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Getting into Sundance is such a big platform for a director.
– Parker Posey
I started as a director and just fell upon acting.
– Danny Huston
As I started to develop as a director, I wanted to do projects that were inherently more cinematic, where the freight was not so much in the dialogue, where it would be carried more by the camera.
– Marshall Brickman
One of the major aspects of film composing is that it’s not so much a musical thing as it is communicating your ideas with the director, who often does not come from a musical background.
– Marco Beltrami
I’m an actor; I’m not a director.
– Max von Sydow
The first-time director thing is just another label somebody puts on you.
– Michael Patrick King
If a director is really a director, I think he’s interested in more than one thing.
– Edward Zwick
All the director wants is their idea of the movie to be believed in.
– Mark Romanek
I’m an international director.
– David MacKenzie
I never turned down anything and never argued with any producer or director.
– Charles Durning
A director in Hollywood in my time couldn’t do what he wanted to do.
– Douglas Sirk
Good is the director who lets you do what you have to do.
– Marc Ribot
I have no interest in directing. I’d be a bad director.
– Michael Ritchie
After I completed the project for BCG, I was offered the position of Director of Marketing for Ozon.ru.
– Maelle Gavet
The truth is, a director wins an Oscar for a writer’s script and actors’ performances.
– George Cukor
I did all my directing when I wrote the screenplay. It was probably harder for a regular director. He probably had to read the script the night before shooting started.
– Preston Sturges
I realized the exciting place was behind the camera with the producer, director and so on.
– Dino De Laurentiis
I’ve stood up to producers before, and even a director. I saw them being abusive. A lot of people on the set are scared to say stuff when they’re not being treated right.
– Natalie Portman
As a producer and director, I’ve tried for years to get properties off the ground for girls, and I’ve been hitting a brick wall.
– Melanie Mayron
I don’t want to be a director. I want to direct. There’s a difference.
– Marty Feldman
I never went to work on a movie set until I was a producer and director.
– David Frankel
I didn’t make ‘Wild Bill’ because I wanted to become a director; I just wanted to make ‘Wild Bill.’
– Dexter Fletcher
There is an isolated experience to being a director. It’s very communal because there’s a crew, but it’s only you. You’re the one on the hook.
– Noah Baumbach
Meeting with the director is an audition.
– Chandler Massey
I travel light as a director. I don’t have monitors on my set.
Sirk was every woman’s dream of a director.
– Dorothy Malone
I think a good director is a good listener.
– Denis Villeneuve
A director just pushes them a little this way or that way.
– Debbie Allen
But in the UK, I’ve given up any hope of being considered a director.
– Mel Smith
In some instances, I would say the writer does deserve equal billing with the director. In other instances the director – especially if he wrote part of the script himself – is clearly more the author of the movie.