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If you make action movies, the critics will savage you, and then your movies are outdated the following week with the new wave of special effects.
Adam McKay

I love action movies.
Adam McKay

Actually, ‘Wayne’s World 2’ I kind of liked. I think ‘Wayne’s World 2’ does have some creative things in it, some ideas in it.
Adam McKay

Basically, we used to have a rule at ‘Saturday Night Live’ that you’re not allowed to bring up ‘The Simpsons’ at the rewrite table, because ‘The Simpsons’ has done every joke there is. Every week there would be guys going, ‘The Simpsons did that.’ I go, ‘C’mon.’ And ‘South Park,’ too.
Adam McKay

A dry stretch of commentary in the middle of an ‘Anchorman’ movie would have been a terrible thing.
Adam McKay

Sometimes I know a joke I’m going to yell out ahead of time, but most of the time it’s stream of conscious. You never really know it until you’ve got everyone dressed up, the set is built, all the extras are here.
Adam McKay

White-collar crime has been marketed – billions of dollars have been put in to have us be bored by it.
Adam McKay

I would never do ‘Stardust Memories’ because I don’t particularly like that kind of movie – that would be why I wouldn’t do that.
Adam McKay

I always say the classier cousin of ‘Anchorman’ is ‘Mad Men,’ because when you really look at it, why do people really love Don Draper in ‘Mad Men?’ He’s just a terrible guy. But we know why he’s terrible, and I think that’s really key to why you can be sympathetic to a character.
Adam McKay

You have to be able to fail with the improv. You have to not care.
Adam McKay

When the movie starts playing on TV and DVD, that’s when you really see what the movie is.
Adam McKay

I was shocked when ‘The Hobbit’ ended where it ended. I wasn’t paying attention to what they were doing; I didn’t know they had another movie, and I couldn’t believe it was when the dragon came out.
Adam McKay

When I was at ‘SNL,’ I would constantly get in arguments, ‘Why aren’t we more political? We’re not going after Bush.’ Then look what happened – that Sarah Palin season, they were on fire. It was about something.
Adam McKay

Friends give me a hard time about the pants I’m wearing, which are made in China. Well, how do you find the right clothes? Or the right movie studio? The right people giving you checks? Good luck doing the right thing all the time.
Adam McKay

Wal-Mart is the biggest distributor of DVDs out there, but personally, I think their manufacturing policies have destroyed our economy, and they don’t pay their employees enough. I have massive problems with them.
Adam McKay

When you do comedy, you get impervious to good and bad reviews.
Adam McKay

‘Blazing Saddles’ is one of the funniest movies ever made.
Adam McKay

Sequels are desperate.
Adam McKay

Everything in America is so stratified by class now. We have the 93rd level of income inequality in the world. You’re already seeing highway lanes that are for pay and ones that aren’t.
Adam McKay

I want to see Brian Williams with no irony wearing a mustache.
Adam McKay

Having a guy on a microphone yelling lines at you is counter to a lot of acting techniques.
Adam McKay

I think when a lot of actors hear improv, they think of throwing a line in or doing a slightly different take.
Adam McKay

For ‘Breaking Bad,’ people were with Walter White for 99% of that show, even though that guy is a monster.
Adam McKay

I’ll tell you one thing… no doubt about it, my favorite kind of comedy is talking head comedy. I mean, if it were up to me, I’d do a whole entire movie that was just around a dinner table.
Adam McKay

First off, no one award-wise ever rewards comedy, which is… whatever. I don’t care about that.
Adam McKay

I think everyone knows the news has become ridiculous. It’s entertainment driven.
Adam McKay

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