when deciding to see a movie, who has more of an influence on you - the actor(s) or the director? for me, i'd have to say the director. it's rare for me to go, "hey, tom cruise is going to be in that movie. i gotta go see it!" but, if i hear that burton, spieldberg or scott is directing a movie, i'll get much more excited. i wonder why that is? maybe it's because i feel that the director's influence is felt throughout. his hands touch every aspect of the films development. it's his decisions that (studio politics aside) are carried out. i kind of feel that the actor just has to "show up" and "play the part". of course, there are certain actors that i'll definitely see. and i'm certainly not belittling an actor's potential influence on a movie. anyway, i know it's personal preference, but what are your thoughts?