Best Quotes from Til Schweiger

I knew some people at my school who were squatters, and my younger brother was a squatter. I knew those guys: those were the people who said the Russians were the good guys and the Americans were bad. But I was the guy who went to the disco.

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Action alone doesn’t work in Germany – you need an emotional element to the story.

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I hate sitting around and waiting; that’s why I always have an editing suite on set.

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I love action films. It’s my favorite genre.

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The Russian male audience, they loved ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,’ and they like my comedies, but the Russian male audience is action, action, action.

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We haven’t done action movies in Germany. We had some attempts in the ’90s, but they failed.

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I lived in L.A. for seven years, and if you’re a German actor, they always throw the Nazi parts at you.

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I don’t think German films have to be heavy or intellectual the way they sometimes used to be.

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They’ve been bashing me since I started making films.

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Maybe the first secret is, ‘Don’t bore people.’

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I don’t understand why Germans are openly demonstrating against Islamization and radicalization but don’t help the people who flee from such horrors.

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I’m going to build a refugee home together with friends.

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It was a shock for me to see that there are obviously more people in Germany with fascist opinions than I thought there would be.

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There should be consequences for those who openly voice racist and fascist opinions. Our politicians should stand up way more; our justice system should stand up way more and punish these people harder than they ever did before.

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A lot of people are thanking me for standing up, but I don’t want to be the only one standing up. Our political leaders are important. But I don’t see anyone hunting down these guys setting refugee camps on fire or sending them to jail.

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I don’t want to be the only one speaking up for the refugees. I get all these comments from people saying, ‘Thanks so much for your courage,’ and, ‘You’re the only one who’s spoken out.’ But I don’t want to be the only one speaking up.

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I’m happy when my name’s not in the paper.

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I’m the most successful filmmaker in the country; what do I need PR for?

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We want to build a flagship refugee home. And I’m going to establish a charity for traumatized children.

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I just fooled around in front of the camera and earned money for it. Every policeman, every soldier, every nurse – they all do more for society. I just rent my face.

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A lot of directors, they don’t go into the editing room during the shoot. When they come back, they’ve forgotten what they’ve shot. That’s why their films come out a year after they shoot them.

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Germans aren’t action fans. The only kind of action that really works is ‘Bond.’

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Germany is the country where action films perform the worst. It’s the worst market in the world for these kind of movies.

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