” One of the reasons I loved working with Tom is people feel they know who he is… I think working with an actor who the audience already has a relationship with actually helps you in a film like this. “


” It’s a risk casting anyone against type or what they’re known to do. But there’s one thing better than having a great actor, which is having a great actor who’s never done what you’re asking him to do. He’s hungry to get out of the trailer every day and hungry to test himself. “


” If you lived through the shooting of Jaws, you can live through anything. “


” You’ve got to believe as a filmmaker that if a movie’s good enough, it’s going to survive, and if it’s not, well, it won’t. “


” I don’t think of it as a competition – which might surprise you, given the way movies are reported constantly. “


” You’re in the lap of the gods. If people go, they go, and if they don’t. “


” You think about taking audiences on a journey. “


” You freeze with the number of opportunities given to you and just decide to do nothing at all. “


” You’ve got to work. You’ve got to want an audience to sit forward in their chairs sometimes, rather than sit back and be bombarded with images. “



All 9 Sam Mendes Quotes about You in picture


One of the reasons I loved working with Tom is people feel they know who he is... I think working with an actor who the audience already has a relationship with actually helps you in a film like this.
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If you lived through the shooting of Jaws, you can live through anything.
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You think about taking audiences on a journey.
You freeze with the number of opportunities given to you and just decide to do nothing at all.
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