Michael Curtiz (1886–1962)
Born: December 24, 1886 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary [now Hungary]
Died: April 10, 1962 (age 75) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
berating David Niven during an on-set argument] You think you know fuck everything and I know fuck nothing. Well, let me tell you, I know fuck all!!
[on Randolph Scott] Randy Scott is a complete anachronism. He’s a gentleman. And so far he’s the only one I’ve met in this business full of self-promoting sons-of-bitches.
[on learning that Joan Crawford had been offered the title role in Mildred Pierce (1945)] She comes over here with her high-hat airs and her goddamn shoulder pads. Why should I waste time directing a has-been?
[on Cary Grant] Some actors squeeze a line to death. Cary tickles it into life.
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