When a director hires a producer, you're in deep shit. A director needs a boss, not a yes man.
Speaking to the ladies: If you're ever approached with the line, 'You ought to be in pictures, I'm a producer', tell the guy to f*ck off. He's a fraud, and the pictures he wants to put you in don't play in theaters.
"I was very, very seductive but in fact I was crazy. My brain was swollen still." - Evans describing himself proposing to Catherine Oxenberg while recovering from his stroke. The marriage was annulled after 12 days.
I didn't hang around with famous people...they hung around with me.
The producer is the most important element of a film. It's the producer who hires the director... The producer buys the property, he hires the writer, the director; he's involved in hiring all the actors, involved with production, costs, post-production and involved with marketing. He's on a film for four or five years and gets very little credit for it.
A love story could be for an evening, a week, a month, it could be forever. There is a big difference between like, love, in love and lust.
I've always been a gambler; I've always taken risks. Anyone who says you will always win if you take a risk is a liar, because it's not a risk then
It's not just what you pay the actors, everything goes up when you do it (in Hollywood), it just grows and grows. But the English artists I was working with cared more about what they were doing than how much they were paid to do it. It's not that way in America, I hate to say it but it's true.
If I wrote the truth of what I know, the book would be 10,000 pages.
Success means never having to admit you're unhappy.
I never graduated high school; they had to change the Ivy League rules. During my tenure at Brown, I helped them become the number one Ivy League school.
In every place there are 100 people who can say no and only one person who can say yes. You have to get a good piece of material to the right person.
I learned at a very early age, the easiest thing in the world is to tell the truth, and then you don't have to remember what you said. It has nothing to do with morality, just remembering what you said.
I didn't want to see George Hamilton playing me, I wanted the real thing.
Buildings designed with careful attention to aesthetics arouse and enlighten their occupants and that promotes their good health.
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