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10 Famous Quotes by Bob Balaban
8/16/1945 - (Present)
Also Known As:  
Robert Elmer Balaban     Robert Balaban     Bob Balan
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About Bob Balaban

And I think being a good director is being able to be completely tyrannical and you?ve got to be an absolute dictator while at the same time, you have to listen and see everything because it can all change on a dime.

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But obviously as television began, it so undercut movies that he was trying to think of a way to combine seeing these special things, and the fact that people were just captivated by the magic box.

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God, I'd love to do a big commercial movie that made a lot of money and whose plot was interesting too.

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I always think that a director who knows about the technical side, but cares about the acting performances and casting as well, is ahead of the game.

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I have a 92 year old father whose doing beautifully who lives in Chicago and a sister and a nephew and a niece and I love coming back and try to do so fairly often.

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I loved being in Close Encounters, just to watch Steven Spielberg working was exciting.

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I mean, the whole idea of movies was it was special to go to see - you went to a movie theater to see something that was magical and amazing, in a very special location.

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I produced and directed a movie a couple years ago that won some awards that Samuel Goldwyn released called 'The Last Good Time'. I wrote, produced and directed it, but I wasn't in it.

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I think some of the special effects in Close Encounters hold up better than the new more expensive special effects is because they were better actually.

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I was born on Wellington Avenue and my family that remains lives in the Lake Shore Drive area.

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