David Ayer quotes

Born
January 18, 1968, Champaign, Illinois, U.S.

Occupation
Screenwriter, director.

David Ayer is an American film director and screenwriter.

For me, directing is like writing with meat. I can write live, in real time, and change things and be confident that I’m helping the movie.
– David Ayer

I’m not a film-school guy. I was a high-school dropout. I was on a nuclear submarine. I was an electrician. I was a house painter.
– David Ayer

I think nothing has been filmed as much as World War II.
– David Ayer

‘Sabotage’ was a work for hire. It wasn’t my original idea or script or anything.
– David Ayer

A movie is a certain thing by definition. There’s nothing wrong with knocking out a good genre picture.
– David Ayer

My mantra is “Better is better”.
– David Ayer

My father died when I was really young, on Christmas Day.
– David Ayer

Every movie is different. Every movie requires its own sort of photographic voice.
– David Ayer

I think a good director can embrace any genre and it’s the kind of thing where you always want to do something different. You always want to challenge yourself.
– David Ayer

Both my grandparents were officers in World War Two, and I would be personally offended if somebody distorted their achievements.
– David Ayer

World War II was just as dirty and brutal as Vietnam, just as confusing.
– David Ayer

I like to do stuff real and practical and in camera, as much as possible. I like old school filmmaking.
– David Ayer

Well, as far as film, either you’re making a film or you’re making videos. Digital capture is always trying to emulate the range and look of film. I believe personally that film has more.
– David Ayer

I’m a big fan of Italian neo-realism and all of that stuff.
– David Ayer

Colors‘ is pretty good. It takes you inside the cop car bit. I like reality myself. I like reality-based kind of movies.
– David Ayer

Actors are like magicians. They’ll sit there and do all their tricks to each other. It’s very competitive, and the goal is to get them bonding, to get them to know the real person as quickly as possible.
– David Ayer

The worst pressure is the pressure I put on myself.
– David Ayer