"I find I like to work with a lot of the same actors, because I find that there's sort of shorthand there, and there is this unspoken trust, both ways. They trust me and I trust them. And I know what I'm going to get from them, to an extent. It's just fun, kind of creating this little family."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."Todd Phillips on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."Todd Phillips on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."Todd Phillips on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."Todd Phillips on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."Todd Phillips on Golda Meir
"There's a punk-rock attitude, clearly, to 'Hated.' There's even a punk-rock attitude to 'The Hangover,' I think. We start the movie with a Glenn Danzig song."
"There's a darkness under 'The Hangover' because ultimately there's a missing person and it's not really that funny. There's a sort of darkness under it that I love, and still people are laughing as hard if not harder than they did in 'Old School.'"
"I think people like comedies and I think concept driven comedies seem to be working when it's a clear concept and you deliver funny stuff."
"Comedy is so subjective. You could be in a room with 400 people laughing at a joke and you could just not think it's funny. You're just sitting there like, 'Am I in the twilight zone? Why is everyone laughing?' It's such a personal thing. People have such a personal visceral response to comedy."
"You know, if I started worrying about what the critics think, I'd never make another comedy. You couldn't pick a less funny group than critics - you couldn't find a more bitter group of people!"