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Creativity is the answer. I always prefer the creative solution to an expensive solution.

Creativity is the answer. I always prefer the creative solution to an expensive solution.

Slot machines are like crack for old people.

Slot machines are like crack for old people.

I have been a director who has starred, participated on both sides of the filmmaking process. ---->>>

I like to have fun and be funny, but I'm much more of a thinker. ---->>>

There are two phases to a movie. First you shoot the movie, and then you make the movie. Generally, post-production is longer than filming. ---->>>

The pressures having grown up in this business can be really rough. And it is a testament to you that you have remained focused and NOT lost your mind. ---->>>

I enjoy the character interplay. Sometimes the audience is not laughing, but smiling, and that is almost just as good because it keeps them ready to laugh. ---->>>

I'm just calm under fire. I'm not intimidating at all. ---->>>

I put heavy emphasis on the characters. ---->>>

My brothers can be a little out of control sometimes and so somebody has to be able to keep them focused. ---->>>

You just can't make any movie and it will be good now. This is a really a difficult time to be in films. ---->>>

I think a lot comes from having the experience of doing stand-up comedy. It allows you to figure out the psychology of an audience; what things are funny and not. ---->>>

All I need is a camera and I'll make things happen. ---->>>

I always prefer the big laugh. That is always the objective, especially with a film like Scary Movie 2. ---->>>

I throw it all in there, Kung Fu, blaxploitation, horror. ---->>>

Just making a good movie is hard to do.

Just making a good movie is hard to do.

I go through a whole process with the actors first, building and creating characters, then I encourage them to sort of live in that character when they're in the screen. ---->>>

I prefer the smaller budget versus the bigger budget because the mentality that goes along with big budget filmmaking doesn't really suit me; the mind-set that money is the answer. ---->>>

I put the cameras on her and told her to be obnoxious as she could possibly could be. She was. ---->>>

I'm not on all the time. I like to have fun and be funny, but I'm much more of a thinker. ---->>>

In rare instances you have to give up what you thought was a great scene.

In rare instances you have to give up what you thought was a great scene.

It's the teenage and university crowd, so we give them lots of sex jokes and gross humour. ---->>>

This is really a difficult time to be in films. ---->>>

We do nods to Charlie's Angels and Mission Impossible because they are popular with our fan base. ---->>>

You can kind of feel when things are going to work out. ---->>>

You do what it takes. It was on me to deliver. ---->>>

We felt like we had done as much as you can do with the slasher genre. We were trying to find the next group of scary movies that were ripe for parody. ---->>>

It's rare that you cut out something that is really good. You screen all of it, and when the audience doesn't respond, you cut out whatever is holding the story down. ---->>>

We've seen so many films now, that you have to be on par with the best films that have preceded you. You just can't make any movie and it will be good. ---->>>

You never really know until you put the movie in front of an audience. I am a big advocate of screenings, which are getting harder and harder to do nowadays. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 06-08, 1958
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
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Occupation: Comedian
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Keenen Ivory Wayans, Sr. (born June 8, 1958) is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker, and a member of the Wayans Family of entertainers. He first came to prominence as the host and co-creator of the 1990–1994 Fox sketch comedy series In Living Color. He has produced, directed and/or written a large number of films, starting with Hollywood Shuffle, which he co-wrote, in 1987 (wikipedia)