Quotes by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I think musically.
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I love Eric Clapton.
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I have fantastic ideas.
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I respect every religion.
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I'm an intense person.
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Who cares about my opinions?
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I have a bad reputation, I guess.
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3D is the way we experience life.
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I am not a depressive person at all.
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We have lost the taste for the real.
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Sometimes reading scripts is terrible.
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I think films are bigger than structure.
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I have learned that I am a one-woman man.
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I'm usually very critical of myself.
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I don't have a career. I have a life.
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I never deny a true experience in one shot.
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Writing is not an unknown territory for me.
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I think we are all connected in this world.
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I'm telling the same story in every film.
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Innocence can be more powerful than experience.
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It's very healthy to be aware of your ego.
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The way I put together images is a reactive art.
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Fear of the unknown is a great creative partner.
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Too much knowledge and analysis can be paralysis.
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I'm very curious, I guess, as a human being.
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Cinema is a mirror by which we often see ourselves.
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When there's a good script, everybody circles.
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If art doesn't move people, then art has failed.
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If you stretch tragedy, it will always become comedy.
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When things cost so much, you appreciate it much more.
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When I talk about sad things, I talk about sad things.
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I can be unbearable sometimes asking for so many takes.
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I define myself from a vision, from a point of view of life.
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Cinema is universal, beyond flags and borders and passports.
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I have ADD. I can't pay attention to one thing too long.
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'Ikiru' is existential but with a lot of tenderness.
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It's harder to make real audio than special effects audio.
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The way films establish the order of scenes is very artificial.
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I think when you turn 50 you get a little melancholic in a way.
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I really try, at least consciously, not to be cynical or ironic.
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I understand Sean Penn. He has every right to look for El Chapo.
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I think I want to talk about life from the point of view of death.
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It was liberating to do comedy. It felt like playing in a jazz band.
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Irony became the head that bit its tail and then there is no way out.
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When you taste a mango in the United States, it's just tasteless.
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Everything is reason. If you don't have reason, you have nothing.
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Time is what allows stories to spread into people's consciousness.
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I leave the story room to grow into what the movie is driving me to do.
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I have always said that innocence is much more powerful than experience.
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I'm an intense person. My own vision of life has always been heavy.
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Cinema is an infinite medium, so we should take advantage of it, I think.
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I started developing 'The Revenant' before 'Birdman.'
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I have never met a superhero, but why are we so obsessed with superheroes?
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Everyone's terrified of being mediocre. Everyone wants to be special.
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Life and death are illusions. We are in a constant state of transformation.
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Always when you are doing films, the themes swallow you in one way or another.
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I started off writing TV adverts. I saw those as rehearsals for a feature film.
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Rhythm is God. I think, without rhythm, you can't create - there is no art.
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I like the possibility of failure. I don't want to be in a comfortable zone.
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Look, I'm no purist - there are good superhero films, and there are bad ones.
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I really didn't want to become branded as 'that multistructural guy.'
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When you have critics filing on Twitter, it leaves no time for thought and perspective.
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I like to make films, but the only reason I do is because I'm a very bad musician.
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In my work I think what drives me is perfection. I'm a chronically unsatisfied guy.
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'Biutiful' is not about death. It's about life. It's a hymn to life.
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That incredible bubble and high expectations built at festivals can work against a film.
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If you stretch tragedy, it will always become comedy. That's the comedy that I like.
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I didn't have a normal academic career. I never studied cinema. I learned from life.
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I've learned to lose with a smile on my face. That's what the Oscar teaches you.
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Filmmaking can give you everything, but at the same time, it can take everything from you.
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To make a film is easy; to make a good film is war. To make a very good film is a miracle.
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I think that people would like to, at all times, reject death and disease with technology.
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There was so much fear after 9/11, and that fear caused people to make the wrong decisions.
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I have to have the wheel. It's given me an opportunity to experience and explore things.
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It's hard for me to work for somebody else. I can work with someone, but not for someone.
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Movies started out as an extension of a magic trick, so making a spectacle is part of the game.
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We try to show that violence has a consequence - when you create violence, it turns against you.
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As a city, it is always compelling. But every day in Mexico City, I give thanks that I am alive.
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I'm neurotic. I complain all the time. I'm a workaholic. And I'm never satisfied.
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'Russian Ark,' I adore - I almost cried at the end of that film, it's so beautiful.
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I think we do good things and bad things, sometimes simultaneously - or they may be the same thing.
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While 'Babel' is a foreign-language film in some countries, in others, it is a local film.
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My duty is to make probable the improbable. If I tell you how I did it, I will ruin your experience.
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I've never done a period piece or a comedy, and that could be something truly different for me.
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I personally think that you have to get lost to find something really worthwhile, at least sometimes.
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Films like 'Babel' can transcend the one point-of-view formula that has reigned for so long.
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'Amores Perros' is three stories that interconnect in one moment, which is the car accident.
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Freedom comes with a lot of responsibility. When you are by yourself, you have to develop a third eye.
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Good directors don't answer questions with their work. They generate debate and create discussion.
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I always have considered Michael Keaton to be a phenomenal actor because he navigates drama and comedy.
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I have been very lucky to have final cut in all my films; everything that is wrong in them is my fault.
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The creative process is mysterious; a conversation, a ride in the car, or a melody can trigger something.
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When I have been exposed to so many films that are so bad, my soul gets crushed. I just feel intoxicated.
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As the camera, I try to subordinate every word to be truthful and honest to each character's context.
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You can better embrace life, you can enjoy it more, when you are conscious that it will end. You bite life.
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The visual architecture of 'Biutiful' is the most sophisticated of all the films I have directed.
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Millions of Mexicans leave their kids in order to take care of other kids. That's a very painful thing.
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Now that we're poisoned with the culture of superheroes, I think it's important to laugh about it.
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I can't imagine David Lean justifying why he went to the desert to shoot 'Lawrence of Arabia.'
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'Birdman' came from a very beautiful side of me, from a part of honesty and surrender about things.
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In 'A Confession,' Tolstoy found meaning that he could hold on to, and he lived for another 30 years.
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I think Kurosawa was one of the first storytelling geniuses who began to change the narrative structure of films.
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The emotions of the actors are better when they understand the chronological factors that are adding to the story.
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To question your own process is a necessity. If you don't question yourself, it's impossible to improve.
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I'm less interested in reality. I'm more interested in perception, the truth of the universe that we see.
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Trump doesn't know it yet, but he will become one of the guys that he hates very soon. Soon he will be a loser.
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I realized - and I am probably the last person in the world to realize this - that we live our lives with no editing.
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