We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Making Movies Quotes from Nina Jacobson, Dwayne Johnson, Susanna Fogel, Scott Rudin, Luke Goss. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
I don’t understand why people still behave as though making movies with female protagonists is risky, given that – hello – we do make up over 50 percent of the population, and we go to movies.
I’ve always loved the showmanship of professional wrestling. While I love making movies, I love that platform, too.
Men starting out have so many options of filmmakers to connect with artistically and be shepherded by and collaborate with. I just didn’t have an older, more experienced me to help me. So I hope all the women making movies now are aware we have the opportunity to be that to new filmmakers.
I think you have a responsibility to the people you’re making movies with, and I take that very seriously. I don’t want to let up and I don’t want to let down.
I love film. I am very blessed to be making movies.
I’m very happy in France making movies.
Some people think of me as an actor and some as a movie star, so I sort of guess that makes me both. I love making movies, and I love playing on the stage.
The idea of being with my peers at a real school seemed much more exciting than making movies.
The hardest part about making movies is staying the exact same weight every day and looking the same.
I’m someone who likes to try new things and take on new challenges. I love making movies, but TV is also great. I really enjoy doing both.
I think I’ll always be making movies that intend to say something new.
I never imagined people like Thanos and Warlock would be drawn into films. They’re weird characters in weird stories. Luckily, the twisted kids who read those weird stories are now the twisted adults who are making movies.
Making movies is all about instinct.
Maybe there should be less of a mystique around making movies. I just don’t think that there’s any real mystery there.
Making movies is controlled anarchy, chaos.
I’m not interested in making ‘black’ movies. I’m interested in making movies that reflect reality as I perceive it.
I was so young, and making movies, going to the studio every morning at dawn was magic.
I don’t care about my personal acting career anymore. I’m done with it. After 10 years of making movies and doing better than I ever could have imagined, I sort of had to ask myself: ‘What am I supposed to do with all of this success that I have had?’
We love making movies. We got into the business to make movies. At the end of the day, whether you’re doing a low budget film or a big budget film, you want it to do well and you want people to see it. That’s the whole point. You want to put some kind of message in it.
To be fair, I don’t think it’s a plague to say I have the misfortune of making movies for a living.
There’s too much down time making movies. That leads to boredom. And that leads to trouble.
I’m making movies about people as flawed as myself and the viewers. So if you just have a reptilian brain and live your life simply by reacting to things, my movies aren’t going to work for you.
The studios gotta start making more stuff where black folks get quality stuff. But I can’t trip about that because I’ve been making movies for 35 years, and I’ve played everything from an old lady to a donkey, so I can’t be on here talking about, ‘They don’t give us enough roles’ and diversity.
When I started making movies, they tried to change my name, but I had already made a name for myself in a couple of Broadway productions and in television, so I wouldn’t change it.
Making movies is just like betting on horses at the racetrack.
I love making movies, and being in any that I can be in. I’d like to be in those giant movies, as the fifth or sixth lead, and have three or four killer scenes. You don’t have the responsibility of the entire movie being on you. I like those roles. I’m shooting for the middle.
I’m not looking to lose anything. I’m looking to continue making movies.
I love making movies and hope to write my own screenplay someday and do some producing and be behind-the-scenes as well.
Why do I continue making movies? Making movies is better than cleaning toilets.
I like making movies.
I really love making movies. I just have this yearning in my stomach to go back and somehow subversively screw up television a little bit again.
As actors, the thing we have to fight, more than even the business part of making movies, is boredom.
There’s a lot of jobs that you can do that you can be miserable at. Making movies should not be one of them.
It feels like there are two very different parts to making movies. There’s the making of it and then there’s the putting out of it – and I like the making of the movies a lot more than putting it out into the world.
Characters, conflict and geography are things that must be considered while making movies from adaptations.
Oh, man, you won’t hear me talking about the drudgery of making movies. I don’t buy any of that. All those guys who made ‘The Revenant,’ they loved it. They wanted to make a film, and they were the happiest people around to be doing so.
I love making movies, but there’s nothing like being in front of an audience.
I grew up loving watching movies, and at a certain point, I started to become fascinated with making movies. Then I went to film school, and I got to dabble with different aspects of moviemaking, and I ended up settling heavily into editing – editing was what I was really adept at, had a passion for.
The most difficult part of making movies is to keep making them. Maybe, you could make the biggest hit in the world, but then the big problem is what to do next and how to maintain devoted to a certain instinct that I have about films.
I like making movies for myself and my friends and people with my sensibility.
The reason I keep making movies is I hate the last thing I did. I’m trying to rectify my wrongs.
We started making movies in the third grade.
I’m living in Hollywood, and I’m making movies, but it goes beyond me. If my family is not doing very well, or even OK, you want them to be better.
My dad was a low budget film director. I grew up as a kid making movies, based on the love of seeing what my dad was doing.
I just love being on a movie set. I like making movies.
No film has captivated my imagination more than ‘King Kong.’ I’m making movies today because I saw this film when I was 9 years old.
The thing is, making movies as an actress, you learn so many things. Like when you’re making a movie with Quentin Tarantino you’re just at the best cinema school ever.
We did Holy Grail, and I got my name up there as one of the directors. After that, I started moving more and more down the line I wanted to, which was making movies.
I love making movies, but there’s nothing like performing live.
I think acting is only one part of the piece of the movie. I’ts an important piece, but I’d like to be involved in all the other aspects of making movies.
You start making movies and people start seeing when you go to places, and all of a sudden you are getting clothes for free and all of a sudden you are getting food for free.
Normally sports day is once a year for kids, where you have fun, and everybody is jostling. For us, making movies is like having sports day everyday: competing with each other, doing your best. It’s like that except we don’t get awards every day in our sports day.
I have a hard time making movies that affirm life and say life is a good and happy place. That’s not true about the world.
Making movies is my profession. I like doing it a lot.
I just like to act and write and produce. To me, making movies is the ultimate goal.
I love making movies. But it’s a lot of investing your heart and soul. It can be exhausting.
What drew me into making movies is trying to make characters that step off the screen.
The real achievement of Woody Allen was that he was making movies that felt very personal, and for a whole group of people, it spoke to them. Then he became an archetype, like Groucho Marx or Chaplin.
When I started making movies, I was pretty young, and at the time I felt like there needed to be more confrontation in cinema – or I needed to make something more disruptive – so in the beginning, those movies were me wanting to play with the rules.
I’m relaxed about my career. I’ve been making movies for over 20 years, so I’ve earned at least the right to relax.
I always wanted to be a stay-at-home dad making art, making movies.
It’s hard work making movies. It’s like being a doctor: you work long hours, very hard hours, and it’s emotional, tense work. If you don’t really love it, then it ain’t worth it.
The trick of making movies in this culture is how to not give up everything that makes them worthwhile in order to get them made – and that’s a tricky balance.
I pulled out of making movies in about ’96 or ’97.
I want to keep working, I want to keep doing my humanitarian stuff around the world, shining light on different places that have problems. Keep making movies, make people laugh.
Through most of my career, I’ve made a decent living making movies no one wants to see.
For me, real life is hard work. Making movies is like a vacation for my soul.
If you can’t stop somebody from working and making movies that you hate, what’s the next best thing? Destroy them personally.
Making movies is really hard. It’s a very complex process, with many, many variables.
Ultimately, making movies, if you don’t have a big star, it’s hard to do. Or if it’s not a star director.
We didn’t go to any summer camps because we just wanted to be making movies and telling stories.
We have to accept that making movies is a never-ending process of occasional progress, frequent setbacks, and unexpected curveballs being thrown our way. Navigating that process requires stamina, curiosity, openness, and creative fire.
I had a daughter who was 9 years old and I had the feeling I wasn’t going to be a real parent if I didn’t quit making movies for a while and spend time with her. I also felt that I’d made enough movies and said what I had to say at the time.
Acting and the industry of making movies is beautiful, but it’s so exhausting and such hard work; if you don’t absolutely 100% want to do something, it defeats the purpose.
I must say, to my great surprise and pleasure, I deeply loved making movies in the United States because of all the opportunities it gave me to work with people that I admire as artists.
Somehow, the process of making movies conventionally can dampen creativity because you’ve got to wait in line to do everything the way it’s supposed to be, particularly with actors who are just hanging out waiting for the call.
The biggest and most important part of our childhood was making movies. Our whole drive in life was to do this for a living, and then also to try to recapture that feeling that we had when we were telling those stories in the summer.
Financiers don’t support their directors to cast properly. They don’t have the vision of an artist. They’re casting to spreadsheets, and it’s making movies very mediocre. The movie business used to just be called the movies. Now it should be the business movies.
I’ve always been respectful to all the people who do visual effects and special effects, because making movies is also making magic.
You hope that the responsibility of making movies will fall into the hands of essentially moral people.
There’s nothing more important in making movies than the screenplay.
What is important to me is that people know I respect the business of making movies.
Woody Allen is in his ’70s and he’s making movies, so I look forward to getting there.
If making movies was easier, there’d be a lot more good movies. So you kind of learn that if it’s just a good script, or if it’s just a good producer, that’s not always enough. You need an entire team of creative people coming together.
Trust me: I’ve been travelling, making movies, and spending the remainder of my time at home.
The representation of gay characters on screen is important for us all to think about because there are sadly too few representations of gay characters on screen in mainstream cinema. If Marvel starts making movies about gay superheroes, then we’ll be in a really great place. We’re not at that place.
When I saw ‘Jurassic Park’ as a kid, that was the first time I thought about making movies for a living.
I started making movies in the early ’90s, a few years after I discovered ‘the cinema’ during a three month stay in Paris during which I watched 100s of films.
I’d like to direct myself but I’m a cinephile and I also would like to just step behind the camera and be on the other end of making movies.
Making movies is not rocket science. It’s about relationships and communication and strangers coming together to see if they can get along harmoniously, productively, and creatively. That’s a challenge. When it works, it’s fantastic and will lift you up. When it doesn’t work, it’s almost just as fascinating.
While it’s easy to sit back and cherry pick bad visual effects and blame the industry for making movies the way they are, you’re really not seeing the whole picture.
My favorite thing about making movies is that it’s the only area of human life that I’ve ever discovered where I can walk away from somebody in the middle of a conversation with somebody and they won’t be offended.
I’ve always been interested in making movies.
Making movies is a dangerous job. Because you are always the one who stands at the center of the universe when making movies.
For me the greatest source of income is still movies. Nothing – stocks, financial speculation, real estate speculation or businesses – makes more money for me than making movies.
I think that if you go about making movies to win Oscars, you’re really going about it the wrong way.
Of course, the whole Andy Kaufman angle was classic. I’m real proud of that. I mean that is something people are still talking about 20 years later, making movies about and that sort of thing. I mean not a day goes by that someone doesn’t mention Andy Kaufman to me.
My dad gave me his camera, so I spent my childhood making movies with the kids in the neighborhood as actors.
One of the great joys of life, now that you can afford a nice suit, is getting one for free. That’s why I like to do press tours – I always say making movies is just an excuse to get free clothing.
The motivation for making movies is that people actually see them.
A movie like ‘Sugar’ you couldn’t make today. The climate for making movies with no movie stars, half of it in Spanish, at the budget level that we had is gone. These are high-risk elements.
It was very hard to make ‘Funny Face’ in Paris because making movies is difficult and making a movie in a city that was glorious, that was unique and surprising, to get it, to put it on film you have to make choices and reject a lot of things so you’re always wondering: ‘Am I doing it right?’
It’s too expensive, that’s the thing nobody wants to talk about. It is too expensive to make movies. That’s not true, it is too expensive to market movies. Making movies is not.
I love making movies, but I was ready to rationalize being only a mother if my career never got back on track.
I never really feel wrong while making movies. I know myself, and I know that my intentions are pure and I’m on the side of righteousness.
Directors, writers, and actors are interested in making movies with me. Producers and movie studio people are not interested in me as they are in Kevin Costner or Tom Cruise. That’s just the fact of the matter.
I’m in show business, and we have a long history here of making movies about law enforcement officers. If you’re my age, and you’re male, and you’re trying to get work, you’re going to run into those roles as opposed to having a long run of playing dancers.
It’s a good time to be making movies, despite the cynicism people have about Hollywood.
Being a big star and being known, making movies and a lot of money – that really doesn’t interest me.
I don’t actually sit down and write, but I just have a lot of different ideas about films and making movies.
I love making movies that I want to see made and I want to see on the screen, but I also want to make movies that people enjoy and want to watch.
It has been my experience that work on the screen clarifies stage portrayals and vice versa. You learn to make your face express more in making movies, and in working for the theater you have a sense of greater freedom.
Since I began making movies, I’ve always looked for screenwriters instead of going through the long and painful process of writing.
The hardest thing for me about making movies, and that included ‘M*A*S*H’ because it was made like a movie, was starting and stopping.
For me, I’ve never been too concerned of what people think of me, so now as the youngest Baldwin brother in Hollywood making movies while simultaneously being a charismatic evangelical born again Christian who’s an evangelist – that’s a pretty crazy combination.
I like working in TV, but my real love is making movies.
It’s so great in Hollywood now. You have people past 40 sitting and talking about serious stuff, writing and making movies and TV, but there’s laser pistols and superheroes and alien monsters involved. It’s viable and mainstream.
Everybody just asks me ‘Are you going to make Hollywood movies now?’ First, I don’t know. Second, I never dreamed about that; I just dreamed about making movies with Tarantino. So if I can make movies with a lot of amazing directors – yes.
My existence is about making movies, so I’ve just got to rock and roll with the punches. You want to make movies on telephones, I’m there.
I think you get out of film school what you put into it. If you don’t care about making movies, film school will do you no good.
I feel I’ve done everything late in life. Got married late, and I didn’t do my first movie until I was 31. But in this crazy business, you never know what’s going to happen. Maybe after 20 years of making movies I’ll become an overnight sensation.
I just want to go on making movies, and some of them will be completely meaningless, except, of course, to me.
If you have the resources, don’t waste your time. Why not continue doing the things you enjoy, such as making movies and taking part in things that the younger generation would like.
I was just making movies to make movies. I was so full of anxiety about becoming a filmmaker that I kind of lost the idea of why I was doing it.
My photography is mainly focused on my work making movies, which I’ve done my whole life. I think I have a perspective that not many people have. And I get to take advantage of all of the strange sources of light on a set.
A friend of mine from New York asked me what I want to do, and I responded with, ‘I want to make movies.’ He responded with, ‘Guess what? They’re not making movies on Martha’s Vineyard.’ Literally ten minutes later, I was packing my bags.
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.
I always try to describe making movies like summer camp, or some holiday where you spend all day, every day with a new group of people whom you kind of love and then never see again.
The next thing I knew, I was out of the service and making movies again. My first picture was called, GI Blues. I thought I was still in the army.
Making movies is never going to get better than working on a Coen brothers project.
My roles don’t centre around drugs at all! Shadiness is different – it’s drama. We’re making movies! You’ve gotta have conflict.
I think I’m a very American director, but I probably should have been making movies somewhere around 1976. I never left the mainstream of American movies; the American mainstream left me.
I position everything else in my life around making movies.
I’ve been making movies a long time. I’m a professional at it. I’m not a professional at making soundtracks – that’s not my job. My job is to put the right songs in the movie so the movie works the best it possibly can.
Making movies is time-consuming and it’s boring. You spend most of your time waiting between takes. It’s like a big machine that moves slowly.
I wish I was making movies back in the days when John Ford made movies and you were a director under contract to a studio. John Ford had years when he made three movies in a year.
Making ‘Pacific Rim’ was a lot like what you imagined making movies would be like when you were 12.
The problem with making movies is that you have to devote so much of your life to fawning and flattering the men in suits, whereas that doesn’t happen in books. You just go and write, and then the book comes out.
I think our culture has gotten so skewed. People assume that because you’re an actor you want to write a book to exploit your celebrity, but my celebrity is only a byproduct of me making movies. I have no intention of being a celebrity.
I aspire to eventually be making my living by making movies.
And I discovered after a couple years that I really didn’t miss making movies.
When you’re making movies you’ve got to get obsessive.
I went to film school and wanted to learn everything there was about making movies.
I have respect for anyone who’s going to go out and make a movie for a small budget and turn it into a phenomenon. God bless you. Please keep making movies. That’s great. But it’s not what entertains me.
I’m not making movies for kids or family audiences.
I haven’t acted in 10 years. I always talk about being an actor, and yet I’ve been focusing on making movies for a long time.
If you are going to be dogged with doubts you shouldn’t be making movies.
I love making movies, but a movie becomes your entire life for, like, two to two and a half years. There’s no way around it; if you’re really going to be serious about a movie, it has to be your life.
I was obsessed with the idea of going to college. And I took many years off after that, so I sort of missed the weird, crazy transition that was what making movies was in the nineties to what’s happening now.
Rap for me is like making movies, telling stories, and getting the emotions of the songs through in just as deep a way.
Making movies is difficult and you get disorientated sometimes – even when you’re working with fantastic talent.
In Bollywood, people have been making movies for more than half a century and they are made in such a way that you need not shed off all your inhibitions.
There are so many people I know who could be the greatest film-maker but who will never get the chance to make a movie; it’s all about what somebody is going to make back. There are not a lot of romantic ideas about making movies anymore.
I never thought of what I was doing as a way to sell the NFL. I was making movies about a sport that I loved, about players and coaches that I respected. I wanted to convey my love of the game through film. And most artists convey their love through art. And my art and my love was expressed through film.
Certainly in the arts, in all genres, I think that men should step away. I think men should stop writing books. I think men should stop making movies or television. Say, for 50 to 100 years.
In all honesty I think that I’ve had a very normal life, even though I’ve been making movies since I was 9.
I used to love Kapil Dev and, like any schoolboy, wanted to become a cricketer till I started dreaming of making movies.
Making movies is really hard. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
I was going to make movies. I was the one in the family who was always rolling the video camera, making movies of my brothers around town, and then screening them for my parents. I still would love to make movies someday… that’s something that really means a lot to me, and I know I’ll have the chance to do it one day.
You can’t make a movie about making movies – it’s boring.
I’ve loved making movies. I feel like I’ve been so lucky because I’ve gotten to be in movies that are some of my favorites, regardless of my being in them – like ‘Heathers.’
You’re only making movies for two reasons: Because you have something to say or because you want to entertain people.
Getting movies made is not as difficult as people think. Making movies is easy. You get a script, you get a director, you raise the money, you make the movie.
I was interested in music and making movies about musicians, but my own experiences, and doing what it felt like for me to be a drummer? Nah, I wasn’t interested in that.
Making movies is great. It was like love at first sight; a whole new, different business. I can see why actors love it so much.
No, I like today’s cinema a lot. But I’ve spent so many decades only making movies. There’s so much that I still want to do. Like, live. It’s only up to me.
My dad taught me to kiteboard when I was 13, and around the same time, I happened to just fall into being an extra on a set and fell in love with acting and making movies.
I love people who just started making movies – first-timers, second-timers. They take chances.
Lord of the Rings was my first experience making movies and at the time, I had no ideas how movies were done. I thought that’s the way they’re done, so in a way, I had nothing to compare it to.
I’ve had nine of my books adapted to film, and almost all were enjoyable. I’ve been very lucky with Hollywood, and look forward to more movies being adapted. But I don’t get involved in that process. I know nothing about making movies and I stay away from it and hope for the best.