John Landis quotes

Born
August 3, 1950, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Occupation
Director, actor.

John Landis is an American director and actor.

You always want to do something different. I enjoy the process. I like making movies, and it’s increasingly hard to find a movie you’d want to make.
– John Landis

I’m following a real event and real people.
– John Landis

I would very much like to make Westerns. I love Westerns. I’ve worked on many Westerns in my youth, in Spain and here, and I love working on them.
– John Landis

I grew up thinking of snow as a luxury you visit.
– John Landis

One of the challenges of the movie is there are no apologies or excuses.
– John Landis

For some reason, people think of me as someone who can do anything I want. And I’m not. You know, I need someone to put up the money.
– John Landis

After ‘The Blues Brothers,’ I wanted to do a good musical number with real dancers and shoot it correctly.
– John Landis

Well, the bottom line is that I’m extremely pleased with ‘The Stupids.’ I’m pleased that it’s coming out, and it should look good. It’s nice looking, with the colors and stuff. I made it for kids, and I really would like them to see it.
– John Landis

Movies are brand new. Film is less than 150 years old. It’s brand new, compared to any other art form, all of which are thousands of years old.
– John Landis

In my career, my movies tend to polarize critics.
– John Landis

I grew up in Los Angeles, and I’ve made movies all over the world… I’ve been in New York, Norway, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, London – I’ve been in all these cities, shooting away in the winter, thinking, ‘People who choose to live here are insane.’
– John Landis

It’s strange how extras have become such a big part of the business. I don’t know what I think of it. I mean, some of them are great, most of them are filler.
– John Landis