Born Friday 22 June 1906, died Wednesday 27 March 2002
Professions: Artist, Director, Journalist, Producer, Writer
The best director is the one you don't see.
If there's anything I hate more than not being taken seriously, it's being taken too seriously.
The Austrians are brilliant people. They made the world believe that Hitler was a German and Beethoven an Austrian.
One's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
They've tried to manufacture other Marilyn Monroes and they will undoubtedly keep trying. But it won't work. She was an original.
My Aunt Minnie would always be punctual and never hold up production, but who would pay to see my Aunt Minnie?
If there's anything I hate more than being taken seriously, it's being taken too seriously.
France is the country where the money falls apart and you can't tear the toilet paper.
I'd worship the ground you walked on if only you walked in a better neighborhood.
What critics call dirty in our pictures, they call lusty in foreign films.
I've met a lot of hardboiled eggs in my time, but you're twenty minutes.
It was hell at the time, but after it was over, it was wonderful.
I would rather sleep in a bathroom than in another hotel.
We are on the track of something absolutely mediocre.
Happiness is working with Jack Lemmon.
Hollywood didn't kill Marilyn Monroe, it's the Marilyn Monroes who are killing Hollywood.
Now, what is it which makes a scene interesting? If you see a man coming through a doorway, it means nothing. If you see him coming through a window - that is at once interesting.
France is a place where the money falls apart in your hands but you can't tear the toilet paper.
Don't be too clever for an audience. Make it obvious. Make the subtleties obvious also.
A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard.