Aaron Eckhart Quotes

  • I got as much information as I could, so I wouldn't look stupid, but this is a post 9/11 world and there's only so much you can do with the FBI in terms of research.

  • Right now, I have to admit, that I'm more interested in giving people a little bit of hope and goodness.

  • I don't do comedy so much although I would like to do a comedy.

  • I can think of films that I'm producing right now that are extremely hard-hitting, graphic films, that nobody necessarily wants to see, graphic in terms of violence, of adult content and racial and historical subject matter.

  • Through all the relationship stuff I've gone through in the past few years, I know there are fundamental differences in how men and women view sex and how they view their futures.

  • I'm sort of fascinated by the whole espionage crime thing.

  • I'm an actor and it happened to go my way that day.

  • Well, I've thought many times when my career was in the toilet, that I was going to have to seriously consider getting another job, I don't know what I'd do.

  • The F.B.I. is about nuts and bolts. It's all about witnesses and procedure and walking the streets.

  • But I will say this: In my humble opinion, knowing nothing about it, I do believe that they have remote viewers working on where Osama Bin Laden is. I absolutely, 100%, convinced of that.

  • Some movies I see today have the most dramatic plot points but the actors are not playing them dramatically.

  • I think women can be as cruel as men, and men as tender as women, and vice versa.

  • When it gets down to it you just have to act.

  • I would like to direct.

  • If we're talking about masculinity and tenderness, I don't look at Clinton.

  • If it helps me in the way that if this movie is successful, I get to make more films, great, and the more films that I make and the more interest that I'm allowed to cover, the better for me and the better, hopefully, for the people who like to watch me.

  • I've been working for many years and I think I've managed to work with some of the best people in the business, which has been rewarding and an apprenticeship.

  • There are different reasons to make movies.

  • It seems to me if you want something badly enough, whether you're a man or a woman, you'll do whatever you have to do to get it.

  • But I guess I like playing flawed guys 'cause it gives a place for the characters to go.

  • I mean, the problem is, I think I'm a great writer.

  • A film has its own life and takes its own time.

  • I think every actor wants to be an FBI or cop at one point.

  • I'd like to do more family dramas.

  • Directors, producers can make you look good or make you look bad.

  • Some movies get rushed out right after you make them and I'm not always happy with that.

  • But then, even with sex, I'm more in the school of less is more in movies.

  • I always ask, why can't I be just like Cary Grant or something.

  • I'd like to do a romantic comedy.

  • It makes me feel good that I can now sit there and go, I've worked with Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, all the great actors that I've worked with... Sir Ben Kingsley.

  • Yeah, but there's nobody who represents romance to me like Cary Grant.

  • I think that maybe that's my weakness, in that I don't know how to do it, so I just do what I do and try to do it as passionately and as well as I can.

  • I would love to get great performances from actors as a director, because that's what I'm always looking for, a director that's going to help me go places I've never been before.

  • I think they are very important because westerns have a code and a symbolism.

  • I often feel that my days in New York City, that I was here for five years, didn't get one job, went on a thousands of auditions and literally did not get a job on a soap, not a movie, not TV, not nothing, although I did do some commercials thank God.

  • You never really know as an actor; it's completely out of your control, in terms of editing, and music, and film stock, shot selection, and what takes they use.

  • Yeah, I'd like to get the girl and at least make it through the film.

  • I think America right now is looking for somebody who appeals to every faction.