I would love to get great performances from actors as a director, because that's what I'm always looking for, a director that's going to help me go places I've never been before.

-Aaron Eckhart
Aaron Eckhart

You can go left, you can go right, I don't give a damn. Just make a decision.

Aaron Eckhart
Right now, I have to admit, that I'm more interested in giving people a little bit of hope and goodness.
Aaron Eckhart

I'd like to do a romantic comedy.

Aaron Eckhart
For Nick, the game, basically, is convincing people. It's getting people to look at things your way. That's the big game in life, and that's what he's teaching his son. That's what he and his friends talk about when they get together. He's not defending cigarettes so much as he's defending his right to defend cigarettes.
Aaron Eckhart

If it helps me in the way that if this movie is successful, I get to make more films, great, and the more films that I make and the more interest that I'm allowed to cover, the better for me and the better, hopefully, for the people who like to watch me.

Aaron Eckhart
I'm always fascinated with how a person becomes a good quality person, a productive person, and how it happened to me, because I was a terror.
Aaron Eckhart

Filmmaking is a difficult process. There are the logistics of making a film. You have to do your part, and then change the entire thing around to do someone else's part. A lot of the magic is lost, in between that, and you have to figure out how to get it back.

Aaron Eckhart
I mean, the problem is, I think I'm a great writer.
Aaron Eckhart

The F.B.I. is about nuts and bolts. It's all about witnesses and procedure and walking the streets.

Aaron Eckhart
I think America right now is looking for somebody who appeals to every faction.