Woody Allen is an impatient director.

The 'You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger' filmmaker admits he has little patience for hanging around to make a movie and would rather see things done quickly.

He said: "If you look at guys who are not lazy, let's say Steven Spielberg or something - you know, they work.

"They go out on location somewhere, and they live in the desert for a year, or in some godforsaken country for ages, making a film. And they shoot every angle and do everything. I can't do that. I don't have the patience."

The multi-Oscar winning director also admits he is often left cold by his final products as they never quite turn out how they hope.

He told the Daily Telegraph: "You always start out with great hopes. When I'm writing, laying at home in bed, where you don't meet the test of reality, you know, you're in your own home, and, 'That's great' and 'Oh, this scene's going to be fabulous' and 'Wait till they see this' and 'This is like 'Citizen Kane.'

"Then, you've got to put up or shut up. You shoot and you make mistakes. You put the camera in the wrong place. And some of the scenes you wrote at home that you thought were so brilliant are not so brilliant. It's always disappointing."

Woody's next movie - 'Midnight in Paris' starring Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen and Marion Cotillard - is due for release in 2011.