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David Fincher is a longtime friend. As a director, my wife had worked with him as a makeup artist when he would do Madonna videos years before, and his child and my oldest child were in preschool together, so we’re kind of dad-friends through that, too.
I think TV is much more the writer’s medium and film is about the director and their vision and how you can collaborate with them and see that through to the end. They are so different.
It’s natural for any actor that segues into directing to be an actor’s director. You know how to relate to the actors.
Theatre is an actor’s medium while a film is the director’s.
What I look for in a script is something that challenges me, something that breaks new ground, something that allows me to flex my director muscle. You have got to think fast in this business, you’ve got to keep reinventing yourself to stay on top.
On every movie I’ve done as a director, I look at the producers and having done it, I don’t envy them, at all.
‘Aashiq’ is a romantic film, even though my character is a rather aggressive guy. You could even call it an intense romance. And working with Indra Kumar has been an excellent experience. He is a great director.
As a director, my job is to protect. I protect scripts, actors, cameramen, designers.
During my six years with them Dr Garnet Davey (subsequently Research Director) constantly supported me and, I have no doubt, fought many battles on my behalf to keep the initially controversial programme going.
I can’t help thinking if she – the director of a government agency – is this ignorant about what funding is available and where the money comes from – how often lower-level bureaucrats must give wrong answers when people are looking for help to start a business.
A director in Hollywood in my time couldn’t do what he wanted to do.
Working with a great director is like getting a master class in acting.
My first time nude was with a woman director, so I thought it would be easy, but it wasn’t.
For any director with a little lucidity, masterpieces are films that come to you by accident.
In choosing any role, I ask the same questions: what kind of part is it? is the role challenging? does the director have a vision? is the story moving? etc.
There are so many effects and so many things that are done digitally now that it’s so hard for the director to really control the process, because there are more and more experts that come in.
Burt Lancaster was largely responsible for me becoming a director.
I am working as public relations director for the Tour de France and maintaining my farm.
Yes, they allowed us to play around a lot because, like we said, the director’s such a good comedy director.
But I did on projects that I produced, that I directed, that I acted in because it was important. I want to be a filmmaker. I don’t want to be an actor who directs, I want to be a director. I want to be a filmmaker. So that’s a big difference.
Sometimes, when you’re on the streets, certain music inspires you, and then you have a vision. But, at the end of the day, it’s a synthesis of visions, so you have to think, as a director, of a scene, or how to deliver a line, or how do this visually.
My dad is a successful television producer, director and writer and my mom’s a director and writer.
A director should cast a person who fits into their script.
The guy that made me wanna make movies… and this is off the wall-is a guy named Michael Pal, the British director.
I worked at Planned Parenthood for eight years, rising through the ranks from volunteer escort to clinic counselor to clinic director.
I was born in Florida. My first political campaign was as a field director for George Herbert Walker Bush in 1988.
What I do as a director is really create a safe environment that everyone can feel very comfortable in and experiment within so that they don’t hold back anything. You never ever want someone to go, ‘Oh I shouldn’t have done that.’ There isn’t anything you shouldn’t try. If it’s terrible, who cares?
It’s very rare that you get a director that lets you be creative and bring what you feel your character should do or should be.
I guess I am basically most comfortable when I’m alone. As a kid, I was very much a loner. I love long distance running and long distance biking. A director once pointed out that those are all very isolated exercises you do for hours at a time.
Every director has their own unique working style.
When you’re on set, you’re like, ‘Everyone’s judging me because I’m the director, and everyone thinks I’m doing this because I just love myself and I want to do everything.’ Part of it’s true: I do want to do everything, and I do kind of love myself.
I had no idea what it took to be an actor. Then all of a sudden I found myself cast in a TV drama. The director was very harsh with me. One time, he told me this would be my first and last acting job. I seriously thought that acting was not the right career for me.
If being an attractive woman got you attention for directing, then the entire ‘best director’ category would be comprised of models. To me, that is just the most ludicrous connection that you could make.
No director wants to be directed, but no good director… would shy away from the good ideas of others.
To me the only real star of the movie is the writer. And I work with writers very closely, from outline to first draft and on to the seventh draft, whatever it takes. Then my job is to support the director to make the best movie we can. Some producers try to go past them, but my job is to support them.
I’d worked in Clockwork Orange with Stanley Kubrick and since Stanley was such a prestigious director this opened all sorts of doors for me – one of them being Star Wars.
So I write melodies – thirty, forty, fifty – then I cast them off until I have just two or three. If only one is needed, I go see the director and ask him to decide.
Many times I felt like I’d do better than what the director did, but some of them got a little discouraged because they didn’t have full charge of making the film, and sometimes there’d be battles of egos.
The fact that I’m sleeping with the director may have something to do with it.
I believe in hard work, not luck factor. The best efforts will reap the best fruits. Nobody can take all the credit. We don’t even talk about the efforts of the director, the writers, other technicians, etc. They all together take a film to another level.
I wanted to be a director and comedian and my plan was to go to NYU. I wanted to be in UCB.
‘Ashes of Time’ was my third film, and as a young director at that point, it’s not very often that you have the chance to make a big martial arts film, so of course I jumped at this opportunity.
Having a director who is also an actor makes for that very relaxed way of working and it’s empowering.
In the future, everybody is going to be a director. Somebody’s got to live a real life so we have something to make a movie about.
Movie making is really, it’s a director’s medium, it’s not even so much an actor’s medium.
Truth be told, I didn’t want to be on T.V. I was going to be a writer or producer or a director, and at the end of my sophomore year, my department chairman put me up for a job doing weekend weather in Syracuse, New York.
You need these experiences. Just know that sometimes, the director has a specific look in mind.
Clint Eastwood is an extraordinary director because he knows the value of a buck. He knows where it will show on the screen.
Directing is more what I would like to get into eventually. Frankly, I feel like it would be a waste if I didn’t because I’ve spent so much time on film sets, and I know how they work, and I love them, and I love leading them. I would like to do that as a director definitely.
I think what makes a good actor’s director is the same thing that makes a good director. Acting is just one of the trades necessary to make a movie.
You hope and pray that you’ll get involved with a director that you understand and who has the same sensibility as you do and knows how to push you and bring out the best in you.
I used to love Woody Allen but feel he’s become a hack as a director. ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ is the only film of his I’ve enjoyed in the last 10 years.
Huwaei receives significant funding from the Chinese government and is run by a former director of the telecoms research unit of the People’s Liberation Army. The components are feared to have given China the ability to disrupt or shut down key parts of the U.K.’s critical national infrastructure.
I’ve done my coaching badges, I’ve got my Pro Licence, but I enjoy what I’m doing now. I’m also the elite performance director of the Welsh FA. The main thing for me was always Liverpool Football Club and my country, Wales – and I’m lucky enough to still be involved with both of them.
We expect ‘Narcos’ will be an enormous success throughout everywhere in the world and maybe out-index in Latin America, given the Brazilian star and Brazilian director and heavy Latin American cast and that we shot the show entirely on location in Colombia.