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Tim Robbins Quotes

Altman was told they wouldn't do the film with me. He could easily have abandoned me, but he stood by me and really bailed me out.

American people are not evil. Given information, they will do the right thing. But they're not given the information.

Americans accept that gangsters are running the government.

Any time you're trying to do a movie with a happy ending, it's very difficult because it's been done before and you don't want to be manipulative.

Bush is very clever. When the debate should have been about the deterioration of our cities and the lack of action by government, he sent in his idiot to make an outrageous statement about Murphy Brown.

Considering the fact that I've used it in the past, and know what it is, and seen the results of it, I don't view marijuana as a dangerous drug.

Directing is creating a whole. You're able to combine different elements and create a film that is unique and true to your vision.

Every man dies. Not every man lives.

I couldn't care less about being a presenter at the Oscars.

I don't care about Clinton's haircuts or his affairs or any of that stuff.

I don't know if I ever really bought into the eternal damnation bit.

I don't think people have been able to deal with the fact that African American filmmakers can make movies about life and relationships.

I don't view myself as a political leftie. I view myself as a storyteller who is fair to both sides.

I have personal beliefs and they are sometimes reflected in the movies I make, but I also reflect other points of view.

I learned much more about acting from philosophy courses, psychology courses, history and anthropology than I ever learned in acting class.

I learned never to listen to acting teachers because they don't know what the hell they're talking about.

I like Spike Lee a lot. He's incredibly gifted and I don't think he gets the credit he deserves as a filmmaker.

I love iconoclasts. I love individuals. I love people that are true to themselves, whatever the cost.

I mean, what are they scared of? Who's going to vote for anyone from the Communist Party, for God's sake?

I ran spotlight. Swept up. Did box office. Ran the lighting board. But acting was the most fun.