Sam Mendes Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


20th July 2015

Quote: "I can say that the song's been recorded and it's fantastic and I'm very excited about it." Director Sam Mendes is very happy with the new James Bond theme. Mystery still revolves around who recorded the theme for Spectre.


1st May 2014

Quote: "I cast a new M, I cast a new Moneypenny, I cast a new Q, I cast a new Tanner. There was a missing piece now. I felt like there was a way to create the second part of a two-part story." Moviemaker Sam Mendes on what drew him back to the James Bond franchise for a follow-up to his 2012 hit Skyfall.


27th June 2013

Quote: "It was a bit distracting because when you have a great performance like Gene Wilder's, it's very difficult to get that out of your head, but I deliberately didn't go back and watch either movie... It's a bit like doing Bond - you have to pretend it didn't exist until your version of it, and hope that people rediscover it with you." Director Sam Mendes on making his new stage version of Roald's Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which officially launched in London on Tuesday (25Jun13).


5th March 2013

Quote: "I've really learnt a great deal about myself, in the last four years in particular. I think I can see more clearly now - about how the pattern of past experiences has shaped who I am, and the characters I have played - and I'm grateful for that. I have so much more material to draw on for work - rubble, bricks - and I know I can carry it now." Kate Winslet reflects on life following her divorce from director Sam Mendes. The Titanic star has since remarried, exchanging vows with Ned Rocknroll in December (12).


21st November 2012

Quote: "I've enjoyed it enough to do it again. I think the choice is in the audience's hands. If people love the movie and they want to see another one from the same people who brought you Skyfall, then that would mean a lot to me. I would feel like, 'Well, actually there are people who really want to see it.'" Director Sam Mendes is contemplating another Bond movie.


14th November 2012

Quote: "It was a one-shot deal. If it hadn't worked out, it would have been two million quid (pounds) to reshoot. That was pretty nerve-racking." Bond movie director Sam Mendes on shooting a London Underground train-crashing scene in Skyfall.


9th November 2012

Fact: Sam Mendes briefly discussed directing The Hunger Games before he committed to new Bond movie Skyfall.


26th October 2012

Quote: "I was drunk, so if it hadn't worked out, I could have blamed it on that." Daniel Craig on offering pal Sam Mendes the chance to direct new Bond film Skyfall at a Hugh Jackman party without clearing his idea with franchise producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson first.


31st August 2012

Fact: Director Sam Mendes' upcoming stage version of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory has found a home in London's West End. The production will open in May (13) at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, where it will replace Shrek the Musical.


7th August 2012

Quote: "How can you not present him as a hot individual? He is a hot individual. You mean, are there any bod (body) shots? How can I put this? Yeah, I guess there are moments when he is hot, absolutely." Director Sam Mendes reveals Daniel Craig will be displaying his toned physique in new James Bond film Skyfall.


3rd August 2012

Quote: "She was certainly very upset, but it didn't factor... It's like working with someone who needs glasses." New Bond film director Sam Mendes on working with Dame Judi Dench after she revealed she was struggling with her eyesight.


3rd August 2012

Quote: "She's very unself-conscious. Remarkably unself-conscious. She has a kind of sensuality and danger that is quite out of fashion." Director Sam Mendes on working with new Bond girl Berenice Marlohe, who was not afraid to strip for racy scenes in new 007 movie Skyfall.


18th June 2012

Fact: Director Sam Mendes is set to bring the magic of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory to life after signing up to oversee a stage production of the Roald Dahl classic in London's West End next June (13). Casting has not yet begun but Johnny Depp, who previously portrayed the role of eccentric candy factory owner Willy Wonka in a 2005 movie adaptation of the story, is not expected to take part.


29th March 2010

Fact: Kate Winslet was snapped in New York without her wedding ring on Saturday (27Mar10) for the first time since it was revealed she has split from director husband Sam Mendes.


16th March 2010

Fact: British actress Kate Winslet escaped the media furore over her split from husband Sam Mendes by booking a relaxing holiday in Mexico. The Oscar-winner jetted to a sun-soaked resort with her two children and has been pictured frolicking on the beach just a day after her representatives released a statement announcing the couple has separated.


14th September 2009

Quote: "The truth of the matter is that I'm scared out of my mind when I get calls from George Clooney and Sam Mendes. I'm not a person who believes everything will be great." The Office star John Krasinski is terrified his acting career will come to a sudden end.


4th June 2009

Quote: "Sam said, 'Hey, by the way, I need you to grow that beard.' Now Sam has a real nice bushy beard, and I was thinking you can't just tell a dude to grow a beard. That challenges his manhood, but luckily, I hit puberty just before we started filming so it all worked out." Comedian John Krasinski was under pressure from director Sam Mendes to grow his facial hair for his new movie AWAY WE GO.


2nd May 2009

Fact: Anthrax star Dan Spitz's 23-month-old twins, Brendan & Jaden, are to make their movie debut in Sam Mendes' new film AWAY WE GO. The tots will double up as the baby of Maggie Gyllenhaal's character in the film.


28th February 2009

Quote: "The Oscar's going in the loo, next to Sam's." Kate Winslet plans to keep her Academy Award trophy in the bathroom, alongside her husband Sam Mendes' statuette.


19th January 2009

Quote: "He feels more like my husband than my real husband." Kate Winslet sometimes feels closer to her friend and REVOLUTIONARY ROAD co-star Leonardo Dicaprio than her husband, director Sam Mendes.


12th January 2009

Quote: "Had I not known Kate at all, she would still have been my choice for the part. She was perfect for it." REVOLUTIONARY ROAD director Sam Mendes insists he was not biased in casting his wife Kate Winslet in the lead role of his latest movie. The decision paid off - Winslet won the Golden Globe for Best Actress at Sunday's (11Jan09) glittering ceremony.


8th January 2009

Quote: "I believe I'm gonna be going with KATE (WINSLET)... I'm sure he (director husband Sam Mendes) is fine (about that). I've known her for way longer anyway." Leonardo Dicaprio plans on taking his Revolutionary Road co-star to the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday (11Jan09) - as his date.


27th December 2008

Quote: "I don't really talk to anybody apart from Leo about what I am thinking of doing. Including Sam sometimes, actually." Kate Winslet prefers to take career advice from her TITANIC co-star Leonardo Dicaprio rather than director husband Sam Mendes.


24th December 2008

Quote: "I don’t really talk to anybody apart from Leo about what I am thinking of doing. Including Sam sometimes, actually.” Kate Winslet prefers to take career advice from her TITANIC co-star Leonardo Dicaprio rather than director husband Sam Mendes.


12th December 2008

Quote: ''I think they'll go on doing a movie together only once every 10 years.'' Sam Mendes on actress wife Kate Winslet and her REVOLUTIONARY ROAD co-star Leonardo Dicaprio, who she starred with in the hit 1997 movie TITANIC.


7th April 2008

Fact: Australian actress Toni Collette is to star in a new movie by American Beauty director Sam Mendes. The currently untitled project, also featuring John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph, will begin filming in Connecticut later this month (Mar08).


26th October 2007

Quote: "Benicio Del Toro sends his apologies. He'd like to be here but he's making two or three films about Che Guevara in Cuba or Mexico or somewhere like that." Director Sam Mendes jokes about BENICIO DEL TORO absence at the London premiere of his new film THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE.


15th January 2006

Fact: <p>Sam Mendes movie JARHEAD contains the word "f**k" and its variants 278 times. </p>


26th November 2005

Fact: <p>Movie maker Sam Mendes treated his wife to a signed photograph of The Office funnyman Ricky Gervais in character as David Brent for the couple's wedding anniversary. </p>


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