Christopher McQuarrie Quotes
Studio Babelsberg, Stage 20. 12 years ago this month, I hadn’t made a film in seven years and was ready to quit the business. A few weeks later, I was a first time producer standing on this spot waiting for Tom Cruise to realize I had no idea what I was doing (he still hasn’t caught on). For anyone needing to hear it today: hang in there. And here’s to your future.
Screenwriting is pushing a rock up a hill, and directing is running down hill with the rock behind you.
I've taken my name off of more movies than I've been denied credit on. I frankly don't care much about credit. I care about the work.
As for how to grow a thick skin: Take your licks. There's no other way. Just remember that you don't get what you deserve. you get what you negotiate.
Best action movies? So many. I still think Die Hard is perhaps one of the best in terms of balancing story, character, action...
I love film. It simply cannot be replaced. I do, however, see a huge value in digital. I think both can coexist nicely.
I have always wanted to do a period epic. I spent years working on an script about Alexander the Great.
I never imagined Suspects would even make a dime, let alone live on. I did, however, always believe Spacey would win an Oscar and Del Toro would be a star.
Anyone can direct now. The tools to write, direct, shoot, edit and release a film are on the phone in your pocket. Don't dream. Do.