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27 quotations by Taylor Hackford

QuoteWhen I finish a film, I put it away and I never look at it again.Quote

QuoteWell I don't think I've scored my life exclusively to Ray Charles.Quote

QuoteWe all get paid very, very well, and we have responsibilities.Quote

QuoteThis devil loves mankind because men are going to always make the choice that will send him into ascendancy. He's been winning the game for a long time.Quote

QuoteThe whole concept of the devil is a metaphor on one level.Quote

QuoteThe SAS is the most elite of the special forces in the world. They are not people who go out and advertise; they keep it inside. They don't want anybody to know about them.Quote

QuoteThe director's job should give you a sense of music without drawing attention to itself.Quote

QuoteThat whole process of somebody who has all that charisma and talent, to be able to break through and make it in America is fabulous.Quote

QuoteRussell 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.Quote

QuoteOur society gives power to people who are successful. All of a sudden, if you've created something unique and interesting, you're set apart.Quote

QuoteMy creative partner is a writer, and he's got an executive producing credit on this film. We've made three films together and I would never underestimate the impact of a writer.Quote

QuoteMusic has always been an important thing to me in my life and understand I've worked in the music business.Quote

QuoteLook at Walter Huston in The Devil and Daniel Webster: It's an incredible performance.Quote

QuoteIt'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.Quote

QuoteIt was the era of Tab Hunter and Rock Hudson; they all had a certain look.Quote

QuoteIt isn't glamorous until after the film is finished, and you are at the premiere and getting your picture on the cover of magazines.Quote

QuoteIf people are worried about the size of their trailers, I kind of say their priorities are off.Quote

QuoteI'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.Quote

QuoteI'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.Quote

QuoteI try to get the best performance an actor can give.Quote

QuoteI really believe you can predict when someone has a great attitude, a real well of talent.Quote

QuoteI feel very comfortable shooting music, and I think you can see that.Quote

QuoteI also know what looks good before the camera, how to move the camera, and how to get a story on the screen.Quote

QuoteBut a writer's contribution is literary and a film is not literary. When you take that stuff off the page, and cast the people who are going to fit into those roles, that's what being a director is.Quote

QuoteBecause 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.Quote

QuoteAnd it's a question of how far we're willing to go in order to let the ego shine, in order to let that beacon penetrate not only the local scene but the world.Quote

QuoteAn actor has to embody a role.Quote