Dianne Wiest Quotes.
I recently turned down a film that I didn’t want my kids to see. Priorities shift. Sometimes I’m sad about that, but not enough to do anything about it.
Directors say that you should get actors before they are recognized. They will be a pain or have an opinion.
The studios are very much business. Maybe it was always that way. It is really commercial now. Judgments are made and directions are given to make the cash register ring.
I look at the kids coming out of Yale. They are so intelligent with their careers. I wish I had that.
Being a family member is hard no matter where you are. It’s hard to be a kid. It’s hard to be a parent. It’s hard to be a brother or sister. It takes patience and kindness and forbearance.
Sweet things happen. They still do.
After the war, my father, Bernard, left the Army Air Forces to fly for Trans World Airlines. But after I was born, he retired from commercial flying to be with my mother, Anne, and me. I was born in Kansas City, Mo., but we left when I was 6 months old.
I had to choose, I’d be so sad. They are flip sides of the same coin. I love both comedy and drama.
I used to watch dailies and felt I had to keep on top of the character, but I don’t feel that any more.
Directors say that you should get actors before they are recognized. They will be a pain in the…or have an opinion.
When we were doing Bullets over Broadway, he told me to be more fragile and I thought I was, but he saw it completely differently.
Unless you are unique, your opinion goes out the window.
I’ve been grateful for what comes along.
I got a few laughs and decided I was going to act.
I shot “Footloose” nearby and we used to hike. Very fond memories.
It was just this crazy craziness, and the fact that it was shot in Paris, and it had these incredible people in it. It was an easy thing to say yes to.
Gee, this isn’t like I imagined it would be in the bathtub.
At West Point, we first lived in Central Apartments in a third-floor walk-up next to the hospital where my father worked. My two younger brothers and I shared one big bedroom, and my parents had a tiny one.