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A lot of American actors I work with are in character all day long. You can’t talk to them. It’s Method and the whole thing.

Norman Jewison

And even Moonstruck – for some reason the audience were just in the mood for a very romantic film, because it’s one of the few romantic comedies to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.

Norman Jewison

And I think all Nazis didn’t see themselves as bad people. I’ve never met a racist yet who thought he was a racist. Or an anti-Semite who thought they were anti-Semitic.

Norman Jewison

As you know, in America there’s no rights for the artist, so whatever films I’ve made kind of belong to the studio, so if they want to remake it they can.

Norman Jewison

Betrayal… is my favorite subject.

Norman Jewison

But Madonna has a small amount of talent when it comes to movies.

Norman Jewison

Do what you’re told, and everything will be all right.

Norman Jewison

Every generation deals with the breaking down of its tradition, and I think that they rediscovered the film.

Norman Jewison

Everything Sholom Aleichem talks about in his plays and his short stories is about people, family, man’s relationship with his God, the breaking down of tradition.

Norman Jewison

I don’t like to think that maybe I’m just getting old. I’m not too excited about watching a huge explosion. I’m more interested in people and characters.

Norman Jewison

I don’t make films to win prizes. I make films to make films.

Norman Jewison

I mean they’re making remakes of my films and I’m not even dead yet! Why would you want to make a remake?

Norman Jewison

I still get a lot of material but I find that as one gets older you get more fussy. You know you’re going spend a year or a year and a half on this and you know there are only so many films in you so you get a little bit more selective.

Norman Jewison

I think all Nazis didn’t see themselves as bad people. I’ve never met a racist yet who thought he was a racist. Or an anti-Semite who thought they were anti-Semitic.

Norman Jewison

I think I’ve done pretty well. I’ve had about 46, or 47 nominations from my movies, and my films have won about 12 awards, so I don’t have any complaints.

Norman Jewison

I think you get better as you get older.

Norman Jewison

I was really excited to have the opportunity to make Fiddler.

Norman Jewison

I was very disappointed that Denzel didn’t win Best Actor for The Hurricane because I thought he deserved it.

Norman Jewison

I work with a lot of movie stars.

Norman Jewison

I’m going to do an adaptation of the Italian film, Bread and Tulips. I really like that film.

Norman Jewison

I’m in the mood for another Moonstruck experience, for another romantic comedy.

Norman Jewison

I’m just a storyteller.

Norman Jewison

In America there’s no rights for the artist, so whatever films I’ve made kind of belong to the studio.

Norman Jewison

It’s an entire industry focusing on young male viewers that want action and violence. They sell us something that isn’t valid. They’re selling films like a product.

Norman Jewison

Look, I’m just a storyteller. When I make a film, I never want the film to become a vehicle of social propaganda.

Norman Jewison

Michael Caine is a movie star, but he’s also a great actor. I can’t say that about every movie star. It’s the concentration he has.

Norman Jewison

Moonstruck… was one of the few romantic comedies to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.

Norman Jewison

We also have a tendency to root for the fugitive. We’re always on the side of the animal being chased.

Norman Jewison

We’re always on the side of the animal that’s being chased. We always seem to be on the side of the rabbit or the fox and not on the side of the hounds.

Norman Jewison

Well, you know the old line – to be nominated is what it’s all about. I think that I’ve done pretty well – I’ve had about 46, or 47 nominations from my movies, and my films have won about 12 awards in total, so I don’t really have any complaints.

Norman Jewison

When I make a film, I never want the film to become a vehicle of social propaganda. If I wanted to do that, I’d make documentaries.

Norman Jewison

When you shoot a musical, you’re shooting to lipsynch tracks, so we had to figure out our choreography and work out what we wanted to do with each number before we did it.

Norman Jewison

With most British actors, it’s amazing. I think they start with the character on the outside and work in.

Norman Jewison

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