Sam Mendes Quotes

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Born: August 1, 1965, Reading, Berkshire, England, UK
Birth Country: UK
Occupation: Director

I don't think of it as a competition - which might surprise you, given the way movies are reported constantly.
- Sam Mendes

I think movies are a director's medium in the end. Theater is the actor's medium. Theater is fast, and enjoyable, and truly rewarding. I believe in great live performance.
- Sam Mendes

I want to try and work in different genres with different types of actors, on small movies and big movies.
- Sam Mendes

I wanted to keep exploring... I'm not about to choose a series of movies in which I can use the same bag of tricks and style that I used in the first film.
- Sam Mendes

I've made movies that cost less than one car chase.
- Sam Mendes

One of the reasons I loved working with Tom is people feel they know who he is... I think working with an actor who the audience already has a relationship with actually helps you in a film like this.
- Sam Mendes

The movies that influenced me were movies that told their stories through pictures more than words.
- Sam Mendes

The perceived wisdom is that people do not go in large numbers to black-and-white movies anymore - which is a great shame, but I'd love to make a black-and-white movie one day.
- Sam Mendes

You just never know when movies are going to take off or not. The lucky thing about this was that it didn't cost a lot of money, and therefore there wasn't loads of pressure on me.
- Sam Mendes

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