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    As a writer, you know what the purpose of the scene is. It really has nothing to do with the actor so you have to really get out of that space because for actors it's a micro-focus and then you figure out your arc through what the writers have given you to say. But that arc is just one little piece of the huge arc of the whole film. It took a while to get out of that.
    — Grant Heslov
    tags: space  film 
     
    You really have to get out of an actor's head to write because actors only care about their part and it revolves around their part so "This is the important part because this is the part where..." .
    — Grant Heslov
    tags: care  write 
     
    Writing a screenplay is like writing a big puzzle, and so the hardest part, I think, is getting the story.
    — Grant Heslov
    tags: writing  stories 
     
    A lot of the art that was destroyed was painted and created by Jews. A lot of that is gone because that was degenerative art. That's what Hitler was trying to get rid of.
    — Grant Heslov
    tags: gone 
     
    There are times when you work with directors on set, and things are a bit rudderless, and those can be good directors.
    — Grant Heslov
    tags: time  work 
     
    I didnt want to be 50 or 60 and auditioning for a three-line role.
    — Grant Heslov
    The Ides of March was a fairly cynical film.
    — Grant Heslov
    tags: film 
     
    We usually break the story first. For instance, on The Monuments Men, and this one is more complicated because there's a lot of history, so before we started, we sat down with Robert Edsel, the author of the book, for about a week, and basically, he just gave us a lecture and went through everything. And then, I had a researcher, somebody who we had actually used on Argo.
    — Grant Heslov
    tags: men  stories  book  author 
     
    What you learn when you direct a film, even more so than as a producer, it's a marriage. It's like a relationship with that film so you've got to make sure that it's really something that you want to live with for three years or however long it is. So I haven't found the right thing to marry yet.
    — Grant Heslov
    Look, a lot of directors were actors, even if they were unsuccessful actors which I think is helpful. I think it's a really helpful thing for a director to have experienced that. It helps you know how to talk to actors and how to get what you need from them.
    — Grant Heslov
    tags: help 
     
    I acted for so many years and sat on a million sets and worked with a million different directors so that is to me some of the best training you can get.
    — Grant Heslov
    tags: year 
     
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