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Taylor Hackford
December 31, 1944 -
Nationality: American
Category: Director
Subcategory: American Director

Because when you have millions of people with this kind of need for gratification, and the culture is saying that it's possible for everyone to satisfy all of their needs and desires all of the time, there are obviously going to be clashes - clashes of ego.


It isn't glamorous until after the film is finished, and you are at the premiere and getting your picture on the cover of magazines.


I try to get the best performance an actor can give.


If people are worried about the size of their trailers, I kind of say their priorities are off.


It's very clearly stated in the film: You make your own choices, and what you're always fighting is ego.


An actor has to embody a role.


This devil loves mankind because men are going to always make the choice that will send him into ascendancy. He's been winning the game for a long time.


My creative partner is a writer, and he's got an executive producing credit on this film. We've made three films together and I would never underestimate the impact of a writer.


Music has always been an important thing to me in my life and understand I've worked in the music business.


We all get paid very, very well, and we have responsibilities.


I also know what looks good before the camera, how to move the camera, and how to get a story on the screen.


Show business is one of those things that people can use to get themselves out of the lower rung of society.

    Topics: Show Business

It's much easier to work with an unknown.


But a writer's contribution is literary and a film is not literary. When you take that stuff off the page, and cast the people who are going to fit into those roles, that's what being a director is.


You'd be surprised how many movie stars still care about the work.


Ray Charles, in his own way, it's like at the beginning, Ray Charles changed American music, not once but twice.


I make films about working class people.


And it's a question of how far we're willing to go in order to let the ego shine, in order to let that beacon penetrate not only the local scene but the world.


The director's job should give you a sense of music without drawing attention to itself.


When I finish a film, I put it away and I never look at it again.


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