"If an actor comes up to me during or before a film and says, ‘listen, tell me how exactly you want me to play this scene,’ I will do anything not to answer that question. Normally what I’ll do is I’ll look and say, ‘oh, are you gonna wear those shoes? Listen, get the wardrobe girl down here. I think you should have brown shoes,’ and that sort of thing. Anything to distract from that question."
- Robert Altman