Douglas Wood Quotes


There is nothing like the high of being on stage and reaping applause especially for emotionally needy people like me!

Animation scripts tend to be much more descriptive and are lighter on dialogue.

But so much of being an actor isn't so great - the auditioning the rejection the financial insecurity.

The best way for a beginner to write for animation is to closely watch animated films then read the screenplays for them afterwards.

I love all of Albert Brooks' work from 'Defending Your Life' back to his first film 'Real Life' but am sorry that he seems to have lost his edge in his more recent work.

I am a big fan of the TV series 'Taxi' which combined comedy and pathos better than any other show I've seen.

I know a lot of people in the business recommend the many Story Structure seminars being offered here but I point to them as the single biggest contributor to lousy scripts.

While I've lived in L.A. since 1985 I'll always consider Chicago my home town and have much affection for it. My parents and sister still live there so I try to visit as often as I'm able.

Dick Van Dyke was my first idol. He's an amazing physical comedian like a classic clown but also very smart and not afraid to show vulnerability.

I would rather read a poorly structured story that has fresh ideas than a tightly structured one with cliches.

I was only in one play at Steppenwolf in the early days.

Fear of failure has always been my best motivator.

Write the kind of movie you would want to see in a genre you love.

Working in Hollywood can be tumultuous with incredible highs and lows and you need to be grounded.

I became much happier when I realized I shouldn't depend solely on my career for my sense of self. So I developed other interests and surrounded myself with a small group of friends I could trust.

I'm more concerned with getting them to find and strengthen their original voice as writers rather than imposing my own subjective tastes judgements or sensibility on the project.

When I saw 'The Player' I came out with knots in my stomach because it was so true to my experience.