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It sometimes feels like a strange movie, you know, it's all so weird that sometimes I wonder if it is really happening.
I probably hold the distinction of being one movie star who, by all laws of logic, should never have made it. At each stage of my career, I lacked the experience.
I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night, 'There must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me dreaming of being a movie star.' But I'm not going to worry about them. I'm dreaming the hardest.
I've often stood silent at a party for hours listening to my movie idols turn into dull and little people.
If a star or studio chief or any other great movie personages find themselves sitting among a lot of nobodies, they get frightened - as if somebody was trying to demote them.
Dad almost died of a heart attack in the middle of making Apocalypse Now, the biggest movie of his life. It doesn't make you want to jump into that business.
I always felt that if I was going to do a movie, I wanted it to be authentic.
I'm not a real movie star. I've still got the same wife I started out with twenty-eight years ago.
For me, there is nothing more valuable than how people feel in a movie theater about a movie.
Because I wanted to have a place that I could create everything that I that I never had as a child. So, you see rides. You see animals. There's a movie theater.
Life's like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.
I cry very easily. It can be a movie, a phone conversation, a sunset - tears are words waiting to be written.
People will say a movie bombed at the box office but I couldn't care less.
You are always hoping that movie audiences are interested in characters and interested in story values rather than just mindless special effects. But you never know.
I guess any movie actor can become a role model for audiences out there who enjoy him.
I'm a movie maker, but I have the same feelings as the average guy out there.
Maybe every other American movie shouldn't be based on a comic book. Other countries will think Americans live in an infantile fantasy land where reality is whatever we say it is and every problem can be solved with violence.
There's a tremendous difference between alone and lonely. You could be lonely in a group of people. I like being alone. I like eating by myself. I go home at night and just watch a movie or hang out with my dog. I have to exert myself and really say, oh God, I've got to see my friends 'cause I'm too content being by myself.
The hardest that I've laughed at a movie was probably Team America. I laughed 'til I thought I was just gonna throw up. I almost had to turn it off.
My plan is to have a theatre in some small town or something and I'll be manager. Ill be the crazy old movie guy.
Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.
Well, I always looked at Mulan as a movie about a lesbian coming out.
If it's a good movie, the sound could go off and the audience would still have a perfectly clear idea of what was going on.
Movie directing is a perfect refuge for the mediocre.
I got the regular call, that they were doing a Broadway musical of Hairspray, and would I come and audition. I was familiar with the movie, because at the time it came out my lover wrote for Premiere magazine, and we had to see everything.
In Torch Song, I did that character almost non-stop from 1978 until I made the movie in 1987. Then I had some failure, which also colors how you react to doing other things.
All you need for a movie is a gun and a girl.
No good movie is too long and no bad movie is short enough.
If my life was a movie, no one would believe it.
Perhaps it sounds ridiculous, but the best thing that young filmmakers should do is to get hold of a camera and some film and make a movie of any kind at all.
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