Eugenio Derbez Quotes.
I’ve wanted to come to the U.S. since I was 8 years old. Every single year, my mom and I watched the Oscars. I always told her, ‘I want to do that when I grow up. I want to tell stories; I want to be an actor and director.’
I’m just trying the American dream. To work here in the U.S., you have to commit and be here. For many years, it was back and forth, back and forth, and it didn’t work. But I’m always open to working in Spanish.
‘Instructions Not Included’ is proving that there is a huge Latin market that needs a special project. They love seeing their own people; they want to see themselves onscreen. In my case, I know them pretty well. I know what they laugh at. I think it’s going to open a lot of doors, this movie.
Drama is more universal. We all cry about the same stuff. But comedy is very specific: It depends on where you were born, how old you are, your social-economic status. It’s very complicated to make people laugh.
Executives in Hollywood are missing a lot because they don’t want to watch other cultures.
To try to crack into Hollywood, it’s a dream come true.
I’ve learned that when I’m directing, I hate when people are always questioning everything and trying to give me directions.
It’s not easy to direct in another language, especially comedy.
Goldie Hawn was my movie-star crush when I was young.
Pantelion and Televisa can reach my core fan base better than anyone, and with the distribution expertise and brand recognition of Lionsgate, I know we can build on the crossover audience that we began to reach with ‘Instructions.’
If you’re always waiting for a producer to hire you… your chances are really, really small. I’ve been knocking on doors and asking for a job for many years, and my career really changed when I decided to create my own material.
Instead of being with my family, I was spending a lot of time trying to start all over again, from zero, in another country. I couldn’t take it anymore, so I went back to Mexico and said, ‘I’m gonna do my own stuff.’ So, I did my movie that I was trying to do for many, many years, called ‘Instructions Not Included.’
I wanted to be a dramatic actor. I never realized I was funny until I was 20-something.
This country was founded by immigrants… I don’t see Mr. Trump looking like an Apache, so all of us, we are immigrants.
I’ve learned that you never have to think about how to make money. You need only to focus on what you think is going to be a good movie or what’s a movie I’d like to watch as the audience.
Who doesn’t want to have a yacht? But I would prefer to invest my money in something else. But I love them. I just wouldn’t buy one unless I had a lot, a lot of money.
Yes, everyone thought I was crazy when I moved to the U.S. after having had a very successful career in Mexico. It was like Adam Sandler turning his back on Hollywood and going to China to start all over.