Anytime you cast a movie and you need someone famous in the lead part, you're a prisoner of whoever happens to be famous in the six-month window in which you're trying to get a film financed.Alexander Payne
Each one of my movies becomes easier to get off the ground.Alexander Payne
Even if we die at 100, we're still dying young. I want at least 700 years. There's a lot of travelling and books to read and movies to see. I'm not going to squeeze it all in in 85 years.Alexander Payne
Hollywood films have become a cesspool of formula and it's up to us to try to change it... I feel like a preacher! But it's really true. I feel personally responsible for the future of American cinema. Me personally.Alexander Payne
I don't feel despair because I am able to make the films I want to make, and that gives me hope.Alexander Payne
I get asked, 'How can you have such failures in your films?' Well, what else is life about? There's some sense of constant failure in something. Humor gives you a distance from it.Alexander Payne
I guess maybe I try to make movies that are closer to real life than are many Hollywood movies. But I still try to stay within a commercial narrative, a contemporary American vernacular.Alexander Payne
I mean, look, I love movies, not just the ones I make... In fact, I don't like the movies I make very much.Alexander Payne
Joe E. Lewis said, 'Money doesn't buy happiness but it calms the nerves.' And that is how I feel about a film being well-received.Alexander Payne
Marketing has supplanted story as the primary force behind the worthiness of making a film, and that's a very sad thing. It's film only as a function of consumerism rather than as an important component of our culture, and that's everywhere around the world.Alexander Payne
The biggest fear I have is to die with regrets, and of course that will come true.Alexander Payne
The novel succeeds on terms exclusive to literature. A good film succeeds on terms exclusive to the cinema. That's why so many bad novels can become good movies, like 'Jaws' or 'The Godfather.'Alexander Payne
When you're a houseguest and you leave, it's nice to straighten something up or send your hosts a useful gift. And when you leave the planet, it's nice to have made a positive contribution.Alexander Payne
You just never know when you're living in a golden age.Alexander Payne
is a famous American director and screenwriter,
who was born on
February 10, 1961. As a person born on this date, Alexander Payne is listed in our database as the 26th
most popular celebrity for the day (February 10) and the 145th most popular for the year (1961).
People born on February 10
fall under the Zodiac sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer.
Alexander Payne is the 890th most popular Aquarius.
Aside from information specific to Alexander Payne's birthday, Alexander Payne is the 5399th most famous American and ranks 18th in famous people born in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
In general, Alexander Payne ranks as the 10173rd
most popular famous person, and the 136th most popular director of all time.
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