Adam McKay

All you can really do as director is sort of set a tone.
Adam Mckay

Benito Mussolini created the word ‘fascism.’ He defined it as ‘the merging of the state and the corporation.’ He also said a more accurate word would be ‘corporatism.’ This was the definition in Webster’s up until 1987 when a corporation bought Webster’s and changed it to exclude any mention of corporations.
Adam McKay

For my money, I don’t think there’s been a better comedy than ‘Kung Fu Hustle’ in a lot of years. That movie just knocked me over.
Adam McKay

Since FDR’s New Deal, corporations and wealthy families have been non-stop finding new ways to get tax breaks, deregulation and entitlements from the government.
Adam McKay

I’m a huge hip hop fan going way back, like, back to ’83. I had my Gemini mixer listening to Run-DMC and Kurtis Blow.
Adam McKay

I was completely with the reality TV boom for a while. I really liked a lot of the reality TV, and the one that lost me was the ballroom dancing one they do, ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ That was the one where I watched it and I was perplexed. I thought it was really boring.
Adam McKay

Bush already gave obscene tax breaks to people like me and Warren Buffet, and we are saying it’s not fair.
Adam McKay

You know how in every heist movie they get past the security cameras that show the hallway leading to the diamonds by jamming the screens with a fake signal of everything looking safe and quiet? Usually a guard coughs so they don’t notice the blip from switching to the bogus feed.
Adam McKay

The way you really stop Al-Qaeda is by stopping their funding. It’s not by carpet-bombing or land invasions or anything.
Adam McKay

All you can really do as director is sort of set a tone.
Adam McKay

If you look at ‘Avatar,’ could you imagine if you did ‘Avatar’ for 50 million dollars? It would be ridiculous! You would almost be getting laughs from the audience, unless you got a real indie director to do something incredibly stylised.
Adam McKay

Sony is the coolest studio. They are really amazing. I think part of it comes from they’re not an American corporation. They don’t work by quite the same rules. And their studio heads have a lot of autonomy.
Adam McKay

David O. Russell is probably my favorite filmmaker. He’s not only a great director, but he’s also a great writer.
Adam McKay

George W. Bush was a silver spoon dolt with no record to speak of other than bankruptcy and selling tropical plants, and we let him sail into the White House, but Barack talks about religious fundamentalism and guns being prevalent in poor areas, and we roast him for weeks?
Adam McKay

There’s nothing more fun than making fun of what’s sacred.
Adam McKay

Anyone in the comedy world knows that Horatio Sanz and Chris Parnell are two of the funniest guys around.
Adam McKay

There’s nothing more fun to me than new characters and a new world.
Adam McKay

I don’t want to speak for my movies; you could say my movies are just completely silly and dumb, but in the case of ‘Idiocracy’ and ‘Borat,’ without a doubt there is a really subversive and sophisticated assault on American culture.
Adam McKay

It’s one thing to break stuff and damage people’s possessions, but when you start aiming at the ideology of America, that’s dangerous comedy.
Adam McKay

The living nightmare for a red state NASCAR driver would be a gay French driver.
Adam McKay

If you’re making comedies, they have to have a fun and a rhythm to them.
Adam McKay

Michael Lewis has the amazing ability to take complex formulas and concepts and turn them into page-turners.
Adam McKay

The idea of 24-hour news, if you really step back, is pretty insane. Just even saying ’24-hour news’ almost has satire laced in it.
Adam McKay

It should be a law for one whole year that all laugh tracks are Seth Rogen. The world would get ever so slightly better.
Adam McKay

‘Step Brothers 2’ would have been fun, there’s no doubt about it. Maybe someday. Does that idea age? I don’t know. It all depends on how the movie ages.
Adam McKay

Nothing heightens chaos more than a berserk wild animal right in the middle.
Adam McKay

Nothing is more enjoyable for me than when I’m watching a movie or a TV show and there’s that sense that anything can happen. It is the most fun feeling in the world.
Adam McKay

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