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I don’t go to premieres. I attend film openings I’m in, and that’s about it. Fame and celebrity doesn’t matter to me. The longevity of my career does.

Eva Mendes

Leonard, when that woman moved in three years ago I told you not to talk to her, and now look. We’re going to be late for the movies.

Dr. Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory

After Lock, Stock, all these really nasty small town characters came knocking at my door trying to tell me stories, and somehow I ended up with this guy whose brother was feeding people to pigs, and that’s what he did to get rid of people.

Guy Ritchie

Viewing in a theater is the optimum experience. It needs to be preserved. … But, at the end of the day, technology and viewers are going to tell us what they really want.

Ron Howard

One of the great things about being a director as a life choice is that it can never be mastered. Every story is its own kind of expedition, with its own set of challenges.

Ron Howard

I’m not a caterer. I just have to stay with my creative convictions. At some point, you have to just get past the special-interest groups and do what you’re there to do, which is make a movie.

Ron Howard

What you want to understand as a director, is what actors have to offer. They’ll get at it however they get at it. If you can understand that, you can get your work done.

Ron Howard

There is something inherently tough about Americans. They will not accept defeat. The astronauts of Apollo 13 would not give up, John Nash in A Beautiful Mind would not give up, and Jim Braddock would not surrender to poverty.

Ron Howard

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