A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
I'm not an easygoing guy as a director.
I have been a director who has starred, participated on both sides of the filmmaking process.
Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows.
There are times when directors just don't know what they're doing.
If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed.
Love who and what you are and what you do.
I can't change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies.
People have forgotten how to tell a story.
All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.
In a collaborative environment directors hire actors because they want their input, not just their bodies.
Movie directors, or should I say people who create things, are very greedy and they can never be satisfied... That's why they can keep on working. I've been able to work for so long because I think next time, I'll make something good.
I think one of the major things a director has to do is to know his subject matter, the subject matter of his script, know the truth and the reality of it. That's very important.
The best director is the one you don't see.
If the director says you can do better, particularly in a love scene, then it is rather embarrassing.
I don't come in with any preconceived ideas, and although I will have done some preparation, I can go which way the director wants.
I'm very manipulative towards directors. My theory is that everyone on the set is directing the film, we're all receiving art messages from the universe on how we should do the film.
Every casting director I've met is a woman.
A good director's not sure when he gets on the set what he's going to do.
How people are around a director, it really does affect everything, every detail of the life of the movie.
I've run into some S.O.B. directors, but I gave them back as good as I got.
My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a director.
Directors and writers have a lot of stress as well, because they have people they answer to.
I think Van Sant is the most important American director we have. He takes the most risks. He's just pure to me.
As a director, I also get to sit and watch actors and learn from them in a way that I don't get to do when I'm just acting.
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