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I always have considered Michael Keaton to be a phenomenal actor because he navigates drama and comedy.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

It’s very healthy to be aware of your ego.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I’m an intense person.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Who cares about my opinions?
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I have never met a superhero, but why are we so obsessed with superheroes?
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

When we are looking for validation, that will never satisfy us. When we are looking for affection, for love, a little bit of that will be enough to be complete.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

When I was about to turn 50, I went into a kind of personal revision and observed my own priorities and what led those priorities in my life. And many things that, in a way, were profound.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

‘Amores Perros’ is three stories that interconnect in one moment, which is the car accident.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

’21 Grams’ is only one story told by three different points of view, but they are really physically connected – literally, with the heart.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

My responsibility is to make a film and find my dramatic language; I don’t have any political or social responsibility.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Cinema is an infinite medium, so we should take advantage of it, I think.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I never deny a true experience in one shot.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I really try, at least consciously, not to be cynical or ironic.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I don’t like the ironic tone that our pop culture, in the world, has taken. Everything is ‘ironic.’ Everything is ‘cool.’
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I am not a depressive person at all.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

The cavemen, when they saw the antelopes, they had to scratch them on to the caves because they needed to express the immediacy of what they were being affected by – and I love that. That is why I do what I do. I need to express myself.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I have fantastic ideas.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

‘Biutiful’ is a tough film. It doesn’t make concessions to the vulgarity of light entertainment. It’s not the kind of film that you see every day in the Cineplex. But as an artist, it’s the thing that I needed to do.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

In families you can find the source of every human drama. It is interesting because the cell of a society, the cell of a country, the cell of humanity – everything lies in the family.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I started off writing TV adverts. I saw those as rehearsals for a feature film.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I think musically.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Films like ‘Babel’ can transcend the one point-of-view formula that has reigned for so long.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

While ‘Babel’ is a foreign-language film in some countries, in others, it is a local film.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Two words guided the making of ‘Babel’ for me: ‘dignity’ and ‘compassion.’ These things are normally forgotten in the making of a lot of films. Normally there is not dignity because the poor and dispossessed in a place like Morocco are portrayed as mere victims, or the Japanese are portrayed as cartoon figures with no humanity.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

When you do a film in a foreign language, you know there’s a cost in it, that you know, unfortunately, the audiences of foreign language films have not been cultivated. There’s a market, but the market has been reduced, unfortunately, and you know that when you’re making a foreign language film, you’re making a choice.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I have learned that I am a one-woman man.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Time is what allows stories to spread into people’s consciousness.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

The creative process is mysterious; a conversation, a ride in the car, or a melody can trigger something.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I’ve learned to lose with a smile on my face. That’s what the Oscar teaches you.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

On a transcendental level, a film is not going to be better or worse because there’s a prize behind it. The work will be what it is, with or without a prize.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

People talk about the pain of defeat, but I think defeat has a lot of value. I think the wound of victory can be even more damaging than defeat. Very few people really know how to win.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

If art doesn’t move people, then art has failed.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I define myself from a vision, from a point of view of life.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Writing is not an unknown territory for me.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I’m less interested in reality. I’m more interested in perception, the truth of the universe that we see.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I love the three-act theory. It works and works beautifully. But you don’t necessarily have to structure a story that way: Cortazar and Borges wrote in different structural styles.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I have ADD. I can’t pay attention to one thing too long.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

The way I put together images is a reactive art.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I think Kurosawa was one of the first storytelling geniuses who began to change the narrative structure of films.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

The expected vertical line of Ikiru’s narrative breaks when Kurosawa does a flash-forward in the middle of the film.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

‘Ikiru’ is existential but with a lot of tenderness.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Irony became the head that bit its tail and then there is no way out.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

When you see things upside down, the ego can be extraordinarily funny; it’s absurd. But it’s tragic at the same time.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I do think that the emotional weight of ‘Biutiful’ has blinded some viewers to the beauty and complexity of the film.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Yes, I am a Mexican, and I have a past and a culture. But what matters is the film itself, not where it was financed or cast.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

It was liberating to do comedy. It felt like playing in a jazz band.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Now is a time where there are so many social networks, such need for validation… you don’t have to be a star or a politician to want to have likes or dislikes. Now there is a disease of popularity in the whole society.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I’m telling the same story in every film.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

In ‘A Confession,’ Tolstoy found meaning that he could hold on to, and he lived for another 30 years.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I have a bad reputation, I guess.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

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