I have some director friends who have said that they don't really like working with actors - directors who have said 'I wish they would just get on with it. I don't want to talk to them,' which always struck me as strange because I certainly like talking to actors and I have spent a long time casting them.Bruce Beresford
"Bruce Beresford" is an Australian film director who has made more than 30 feature films over a 50-year career. Notable films he has directed include Breaker Morant (film)/Breaker Morant (1980), Tender Mercies (1983), Crimes of the Heart (film)/Crimes of the Heart (1986) and Driving Miss Daisy (1989).If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous directors! More Bruce Beresford on Wikipedia.
I have written a lot of films that didn't get made for one reason or another and I have one called The Women in Black that I hope will get made next year. And there were others that got made that I wrote under different names, I always think that better directors write the scripts because if you can't write, and you don't have anything to say, then what's the point of making films?Bruce Beresford
We had a lot of trouble with that third role because I said to the studio that it was important to get someone who was, on the one hand, a wonderful actor, and, on the other hand was not well known, because if you had simply hired an actor like one of the Baldwin brothers or someone like that the audience would have known that they were too big a star to be killed off and not come back.Bruce Beresford
Well, I storyboard the films from every shot and from every angle. I specify to the cameraman where the camera should be and what lens he should use and then I work out all the moves for the actors. Of course this can change, but I would have to say that 95% of the time the film is done exactly the way I have storyboarded it.Bruce Beresford