Of course the French are making very credible movies and it is still one of the greatest nations in terms of world cinema but the real problem is the decay in film criticism.
I'm lucky. The best possible place in the world for training is Addis Ababa, so I am home all the time except when I am racing. I like to be there, near my family, my kids, also the real estate business I run with my wife.
Speculation is only a word covering the making of money out of the manipulation of prices, instead of supplying goods and services.
Dad almost died of a heart attack in the middle of making Apocalypse Now, the biggest movie of his life. It doesn't make you want to jump into that business.
Making a movie requires 20 to 500 people to make and a lot of money and the stakes are a lot higher.
You know, in the film making business no one ever gives you anything.
You just never know when movies are going to take off or not. The lucky thing about this was that it didn't cost a lot of money, and therefore there wasn't loads of pressure on me.
We live in the moment now where this whole movie business is crazy.
The movie business is very twisted, out of site, out of mind, you know.
I never felt being an actor or making a movie was an easy thing to do.
You think that it is because I have3 an income which exempts me from your day-labour, that I waste (as you call it) my time in sun-gazing and star-gazing.? You do not know me.? If my debts, as they threaten, should consume what money I have, I should live just as I do now: I should eat worse food, and wear a courser coat, and should wander in a potato patch instead of in the wood?- but it is I, not my twelve hundred dollars a year that love God.
Business? It's quite simple; it's other people's money.
It's tangible, it's solid, it's beautiful. It's artistic, from my standpoint, and I just love real estate.
From now on, I approach the cinema as a business woman. I intend to be in more action movies because, apart from Angelina Jolie, no other actress stands out in this genre.
If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.
I've always thought John Travolta is one of the greatest movie stars Hollywood has ever produced.
I enjoy sports. I get a real joy from playing sports but I don't look for those movies. Oliver Stone wanted to know if I would do Any Given Sunday and it just didn't appeal to me.
I think movies are great and I have a great time making them but they're not what keeps you warm at night, or what's ultimately the most important thing in anyone's life journey.
What is a movie star? It is an illusion. It was everything I ever wanted to be, but it became a kind of shell, non? It was what made me famous and got me women. But it wasn't real.
It's very important that every movie I do makes money because I want the people that had the faith in me to get their money back.
War has been good to me from a financial standpoint but I don't want to make money that way. I don't want blood money.
Divorce is one of the most financially traumatic things you can go through. Money spent on getting mad or getting even is money wasted.
When you're making pictures out of heartfelt passion, it hurts when someone calls them a calculated business move.
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.
I made a decision back in 1978 that, in a trade off for money when I directed Halloween, I would have my name above the title in order to basically brand these movies my own.