David Michod quotes

  • To see great actors bring it all to life us exhilerating
    -- David Michod


  • You can have levity in the film because real people look for levity in their lives.
    -- David Michod

    #Real #People #Looks

  • I love the casting process. It's a cliché but I think it's the most important part of the process. I really enjoy it too. I love putting that jigsaw puzzle of people together.
    -- David Michod

    #Thinking #Jigsaw Puzzles #People

  • I find music the the clearest and easiest way in to what a movie will feel like - more so than visual references or other movies or dense dossiers of research material. Every now and then I'll send a piece of music or two to people I'm working with - actors or heads of department - when I think it'll help them get a sense of the kind of movie I'm proposing. Often those pieces will end up in the movie - sometimes they won't.
    -- David Michod

    #Thinking #Two #People

  • The first time when you can really get a sense of what the movie is going to look and feel like is when you're in a casting room and seeing it.
    -- David Michod

    #Casting #Rooms #Firsts

  • I don't want to redo what I've [just done]. I don't want to retread old ground.
    -- David Michod

    #Want #Done #Redos

  • I'd like to make all different kinds of movies. I don't think it would make sense though for my second film to walk straight into a musical even though I'd like to.
    -- David Michod

    #Thinking #Musical #Different

  • I'm an actor and it happened to go my way that day.

  • I think every actor wants to be an FBI or cop at one point.

  • I would love to get great performances from actors as a director, because that's what I'm always looking for, a director that's going to help me go places I've never been before.

  • I've grown so much, not just as an actor, but as a human being.

  • You have to find it in the moment, and that's one of the challenges of being an actor - especially a film actor - is that you have to maintain these heightened emotions for long periods of time. There's no trick to it. You just have to do.

  • You always have to make positive choices as an actor, even when you're playing someone who may not be doing the best things.

  • It's every actor's dream to work in a hit show on Broadway and also shoot a television show.

  • Certain actors wanna get paid, they think working in a low-budget movie is being ripped off. But for others it's like, 'Yes, let's do it.'

  • The actors that I love to work with, they're hard on me. They're pushing me.

  • The only fear I have is that I will wake up one day and nobody will allow me to do films. This is a fear every actor has.