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10 Famous Quotes by Andrew Niccol
6/10/1964 - (Present)
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Andrew M. Niccol
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I can't convince anyone it isn't CGI, ... Actually, I went to the Czech Republic and found a guy who owns, privately, 100 Russian T-72 tanks. It was no problem to lend them to me, but he needed them back to sell to Libya. I also had to inform NATO we were filming there. Someone in the Pentagon could have been looking at satellite images and noticed an arms buildup.

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I needed the devil to be charming, ... and there's no more charming a devil than Nic. Something about him makes an arms dealer likable. He was drawn to the material and took a big pay cut to do it.

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You have two choices when someone changes your work, ... You can either wash your hands of it or embrace it. I embraced it. Peter and I are good friends.

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In a way, my film is a how-to about becoming an arms dealer,

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I wouldn't make a very good arms dealer.

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It's so startling to know that the permanent members of the Security Council of the United Nations are the biggest arms dealers in the world, so they are really the

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I can't go into a film if I don't think it has some sort of timelessness to it,

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Normally what you do is that you start with three tanks and you would use replication and you computer generate the other tanks, ... But here, they were so available I could use real tanks. It was cheaper to get real tanks in the Czech Republic than to make the fake ones that I would normally use computer generated imagery to do. In fact, we had to call NATO and warn them about that scene, because it looked like a weapons build-up in the Czech Republic.

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We live vicariously through celebrities. People used to say that celebrities are America's royalty; now I think celebrities are the world's royalty.

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The Wild West mentality is still strong in America, ... especially if you go to a place like Texas, where it's alive and well, or maybe unwell: 'No one's taking away our guns.' In New Zealand, no one has a handgun, and they aren't saying, 'Gee, I wish I had one.' I hope the United States takes note that the murder rate is lower where gun availability is lower. It seems obvious to me.

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