For many years, my favorite director has been the Japanese giant Akira Kurosawa.
– Henry Rollins
When I was the NIH director, I often expressed envy of institute directors: they had the money and ran the scientific programmes.
– Harold E. Varmus
I don’t have a director. The audience directs me.
– Hal Holbrook
I don’t make my living writing; I make my living as a producer and as a director.
– Grant Heslov
I always claim that the writer has done 90 percent of the director’s work.
– Harold Ramis
I wouldn’t want to be just pigeonholed as an extravagant director.
– Harold Prince
I view filmmaking as a director’s medium.
– James Franco
I’ve been really lucky not to have a duff experience with a director.
– Jane Goldman
So many features at Sundance seemed to be powered more on the director’s need to be a director than any particular story.
– Jill Soloway
Jose Padilha is a wonderful director.
– Joel Kinnaman
I had read too many memoirs that were written after the writer or the director was past his or her prime.
– Joe Eszterhas
What a director should be doing is making it appear as though there was no script.
– John Hughes
Oh, well, in Los Angeles everybody is an actor, or a producer, or a writer, or a director, or an agent, or… So everybody understands the hours.
– Julie Benz
Paul Verhoeven might be my favorite director, and I’m serious.
– Judah Friedlander
When you’re a director, you really live whatever you do.
– John Lasseter
It is important to choose your director and co-stars well.
– Jacqueline Fernandez
I’m happiest when I can just be a director and watch.
– Iain Glen
A director without a vision is a catastrophe.
– Alan Arkin
Especially as a director on ‘West Wing,’ I directed a lot of different things in a lot of different ways and really stretched my wings.
– Alex Graves
I want to try and be instinctive as a writer and director.
– Andrea Arnold
When I feel like being a director, I write a novel.
– John Irving
A director should cast a person who fits into their script.
– Christina Ricci
I came up in the community center. I used to be physical director of the South Central Community Center in Chicago on 83rd. It’s still there. It used to be around there when I was a kid.
– Bernie Mac
All you can really do as director is sort of set a tone.
– Adam McKay
Every director works differently.
– Cate Blanchett
I’m a believer in trusting the director.
– B. J. Novak
I think the atmosphere on set really comes from the material, but also the director.
In cinema, the leading player is the director.
– Ben Kingsley
I don’t really need a lot of help from a director.
Larry Kasdan is a great director.
– Brion James