Zach Gilford Quotes
Born: January 14, 1982
James DeMonaco is one of my favorite directors I've ever worked with. I think he shoots really well and all that, but the work environment he creates - he makes everyone feel respected, he makes everyone feel appreciated, and he's a true collaborator.
There's definitely times when you're frustrated for whatever reason, but that happens on fifty million dollar movies when you have a huge trailer, so who cares?
It is exhausting to be running around pretending to be scared at night - It sounds so wussy actory.
When we have that scene where I shoot that huge machine gun, my first thought was 'Why does anybody want this? What is the point of something like this?' I know some people feel powerful or whatever and I'm just like, ' I feel like I want nothing to do with this.'
I'm compulsively on time. It drives me insane when people are late.
I used to like the word of the day and when I read, highlight words that I didn't know and look them up.
I never had any film training. I went to Northwestern. I studied education and theater. So it was all theater training.
I really have no preference between TV and film. I think that each individual project is its own thing and has a very different style.
I think my strength is always been in being very natural. I think Shakespeare and things like that would be more a stretch for me.
The best directing style is the one that lets me do whatever I want. Seriously though, I like to be challenged and I like to collaborate. I love finding the medium between what I think and what a director does. I hate when a director uses the 'my way or the highway' approach. But it also sucks when they tell you everything you do is great and offer no input. It's a fine line a director has to walk. It is a hard job.
I really have no preference between TV and film. I think that each individual project is its own thing and has a very different style. I have worked on big movies and small movies and network TV. I have had amazing experiences in each environment, and awful ones - more good than bad, though.
I definitely prefer real-life endings. But I do like having an ending. I hate when a movie just sort of ends and is so open-ended you feel like it wasn't finished. I appreciate leaving things up to the interpretation of the audience and letting them make decisions about where things will go in the future - but the director has to make a decision, otherwise it is sort of a cop-out.
I hate when a movie just sort of ends and is so open-ended you feel like it wasn't finished. I appreciate leaving things up to the interpretation of the audience and letting them make decisions about where things will go in the future - but the director has to make a decision; otherwise it is sort of a cop-out.
I wanted to be an actor when I saw the movie 'Die Hard.' I saw Bruce Willis shooting guns and blowing stuff up, and I thought, 'I wanna do that.' It really had nothing to do with acting; I just wanted a job that allowed me to do fun, bigger-than-life stuff.
There is a little bit of me in every part I do... I'm not really good enough to completely construct an all-new character.