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 Bruce Vilanch - “It's over. Once you see they've got a list, people have already stopped listening.”
 Bruce Vilanch - “They want to have a big movie star in that role. I'm sure a lot of other people were considered. He wouldn't be anybody's first thought. People forget that he has musical-comedy chops. He comes from musical theater, from Broadway. That's where he began, and so he has a sense of that style. It certainly is a great big acting leap for him. It's going to be interesting to see how he does it.”
 Bruce Vilanch - “What makes me laugh Richard Nixon always made me laugh.”
 Bruce Vilanch - “They make a humongous profit, but the people that work on the shows don't get paid a lot because they're working on the Oscars show. It's the biggest show in the world.”
 Bruce Vilanch - “Sometimes there are people you can't make jokes about because the situation is embarrassing, especially if they're going to be there. It's just cruel.”
 Bruce Vilanch - “I've written about 15 screenplays and they all sold - they were all sold on pitches.”
 Bruce Vilanch - “I've never had to write a spec script.”
 Bruce Vilanch - “I write screenplays that don't get made and pilots that don't get picked up, and I re-write other people's movies, and those are all different kinds of fees.”
 Bruce Vilanch - “I mean, when I started out I was billing per hour, like a shrink because you would sit with somebody and work. But most of it, if it's for a live show it's usually a buy-out. A flat fee.”
 Bruce Vilanch - “I mean, I've sold all these scripts and nothing's been made. Studios have closed, stars have died. I had a director find Jesus. And the pictures just don't get made.”
 Bruce Vilanch - “I do a lot of screen re-writing.”
 Bruce Vilanch - “Generally with the Oscars or the Emmys there isn't much you can do until the nominations are announced. Then you know what kind of year you're dealing with - what's been overlooked, what the issues are.”
 Bruce Vilanch - “Eddie Izzard is absolutely brilliant. I would love to write something for him.”
 Bruce Vilanch - “It's really live television, the way God meant it to be.”
 Bruce Vilanch - “It's the biggest party in the world, and you have to keep the whole thing percolating, which is difficult because a lot of awards most people don't care about.”