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Steven Soderbergh Quotes

A movie that costs only $1.6 million doesn't have to be a cultural event to turn a profit.

Another thing that really excites me: I'd like to do multiple versions of the same film.

But my sense in talking to people when I travel is that the film business is not that dissimilar from a lot of other businesses.

I don't consider myself to be particularly gifted in the way that other filmmakers are gifted.

I guess I didn't feel confident enough to be searching in a big public way. I was very content at the time to toil in obscurity on things that I thought might point me in certain directions or teach me certain things - not knowing what that would be.

I guess why the Ocean's films are hard for me is because on the one hand you have to make sure the performances are there, but on the other hand it's a film that demands, to my mind, a very layered and complex visual scheme. That takes a lot of time to figure out.

I had more fun making Traffic than either of the Ocean's films.

I just produced Criminal, this remake of Nine Queens, and one of the things that appealed to me about Nine Queens is that it was a performance piece, and that's the most fun.

I know why we can't have a frank discussion with our policymakers - if you're in the government or in law enforcement you cannot acknowledge that drugs are anything but inherently evil and morally wrong.

I like to make all kinds of movies. I'd do 'Ocean's Thirteen' with the right script.

I look at other filmmakers and see skills in them that I wish I had but I know that I don't. I feel like I have to work really hard to keep myself afloat, doing what I do. But I find it pleasurable.

I love caper films.

I think I'm good at amplifying an actor's strengths, and minimizing their weaknesses. And they all have strengths and weaknesses.

I'm in the process of working out an arrangement to make some very, very, very small films in the midst of all these films and maybe that will help. But you get tired of talking. You just want to do it.

I'm sure some people will say, 'Why do this?' And my response is, 'Why wouldn't you?' The film business in general is using a model that is outdated and, worse than that, inefficient.

I'm very comfortable with failure. I'm very comfortable being the guy who disappoints people.

In Full Frontal and K Street, I learned to take advantage of the mobility that digital provides.

It's pretty clear to me that working as a director for hire agrees with me. I like it. The films that have come out of that, I personally like better than the ones that didn't.

Lying is like alcoholism. You are always recovering.

Making a film that's supposed to be fun to watch is really hard - that's the weird irony of it.