Taylor Hackford Quotes

35 Taylor Hackford quotes:

"I make films about working class people."
"I try to get the best performance an actor can give."
"I'm not in front of the camera, they are. I encourage them; I build up as much of their confidence and ego as possible. They've got to take control; I can't act it out."
Author: Hackford Quotes Category: American Director Quotes Films Quotes
"Our society gives power to people who are successful. All of a sudden, if you've created something unique and interesting, you're set apart."
"Ray Charles, in his own way, it's like at the beginning, Ray Charles changed American music, not once but twice."
"The director's job should give you a sense of music without drawing attention to itself."
"Look at Walter Huston in The Devil and Daniel Webster: It's an incredible performance."
"I'm always interested in the working class people. I am one. They're subjugated, they're paid very little and they can make it in show biz."
"It isn't glamorous until after the film is finished, and you are at the premiere and getting your picture on the cover of magazines."
"Russell Crowe is very difficult, but it's worth it. He's the real thing. I can tell you this. Russell Crowe was just as difficult before he was an international star as he was afterwards."
"An actor has to embody a role."
"Because when you have millions of people with this kind of need for gratification, and the culture is saying that it's possible for everyone to satisfy all of their needs and desires all of the time, there are obviously going to be clashes - clashes of ego."
"But the process of making a film is not glamorous. Certainly not my films."
"I also know what looks good before the camera, how to move the camera, and how to get a story on the screen."
"If people are worried about the size of their trailers, I kind of say their priorities are off."
"That whole process of somebody who has all that charisma and talent, to be able to break through and make it in America is fabulous."
"We all get paid very, very well, and we have responsibilities."
"When I finish a film, I put it away and I never look at it again."
"I feel very comfortable shooting music, and I think you can see that."
"It's all about the same thing, being able to pull people into a situation where you have a vision, and transport that vision off the page."

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