Michael Pitt quotes

  • I was about to move out of my apartment because I was so broke. I'd sort of made a pact with myself that I wouldn't take a job unless it was interesting to me, and I became broke very fast.
    -- Michael Pitt

    #Jobs #Moving #Interesting

  • Anything that you [as an actor] can change about yourself for a part is helpful.
    -- Michael Pitt

    #Actors #Helpful #About Yourself

  • I remember when I was a kid looking at different types of film and really examining the grains of them. I remember even looking at the ink streaks.
    -- Michael Pitt

    #Kids #Ink #Different

  • I've noticed that sometimes when you keep things a little smaller, it's easier to focus on the creative aspects of what you're doing.
    -- Michael Pitt

    #Focus #Creative #Littles

  • I saw the main character played by Mads Mikkelsen, and he's amazing. Hannibal had that going for it.
    -- Michael Pitt

    #Character #Saws #Going For It

  • Well, the first thing I wanted to be was a carpenter. Then I wanted to be a painter and then a singer. It was when I first saw 'Lawrence of Arabia' that I wanted to be an actor.
    -- Michael Pitt

    #Actors #Singers #Saws

  • There are two kinds of directors: There's the kind where two plus two equals four, and you have to help them figure it out. And then there's the kind that throws you in a room, locks the door, sets the house on fire and films it.
    -- Michael Pitt

    #Doors #Two #Fire

  • I'm not prejudiced about what type of movies I'm in, what form they take or whether they're studio or independent. I just want to make films that are going to be good. The main reason is not to make money, although at some points it's really difficult when you're broke.
    -- Michael Pitt

    #Independent #Want #Film

  • A kid now can practically record a song or edit a short film on his way to school. I think that will produce, perhaps, more less-interesting things - or you'll have to search more to find the interesting things. But I also think it's exciting.
    -- Michael Pitt

    #Song #School #Kids

  • When actors give their input, it can be very ego-driven, and directors are scared of that.
    -- Michael Pitt

    #Giving #Ego #Actors

  • There are directors who, their direction is high, but then when you challenge it, it crumbles. They can't back up what they're asking.
    -- Michael Pitt

    #Challenges #Directors #Asking

  • Personally, I'm very classic. If I'm going to wear a suit, it's going to be classic, black, and fit very well. There's nothing like it.
    -- Michael Pitt

    #Black #Suits #Classic

  • People don't want to be plagued by not knowing-they want answers.
    -- Michael Pitt

    #Knowing #People #Answers

  • I think Van Sant is the most important American director we have. He takes the most risks. He's just pure to me.
    -- Michael Pitt

    #Thinking #Risk #Important

  • I think in some ways you learn more from the things you don't like than the things you do.
    -- Michael Pitt

    #Thinking #Way

  • I'm doing a record that has a story that runs through all of the songs, and then there is also a film that goes along with it.
    -- Michael Pitt

    #Running #Song #Records

  • I feel that film, as opposed to theatre, is about capturing that one, real moment.
    -- Michael Pitt

    #Real #Theatre #Film

  • I don't have a lot of time to surf the net and see what everyone's wearing.
    -- Michael Pitt

    #Surf

  • Different films have different places in people's lives. I don't get to see a lot of films, so I want to watch films I learn from.
    -- Michael Pitt

    #People #Watches #Want

  • All these directors who do different locations forget that one room can be shot from a million different angles and a million different ways. When I direct a movie, I'm going to use that.
    -- Michael Pitt

    #Use #Way #Rooms

  • Acting is really scary, but it's also challenging, fun, hard work. There's always an element of improvisation with every actor, even when something is really scripted.
    -- Michael Pitt

    #Fun #Hard Work #Scary

  • It sounds cliche, but success is your friends, your family, what you do, and if you're happy when you wake up.
    -- Michael Pitt

    #Sound #Wake Up #Cliche