Brett Ratner Quotes.
I learn more from the audience than I can from anybody else. Not from what they write on the scorecards, but how they respond to the movie while they’re watching it – where they laugh and where they react.
Everyone who knows me knows that I don’t have a prejudiced bone in my body.
Would it be nice to win a film award one day? Yes. But the critics are going to have to wait till I’m ready. Right now, my gift is making big movies that audiences want to see.
People can criticise all day long, I think I’ve proven myself, I think I deliver. And I agree, box office does not mean a movie’s good, but I feel like I’m making good movies and I’m delivering in box office.
I’ve watched ‘Being There’ over 50 times, and every time I watch it, I love every frame. I just wish I had directed it myself.
When I was 13, Eddie Murphy was to me what Chris Tucker was to 13-year-olds when I made ‘Rush Hour.’ And ‘Rush Hour’ really came out of the fact that I grew up watching ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ and ’48 Hrs.’
I don’t have any regrets.
I want to print books by people in the film industry.
I used to date Olivia Munn… But when she was ‘Lisa,’ that was the problem. She wasn’t Asian back then.
Listening is harder than just acting. Listening is the hardest part.
I’m not invited to the Vanity Fair dinner where they watch the Oscars – or even the Oscars themselves – so I sit at home and watch it with a bunch of close friends.
At the end of the day, audiences just want to laugh and be entertained. They want to escape from their reality, and that’s why we make movies, to get people to escape from the realities.
Less money sometimes allows you to be more creative.
I personally can watch an eight-hour documentary on Woody Allen because I’m fascinated by him. But, an audience can’t really sit through more than two and a half hours on any movie. It doesn’t matter if Marlon Brando came back from the dead. It’s just impossible.
You can’t show a four-hour movie in a theater, really.
‘Vacation’ means titillating my taste buds.
I’m constantly being visually stimulated.
They say your childhood influences your tastes and interests, or your approach if you’re an artist. So what you create, whatever you saw, whatever your childhood was like – it influences how you’re going to end up.
Do I have a small movie in me? Yeah, probably, when I’m 60. But I’m not Hal Ashby, I’m not Roman Polanski. I’m true to myself. Whether you like it or not.
IвЂ™m a hypochondriac. Before I go all the way, I send the girl to the doctor and check them for everything. My doctor has a test to tell if youвЂ™re going to catch something in the future even.
Before I did ‘Rush Hour,’ I was a big fan of Jackie Chan movies and I had seen all of them.
I’m not tied to budgets. I’m tied to the story that I want to tell, and how much it’s going to cost is up to whatever the economic situation of the studio is.
When you’re fearless, you take more risks because you’re less conscious of failure or what can go wrong.
I’m definitely not a nerd.
There’s no greater feeling than people coming up to me and going, “Man, my father was dying, and we went to see Rush Hour, and it was the greatest night we had in years together. We sat in that theater and we laughed for two hours without stopping. That was just a great memory that I had before my father died.”
I love movie directors. I don’t care who it is.
I’m not going to turn down an Oscar, but I’m not strategizing for one.