroes. It’s often thought that a woman can’t be funny, that women are supposed to be sexy, not funny.
After each experience, you grow up, you get enriched with something, and you don’t know how you’re going to be in six months, you don’t know what you’re going to want, what you’re going to need.
What was weird for me after ‘Amelie’ was how people look at you. It moves all your relationships and sometimes even your intimate ones, and you don’t understand why suddenly everything around you changes, because you are exactly the same person.
When I was a little girl, I loved monkeys. I wanted to be a primatologist. I went to the careers office to ask how. Because nobody could give me a good answer, I opted for acting.
I’m not sure I’m quite ready to have someone be a prospector of jobs for me, because I believe there’s some kind of destiny involved with meeting people… some things are just meant to happen.
I think for everybody celebrity, fame, is a dream. People see it as a blessing.
Because I don’t do five films a year, people maybe think that acting is not essential to my life. But if I worked any more than I do, I’d have no personal life.
I keep my wishes and dreams secret, like a child.
To have a personal life is the minimum freedom you have to give to a human being.
I can be maternal with my friends.
I started off in this dreadful, vulgar film called ‘The Libertine.’ I was just learning. I needed the money.
People in France are very intrusive when they recognize you. In New York, they are very polite, with quick words, so it’s great.
Some films are pure entertainment of course, but what interests me and what I want to do are projects that really make you think, that move you, that will bring you something that will stay with you for a while. I think films are essential to the intellectual awakening of people.
I think if I was less exigent with myself, maybe I would be more productive, because I would put less pressure on my shoulders.
I like the light that comes off metal shutters at siesta time in the summer, having a break from driving in the shops at motorway services, the odour of petrol at petrol stations, rolling down little slopes. I hate it when you tread in a puddle and the water soaks your socks.
I would like to work with people whose films I really like: Walter Salles, Woody Allen, Julio Medem.
I know what I’m worth as an actress: not the best in the world, but not bad either.