Quotations by Stanley Tucci

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Born: Monday, January 11, 1960
Profession: Actor
Nationality: American


And I love doing my own projects; that's what I've always wanted to do.
- Stanley Tucci
(Keywords: Love, Projects)

As a director you have to be careful you don't over-design the film. You have to be careful that the period aspect does not take over.
- Stanley Tucci
(Keywords: Film)

As a director, I also get to sit and watch actors and learn from them in a way that I don't get to do when I'm just acting.
- Stanley Tucci
(Keywords: Acting, Actors)

Big Night and The Impostors are both things that I wrote.
- Stanley Tucci
(Keywords: Night)

But usually I'll wake up and start writing about nine o'clock. I'll probably write for about three hours, and I'll do that over the next month and a half.
- Stanley Tucci
(Keywords: Writing)

Even The Impostors, as silly as it is, is a very intimate film, in a way.
- Stanley Tucci
(Keywords: Film, Silly)

I didn't know you had to change diapers so often. I couldn't believe it - we must change them 10 times a day - each. So that's 20 diapers a piece a day.
- Stanley Tucci
(Keywords: Change, Day)

I don't like to move the camera that much anyway.
- Stanley Tucci

I have consciously not taken the role of a gangster, which has been offered to me far too many times.
- Stanley Tucci

I like to see how I can do it for less money.
- Stanley Tucci
(Keywords: Money)

I like to use all of myself, and acting wasn't doing that.
- Stanley Tucci
(Keywords: Acting)

I love directing - it's always so involving, so challenging.
- Stanley Tucci
(Keywords: Love)

I make time to write.
- Stanley Tucci
(Keywords: Time)

I mean, Scorsese's a genius, and that's one way of shooting.
- Stanley Tucci
(Keywords: Genius)

I never go overbudget on my movies.
- Stanley Tucci
(Keywords: Movies)

I wanted to be an actor when I was a kid.
- Stanley Tucci
(Keywords: Actor)

I was always attracted to the past as a kid.
- Stanley Tucci
(Keywords: Past)

I was dissatisfied just being an actor.
- Stanley Tucci
(Keywords: Actor, Being)

I would rather just do the things I want to do.
- Stanley Tucci
(Keywords: Want)

I write in the mornings. During my down time.
- Stanley Tucci
(Keywords: Time)

I'd read Up in the Old Hotel, and I wanted to do something with Mitchell's stuff for a long time.
- Stanley Tucci
(Keywords: Time, Old)

I'm a control freak. Totally.
- Stanley Tucci
(Keywords: Control)

I'm actually one who will encourage directors to cut my lines.
- Stanley Tucci
(Keywords: Will)

I'm not interested in wasting money on a project.
- Stanley Tucci
(Keywords: Money, Project)

I'm not saying they won't be bigger projects someday.
- Stanley Tucci
(Keywords: Projects, Saying)

I've always considered myself an actor first and foremost.
- Stanley Tucci
(Keywords: Actor, First)

It's more interesting because you get to research the history of the period, and all the different aesthetic elements that make a film, particularly this film, so stunning.
- Stanley Tucci
(Keywords: History, Film, Research)

Like Joseph Mitchell, I would scour the streets of New York and find little pieces of what other people think of as junk - and collect it.
- Stanley Tucci
(Keywords: People)

My partner, Beth Alexander, and I want to produce smaller films, but commercially viable films that will enable me to make the kinds of movies I want to make.
- Stanley Tucci
(Keywords: Movies, Want, Will)

People wear shorts to the Broadway theater. There should be a law against that.
- Stanley Tucci
(Keywords: People, Law, Theater)

So yes, I hope to act in other people's movies, big and small, because that's how I make my living, really.
- Stanley Tucci
(Keywords: Movies, People, Hope, Act, Living)

Sometimes it's difficult directing yourself on film because you can't quite separate yourself from the subject.
- Stanley Tucci
(Keywords: Film)

The constraints of melodrama can be a great blessing, because they demand that all the characters involved - as absurd and extreme as they may initially seem - must stay utterly rooted in their own reality, or the whole project collapses.
- Stanley Tucci
(Keywords: Extreme, May, Project, Reality)

The majority of directors I've worked with didn't know how to talk to actors.
- Stanley Tucci
(Keywords: Actors, Majority, Talk)

The thing is, I'm a very practical filmmaker.
- Stanley Tucci

When I write a screenplay, and when I direct, I always pull lines out.
- Stanley Tucci

You gotta make the movie you want to make.
- Stanley Tucci
(Keywords: Want)







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