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Born: 1962-08-27
Profession: Director
Nation: American
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As for 'Independence Day,' we never intended to do any films in that series beyond the first one.

Tags: Beyond, Films, Series

Filmmaking is a real democracy - it's up to the audience to vote with their tickets.

Tags: Democracy, Real, Vote

I hope to make the most expensive movie in history at some point!

Tags: History, Hope, Point

I know I screwed up my 'Godzilla.'

Tags: Godzilla, Screwed

I would love it if the whole 'Godzilla' franchise was revitalized for a new generation.

Tags: Generation, Love, Whole

The movie business is not something that can come from the brain. It really comes from the soul and the heart.

Tags: Brain, Business, Heart

We have to put people on pedestals; otherwise, there's no one to knock off pedestals.

Tags: Knock, Off, Put

I can tell you as a fact that if you'd asked anyone in Hollywood one year before 'Pirates of the Caribbean' had come out, they'd have told you the pirate movie was a dead genre. And it's not that it's a dead genre. If you make a bad pirate movie, no one will want to see it. If you make a good one, everyone will want to see it.

Tags: Bad, Good, Tell

Many years ago, I was actually hired to write the sequel to 'Independence Day.' And I wrote a sequel. And they paid me a boatload of money to go write this thing. And after I wrote it, I read it and I gave them back the money and I said, 'Look, this is an okay movie I just wrote. But it's not worthy of the sequel to 'Independence Day.''

Tags: After, Money, Said

Paramount Pictures is a perfect partner for Electric Entertainment, with the most stable group of executives in Hollywood and unparalleled global promotion and distribution reach.

Tags: Group, Perfect, Pictures

'Stargate' has always had this empty hole. When we made the first one, we always intended on doing part two and three, and we were prevented for years. And our hope is that we can get another chance at 'Stargate' and tell the entire story we wanted to tell.

Tags: Another, Hope, Wanted

Television is like speed chess, as you have no time and no money. It is like trying to play Grandmaster chess with a 20 minute timer. The rewards are great, though, as it moves faster and you get to see the finished results much quicker.

Tags: Great, Money, Time

There was no studio involved when we made 'Stargate.' It was financed through Le Studio Canal+ in France and, after the film was finished, it was sold to MGM. When the film was a success, MGM decided to do a television series based on the movie.

Tags: After, Film, Success

We are cannibalizing our audience by only giving them regurgitated material. Every movie is either a remake, a sequel, based on something else. Based on a former television series. Based on a successful videogame.

Tags: Else, Giving, Successful

When I tried to get 'Stargate' made, I took it to every studio in Hollywood and every studio said, 'Sci-fi is dead. It's a dead genre. No one wants to see science fiction anymore.' And I had to go and raise the money independently to make that movie.

Tags: Money, Said, Science

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