Movies

Jennifer Beals Page

“I've had some of the best craft services on independent movies, actually, because they get more creative, generally, with a smaller budget. The work is still the same. I didn't really notice the difference other than I was getting dressed behind a curtain, basically.”

- Jennifer Beals

Lillian Gish Page

“You know, when I first went into the movies Lionel Barrymore played my grandfather. Later he played my father, and finally he played my husband. If he had lived I'm sure I would have played his mother. That's the way it is in Hollywood. The men get younger and the women get older.”

- Lillian Gish

Source/Notes: As quoted in An Uncommon Scold (1989) by Abby Adams
Elvis Presley Page

“I sure lost my musical direction in Hollywood. My songs were the same conveyer belt mass production, just like most of my movies were.”

- Elvis Presley

Source/Notes: At Las Vegas Press Conference, 29 July 1969. As quoted in: Aunt Bessie's How to Survive a Day Job While Pursuing the Creative Life, Joel Eisenberg, Topos Books, 2005 - ISBN: 9780976757504
Martin Scorsese Page

“Movies touch our hearts, and awaken our vision, and change the way we see things. They take us to other places. They open doors and minds. Movies are the memories of our lifetime. We need to keep them alive.”

- Martin Scorsese

Source/Notes: The Film Foundation Main page
Johnny Rzeznik Page

“And I don't want the world to see me 'Cause I don't think that they'd understand When everything's made to be broken I just want you to know who I am And you can't fight the tears that ain't coming Or the moment of truth in your lies When everything feels like the movies And you bleed just to know you're alive.”

- Johnny Rzeznik

Source/Notes: Iris (1998)

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Debra Winger Page

“I happen to be interested in watching a face age. I like faces of women aging so it makes me personally quite sad. That's a beautiful gift from God. If people don't want to see that anymore then I won't be in anymore movies.”

- Debra Winger

Michael Bay Page

“I make movies for teenage boys. Oh dear, what a crime.”

- Michael Bay

Paul Bettany Page

“For a while, I stopped enjoying making movies and I stopped enjoying acting, because I made a few decisions that I wish I hadn't made.”

- Paul Bettany

Michel Hazanavicius Page

“I thought 'The Artist' was a perfect way to find a good balance. The artistic challenge is obvious because the film is black-and-white and its silent, but I did my best to make the movie accessible and easy to watch. I really don't want to make elitist movies. I really try hard to work for the audience. Audiences are smart. They get everything.”

- Michel Hazanavicius

Dave Attell Page

“Some people are against porno movies. And I say hey, Ohio, Kentucky, and Iran: I say, hey - whatever a man, and a woman, and another woman with a penis and a midget do to a donkey, that's their garsh-darn business.”

- Dave Attell

Source/Notes: Comedy Central Presents: Dave Attell

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Josh Brolin Page

“Suddenly, I'm in movies that people are excited about, and that is a nice change.”

- Josh Brolin

Clint Eastwood Page

“There's a lot of great movies that have won the Academy Award, and a lot of great movies that haven't. You just do the best you can.”

- Clint Eastwood

Peter Facinelli Page

“We've been shooting the last two weeks with a lot of vampires. I don't want to give away too much, but if you've read the books, it's the standoff with lots of vampires in play. There's like 70 people going through the works at once. It's a little maddening, but fun. We shot pretty much the ending of the two movies the other day.”

- Peter Facinelli

Conrad Hall Page

“Billions of people have seen and been influenced by movies in the short history of this industry.”

- Conrad Hall

Piper Laurie Page

“And if real life was like the movies, I should have lived happily ever after.”

- Piper Laurie

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Steve Martin Page

“You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies - all of life's riddles are answered in the movies.”

- Steve Martin

Mike Myers Page

“And I love Mel Brooks. My Dad loved his movies, too, they're awesome, the kind of thing that if you're in for ten minutes, you're in for two hours.”

- Mike Myers