Zitat des Tages von Dawn Steel:
I'd like my epitaph to read 'Given the amount of time she had, she did the best job she could.' Also that I'm a nice person... and a good mother.
You do sequels because they are tent poles. They open well, and they hold the tent up. But in between, you make a movie you respect.
Working together is the quickest road to marital problems.
I was the first studio executive to meet with Sean Penn after 'Taps' in 1981. I was anxious to develop things with him when nobody knew who he was.
I think women's relationships with other women are very complicated and depend on their relationships with their mothers. Mine was fraught with problems. So I didn't necessarily trust women for a long time.
The first war movie I ever saw was 'Platoon,' and I was eight months pregnant. So my husband, producer Charles Roven, wasn't sure I'd make it.
If the doors are going to close on me, it's a little late.
Visibility is dangerous because if a guy cuts you off in traffic, you can't call him a name - it might get to the press.
I thought it was great being the only girl in the room. I loved the attention. After I got used to it, I didn't want to be the only girl in the room. I had no one to talk to.
What sets Iris Stevenson apart is her success in a system that in no way supports her - with the hardest possible children to convert.
A really hard lesson to learn is that most of the time, it's not about you.
Historically, Vietnam movies have been profitable. All of them. 'Platoon,' 'Full Metal Jacket,' 'Apocalypse Now,' 'The Deer Hunter.' You're looking at movies that have been not pretty successful, but very successful. The foreign numbers have been extraordinary.
I don't want my child to have unhealthy values.
I just love the idea of ordinary people doing extraordinary things, whether it's the success of 'Cool Runnings,' which is the success of four guys from Jamaica who had never seen snow, or whether it's my success, just as a human being.
There's no training for the business, no credentials necessary to enter... It's all about entrepreneurs, innate street intelligence, and instincts. It's a business which encourages people with dreams. That's the essence of Hollywood.
I'm tired of being the bad guy all the time, saying 'no' to people I like.
I felt that if I shared the lessons that I learned - both the good ones and the bad ones - that I might make the climb a little less painful for other women.
Some children's music is aimed just at kids, and it can be very childlike.
I had an obsession with underarm shields - pointy ones, round ones, full ones, half ones.
Foreign revenues are tremendously important, but foreign audiences are dying for American movies, not for films they could make themselves.
You're not free in life until you're free of wanting other people's approval.
I think exciting sexuality is part of the fantasy, part of the entertainment of a love story.
The men I worked for didn't look at me as having any gender at all. They regarded me more as a workhorse.
We have to make some movies we have passion for, respect for.
I have to tell you, I'm a great teacher. Ask anybody who worked for me, except some secretaries who weren't very good.
I wouldn't want anyone to think that work is the major thing in my life.
If you can market smut and toilet paper, you can market movies.
When I get anxious and scared, I probably lose my temper more than I should.