George Cukor

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George Cukor

Born

7/7/1899, New York, New York, USA

Died

1/23/1983

Birth Name

George Dewey Cukor

Gender

Male
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An acclaimed theatrical director at the start of his career, George Cukor became one of the true "greats" of the cinema, who was often underrated director during his prime. Due to his homosexuality, he's was labeled a "woman's director" most of his life. The truth of the matter…more

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    • Cukor: (on being labeled a "woman's director") You direct a couple of successful pictures with women stars, so you become a woman's director. Direct a sentimental little picture and all you get is sob stuff. I know I've been in and out of those little compartments. Heaven knows everyone has limitations. But why make them narrower than they are?

    • Cukor: As a director, you've got to think of your own limitations. There are certain things you're sympathetic with, and there are certain things you say to yourself: Well, I can do it because I'm perfectly competent, but there's so many people who can do it much better than I can.

    • Cukor: (advice he frequently gave to actresses) Don't just do something, stand there!

    • Cukor: You'd like to think you're pretty much an original, everything about yourself distinctive and individual. But it is surprising to realise to what extent you echo your family, and how, from childhood, you have been shaped and molded.

    • Cukor: I don't weep or anything, but there's always some part of me left bloody on the scene I've just directed.

    • Cukor: If I were very handsome, maybe I'd have been an actor.

    • Cukor: Give me a good script and I'll be a hundred times better as a director.

    • Cukor: You can always land on your feet if you know where the ground is.

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