"This film cost $31 million. With that kind of money
I could have invaded some country."
"I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everyone
to tell me the truth--even if it costs him his job."
"Who the [heck] wants to hear actors talk?"
H.M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927.
"In Hollywood, if you don't have happiness you
send out for it."
"I'm just glad it'll be Clark Gable who's falling
on his face and not Gary Cooper."
Gary Cooper (on his decision not
to take the leading role in "Gone With The Wind.").
"Shoot a few scenes out of focus. I want to win
the foreign film award."
"How did I get to Hollywood? By train."
"In Russia we only had two TV channels. Channel
One was propaganda. Channel Two consisted of a KGB officer
telling you: Turn back at once to Channel One."
"I grew up with six brothers. That's how I learned
to dance - waiting for the bathroom."
"Hosting the Oscars is like making love to a beautiful
woman - it's something I only get to do when Billy Crystal's
out of town."
Steve Martin (at the 2001 Oscars)