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3D is the way we experience life.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

There was so much fear after 9/11, and that fear caused people to make the wrong decisions.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Americans easily forget that the air they breathe is the same as those in Europe or Africa or Asia; it’s the same air as Jesus breathed. I would like them to remember that connection.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Good directors don’t answer questions with their work. They generate debate and create discussion.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I’ve never done a period piece or a comedy, and that could be something truly different for me.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

As a city, it is always compelling. But every day in Mexico City, I give thanks that I am alive.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

The way America sees Mexico, if they have any sense of it, is like Taco Bell. Our countries are neighbors, and the only hard food to get in America is true Mexican. It’s impossible to find, even in L.A. Why is that?
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I’m neurotic. I complain all the time. I’m a workaholic. And I’m never satisfied.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Innocence can be more powerful than experience.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Too much knowledge and analysis can be paralysis.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

It’s harder to make real audio than special effects audio.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I like so many different directors: Scorsese, Coppola, Cassavetes, Jarmusch, Gus van Sant, Woody Allen and the greats like Fellini, Bergman, Tarkovsky and among current filmmakers von Trier, Ang Lee, Wong Kar-wai.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

‘Amores Perros’ is rock, ’21 Grams’ is jazz, ‘Babel’ is an opera, and ‘Biutiful’ is a requiem.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

We have always existed in different forms – carbon, oxygen, water, heat. Maybe Heaven is this brief period when the elements realize they’re alive.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I think we are all connected in this world.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

To direct actors is difficult. To direct actors in another language is more difficult, but directing non-actors in another language is one of the craziest things that I have done and one of the most rewarding experiences I have had.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Millions of Mexicans leave their kids in order to take care of other kids. That’s a very painful thing.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I can be unbearable sometimes asking for so many takes.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

If you stretch tragedy, it will always become comedy.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I’m usually very critical of myself.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

It’s not anthrax or terrorism or AIDS that is the worst ill in our world: The most horrible disease in the world is hate.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I learned there are ways to approach life. You can never change the events, but you can change the way you approach them.

The corporation and the hedge funds have a hold on Hollywood, and they all want to make money on anything that signifies cinema.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

That incredible bubble and high expectations built at festivals can work against a film.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

You have to make millions on Friday night, because there are another 600 films waiting behind you, with explosions and everything.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

‘Russian Ark,’ I adore – I almost cried at the end of that film, it’s so beautiful.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

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