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Born: 1945-12-24
Profession: Writer
Nation: American
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A screenplay is not a finished product; a novel is. A screenplay is a blueprint for something - for a building that will most likely never be built.

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Actors will change their face, will change their hair, will change their voice, will disappear into the role. A movie star doesn't disappear.

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An actor is someone who pretends to be somebody else. A movie star is somebody who pretends that somebody else is them.

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Art doesn't just happen by accident. It is about pulling out new tricks and trying new things.

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The director is a bit analogous to the conductor of a symphony orchestra. It's a collaborative adventure.

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The first thing that put me on the map was my Sherlock Holmes novel.

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There are moments in one's life where you look back and you say, 'Well, I wish I had done this differently.'

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As a writer, you have control of the words you put on the page. But once that manuscript leaves your hand, you give control to the reader. As a director, you are limited by everything: weather, budget, and egos.

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I was always a filmmaker before I was anything else. If I was always anything, I was a storyteller, and it never really made much of a difference to me what medium I worked in.

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Schools and libraries are the twin cornerstones of a civilized society. Libraries are only good if people use them, like books only exist when someone reads them.

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Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people's criticisms, carry out your plan.

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Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.

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Communication - the human connection - is the key to personal and career success.

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Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon... must inevitably come to pass!

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Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses... on your powers, instead of your problems.

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Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals.

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Consider every mistake you do make as an asset.

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Do a little bit more than average and from that point on our progress multiplies itself out of all proportion to the effort put in.

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If you are not making the progress that you would like to make and are capable of making, it is simply because your goals are not clearly defined.

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Enthusiasm is the yeast that raises the dough.

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Writing crystallizes thought and thought produces action.

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Enthusiasm glows, radiates, permeates and immediately captures everyone's interest.

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Mistakes are merely steps up the ladder.

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I wouldn't know what to do retiring. So I have no plans to retire.

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I'm not a fan of 3D as an audience member. I'm too old for it. I don't like wearing the glasses over my glasses.

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I've always surrounded myself with talented people, both in film and in business.

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In my case, the business chose me.

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Sometimes a great director will do a bad job and an okay director will do a great job. You never know.

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We all want to make money.

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The role of a modern studio chief is much different to how the old studio chiefs used to operate. It's not so much a position of power anymore, but a position of influence.

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