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Alfred Hitchcock
August 13, 1899 - April 29, 1980
Nationality: English
Category: Director
Subcategory: English Director

Actors are cattle.


When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, 'It's in the script.' If he says, 'But what's my motivation?, ' I say, 'Your salary.'


There is nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever.


This paperback is very interesting, but I find it will never replace a hardcover book - it makes a very poor doorstop.


I have a perfect cure for a sore throat: cut it.


The more successful the villain, the more successful the picture.


These are bagpipes. I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the man-made sound never equalled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig.


I am a typed director. If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach.


I am to provide the public with beneficial shocks.


I'm not against the police; I'm just afraid of them.


A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.


Television has brought back murder into the home - where it belongs.


There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.


In films murders are always very clean. I show how difficult it is and what a messy thing it is to kill a man.


In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director.


Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it.


What is drama but life with the dull bits cut out.


Disney has the best casting. If he doesn't like an actor he just tears him up.


There is nothing quite so good as burial at sea. It is simple, tidy, and not very incriminating.


Seeing a murder on television can help work off one's antagonisms. And if you haven't any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some.


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