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#1. I like my films to have a certain amount of realism - something that's thought provoking and intelligently written. More than the amount on the pay cheque, I look for a level of respectability as an actor. - Author: Arjun Rampal
Actor quotes by Arjun Rampal
#2. I'm not really much of an actor, so when I started on 'The Daily Show,' I was just trying to adopt the faux authority of a newsperson. Having a British accent definitely gave me a sonic leg up on that because there is a faux authority to the British accent in and of itself. - Author: John Oliver
Actor quotes by John Oliver
#3. I think, as an actor, and particularly if you are playing the lead in something, you have to view yourself as the head of department for the cast. All of the other departments are accountable and have somebody at the helm who is leading them all the time, and I don't think that the actors should be any different. - Author: Daniel Radcliffe
Actor quotes by Daniel Radcliffe
#4. To stand up on the stage is to say to many people: Look at me. How can you do that without speaking the only truth you know? There is no such thing as an uncommitted actor. - Author: Judith Malina
Actor quotes by Judith Malina
#5. I've always believed that the director does whatever the hell he wants. That's what you sign on for as an actor - I can't stand it when you have actors who are trying to leverage directors into doing things they don't want to do. - Author: Christian Bale
Actor quotes by Christian Bale
#6. As an actor, you don't want to be typecast, because Hollywood is so quick to put you in things that you've succeeded in before. - Author: Danny McBride
Actor quotes by Danny McBride
#7. If you want to protect yourself as an actor, always work with good people - Author: George Clooney
Actor quotes by George Clooney
#8. Once you sign on as an actor, you know, you don't go to the editing room, you don't see how they cut, you don't see how they score, you don't see how they cast the rest of the movie. - Author: Albert Brooks
Actor quotes by Albert Brooks
#9. Shakespeare teaches you how to act. You come out of this process as a better actor. It's just the nature of the words he writes. - Author: Condola Rashad
Actor quotes by Condola Rashad
#10. What I learned as an actor was the only way you could really do August Wilson's work, you had to leave an ounce of your essence on that stage, ... Otherwise it was impossible. - Author: Charles S. Dutton
Actor quotes by Charles S. Dutton
#11. What motivates every other decision artistically or technically is the acting. This is what motivates everything. Never can a camera move be incompatible with the emotion of the actor at that moment. The movement, the style, the atmosphere, everything is dictated by the actor. - Author: Xavier Dolan
Actor quotes by Xavier Dolan
#12. As an actor, I've grown considerably. For example, it's taken me years to get comfortable doing a romantic scene and dancing on stage in front of a live audience. I do it a lot better than I ever did. I've really opened up a lot. And I'm glad I have because I'm being appreciated for it. - Author: Sanjay Dutt
Actor quotes by Sanjay Dutt
#13. That's an amazing gift as an actor - to be able to say I have an audience in so many countries in the world and that people know my work. - Author: Elisabeth Harnois
Actor quotes by Elisabeth Harnois
#14. I've got a massive actor girl crush on Carey Mulligan, so I'd love to be buddies with her. She just oozes this joyful, natural innocence and always brings a nice emotional depth to her character. - Author: Holliday Grainger
Actor quotes by Holliday Grainger
#15. I'm trying to get an acting gig on 'CSI' or something like that, so we'll see how that works out. I'm a singer, definitely not an actor, so I just follow directions. - Author: Jason Aldean
Actor quotes by Jason Aldean
#16. I didn't intend to become an actor. - Author: Anthony Quinn
Actor quotes by Anthony Quinn
#17. I've always said that I benefit, as an actor, from not having the illusion of security. - Author: Hal Sparks
Actor quotes by Hal Sparks
#18. Playing a plainer role means everything is dependent on the credentials of the actor, not the fact that they are as pretty as Julia Roberts. People start to look at their talent rather than their appearance. And playing the ugly part often means less time in the make-up chair, which is a great benefit on set. - Author: Laura Carmichael
Actor quotes by Laura Carmichael
#19. I'm a method actor. - Author: Seann William Scott
Actor quotes by Seann William Scott
#20. If you know why someone is doing what they're doing, why they're behaving the way they are, then that's your job to reveal that, and often that's situational. The storytelling does that, and then some of it's your job as an actor to make that subtext come to life. - Author: Cate Blanchett
Actor quotes by Cate Blanchett
#21. The big challenge for me was just trying to ignore the embarrassment of being an actor. It's a pretty embarrassing thing to do. You've got people pointing cameras at you and hundreds of people watching you, as you're trying to be great. And often, almost every time, you're not. - Author: Chris Pratt
Actor quotes by Chris Pratt
#22. I am a pretty good actor. Most of my friendships are based on the fact that I pretend to be outgoing and funny in social situations, but when I get home, I tend to isolate myself because I am actually somewhat bipolar and introverted. - Author: Reese Roper
Actor quotes by Reese Roper
#23. Beauty can break a heart and make it think about something more spiritual than the mindless routine we go through day after day to get by. Francis was a singer, a poet, an actor. He knew that the imagination was a stealth way into people's souls, a way to get all of us to think about God. For him, beauty was its own apologetic. That's why a church should care about the arts. They inspire all of us to think about the eternal. - Author: Ian Morgan Cron
Actor quotes by Ian Morgan Cron
#24. I don't come to work as an actor. There are many directors who can direct without ever having acted and do a great job and connect with their actors and lead them to excellent performances without themselves having had an acting background. - Author: Abdellatif Kechiche
Actor quotes by Abdellatif Kechiche
#25. When you come onto the set, everything should be focused around your character and you should stay in the pocket, as much as possible. Every actor has their own process. For me, I really need to stay in the pocket. - Author: Vin Diesel
Actor quotes by Vin Diesel
#26. Dakota Fanning is a child, but she is a wonderful actor. I don't know what a child actor is. She's an actor who's a child. - Author: Denzel Washington
Actor quotes by Denzel Washington
#27. I spent hours apart by myself, taking stock of where I stood, mentally, on this my thirtieth birthday. It came to me queerly how, four years ago, I had meant to be a general and knighted, when thirty. Such temporal dignities were now in my grasp, only that my sense of falsity of the Arab position had cured me of crude ambition: while it left me craving for good repute among men. This craving made me profoundly suspect my truthfulness to myself. Only too good an actor could so impress his favorable opinion. Here were the Arabs believing me, Allenby and Clayton trusting me, my bodyguard dying for me: and I began to wonder if all established reputations were founded, like mine, on fraud. - Author: T.E. Lawrence
Actor quotes by T.E. Lawrence
#28. I'm an actor. That's what I'm gifted at. It's what makes me breathe. - Author: Samantha Morton
Actor quotes by Samantha Morton
#29. An actor is somebody who communicates someone else's words and emotions to an audience. It's not me. It's what writers want me to be. - Author: Maggie Smith
Actor quotes by Maggie Smith
#30. I'm just an actor. Just a stupid actor. - Author: Vincent Kartheiser
Actor quotes by Vincent Kartheiser
#31. When you're in the editing room, as a director, you get the opportunity to look at your work. As a writer, you can rewrite. But as an actor, unless you're watching playback, you really rely on the director to help you. - Author: Zoe Kazan
Actor quotes by Zoe Kazan
#32. I have to say as an actor I have been inspired by so many British actors throughout the years. - Author: Leonardo DiCaprio
Actor quotes by Leonardo DiCaprio
#33. It's kind of interesting to be a director who is all of a sudden being an actor playing an agent. This is my whole world! - Author: Mark Rydell
Actor quotes by Mark Rydell
#34. The virtue you would like to have, assume it is already yours, appropriate it, enter into the part and live the character just as the great actor is absorbed in ... the part he plays. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Actor quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#35. Most actors will tell you that it takes a while to figure out what you want to be because we just want to do everything we see on TV and don't know that 'actor' is a job yet. - Author: Rachelle Lefevre
Actor quotes by Rachelle Lefevre
#36. That's really just the worst part of life really, you get bracketed somewhere and the next thing you know people are saying, 'No. No. That's not the type. Get me so and so.' I'm not a type. I'm an actor. - Author: Morgan Freeman
Actor quotes by Morgan Freeman
#37. Working out and working as an actor have gone hand in hand - I always feel more prepared if I know I have done a workout. It gives me confidence - and peace of mind. - Author: Sebastian Stan
Actor quotes by Sebastian Stan
#38. My dad has always been very proud of me but I think I have exceeded his expectations. When I told him I wanted to be an actor and moved to New York City, I think he assumed I would be playing the guitar on the subway and collecting spare change in my guitar case. The fact that I'm not doing that means that I'm a huge success. - Author: Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Actor quotes by Jesse Tyler Ferguson
#39. Perhaps I've been perceived more as a romantic comedy actor, but overall, I enjoy acting in any shape or form. - Author: Jaime Camil
Actor quotes by Jaime Camil
#40. But I'm an actor and I like to just keep working. - Author: M. Emmet Walsh
Actor quotes by M. Emmet Walsh
#41. One person goes off and works in Houston the other person goes off to London and you're on the phone to each other and somebody is paying you to kiss somebody else. It's very bizarre being an actor. - Author: Ted Danson
Actor quotes by Ted Danson
#42. My only job as an actor is to try and understand the character and, to the best of my ability, bring this character to life. - Author: Patrick Warburton
Actor quotes by Patrick Warburton
#43. I've learned from every director I've worked with. Everybody's style is very different, and I always say that being an actor is the best film school that I could ever go to. - Author: Lake Bell
Actor quotes by Lake Bell
#44. When you are an actor, you have to stay inside this world, but when you are with the crew, on the outside, you are in the dirt, working through all the issues. It's just a different way of working, and I think I preferred it. - Author: Angelina Jolie
Actor quotes by Angelina Jolie
#45. There's a large chunk of me in all the parts. As an actor, I got involved largely because I want to let things out. The best acting is that that is most real and the only way to do that, is to genuinely feel it. - Author: James Franco
Actor quotes by James Franco
#46. I've just gotten to do a lot of very different things, and as an actor, that's what you want. - Author: Lee Norris
Actor quotes by Lee Norris
#47. I'm always drawn towards the darker stuff, because I think it's just a lot more interesting. But it's also good fun doing the comedy, and I think that's why 'Misfits' has been great in that way, as you get a really good balance. I think it's best to try and do everything as an actor, really. - Author: Iwan Rheon
Actor quotes by Iwan Rheon
#48. I took a gamble in becoming an actor and my dream job has been realised. - Author: Brendan Coyle
Actor quotes by Brendan Coyle
#49. The photographer discovers himself/herself being photographed and we can guess he is uncomfortable. Unsuccessfully he/she tries to recompose his posture and to look like a photographer taking photos. But no, he is and continues to be a spectator. The momentous fact of being photographed leads him to becoming an actor. And, as always, actors must assume a role, which is only an elegant way of avoiding to say they must choose sides, choose a faction, take an option. - Author: Subcomandante Marcos
Actor quotes by Subcomandante Marcos
#50. In 90% of cases, you can start with one of the two most effective ways to open a speech: ask a question or start with a story.

Our brain doesn't remember what we hear. It remembers only what we "see" or imagine while we listen.

You can remember stories. Everything else is quickly forgotten.

Smell is the most powerful sense out of 4 to immerse audience members into a scene.

Every sentence either helps to drive your point home, or it detracts from clarity. There is no middle point.

If you don't have a foundational phrase in your speech, it means that your message is not clear enough to you, and if it's not clear to you, there is no way it will be clear to your audience.

Share your failures first. Show your audience members that you are not any better, smarter or more talented than they are.

You are not an actor, you are a speaker. The main skill of an actor is to play a role; to be someone else. Your main skill as a speaker is to be yourself.

People will forgive you for anything except for being boring. Speaking without passion is boring. If you are not excited about what you are talking about, how can you expect your audience to be excited?

Never hide behind a lectern or a table. Your audience needs to see 100% of your body.

Speak slowly and people will consider you to be a thoughtful and clever person.

Leaders don't talk much, but each word holds a lot of m - Author: Andrii Sedniev
Actor quotes by Andrii Sedniev
#51. Everyone wants to label me, but I don't want to be labeled as a rapper or a movie actor. - Author: Riff Raff
Actor quotes by Riff Raff
#52. I give myself homework when I have an audition. I give myself goals, and that's how I check how I'm doing. It can be something simple like 'listen,' or 'find your feet.' And then afterward it's an assessment, so in a way it's not about booking the job or not. It's about what I learned as an actor about that character. - Author: Lupita Nyong'o
Actor quotes by Lupita Nyong'o
#53. When I was growing up, my parents asked me what I wanted to do, and I said that I wanted to live in Springfield. They were like, "Well, that's not how it works. There is an actor who play Homer, and someone who writes what Homer says." So, I was like, "Well, I want to write what Homer says." - Author: Jonah Hill
Actor quotes by Jonah Hill
#54. As an actor, you're never busy enough. - Author: Bryan Callen
Actor quotes by Bryan Callen
#55. I always knew I'd be more of a character actor than a leading man, and I always wanted to take that and run with it. - Author: B. D. Wong
Actor quotes by B. D. Wong
#56. I never think of myself as a celebrity - or even an actor, actually. I think of myself as a writer-director. - Author: Ricky Gervais
Actor quotes by Ricky Gervais
#57. It makes it fun. When an actor plays a character, you want what that character wants. Otherwise it doesn't look authentic. So I really want to defeat Jimmy - I mean Jimmy as the character. - Author: Alan Alda
Actor quotes by Alan Alda
#58. Rumours are a part and parcel of being an actor, and I am okay with that. - Author: Uday Kiran
Actor quotes by Uday Kiran
#59. In terms of jobs, I'm an actor. There's gotta' be depth there. I'd never say yes to something just to play the hot guy. That's not what I'm interested in. - Author: Bill Skarsgard
Actor quotes by Bill Skarsgard
#60. If the actor has a problem, I can just go in and fix it right away. I think it speeds up the process. - Author: Tommy Wirkola
Actor quotes by Tommy Wirkola
#61. As the actor, you can't be worried about the scene that you're going to playing two days from now. You think about what's going on, right now and in the moment. That's what you worry about. Everything is right then and there. In the end, all of the pieces come together, thanks to the editing and James Gunn. - Author: Michael Rooker
Actor quotes by Michael Rooker
#62. We remember Ronald Reagan as a man who maximized his gifts from an unknown to an actor to a Governor to the leader of the Free World. - Author: Richard Burr
Actor quotes by Richard Burr
#63. 'Normal Heart' was my most transcendent moment as an actor. - Author: Ellen Barkin
Actor quotes by Ellen Barkin
#64. The first time I made myself up, I was looking at my reflection in the mirror and it wasn't me looking back. It allowed me to do things I couldn't do as myself. I found out how powerful that was and how much that can mean to an actor. - Author: Rick Baker
Actor quotes by Rick Baker
#65. I literally fell into this business. I never came down one day and said, "Atticus' thought of the day ... I want to be an actor!" My mom and I would always read story books out loud together and I loved doing character voices and playing with my voice. - Author: Atticus Shaffer
Actor quotes by Atticus Shaffer
#66. Ultimately, however, the script an actor enlivens is someone else's words. - Author: Debra Winger
Actor quotes by Debra Winger
#67. I suspected the movies, considering her cheap crack about me being a ten-cent Clark Gable, which was ridiculous. He simpers, to begin with, and to end with no one can say I resemble a movie actor, and if they did it would be more apt to be Gary Cooper than Clark Gable. - Author: Rex Stout
Actor quotes by Rex Stout
#68. I had spent my entire career not wanting to talk about weight, not wanting to deal with it, wanting to be an actor first. - Author: Sara Rue
Actor quotes by Sara Rue
#69. As much as I'd love to be a successful actor, the thought of being recognised in the street is petrifying. - Author: Holliday Grainger
Actor quotes by Holliday Grainger
#70. God, could that dopey girl dance. Buddy Singer and his stinking band was playing 'Just One of Those Things' and even they couldn't ruin it entirely. It's a swell song. I didn't try any trick stuff while we danced
I hate a guy that does a lot of show-off tricky stuff on the dance floor
but I was moving her around plenty, and she stayed with me. The funny thing is, I thought she was enjoying it, too, till all of a sudden she came out with this very dumb remark. "I and my girl friends saw Peter Lorre last night," she said. "The movie actor. In person. He was buyin' a newspaper. He's cute."
"You're lucky," I told her. "You're really lucky. You know that?" She was really a moron. But what a dancer. - Author: J.D. Salinger
Actor quotes by J.D. Salinger
#71. When you are an actor, you bring a tool in your craft but you are not that person. - Author: Pam Grier
Actor quotes by Pam Grier
#72. I didn't become an actor until I was an old man of 28 or 29. I declared to the world that I was an actor. Nobody heard me, but I did declare it. - Author: Peter Falk
Actor quotes by Peter Falk
#73. I think early on it's important to put that at the back of your mind and make your own choices. Sometimes you do pick the same choices, just as a matter of course - not because someone else did it first, but because it was the best choice to make. But any actor worth his salt makes something their own. - Author: Jacki Weaver
Actor quotes by Jacki Weaver
#74. I was working in computers when this stranger approached me out of the blue, saying I should become an actor. I took it as a gift from God, because I had been praying for clarity about what He wanted me to do, since I wasn't happy in computers. - Author: Nate Parker
Actor quotes by Nate Parker
#75. An actor works with their soul and their thought. - Author: Monica Bellucci
Actor quotes by Monica Bellucci
#76. But as an actor you do want to challenge yourself and step outside what you have done in the past and that what I like to do, I like to jump around and try different things and stretch myself. - Author: Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Actor quotes by Mary Elizabeth Winstead
#77. I'm a character actor but unlike a lot of character actors, I don't look radically different from film to film and there was a bunch of them at once. - Author: Curtis Armstrong
Actor quotes by Curtis Armstrong
#78. Tim [Omundson] is just so wonderfully delicious. He has the sexiest beard on television. He's such a fabulous actor, and a great character. - Author: J. Robbins
Actor quotes by J. Robbins
#79. It is important to make your own stuff. Even if you are not an actor, it is important to not stop involving yourself as a creative person. - Author: Ajay Naidu
Actor quotes by Ajay Naidu
#80. An actor is something less than a man, while an actress is something more than a woman. - Author: Richard Burton
Actor quotes by Richard Burton
#81. As an actor, you express certain things because they need to be expressed, and then you don't really feel a need to do it again. I want to feel something else, you know? - Author: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Actor quotes by Chiwetel Ejiofor
#82. Fighting the wild branches of a haunted tree is not something that every actor is confident enough to attack, literally and figuratively. - Author: Mick Garris
Actor quotes by Mick Garris
#83. It's a very odd thing with Hollywood, where you do stand-up, you're good at it, then they go, 'How would you like to be a horrible actor?' Then you say, 'All right, that sounds good. I'll do that.' - Author: Norm MacDonald
Actor quotes by Norm MacDonald
#84. My brother is nine years older than I am. He's a psychology professor, I'm an actor, and so we look at life in two different ways. We thought it would be interesting to come together and take our unique perspectives and share them with everybody else. - Author: Matt Czuchry
Actor quotes by Matt Czuchry
#85. I've been lucky enough - well, maybe unlucky enough - to have had a lot of friends who have had their ups and downs. And for an actor, that's good. Life experience in any regard is good. So I've seen a lot and I've had my own experiences. - Author: Chris Evans
Actor quotes by Chris Evans
#86. In general all celebrities, no matter how they became a celebrity, or if they're an actor or singer or a model, whatever it is - that people are people and people have problems and there's nothing wrong with that at all. - Author: Rachel Uchitel
Actor quotes by Rachel Uchitel
#87. As an actor you have to get used to receiving gentle little pies in the face. - Author: James Purefoy
Actor quotes by James Purefoy
#88. I was born in Mumbai, but I grew up in England, and then my adulthood has been in the States. I'm an American stuffed with an English person with an Indian person inside. I feel like those things kind of inform me in some way, which I think helps me as an actor. - Author: Aasif Mandvi
Actor quotes by Aasif Mandvi
#89. I think people involved in politics make good actors. Acting and politics both involve fooling people. People like being fooled by actors. When you get right down to it, they probably like being fooled by politicians even more. A skillful actor will make you think, but a skillful politician will make you never have to think. - Author: Donna Brazile
Actor quotes by Donna Brazile
#90. For me to want to be an actor was an improbable idea. I wasn't beautiful or pretty in any conventional way. I wasn't an ingenue at 22. But I was always certain of it and certain of its power. I felt the power when I went to the theater at 9, 10, 12 and 14. - Author: Linda Hunt
Actor quotes by Linda Hunt
#91. Years ago - I used to be an actor - I was in a production of Vaclav Havel's 'Temptation,' and when we started rehearsals, he was in prison. When we closed the show, he was running for president. And it felt incredibly timely and important and also this lucky thing. - Author: Kelly Sue DeConnick
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#92. I don't know how it is now but the assistant stage manager had to understudy several parts. You had to be ready to go on at any time if the actor couldn't make it to the play. I didn't think anything of it. - Author: Glenn Ford
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#93. Any comic is a very good actor. Look at Don Rickles. He is saying the same joke every night for 20 years and making it look like he just thought of it. - Author: Joan Rivers
Actor quotes by Joan Rivers
#94. You have more creative freedom with writing, in certain ways, because you can create everything that happens. But, as an actor you also have creative freedom because you don't so much focus on what has to move the story along, and only on how your character is reacting to situations. - Author: John Francis Daley
Actor quotes by John Francis Daley
#95. I love to play different roles. That's just the kind of actor I am. - Author: Idris Elba
Actor quotes by Idris Elba
#96. Some of the things I've been in are comedic, but I don't get considered for true comedies because I'm a 'dramatic' actor. - Author: Noah Emmerich
Actor quotes by Noah Emmerich
#97. I have to tell you, you can't have an ego when you're an actor. A lot of actors have them, but in reality most of those people are just sensitive artists dying for a hug and a compliment. - Author: Josh Brolin
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#98. The West has never been all of the world that matters. The West has not been the only actor on the stage of modern history even at the peak of the West's power (and this peak has perhaps now already been passed) ... It has not been the West that has been hit by the world; it has been the world that has been hit - and hit hard - by the West. - Author: Arnold J. Toynbee
Actor quotes by Arnold J. Toynbee
#99. I'm a full-time dad; I'm a part-time actor. - Author: Freddie Prinze, Jr.
Actor quotes by Freddie Prinze, Jr.
#100. That has been one of the best, most rewarding things about being an actor - traveling throughout the world, meeting all kinds of different people and learning about other cultures. - Author: Michael Ansara
Actor quotes by Michael Ansara
#101. The theater audience is the ultimate teacher, instructing the actor on the degree to which he has executed both the author's and the director's intent. - Author: Joan Fontaine
Actor quotes by Joan Fontaine
#102. I had traversed the line from doctor to patient, from actor to acted upon, from subject to direct object. - Author: Paul Kalanithi
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#103. I know that I am one and I've made a living as an actor and I enjoy being an actor, but when I'm not actually doing it, I forget that I do it. - Author: Wallace Shawn
Actor quotes by Wallace Shawn
#104. Money isn't a major motivating force in my life. Nor is my profession. There are other things that I care more about than being an actor. - Author: Kevin Costner
Actor quotes by Kevin Costner
#105. I've been aware of the work I do as an actor being directorial in feel. - Author: Iain Glen
Actor quotes by Iain Glen
#106. I played guitar in a band from when I was about 20 for three years. Then I sang a little. Then I started getting really busy as an actor and forgot about it. - Author: Michael Imperioli
Actor quotes by Michael Imperioli
#107. "Repeat that?"
"It's National Talk Like a Pirate Day. Didn't you know?"
"Somehow I missed the memo."
"You mean, 'Somehow I missed the memo, arrr!'"
"Precisely. Arr. So, Mrs. Jack ... Er, is that still your name? Or, I tremble to ask, have you adopted a pirate identity?"
"Arr, matey, of course I have! It's ... " She pulled an eggplant from the grocery bag. "Captain Eggplantier." She needed to stop speaking the first words that popped into her mind.
"Captain Eggplanteir." He sounded very doubtful.
"That's right. A family name. It's Belgian. - Author: Shannon Hale
Actor quotes by Shannon Hale
#108. Nobody would be an actor if he/she were not charming at some level. - Author: Katrina Kaif
Actor quotes by Katrina Kaif
#109. It was said that one of them, either the actor or the history teacher, was superfluous in this world, but you weren't, you weren't superfluous, there is no duplicate of you to come and replace you at your mother's side, you were unique, just as every ordinary person is unique, truly unique. - Author: Jose Saramago
Actor quotes by Jose Saramago
#110. I know that I am a singer and an actor, yet in order to give the public the impression that I am neither one nor the other, but the real man conceived by the author, I have to feel and to think as the man the author had in mind. - Author: Enrico Caruso
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#111. You know, I was really privileged to meet Woody Allen, who is now a filmmaker, let's be honest. He's also an actor. And he's classic. And because I have no conception of what classic fashion is now, I respond to his slightly outdated sensibilities. - Author: Ezra Miller
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#112. An old man in poor health, like my rival, could not be expected to be so impressively feeble as a young actor in the prime of life. You see, he really had paralysis, and working within this definite limitation, he couldn't be so jolly paralytic as I was. - Author: Anonymous
Actor quotes by Anonymous
#113. Curiously, directing my own films have made me more tolerant and patient. I've always been an extremely impatient actor. Waiting around drove me nuts. But now I'm much more sympathetic to a director's struggle. - Author: Robert Redford
Actor quotes by Robert Redford
#114. I understand that if you set out to be a celebrity, then you asked for it, but all I wanted to be was an actor. - Author: Gwyneth Paltrow
Actor quotes by Gwyneth Paltrow
#115. I really loved my dad. I was very, very close to my dad. He - you know, he was very, very nervous about my being an actor. - Author: Jeffrey Tambor
Actor quotes by Jeffrey Tambor
#116. When audiences look at an action actor like myself, sometimes we are very easily stereotyped or characterized as one type. They forget that we are actors, too. - Author: Donnie Yen
Actor quotes by Donnie Yen
#117. Every character lives in ever actor and if you're doing your job right, you're just accessing that part of your fantasy life. I can kill someone just as quickly as I can have sex with someone. You can switch that instinct, no matter what - you can pretend anything. - Author: Matthew Lillard
Actor quotes by Matthew Lillard
#118. I had been working predominantly and steadily as a dancer, so after awhile, you don't have to audition. I was just in that world, and I had certain goals I wanted to reach, but I definitely always wanted to keep going and challenge myself and become an actor. - Author: Kenny Wormald
Actor quotes by Kenny Wormald
#119. For an actor who has the ability to take a chance, which may make him look like a fool, but may end in the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow so to speak. So you have to take chances to be a bit dangerous and a bit silly every now and then and playful. - Author: Max Irons
Actor quotes by Max Irons
#120. It was very natural for me to want to disappear into dark theater, I am really very shy. That is something that people never seem to fully grasp because, when you are an actor, you are meant to be an exhibitionist. - Author: Nicole Kidman
Actor quotes by Nicole Kidman
#121. The worst thing for an actor is a director that gets on your nerves and says things that actually confuse you. - Author: Stephen Rea
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#122. A good actor is someone who knows how to take the part and make it real and make it honest and be effective in it. If it's in a funny movie and, as long as they are cast in an appropriate way, humor will come from it. - Author: Ivan Reitman
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#123. To be a good actor, you have to be very smart. But to be a great actor, you also have to have a streak of, 'I'm an idiot, a complete lunatic.' - Author: Lena Olin
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#124. I think there's a kind of love relationship between an actor and an audience, and this is something I really feel with the audiences in France. - Author: Francois Cluzet
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#125. The general view is that actors start on soaps and then maybe graduate to prime-time television or film; normally you don't see a film actor going to do a soap. - Author: James Franco
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#126. I think I always wanted to be an actor - sounds a bit boring, doesn't it? And I pretended once that I wanted to be a vet because one of the teachers asked me and saying you want to be an actor sounds a little bit silly. And I do still feel a bit silly saying it. You feel a bit fraudulent. - Author: Sophie Thompson
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#127. If an actor is going to be an action hero, do it in a Robert Rodriguez movie, because that guy is going to make you look like a million bucks. - Author: Freddy Rodriguez
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#128. I've really dreamed of doing television. All of us do television, coming up. But when I was coming up, television was a black hole for actors. Now, television has a certain cache. Now everybody wants to be on TV because they're doing adult dramas. If you're an actor, it's like, "Well, get me on television," because it's the only place you can do it and also make a living at it. If my kids need shoes, I better do a TV show because I damn sure don't make any money with independent films. - Author: Billy Bob Thornton
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#129. It wasn't like I ever said, 'I want to be an actor.' I was in the right place at the right time. I went to a local drama group because I found football on the weekends too cold - which is highly ironic because I've had some of the coldest experiences of my life filming 'Game of Thrones.' - Author: Isaac Hempstead-Wright
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#130. Someone asked me if I was a method actor - I loved that! I needed to know what it felt like to lose everything just to do the Bad Day video! I could really feel the angst! - Author: Daniel Powter
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#131. And then there was a long conversation, mostly one-sided, definitely biased toward the LA guy doing all the talking, which Reacher couldn't hear, and Chang's facial expressions could have launched a thousand competing scenarios, so he got no real guidance from her. He had a sense the guy worked hard on one thing after another, episodically. And in great detail. Maybe he was an actor. Or a movie person. The context was unclear. In the end Reacher gave up trying to construct a plausible narrative, and just waited. - Author: Lee Child
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#132. Thing is, I'm a funny actor, but I'm not good at being funny. I'm going to ramble for a second: I'm an actor who can make things funny in the moment, like in stakes or in circumstances or out of character. - Author: Matthew Lillard
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#133. National parks, zoos, protected areas, polluted seas - using the whole world as a readymade, I thought about it as a stage set. To activate a stage set you need a drama, an actor to offset it. - Author: Aleksandra Mir
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#134. You can't be a casual observer of something humorous - you have to engage, you have to find it funny for the relationship between actor and audience to work. - Author: Brendan Coyle
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#135. I don't cry. Well, you know, I think coming from an acting background that's really helped me because I more than anyone know that an actor creates a character. - Author: Joanna Kerns
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#136. I'd say that I'm super proud of only four or five things I've done, but mostly I'd like to be remembered as a really good actor who people enjoyed watching. - Author: Gil Bellows
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#137. I think it helps, as an actor, to never know when you're going to get that next script and you're done. - Author: Jon Bernthal
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#138. As an actor, if you're just sitting and staring and you don't know who you are in your own mind, it's vacant. And sometimes the camera is an X-ray machine, it can pick it up. - Author: Albert Brooks
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#139. When I was in college, I did sort of want to be a journalist. Being an actor, you kind of have the same interest. You go into a story, and you tell it from your point of view for people who aren't there. That's what an actor does with a character. But the real life is more more interesting. - Author: Sigourney Weaver
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#140. My dad was very much a struggling actor and spent more of his life as a postman, as a member of a tarmac firm, as a van driver. - Author: Kate Winslet
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#141. Years ago I met Richard Burton in Port Talbot, my home town, and afterwards he passed in his car with his wife, and I thought, 'I want to get out and become like him'. Not because of Wales, because I love Wales, but because I was so limited as a child at school and so bereft and lonely, and I thought becoming an actor would do that. - Author: Anthony Hopkins
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#142. I definitely had those moments, like any actor, when you get anxious and think, 'When am I going to work again?' But I would feel that way even when I had every offer in the world coming to me. Then I became a father and I felt a little more of the anxiety that came with the responsibility of being a parent. - Author: Chris O'Donnell
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#143. I don't want to get locked into any one type of genre. I just want to constantly be working with amazing directors and amazing actors, and just always pushing the envelope on what I can do, as an actor. - Author: Nico Tortorella
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#144. So which guideline should a writer follow, "Avoid elegant variation" or "Don't use a word twice on one page"? Traditional style guides don't resolve the contradiction, but psycholinguistics can help. Wording should not be varied capriciously, because in general people assume that if someone uses two different words they're referring to two different things. And as we shall soon see, wording should never be varied when a writer is comparing or contrasting two things. But wording should be varied when an entity is referred to multiple times in quick succession and repeating the name would sound monotonous or would misleadingly suggest that a new actor had entered the scene. - Author: Steven Pinker
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#145. I tell this joke about Barack Obama is the best communicator of our generation: The guy reads a teleprompter better than any Hollywood actor. John McCain, his opponent - Stevie Wonder reads a teleprompter better than John McCain. - Author: Frank Luntz
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#146. Every actor gets their due. - Author: Timothy Omundson
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#147. I plan on having the credibility and integrity of being a part of an entertainment news program like 'E!,' in addition to being on the actor side as well. - Author: Terrence J
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#148. I've wanted to be an actor since I was 6 years old. I was literally picked off the streets of Paris ... while I was modeling there. I was asked to audition for Oliver Stone's 'Alexander.' I didn't get the part, but that led to commercials and roles in South Africa. - Author: Tanit Phoenix
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#149. In ten years, or certainly before then, I'd like to not only be continuously busy as an actor playing tormented, playful characters in film and television but also have gotten a few of my own films made. - Author: Kyle Cassie
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#150. Every actor you learn from, take something from everyone - big actor or not. Whether they're big movie stars or not doesn't really matter. - Author: Diane Kruger
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#151. I've long been a fan of Chiwetel Ejiofor. I think he's a great actor. He's my kind of guy. He does what I aspire to do. - Author: Garret Dillahunt
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#152. I had to spend a few years learning how to do movies. I wasn't really good at that. I was a theatre actor first and foremost. So I took my time learning that. - Author: Lars Mikkelsen
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#153. I'm not jumping into anything fast. I'm an actor that likes to choose my work and there's an element of good taste to my work. - Author: Luke Ford
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#154. Up until the time I was cast in 'Star Trek,' the roles were pretty shallow - thin, stereotyped, one-dimensional roles. I knew this character was a breakthrough role, certainly for me as an individual actor but also for the image of an Asian character: no accent, a member of the elite leadership team. - Author: George Takei
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#155. I'll never be the biggest kind of star; I'll be like Bob Duvall, respected as an actor but a lot of people can't identify the face. I don't have the personality of a big star, or the looks of a Mel Gibson or a Paul Newman, or the style of a George C. Scott. - Author: John Malkovich
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#156. My biggest emotional defeat and the greatest emotional pain I've had as an actor was when 'Wild Wild West' opened up to $52 million. The movie wasn't good. And it hurt so bad to be the No. 1 movie, to open at $52 million and to know the movie wasn't good. - Author: Will Smith
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#157. It can't be overstated how wonderful it is not to have to audition any more. Any actor will tell you, it's like Christmas. - Author: Bill Nighy
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#158. No, I love the idea that someone changes. As an actor it's always the thing that you look for. He is someone who starts off bright, cheerful and confident and then has everything taken away from him. It's a wonderful journey to take. - Author: Stephen Fry
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#159. As an actor, your text is your bible, so you're not making a documentary, but you still have to follow the choices made by your writer. - Author: Natalie Dormer
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#160. Wanting to be in a Western film won't get me very far. Unless the opportunity arose, it doesn't matter how much I want to be in one. But if an opportunity did arise, no actor would pass it up. - Author: Zhang Ziyi
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#161. We are all actors playing different roles in different phases of life. But we must try to play each role to perfection! - Author: Avijeet Das
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#162. I've always been a character actor, although I'm not quite sure what that means. All my scripts are absolutely covered in notes, so any time I say anything - even 'pass the salt' - I have six subtexts, comments on what I really mean when I'm saying that. Maybe that's what gives the impression that I'm saying one thing and thinking something else. - Author: Christopher Walken
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#163. A lot of the people in San Francisco think of themselves as healers - not just as people delivering this base service, but giving their clients spiritual help. It's almost like being an actor, playing a different part for each trick. - Author: James Franco
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#164. There are the jobs you get that do something for your confidence, like "I can do this with my life" kind of thing. And then, there are the jobs that maybe bring a certain level of awareness about you as an actor where other people feel like they can hire you. - Author: Rosemarie DeWitt
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#165. I learnt a lot about how to negotiate the camera: everyone had told me an actor doesn't really need to do anything on screen, but I realised that wasn't true. If you do nothing, it's boring. - Author: Stephen Mangan
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#166. In fact my favourite thing is the wig because I'm a very lazy actor so every time I put it on, in order to keep it straight, they kept on telling me to tip my head back because otherwise I was eating it all the time. - Author: Jason Isaacs
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#167. Mr. Eissen, the man in the wonderful suit, tapped one fingertip on the table. He did it very quietly, but everyone got silent and sat up a little straighter. Eissen gave me a microscopic smile. "Robert," he said, emphasizing the name slightly, and then adding, "Robert Chase." He gave a slight, dismissive shake of his head. "Robert is a well-known actor, Mr. Morgan. - Author: Jeff Lindsay
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#168. I would say my voice is actor-neutral. - Author: Kenneth Branagh
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#169. I have always been attracted to difficult work. There really doesn't seem much point in looking for the easy life as an actor. I would simply get bored. - Author: Robert Powell
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#170. In my 20s, it was easy. In your 40s, it's a lot more challenging. You have to look at it like you're an actor, but you're also a professional athlete. You have to train. - Author: Daniel Wu
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#171. You see these actor/director relationships in the celebrity world and you understand why. The director knows which buttons to push and it makes it so much more familiarized. - Author: Michelle Glick
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#172. I don't want to be just considered a breakout comedic supporting actor. I want to be a breakout actor in anything that's a lead. - Author: Donald Faison
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#173. I'm supposed to be a pretty good theater actor. - Author: John Malkovich
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#174. Life actors never rehearse and need no script. A life actor uses only what is available, nothing more, nothing less. - Author: Abbie Hoffman
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#175. I'm the girl that waits for the director to say, 'I like that,' or 'Can you boost it up?,' or 'Can you pull it down?' I'm that kind of actor. I started in theater, so that's the feedback that I'm accustomed to. It's the feedback that I really thrive off of. - Author: Jill Scott
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#176. I am really attracted to films. It's nice to do something new, all the time. That's why I like being an actor. - Author: Jane Levy
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#177. It's funny - when I first started as an actor, obviously there were long periods of being idle and all you want to do is work. So if I ever get the compulsion to feel like I should complain or feel like I want to take a break, I just remember how I was before and be very grateful for it. - Author: Neil Jackson
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#178. One wants to think that - and this is really a stupid thought - that through your art or whatever you do as an actor you can actually affect someone else's lives and thoughts or whatever. - Author: Demian Bichir
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#179. At times, I feel sorry for kids who have succumbed in some kind of way to being a child actor. - Author: Tia Mowry
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#180. And I don't know where to find Ashley Danfield and all the other lovely commentators who show me live courtroom trials. To me, you know, I'm obsessed with it. Like I think maybe if I wasn't an actor I'd be a litigator. But, you know, it's always just shocking to see what happens in real life because most of the things that you see on those trials if you tried to write them into a TV series you would say oh gosh, no one would believe that would ever happen. But yet they always do in real life. - Author: Debra Messing
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#181. My mother was an actress in comedies. My father wrote scenarios. They were not opposed to my being an actor. I really didn't know what it meant, but I wanted to be one anyway. - Author: Jean-Pierre Leaud
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#182. I was trained as a dramatic actor. I'm really excited to do some more dramatic stuff. - Author: Spencer Boldman
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#183. When I was a kid, I wanted to be an actor. I was acting in all the school plays. I went to school for acting. I was really sure that that's what I wanted to do. - Author: Aaron Sorkin
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#184. Even though I never really had to pound the pavement as an actor, I always worked really hard. But, at the same time, I always felt like people thought that I didn't have to struggle even though I was struggling. - Author: Winona Ryder
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#185. He [Alan Lomax] started right off trying to find people who could introduce folk songs to city people. He found a young actor named Burl Ives and said, "Burl, you know a lot of great country songs learned from your grandmother, don't you know people would love to hear them?" He put on radio programs. He persuaded CBS to dedicate "The School of the Air" for one year to American folk music. He'd get some old sailor to sing an old sea shanty with a cracked voice. Then he'd get me to sing it with my banjo. - Author: Pete Seeger
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#186. There is no pure success. I am action actor. I have broken almost every piece of my body. - Author: Jet Li
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#187. If you're a movie actor, you're on your own - you cannot control the stage. The director controls it. - Author: Michael Caine
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#188. Romeo Must Die was the first film that I did where I was able to just be free as an actor. - Author: Anthony Anderson
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#189. The most important thing, when playing characters with chemistry, is being able to work off the other actor and be supported. - Author: Tricia Helfer
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#190. With the type of actor I am, which includes really diving into a role and making it as real as possible, there's nothing better than working in a real environment on location. It forces you to feel what the character's feeling, and it allows you to live in the space of the character. - Author: Michael Eklund
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#191. An actor is at his best a kind of unfrocked priest who, for an hour or two, can call on heaven and hell to mesmerize a group of innocents. - Author: Alec Guinness
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#192. I did almost two years on 'One Life to Live,' so I was thinking, 'Oh yeah, I'm an actor now.' - Author: Teddy Sears
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#193. Take any movie with an actor you like. Turn your head and just listen to the performance. In some cases, the physical presence remains as strong when you can't see the actor, when it's just the voice. - Author: John Lasseter
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#194. All I want to see from an actor is the intensity and accuracy of their listening. - Author: Alan Rickman
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#195. Contrast of emotions is definitely something interesting that you like to do as an actor. - Author: Alfie Allen
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#196. I don't think tongue cancer is the best cancer for an actor. - Author: Michael Douglas
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#197. Bullshit!" Thor shouted at the stage, causing the actor playing Estelle to look at the audience. Thor added, "Just leave. Be done with this nightmare of a play! Goddamn cowards! - Author: Dylan Callens
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#198. I took myself out of the business to study film at NYU and the School of Visual Arts. I grew up on movie sets and was fascinated with the camera and behind-the-scenes work. I felt it would help my career as an actor if I knew all aspects of film. - Author: Devin Ratray
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#199. You can't plan your character arc - you have a vague idea, maybe, but I'm constantly surprised. Sometimes actors in films will play the ending of the movie, or even the middle, and you know where it's going - as an audience member you can read the actor. - Author: Evan Peters
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#200. To me, the series was the end of the actor, when the series ended. - Author: Jackie Cooper
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