Top 10 Quotes From Barry Sonnenfeld

Michael worked one   day. Everybody was a little freaked out and nervous because he's a really big   star. We were already working with really big stars, but Michael is Michael.

I don't think Will   does get upstaged because his reaction is always funnier than what is   actually happening. That is also the reason Tommy is funnier than Will.

I really wanted   Michael Jackson to be in the first Men in Black, but he didn't want to be   considered as an alien!

Orange Lightning

I play the father   in the scene when Will and Tommy go back to Tommy's old apartment. It was a   big mistake. I hope not to be in the next movie I direct.

By definition a   sequel can't be original. So you've got to figure out what worked the first   time around.


These movies are   like my kids. I just love them to death. Some of them go to Harvard and some   of them can barely graduate high school.

They want to let   the audience figure things out and let the reaction shot get the laugh.

We should all   relax about life because you don't have a clue as to what's really going on.

I was seeing a lot   of really good things about Get Shorty when it came out, and my wife pointed   out that if you validate the good reviews, you also have to validate the bad   reviews.

Flight Path

When Frank the Pug   is singing I Will Survive, the only reason it's funny is that Will is in that   shot trying not to get angry. A shot of a dog singing I Will Survive on its   own will not get a laugh.