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Quotes by Adam Shankman

Quotes by Adam Shankman

A little secret – I’m the child of a shrink. I am; my mom’s a shrink, and my father’s a lawyer. So believe me, I analyze and negotiate. That is a huge amount of the director’s work, especially when you’re working with people who – such a variety.
Dancing and music were my first love. I was happiest at being a chorus boy.
For me, there was never an end game for becoming a director.
I feel like a lot of my past career was going to film school, making a lot of different kinds of movies. I made a bunch of comedies, I made one drama and I made a couple musicals.
I grew up in Brentwood, but I live now in Los Feliz. I grew up on the beach, now I live under the Hollywood sign.
I really loved making ‘A Walk to Remember’, so I’m not afraid of making smaller films. But for me, I just need to connect to the characters.
The discovery of dance has changed my life in unimaginable ways.
When I put something into motion, the creativity starts to make other people want to jump in, and then a lot of people get employed. I’m just like a shark, in that way. If I stop swimming, I’ll die. But, it really is about that shared experience with people. I’m from theater, and that’s really what theater feels like.
When the opportunity to choreograph came up, it was nothing more in my head but an opportunity. Then it suddenly became a career very quickly.

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