Albert Brooks

You know what it is, the reason so many 18-year-olds, 19-year-olds are saying 'Drive' is their favorite movie is that 'Drive' is a 90-minute trip into what a lot of seventies filmmaking was. It encapsulates the best of a certain kind of style, and a style that a lot of people haven't seen before, with the music and the way it's edited.Albert Brooks

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I attempt to create a form of seriocomic entertainment to either delight, enlighten, or disgust, whichever you'd like. In terms of making motion pictures, I write and direct and act. I guess you'd say I'm a filmmaker.Albert Brooks

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When I was younger, I wasn't concentrating on good days. I was managing a career and trying to have a good year. It would always 'lead' to something, which never leads to anything except death, where everything leads to. And then as I got older, and then I had my kids and everything, I began to appreciate a great Wednesday.Albert Brooks

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I don't think the goal is, 'How big a star did you ever become?' I think the goal is, 'Were you able to express yourself?' And if you're able to say yes, in any field, you've won. If you paint, write, do mosaics, knit - if it's solving that part of your brain saying, 'I need to do this,' you've won.Albert Brooks

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I'm not a big fan of the post-Armageddon stories, where Denzel Washington is walking around in a torn coat.Albert Brooks

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Bullfights are hugely popular because you can sit comfortably with a hot dog and possibly watch a man die. It won't be me, but I can sit comfortably and watch it.Albert Brooks

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I come from the place where I am thinking 'I have put my blood on the pages.'Albert Brooks

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I'd still like to see 'Survivor' minus the planned show-biz parts. That would be the purest form of show business - I want to see someone so hungry that they eat somebody else's foot.Albert Brooks

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If we had 3 million exhibitionists and only one voyeur, nobody could make any money.Albert Brooks

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I'm not interesting enough on my own that you'd want to see a film about me.Albert Brooks

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It's better to be known by six people for something you're proud of than by 60 million for something you're not.Albert Brooks

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When I die, if the word 'thong' appears in the first or second sentence of my obituary, I've screwed up.Albert Brooks

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I was in Kashmir last weekend. Went to visit one of my sweaters.Albert Brooks

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Even if you didn't see the movie, you'd see two words you'd never seen put together before - comedy and Muslim. Comedy is friendly - it's the least offensive word in our language.Albert Brooks

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When I went to acting school, the kids that got the best grades were the kids that could cry on cue. But it didn't really translate into careers for any of them, because the external is the easy part.Albert Brooks

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I've been to many funerals of funny people, and they're some of the funniest days you'll ever have, because the emotions run high.Albert Brooks

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I guess 'The Player' was a pretty good L.A. movie. And 'Chinatown.' Was there ever a better L.A. movie about a certain period in L.A.? That was terrific.Albert Brooks

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I never wanted to be a director.Albert Brooks

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I had a very wise person tell me that he thinks marriage, when you're younger, you keep thinking you can fix things. That's what people do. And you can't really fix anything. It shouldn't be a massive difficult thing every day. Life's difficult enough.Albert Brooks

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You know, when cameras are rolling, improvisation doesn't feel natural. The pressure is too great. You're on a time schedule. You've got 60 crewmen.Albert Brooks

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Listen, there are some movies that are set in stone and the writer or the director does not want to change, but I've never worked on a movie, including my own, that didn't take advantage of a rehearsal process.Albert Brooks

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If you look at the best-seller list for American fiction, they're all sequels to detective stories or stories about hunting serial killers. That's what's called American fiction these days.Albert Brooks

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Twitter is the Devil's playground.Albert Brooks

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It's interesting when you're part of a group - the Jews, to be exact - that the world has had such problems with.Albert Brooks

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Be generous and you can be the best person who ever lived.Albert Brooks

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I, sort of, got into comedy accidentally, and it got bigger than I wanted it to.Albert Brooks

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There's always the standard six people you can hire that have played all these villains in Hollywood. Instinctively, when they come on screen, you know what's going to happen. You don't know the story, but you know what they do.Albert Brooks

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As an actor, if you're just sitting and staring and you don't know who you are in your own mind, it's vacant. And sometimes the camera is an X-ray machine, it can pick it up.Albert Brooks

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I've always been in the middle of making my own movies, so taking acting jobs that take me away from that has been impossible.Albert Brooks

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I'm not Elvis. I don't get chased by paparazzi.Albert Brooks

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