It took me 20 years of making movies to learn how to do it.
There are very few solid family films. A lot of the writing is awful.
You could knock my teeth out and break my nose, and there'd be something funny about it to me.
It's so important, people laughing.
In this business, you can come and go in a second.
What's funny is funny. The same thing that made you laugh a hundred years ago makes you laugh now.
I am just happy that I have children. I don't care what they want to do!
All my children inherited perfect pitch.
All preconceptions when you laugh go out the window. Laughter kills it.
Last good pratfall I did, I broke bones in both hands. I still feel it when people shake my hand.
I have three daughters. I wanted them to be raised where there are real seasons and where everyone their age wasn't trying to get into movies.
You may have read that I went to M.I.T. In 1982 I filled out a Who's Who survey with joking responses, and they never bothered to check the facts.
If you're in the White House, it's your house, and you can invite whatever friend you want.
Let's not call physical comedy falling down and pratfalls. All humor is physical, no matter how you dish it out. It's timing, like a dancer or an athlete would have.
With Clinton, there's no question that I would have made fun of his out-and-out lying. But he's also a good friend.
Frank Capra's grandson was a second Assistant Director on 'Christmas Vacation.'
I really love making movies. I just have this yearning in my stomach to go back and somehow subversively screw up television a little bit again.
I think I need to be taken away, dropped in some territory with just a lot of loud guys.
I was very involved in political satire, and I'd been writing parody for 'Mad' and 'National Lampoon,' so I made up some strange story about Gerald Ford.
Break as few bones as possible and make as much noise as you can.
I was always the guy getting kicked out of my classes at school for having an attitude problem.