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

I owned a 1972 Plymouth Valiant that we bought for $125. It was infested with cockroaches and geckos - it was its own little ecosystem.

Aaron Eckhart
Nick is a tobacco lobbyist who loves his job and doesn't apologize for it, which [as a role] is exciting and fun because it's politically incorrect and titillating � you get great jokes out of it,
Aaron Eckhart

I think they are very important because westerns have a code and a symbolism. Aaron Eck

Aaron Eckhart
Some movies get rushed out right after you make them and I'm not always happy with that.
Aaron Eckhart

It's mostly done with smiles and being very enthusiastic. No matter what you're saying, if you're doing it in a likable enough way, they'll forgive you.

Aaron Eckhart
It seems to me if you want something badly enough, whether you're a man or a woman, you'll do whatever you have to do to get it.
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
A film has its own life and takes its own time.
Aaron Eckhart

A true measure of strength is to use your hands to incapacitate somebody.

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