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Confidence is essential, but ego is not.


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Listen, you make a big movie, you're going into the Coliseum, and people are going to give you the thumbs up or the thumbs down. And that's part of the game. It's part of the fun as well.

Listen, you make a big movie, you're going into the Coliseum, and people are going to give you the thumbs up or the thumbs down. And that's part of the game. It's part of the fun as well.



When I drive through a field, I want to see green grass sometimes, and I don't want to see black and white.

When I drive through a field, I want to see green grass sometimes, and I don't want to see black and white.



You've got to work. You've got to want an audience to sit forward in their chairs sometimes, rather than sit back and be bombarded with images.

You've got to work. You've got to want an audience to sit forward in their chairs sometimes, rather than sit back and be bombarded with images.



Actors get pigeonholed very quickly, particularly movie actors. In the theater, one is more used to casting people against type and trusting that their talent and skill will get them through.

Actors get pigeonholed very quickly, particularly movie actors. In the theater, one is more used to casting people against type and trusting that their talent and skill will get them through.



Truly great actors carry their characters in silence with them. They communicate without words the relationships that predate the movie.

Truly great actors carry their characters in silence with them. They communicate without words the relationships that predate the movie.



I think movies are a director's medium in the end. Theater is the actor's medium. Theater is fast, and enjoyable, and truly rewarding. I believe in great live performance.

I think movies are a director's medium in the end. Theater is the actor's medium. Theater is fast, and enjoyable, and truly rewarding. I believe in great live performance.



You think about taking audiences on a journey.

You think about taking audiences on a journey.



You've got to believe as a filmmaker that if a movie's good enough, it's going to survive; and if it's not, well, it won't.

You've got to believe as a filmmaker that if a movie's good enough, it's going to survive; and if it's not, well, it won't.



This is the first time in 10 years I don't know what I'm doing next and I'm rather enjoying it. Soon I'll be climbing the walls no doubt, but right now, it's not clear, I'm just enjoying the freedom.

This is the first time in 10 years I don't know what I'm doing next and I'm rather enjoying it. Soon I'll be climbing the walls no doubt, but right now, it's not clear, I'm just enjoying the freedom.



The movies that influenced me were movies that told their stories through pictures more than words.

The movies that influenced me were movies that told their stories through pictures more than words.





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Cleaning the wound is often more painfulthan the cut itself.

Cleaning the wound is often more painfulthan the cut itself.



...and that visibility which makes us most vulnerable is that which also is the source of our greatest strength.

...and that visibility which makes us most vulnerable is that which also is the source of our greatest strength.



Jeems was their body servant and, like the dogs, accompanied them everywhere. He had been their childhood playmate and had been given to the twins for their own on their tenth birthday.

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Accomplishment begins with two words: 'I'll try.'

Accomplishment begins with two words: 'I'll try.'



Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each, is to succeed.

Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each, is to succeed.



It is a mistake to think you cant be hurt if you don't care

It is a mistake to think you cant be hurt if you don't care



All sorts of artillery installations, rockets and tank units that are firing on civilians in Kosovo should be neutralized. If that means air strikes, then NATO should carry out air strikes.

All sorts of artillery installations, rockets and tank units that are firing on civilians in Kosovo should be neutralized. If that means air strikes, then NATO should carry out air strikes.



You know, my children go to a local, local catholic school just down the road.

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Small towns are like metronomes; with the slightest flick, the beat changes.

Small towns are like metronomes; with the slightest flick, the beat changes.




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