A great personality, a true original and a good friend. He was a life force who tore through life— for whom the word "impossible" had no meaning (even though he often proved it!) ~ Helena Bonham Carter
He was the one and truly great maverick producer, a law to himself. ~ Sir Anthony Hopkins
He could charm the birds out of the trees, which had its very positive side (most of the time) and sometimes he could get you to work for nothing. ~ Sir Anthony Hopkins
Without him, we couldn't even get the things off the ground. Once he's made up his mind to make a film, he makes it. Nothing can get in his way. ~ Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.