Words matter. These are the best Spielberg Quotes from famous people such as Gus Van Sant, Todd Phillips, Joel Courtney, Ross Duffer, Frank Darabont, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I think over the course of 14 films, I’m returning to a place that I know to tell a story… the same way Spielberg returned to fantasy, Lucas returned to the ‘Star Wars’ saga, or John Ford returned to the western.
You’re only as good as your body of work, and everybody has issues, whether it’s Steven Spielberg or Martin Scorsese. I’m not comparing myself to those guys, but you learn more from the misses than the hits.
I’m not a huge Steven Spielberg nerd, but I know about him and I know of his work.
The first ‘Gremlins’ was PG because I think it was before Spielberg scarred people with ‘Temple of Doom.’
The only person who can, with impunity, make the movie he wants to make, has got to be Steven Spielberg.
I adore the work of Lucas and Spielberg. I’m certainly not trying to minimize their talents, but I’d love to see what they could do when they aren’t leading us from reality.
‘E.T.’ depended absolutely on the concept of cinema, and I think that Steven Spielberg, who I’m very fond of, is a genius.
My casting in ‘Halo’ produced by Steven Spielberg, which I am doing, is just color-blind casting; Asians have been questioning why best roles should not come to them and I am so happy about this color-blind casting. I am going to be just what I am in that film.
Spielberg is our hero. For him to make a nod to ‘Godzilla’ just before we make our movie is like getting the king to acknowledge you at dinner.
These are the two sides of Steven Spielberg: the reverent grown-up who knows when to say the right thing and the exuberant kid who loves a good laugh. Both sides are sincere, and both are necessary, for Spielberg knows he can’t feel good about himself unless everyone else feels the same way.
I can’t impress people with the pedigree of obscure French filmmakers that got me into film. It was Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg. I really thought I wanted to make dumb action movies.
When Steven Spielberg comes calling, it behooves you to seriously consider it.
I’m no actor. And I wasn’t like George Lucas or Spielberg, making home movies as a teenager, either. But I would go back and watch certain movies again and again. By the time I saw ‘The Graduate’ I was aware of how these amazing stories could be told.
When we were growing up, some of those Amblin films, those Spielberg movies, led to the creation of the PG-13 rating because he was pushing it so dark and he upset a lot of parents. I liked that, though.
That said, I should also add that I learned a great deal from being allowed in these privileged circles and am grateful for the opportunity to have worked closely with some of the most powerful and successful people in the business including Steven Spielberg and Ted Turner.
I really liked ‘Super 8’. If Steven Spielberg is an executive producer of anything, you know that it’s going to be amazing!
Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg are men at the top of their game, and Jackson especially is going to change the nature of film-making.
Steven Spielberg was my idol growing up. I knew that all of his movies have a very specific message and point of view, and the always are really epic.
‘Jurassic’ is a legacy and a classic. Steven Spielberg created something pretty spectacular. It’s actually really interesting, when I look at it, I ask, ‘How has my life changed since being Lex?’ And I can literally walk into just about any city in the world and people will know who I am.
You know that you’re part of a Spielberg production when you’ve got some aliens involved, but you really know when you’re sitting there at a table read, and they say, ‘Steven really wanted it this way.’
So many of Spielberg’s films inspired my imagination growing up. And then there are British films like ‘The Full Monty’ and ‘Waking Ned Devine’ that took me to places I really loved, with characters I just thought were amazing. But the films of Luc Besson showed me France – a really cool side of France.
I love Carpenter, I love Craven – these are all the classics – the Romeros of the world, but I think the biggest influence on me as a storyteller and as a filmmaker is actually Steven Spielberg. I love that even though Steven isn’t known for being a horror director, he started out his career making scary movies.
Steven Spielberg films were huge touchstones for us growing up.
My novella, ‘The Lucky One,’ is inspired in part by my dad and also by a Holocaust survivor I interviewed for the Steven Spielberg Survivors of the Shoah Foundation.
I’ve worked with Steven Spielberg three times. I’m proud to say that I’m one of those actors that continues to get hired by the same directors.
I consumed Spielberg movies when I was little.
I met two of my movie heroes. I met Tom Hanks, and I met Steven Spielberg. Oh and Quentin Tarantino.
In Hollywood, the system is so streamlined, the administration is in place. That’s why every six months Spielberg is able to make a film.
I’d love to work with the Coen brothers. And Steven Spielberg. ‘E.T.’ was big for me.
If I feel like a night in, or if I have an early plane to catch, I like to make some chai tea and snack on dark chocolate while watching a movie on my projector and big screen. I’m crazy about all kinds of movies, especially the classic Steven Spielberg ones or ‘The Godfather.’
I make video art pieces, take photographs, and dabble in acting ever since my screen test for ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ with Steven Spielberg. But music is my first love and always will be my priority.
I worked with Steven Spielberg on Amistad… he seemed so very secure in himself that he let me do things.
I was working with Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg when I was nine years old.
Spielberg knows his craft so well, he can also improvise, and that is a lot of fun.
Second, this epic tale allows the audience to actually listen to the Native Americans and receive their wisdom. Spielberg conveys the respect for Native Americans that is normally lacking in Western films.
I feel that ‘Rudraksh’ is Mani Shankar’s answer to Steven Spielberg.
My dad couldn’t connect to my wanting to be a filmmaker. He was very connected in entertainment, and through him I met Steven Spielberg and got rides on his private plane to California. I’d see Spielberg’s people reading scripts. I was like, ‘That’s what I want to be when I grow up.’
I went from working with Spielberg to working with Clint Eastwood – I might as well just retire.
I had done a couple of auditions for ‘Amistad’ and didn’t feel it was going to go any further – and then the call came about heading to Los Angeles to work with Steven Spielberg. It was surreal: exciting, challenging, overwhelming.
I wasn’t the kind of kid like Spielberg or Lucas who knew to go to film school. I didn’t know at 12 what I was going to do; it took me until I was about 23. I studied journalism in college, but after school, I got a job in public television and I never worked as a journalist for one moment.
As soon as I was obedient to just taking a chance on God, all of these things that you’re seeing – ‘Black Panther’ or ‘Humans’ or ‘The Commuter’ or Steven Spielberg – it came right after I took that break.
I loved being in Close Encounters, just to watch Steven Spielberg working was exciting.
‘Straight Outta Compton’ is my first biopic, my first period piece, and I got a chance to kind of get out there like some of my idols, you know, like Scorsese, Spielberg, Spike Lee, the guys who came before me. You know, I’m feeling good about it.
There’s a lot of directors I’d still love to work with – one of them is Spielberg, because he kind of started my career, and I’ve not worked with him yet.
Stephen Hawking’s been watching too many Hollywood movies. I think the only kind aliens in Hollywood are the ones created by Steven Spielberg – ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ and ‘E.T.,’ for example. All other aliens are trying to suck our brains out.
I can’t believe that I’m sitting in meetings with Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and Annette Bening. I want to take on that responsibility to represent all the Rogers out there who don’t have a seat at the table. People of colour were not at the table, and now I am there, I want to change things.
Sitting at the table during Color Purple and looking up and suddenly realizing I was acting in front of Steven Spielberg, was pretty cool. It was pretty good.
The thing with Stephen King is that everyone dies, and everyone comes back to life. So you never know with his mind where things go. It’s the same with Steven Spielberg, too.
Regardless of the business aspect of things, is there a reason that there isn’t a female Hitchcock or a female Scorsese or a female Spielberg? I don’t know. I think it’s a medium that really is built for the male gaze and for a male sensibility.
I want to be host of ‘SNL.’ I want to work with Steven Spielberg, Leonardo DiCaprio, J.J. Abrams, Emma Stone and Tim Burton, Sean Penn, Cameron Crowe. I want to work with Adam Sandler – he is so funny – and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Color Purple’ might as well have been about a bunch of dancing eggplants for all it has to say about black history.
When Steven Spielberg thinks you’re the one, then I’ll do anything. If you want me to put a dead horse on my head, I’ll do it.