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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
Actors quotes by Arjun Rampal
#2. 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
Actors quotes by Daniel Radcliffe
#3. 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
Actors quotes by Judith Malina
#4. I immensely enjoy any experience directing. I've never hated it, and I've had bad experiences. At the end of the day, I just feel like I'm supposed to be on a set. I'm supposed to be working with creative people. I'm supposed to be working with actors and I'm supposed to be manning a project in this capacity. It's interesting. - Author: Christine Swanson
Actors quotes by Christine Swanson
#5. I don't know what's more embarrassing, these musicians and actors talking about politics in interviews or the media actually giving them credibility about it. It's absurd that a celebrity could speak out on the economy or politics with no more justification than a hit album or a movie. - Author: Paul Stanley
Actors quotes by Paul Stanley
#6. 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
Actors quotes by Christian Bale
#7. I myself don't like to speak to the actors at all. I like to hire great people and let them do their thing. I don't like to speak to them. I don't like to have lunch with them. I don't like to socialize with them. I don't like to hear their ideas. - Author: Woody Allen
Actors quotes by Woody Allen
#8. If you want to protect yourself as an actor, always work with good people - Author: George Clooney
Actors quotes by George Clooney
#9. I think there are a lot more writers who are actors than you know; they just don't have roles on famous TV shows that you recognize. - Author: Danny Strong
Actors quotes by Danny Strong
#10. It really bugs me the way people criticise how actors look. We're not models. Models exist. - Author: Natalie Dormer
Actors quotes by Natalie Dormer
#11. 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
Actors quotes by Albert Brooks
#12. One can use standard principles and textbooks in educating people for law, medicine, architecture, chemistry or almost any other profession - but not for the theater. For, in most professions, every practitioner uses the same tools and techniques, while the actor's chief instrument is himself. And since no two persons are alike, no universal rule is applicable to any two actors in exactly the same way. - Author: Sanford Meisner
Actors quotes by Sanford Meisner
#13. You have a lot more leeway to be contradictory playing a character than most of the scripts have in them. That's how all actors are. We have so many different sides of ourselves and we're so different, in meeting with different people. The audiences relate more to that and find that more believable. - Author: Joel Kinnaman
Actors quotes by Joel Kinnaman
#14. 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
Actors quotes by Charles S. Dutton
#15. Do you think any of us know how to love?! Do you think anybody would ever do anything if they waited until they knew how to love?! Do you think that babies would ever get made or meals cooked or crops planed or books written or what God-damn-have-you? Do you think people would even get out of bed in the morning if they waited until they knew how to love? You have had too much therapy. Or not enough. God knows how to love, kiddo. The rest of us are only good actors.
Forget love. Try good manners. - Author: Rebecca Wells
Actors quotes by Rebecca Wells
#16. Out of all the actors I have worked with, I love working with Larry Hagman the most. We were very close and it was just a wonderful time. - Author: Barbara Eden
Actors quotes by Barbara Eden
#17. 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
Actors quotes by Elisabeth Harnois
#18. I'm a perfectionist, so doing a high quality, high caliber television show with great actors makes me feel like there's this whole world of television that I've never experienced. - Author: Vinessa Shaw
Actors quotes by Vinessa Shaw
#19. I got my first job when I moved to Los Angeles. I worked at a coffee shop for five years and it was one of the best experiences I ever had. It was a bunch of actors covering shifts for each other and becoming great friends. - Author: Katie Leclerc
Actors quotes by Katie Leclerc
#20. I remember when I was like, 'I want to get another shot.' And some of the other actors on 'Sister, Sister' were like, 'Do you know that's like a 1%, 2% chance for you to get another successful show? That just doesn't happen.' But whenever I hear, 'No,' or 'You can't,' something inside of me just goes, 'Oh no, yes I can!' - Author: Tia Mowry
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#21. It never seemed that honorable to me, and I guess I was always afraid that I might fail. - Author: Rooney Mara
Actors quotes by Rooney Mara
#22. I've dealt with a few method actors, and I don't know if should say this, but I think it's a bunch of nonsense. I think it's film acting and you just have to be on when the camera is rolling. - Author: Natalie Portman
Actors quotes by Natalie Portman
#23. 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
Actors quotes by Laura Carmichael
#24. 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
Actors quotes by Cate Blanchett
#25. 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
Actors quotes by Reese Roper
#26. If I spent all my time criticising myself, I wouldn't be able to function. There are actors who theorise till the cows come home. I haven't the patience for them. It's maybe shallow, but that's why I'll never be part of the acting set. - Author: Anthony Hopkins
Actors quotes by Anthony Hopkins
#27. 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
Actors quotes by Abdellatif Kechiche
#28. 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
Actors quotes by Vin Diesel
#29. 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
Actors quotes by Denzel Washington
#30. Yes, I was on the cover of 'Vogue,' but girls on the cover of 'Vogue' are the most scared of rejection. Models are the most insecure of them all. Actually, actors and actresses are, and then musicians, and then models! - Author: Jasmine Guinness
Actors quotes by Jasmine Guinness
#31. I think my advice to other actors would be to get in classes. Get out in front of people. Put up scenes in front of your peers. - Author: Chelsea Kane
Actors quotes by Chelsea Kane
#32. A lot of the struggle I had with movies is I really loved moments and tones and feelings in a scene, and I loved creating those, but I never really had great stories to string them together. - Author: Louis C.K.
Actors quotes by Louis C.K.
#33. I take for granted that for the imaginative writer, the exercise of the imagination is part of the basic process of coping with reality, just as actors need to act all the time to make up for some deficiency in their sense of themselves. - Author: J.G. Ballard
Actors quotes by J.G. Ballard
#34. I personally want to work with great directors and great actors. My thing is about being inspired. You want money to come, but money doesn't always come with great art. At the end of the day, it's about being satisfied with yourself as a human being. It's important to me to try to make that happen. - Author: Scott Cohen
Actors quotes by Scott Cohen
#35. I'm just an actor. Just a stupid actor. - Author: Vincent Kartheiser
Actors quotes by Vincent Kartheiser
#36. Has it ever happened, you've seen a striking film, beautifully written and acted and photographed, that you walk out of the theater glad to be a human being and you say to yourself I hope they make a lot of money from that? I hope the actors, I hope the director earns a million dollars for what they've done, what they've given me tonight? And you go back and see the movie again and you're happy to be a tiny part of the system that is rewarding those people with every ticket ... the actors I see on the screen, they'll get twenty cents of this very dollar I'm paying now; they'll be able to buy an ice cream cone any flavor they want from their share of my ticket alone. Glorious moments in art in books and films and dance, they're delicious because we see ourselves in glory's mirror. - Author: Richard Bach
Actors quotes by Richard Bach
#37. I have to say as an actor I have been inspired by so many British actors throughout the years. - Author: Leonardo DiCaprio
Actors quotes by Leonardo DiCaprio
#38. The beautiful thing about it is that no two directors or actors work the same way. You also learn not to be afraid of discussion and conflict. - Author: Ewan McGregor
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#39. As a director, I also get to sit and watch actors and learn from them in a way that I don't get to do when I'm just acting. - Author: Stanley Tucci
Actors quotes by Stanley Tucci
#40. 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
Actors quotes by Mark Rydell
#41. 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
Actors quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#42. I try to make all my work as honest as possible. I want the audience to feel like they're watching two people talking-having a conversation-as opposed to watching actors fake it. I want the audience to get lost in the fact that this is so good it could be real. - Author: Danny Burstein
Actors quotes by Danny Burstein
#43. 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
Actors quotes by Rachelle Lefevre
#44. 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
Actors quotes by Morgan Freeman
#45. A lot of writers want everything put on screen, but it doesn't work like that. The screenwriter brings her own imaginative interpretation, just as the director and actors do. - Author: Susan Hill
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#46. But I'm an actor and I like to just keep working. - Author: M. Emmet Walsh
Actors quotes by M. Emmet Walsh
#47. Such is an actor's life. We must ride the waves of every film, barfing occasionally, yet maintain our dignity, even as the bulk of our Herculean efforts are keel-hauled before our very eyes. - Author: Bruce Campbell
Actors quotes by Bruce Campbell
#48. As actors, we are so privileged to do what we do and to give to the world and to choose the subject we want to say to the world. - Author: Juliette Binoche
Actors quotes by Juliette Binoche
#49. I am a close friend of Robert Loggia. And I just love how, with actors, there's the screen persona. Here is Robert, known for his portrayal of many characters, including gangsters. But in real life, he is elegant and erudite. He sits in the garden reading the sonnets of William Shakespeare. - Author: Luanne Rice
Actors quotes by Luanne Rice
#50. Why would a lazy guy become a parent of five? Then again, why would creative people who inherently don't like change and criticism become writers, actors, or comedians? There's something about this process. I joke about it: My kids have made me a better person, and I only need, like, 34 more of them to be a really good guy. - Author: Jim Gaffigan
Actors quotes by Jim Gaffigan
#51. The light was crude. It made Artaud's eyes shrink into darkness, as they are deep-set. This brought into relief the intensity of his gestures. He looked tormented. His hair, rather long, fell at times over his forehead. He has the actor's nimbleness and quickness of gestures. His face is lean, as if ravaged by fevers. His eyes do not seem to see the people. They are the eyes of a visionary. His hands are long, long-fingered.
Beside him Allendy looks earthy, heavy, gray. He sits at the desk, massive, brooding. Artaud steps out on the platform, and begins to talk about " The Theatre and the Plague."
He asked me to sit in the front row. It seems to me that all he is asking for is intensity, a more heightened form of feeling and living. Is he trying to remind us that it was during the Plague that so many marvelous works of art and theater came to be, because, whipped by the fear of death, man seeks immortality, or to escape, or to surpass himself? But then, imperceptibly almost, he let go of the thread we were following and began to act out dying by plague. No one quite knew when it began. To illustrate his conference, he was acting out an agony. "La Peste" in French is so much more terrible than "The Plague" in English. But no word could describe what Artaud acted out on the platform of the Sorbonne. He forgot about his conference, the theatre, his ideas, Dr. Allendy sitting there, the public, the young students, his wife, professors, and directors.
His face was - Author: Anais Nin
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#52. Your actors need to trust you as a director, but normally, I think you just need to have an open communication between the actors and the director. I think the director needs to really paint his or her vision to the cast and let them know the kind of mood that he or she is making. I think that's very important. - Author: James Wan
Actors quotes by James Wan
#53. The story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 1o) can he interpreted mystically in such a way that the question of the knowledge of God becomes its focus. The priest and the Levite, who walk past the man who fell among robbers and was seriously hurt, are pious God-fearing persons. They "know" God and the law of God. They have God the same way that the one who knows has that which is known. They know what God wants them to be and do. They also know where God is to he found, in the scriptures and the cult of the temple. For them, God is mediated through the existing institutions. They have their God - one who is not to he found on the road between Jerusalem and Jericho.

What is wrong with this knowledge of God? The problem is not the knowledge of the Torah or the knowledge of the temple. (It is absurd to read an anti-Judaistic meaning into a story of the Jew Jesus, since it could just as well have come from Hillel or another Jewish teacher.) What is false is a knowledge of God that does not allow for any unknowing or any negative theology. Because both actors know that God is "this," they do not see "that." Hence the Good Samaritan is the anti-fundamentalist story par excellence.

"And so I ask God to rid me of God," Meister Eckhart says. The God who is known and familiar is too small for him. - Author: Dorothee Solle
Actors quotes by Dorothee Solle
#54. I don't care about how much other actors get. - Author: Daniel Craig
Actors quotes by Daniel Craig
#55. The problem for me is not that Schwarzenegger is governor, but the extent to which even politicians who are not actors are functioning like actors. - Author: Slavoj Zizek
Actors quotes by Slavoj Zizek
#56. 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
Actors quotes by James Franco
#57. Amazon has included me in an opportunity to provide top-shelf television-style programming live on the world's computer screens. To hold forth with the industry's very best actors, directors, musicians, authors - I'm thrilled to be on the cutting edge of this. - Author: Bill Maher
Actors quotes by Bill Maher
#58. I never got why actors don't like it when a fan comes up to them on the street. It is cool that someone recognizes what you do and makes you feel like you live in a community. - Author: Ryan Eggold
Actors quotes by Ryan Eggold
#59. They will take a role that scares them over a role that doesn't. That's another thing I like about actors. - Author: James Lipton
Actors quotes by James Lipton
#60. There are so many actors whom I can be paired with ... like Hrithik Roshan, but there hasn't been an opportunity. Abhishek and I looked good together in 'Sarkar.' And of course, there's Shah Rukh Khan, but I haven't been offered a film with him yet. I hope to work with them in the future; it's just a matter of time. - Author: Katrina Kaif
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#61. I took a gamble in becoming an actor and my dream job has been realised. - Author: Brendan Coyle
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#62. 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
Actors quotes by Subcomandante Marcos
#63. 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
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#64. I love actors. I married one. OK, I married a fantastic one. - Author: Felicity Huffman
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#65. Like, on the 'Parks And Rec' set, I still feel like I'm a guest star. Being a fan of the show, it's really surreal to be on the set and see that it's not real, and getting to know the actors and they're not their characters. - Author: Adam Scott
Actors quotes by Adam Scott
#66. I never think of myself as a celebrity - or even an actor, actually. I think of myself as a writer-director. - Author: Ricky Gervais
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#67. 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
Actors quotes by Alan Alda
#68. 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
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#69. That takes a lot of confidence to let your actors come up with something that could be theoretically funnier than what you had envisioned originally. - Author: Jackie Schaffer
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#70. 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
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#71. 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
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#72. When you're in Los Angeles, nobody bats an eye, they're so used to seeing actors, they just act really cool. - Author: Luke Wilson
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#73. 'Normal Heart' was my most transcendent moment as an actor. - Author: Ellen Barkin
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#74. 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
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#75. All actors say they're concerned about the state of the theatre, but what they're really concerned about is that there'll be less work around. - Author: Michael Gambon
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#76. 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
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#77. When you are an actor, you bring a tool in your craft but you are not that person. - Author: Pam Grier
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#78. Only in the theatre was it possible to see the performers and to be warmed by their personal charm, to respond to their efforts and to feel their response to the applause and appreciative laughter of the audience. It had an intimate quality; audience and actors conspired to make a little oasis of happiness and mirth within the walls of the theatre. Try as we will, we cannot be intimate with a shadow on a screen, nor a voice from a box. - Author: Robertson Davies
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#79. Why hire these geniuses if they're forced to stick with the script? You want to empower your actors as collaborators. - Author: Shawn Levy
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#80. 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
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#81. I was comfortable in my thirties playing the romantic partner, the hero that saves the day, or the woman who is facing a world that revolves around younger kid actors. - Author: Sharon Lawrence
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#82. Jane and Mr. Nobley entered the great hall, the ceiling dazzling with thousands of real candles that put fire into the white dresses and cravats. Five musicians were seated on a dais--a cello and two violins (or maybe a viola?), a harpsichord, and some kind of wind instrument. From keys and strings, they coaxed a grand prelude to the minuet. Jane looked at everything, smiling at the amusement park novelty of it all. She looked at Mr. Nobley. He was beaming at her. At last.
"You are stunning," he said, and every inch of him seemed to swear that it was true.
"Oh," she said.
He kissed her gloved fingers. He was still smiling. There was something different about him tonight, and she couldn't place what it was. Some new plot twist, she presumed. She was eager to roll around in all the plot she could on her last night, though once or twice her eyes strayed to spot Martin.
Mr. Nobley stood opposite her in a line of ten men. She watched Amelia and Captain East perform the figures. They held each other's gazes, they smiled with the elation of new love. All very convincing.
Poor Amelia, thought Jane.
It was a bit cruel, now that she thought about it, all these actors who made women fall in love with them. Amelia seemed so tenderhearted, and Miss Charming and her heaving breasts so delighted with this world. Jane caught sight of a very striking Colonel Andrews who, now that she watched him dance, might just be gay.
Jane felt a thrumming of foreboding. - Author: Shannon Hale
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#83. If you put on a lousy production with white actors, it's lousy. There is a problem, or can be, at this stage of our social evolution, with mixing the casts. It may not be a question of race so much as class. You would rarely find a black man in a high executive position where he was swinging his weight around. - Author: Howard Schultz
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#84. 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
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#85. 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
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#86. Young actors are serious about their work and don't take any time out from it. I'm very serious about my work; there are probably only two films I've done where I had a really good time. - Author: Miranda Otto
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#87. The hardest thing for everyone, for the writer, for the director and certainly for the actors, is not to panic when they're doing a certain line for the tenth time because everything ceases to be funny after it's been repeated. - Author: Ivan Reitman
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#88. There is only so much you can do if you're pulling weight and there's nobody there to play off of. You can't have those beautiful moments with new actors who are so worried about everything else but the moment. - Author: Dawn Olivieri
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#89. The kind of actors I admire move through different characters and genres. - Author: Andrew Scott
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#90. 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
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#91. Human beings had invented war, invented and manufactured the weapons, even invented the players, the fighters, the actors of the war. But they themselves could not venture forth, could not wage it themselves. - Author: Philip K. Dick
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#92. 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
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#93. Being pigeonholed is the death of all actors. - Author: Jack Nicholson
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#94. Doormats. It was true that actors had a perception, an understanding of human motive, that normal people lacked. It had nothing to do with intelligence, and very little to do with education. - Author: Josephine Tey
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#95. 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
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#96. I would love to get great performances from actors as a director, because that's what I'm always looking for, a director that's going to help me go places I've never been before. - Author: Aaron Eckhart
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#97. Actions are interesting to watch. I learn about the actors. Their movements are emblems of the tensions in this internal landscape, which their actions resolve. About-to-act is an interesting state to experience, because I am conscious of just those tensions. Acting itself feels fairly dull; it not only resolves, it obliterates those tensions from my consciousness. Acting is only interesting as it leads to new tensions that, irrelevantly, cause me to act again. - Author: Samuel R. Delany
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#98. Athletes and actors do really crazy things, and we do them under weird circumstances because we love what we do and because we take things in an extreme manner. - Author: Anika Noni Rose
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#99. Because of the way we let the actors improvise, it feels like you're watching people react rather than actors reading lines - so I think that's always going to be something I like. - Author: Oren Peli
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#100. One of the unexpected and wonderfully fair things I have learned in my career is that if Hollywood were filled just with perfect-looking people, then soap operas would be the most-watched things in the world. But they're not. Looks are great, but they're not compelling enough. I've noticed that successful actors with long careers are usually talented actors with charismatic screen presences, and all of them exude one thing: confidence. - Author: Mindy Kaling
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#101. When I was young I used to sit in the cinema thinking wouldn't it be great if you could have a film in which the characters were like real people instead of being like actors. - Author: Mike Leigh
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#102. I was thinking what an interesting concept it is to eliminate the writer from the artistic process. If we can just get rid of these actors and directors, maybe we got something here. - Author: Michael Tolkin
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#103. The people of the heart - the painters, the poets, the musicians, the dancers, the actors - are all irrational. They create great beauty, they are great lovers, but they are absolutely unfit in a society that is arranged by the head. Your artists are thought by your society to be almost outcast, a little bit crazy, an insane type of people. Nobody wants his or her children to become musicians or painters or dancers. Everybody wants them to be doctors, engineers, scientists, because those professions pay. Painting, poetry, dance, are dangerous, risky - you may end up just a beggar on the street, playing on your flute. - Author: Osho
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#104. There are a lot of actors who don't like reality stars 'cause they feel these people aren't accomplished. They haven't done this or that, but they are savvy. They have found a way to make it work. I could dissect your career all day long, but I'm focused on my own career. - Author: Niecy Nash
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#105. British actors used to be scared of the multi-year options that U.S. TV shows demand. That has changed, because the same is now happening in the U.K. - Author: Jamie Bamber
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#106. 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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#107. I've only had good experiences with actors. Starring next to them and directing them, for the most part they're all inspiring, special people. - Author: Steve Guttenberg
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#108. I love working with actors. I love visual things. I always intended to be a writer who directs and a director who writes. - Author: Charlie Kaufman
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#109. 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
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#110. 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
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#111. For some reason, I seem to work well with actors. I love working with them. - Author: William Monahan
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#112. Actors, it's very hard for them to make value judgments when they play characters. It's very dangerous if you start thinking of yourself as a bad guy. - Author: Stacy Keach
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#113. In my collection, to me at least, the theatre of the past lives again and those long-dead playwrights and actors have in me an enthralled audience of one, and I applaud them across the centuries. - Author: Robertson Davies
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#114. The thing with Ridley [Scott] is he's been doing this forever, he knows what it is he wants and how to get it. There's absolutely no messing around on set. Having said that, he's very accessible to actors, very open to what you want to do and willing to t. - Author: Orlando Bloom
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#115. 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
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#116. I try to take B genre movies and treat them as if they're A dramas. Get the cinematographers, get the actors to do an A drama, but it just happens to be about aliens or ghosts or crazy people, or killers, or whatever it is. - Author: M. Night Shyamalan
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#117. I think one of the coolest things about the job is the level of trust we have for each other. The actors fully trust that the writers will write amazing episodes, and the writers trust that the actors will follow their instincts with the characters. - Author: John Krasinski
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#118. Not surprisingly, there is a cultural divide between American and British actors regarding the self-promotion associated with new media. - Author: Gina Bellman
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#119. I don't think they're gratuitous with the nudity on 'Game of Thrones.' It's very much part of the world. There's a lot of it, but that's the world they come from. It never is there to distract from the scene or the actors or story. - Author: Neil Marshall
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#120. Actors always start with the voice and language. That's wrong. They should start with the body. The body is an actor's most important resource. - Author: Robert Wilson
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#121. 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
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#122. A lot of actors in my age bracket look at being still standing as pretty good. - Author: Gary Cole
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#123. 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
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#124. When I first came to America, I went into William Morris Endeavor for a meeting and I was like, "Yeah, I'm from Australia and I do comedy." I think that one of the reasons they signed me is because I wasn't like any other girl. Maybe girls don't get encouraged. The ones who get encouraged to move to Hollywood are the prettiest ones in their hometown of Iowa, or something. Whereas for me, where I come from in the western suburbs of Sydney, no one ever thought professional actors would come from there. Even my own family was like, "No one would want you on a show." - Author: Rebel Wilson
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#125. OSS 117 and maybe Un Balcon Sur La Mer directed by Nicole Garcia. It's a typical French movie with typical French themes with French actors, a French director ... - Author: Jean Dujardin
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#126. My father's ashes are not yet interred.strangely, I find the fact that he isn't properly laid to rest helps me when I'm doingthis play. - Author: Lynn Redgrave
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#127. 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
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#128. Competition [in a scene] is healthy. Competition is life. Yet most actors refuse to acknowledge this. They don't want to compete. They want to get along. And they are therefore not first-rate actors. - Author: Michael Shurtleff
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#129. 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
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#130. 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
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#131. 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
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#132. 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
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#133. 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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#134. Operating theaters are not nearly as popular as dramatic theaters, musical theaters, and movie theaters, and it is easy to see why. A dramatic theater is a large, dark room in which actors perform a play, and if you are in the audience, you can enjoy yourself by listening to the dialog and looking at the costumes. A musical theater is a large, dark room in which musicians preform a symphony, and if you are in the audience you can enjoy yourself by listening to the melodies and watching the conductor wave his little stick around. And a movie theater is a large, dark room in which a projectionist shows a film, and if you are in the audience, you can enjoy yourself by eating popcorn and gossiping about movie stars. But an operating theater is a large, dark room in which doctors preform medical procedures, and if you are in the audience, the best thing to do is to leave at once because there is never anything on display in an operating theater but pain, suffering and discomfort, and for this reason most operating theaters have been closed down or have been turned into restaurants. - Author: Lemony Snicket
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#135. 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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#136. Every movie is unknown. - Author: Ang Lee
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#137. I often hear actors say during their interviews: 'I want to play a crazy person, a murderer, or someone who's on edge.' But that question scares me. I mean, of course there are characters I'd like to play, but I can't really say specifically who they are. It's much too hard to play a convincing normal person as it is. - Author: Li Bingbing
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#138. 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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#139. There was a time when all the actors were saying, 'We should get residuals on videogames.' I just kept going, 'You don't have any idea what goes into making a game, do you?' - Author: Nolan North
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#140. I'd love to direct a film, but I don't think I have the temperament for it. I'm very hyper, and I want things to be done ASAP. If I turn director, I might end up killing my actors. - Author: Shilpa Shetty
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#141. The difference between great actors and the rest of us isn't simply that they know how to make more out of less, but that, like lions at the watering hole, they will always take more than their share from the pool of available resources - extra air from the room, added knowledge from our faces. - Author: John Burnham Schwartz
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#142. 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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#143. 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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#144. Most actors nowadays are models turned actors. That's why a lot of young actors are terrible. You have to learn how to act. It is not something that you can just do. - Author: Ansel Elgort
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#145. If you think about filmmaking as an entire spectrum, starting with the writer and ending with maybe the marketing department, the actor's contribution is a rather slender band. - Author: William Mapother
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#146. 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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#147. You never stop thinking about technique, but really, the reason we're actors is because of the sheer joy of those few moments you get every now and again where you're totally present. The rest is just struggle and misery. - Author: Caitlin Fitzgerald
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#148. My influences were Peter Sellers and the great British character actors. - Author: Tracey Ullman
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#149. 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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#150. Martin Sheen is my pinup! And Allison Janney, oh my God. They're brilliant actors. - Author: Sophie Thompson
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#151. 'The Last Five Years' is this quintessential piece, and every song is an actor's song, and every song is incredibly difficult and incredibly powerful and incredibly amazing. It was one of those things in college where, like, you gauged how good you were by how well you were able to pull off a song from 'The Last Five Years.' - Author: Jeremy Jordan
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#152. You can repeat things because it's on a set and there are actors. But if it's a great moment and you don't capture it, it's rare to get that moment again. - Author: Larry Charles
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#153. A lot of times, actors give so much power to the producers and the producing companies because, quite frankly, they have it. But we don't take the limited power that we have, which the power you initially have is to say 'no.' But 'no' in a positive way. - Author: Michael Cudlitz
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#154. Teller contended, not implausibly, that hydrogen bombs keep the peace, or at least prevent thermonuclear war, because the consequences of warfare between nuclear powers are now too dangerous. We haven't had a nuclear war yet, have we? But all such arguments assume that the nuclear-armed nations are and always will be, without exception, rational actors, and that bouts of anger and revenge and madness will never overtake their leaders (or military and secret police officers in charge of nuclear weapons). In the century of Hitler and Stalin, this seems ingenuous. - Author: Carl Sagan
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#155. I think most actors are insecure and scared of rejection. - Author: Alex Pettyfer
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#156. Actors do have good and bad sides. It's because the passage down the birth canal distorts the face. People born by caesarean section are more symmetrical. - Author: Richard Griffiths
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#157. Since it was too difficult to get into the Screen Actor's Guild in New York, I moved to Miami in 1982 and started a successful career as a television commercial actress, obtaining my SAG card there. - Author: Donna Rice
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#158. Page one of the script, I launch into, "How would I feel if I were in this position?" That's an actor's job. - Author: Dermot Mulroney
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#159. I feel like actors, having spent a lot of time on movie sets, tend to make decent directors, because they've been there, they know what they're doing, they've seen it done right, they've seen it done wrong, and they feel comfortable. There's not a lot of chin-scratching and wondering what your next move is. - Author: C. Thomas Howell
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#160. Once I start shooting I forget the scriptwriter in me. I like things flowing. If you have talented actors who bring their own ideas, it can be much better than what you have worked out. - Author: Fatih Akin
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#161. Once you do a piece on the stage, you become that poem or you become that piece. That's really who you are. I think that's why some artists have stage names, you know? I don't have a stage name, it's pretty much just me. - Author: Clinton D. Powell
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#162. It's such a small industry here you inevitably end up working with the same people over and over again. There are only so many actors to go around, which is good for us. - Author: Karl Urban
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#163. Actors and magicians are both performers, and they represent things that are not necessarily who they are. - Author: Steve Carell
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#164. 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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#165. Did this happen to all actors, this blurring of borders between performance and life? - Author: Emily St. John Mandel
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#166. It's more enjoyable to shoot in a studio on a single location with two actors ... if they are good. - Author: Michael Haneke
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#167. 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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#168. I think there's a big misconception out there about actors and the choices they have. - Author: Famke Janssen
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#169. Every actor gets their due. - Author: Timothy Omundson
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#170. Actors with political views are a dime a dozen. - Author: Tom Hanks
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#171. You're creating a different world and the actor's job is to be able to convince the audience to enter into that world, whether it be actually something that you recognize from your own life or not. - Author: Christian Bale
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#172. The storytelling in a movie is in the cut; it's in the edit. It's not an actor's job, really. Your job is such a tiny little thing, and I love the feeling of juggling or tightrope walking. - Author: Kerry Bishe
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#173. 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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#174. I don't meet stockbrokers or carpenters or coal miners; I spend all day with actors, composers and photographers. - Author: Michael Caine
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#175. 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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#176. I admire a lot of Spanish filmmakers and actors. I grew up watching a lot of Spanish films and novellas, and there's just so much talent out there. - Author: Julie Gonzalo
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#177. Screenwriting is a terrible way to make a living and I always try to talk anyone out of it. Until you sit in a story meeting with studio executives with no particular ability or actors who haven't even graduated high school telling you exactly how to change your script, you haven't experienced what it's really like to be a screenwriter in Hollywood. Also, unlike novelists and playwrights, you don't own the copyright on your original material. It hurts when you sell a project you love and then suddenly the project you really cared about will never see the light of day. - Author: Amy Holden Jones
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#178. When you're a lead role, I'm learning that you set a tone for the movie in a way, like a director does, or like other actors do. But it seems like you set a mood on set. - Author: Kit Harington
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#179. I just always liked the company. The people who hung around her were amazing storytellers, whether it was actors or crew. They were just exciting people. And I knew that they were different when I would go see a friend or stay at someone else's house. It just wasn't as cool. So I always loved the theater, and that's where I started: at a theater up in Canada. - Author: Kiefer Sutherland
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#180. 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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#181. 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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#182. 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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#183. I'm such a fan of actors and also enjoy watching them work so that I can help their acting in any way I can. Sometimes it walks a tricky line because you want to be entertaining to some degree. But honesty is always entertaining to me. I'm a big Woody Allen and Spike Lee fan, and I find their films to be very honest. - Author: Dito Montiel
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#184. 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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#185. It's also that comedians don't have the kind of narcissism that actors have. They're writers who perform their own material. It's more interesting. And they're sexy because they risk more. Stand-up comedians risk more than anyone. - Author: Rachel Weisz
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#186. We follow our scripts like actors in a very large, very long production. And even with no audience, none of us gives a hint that it isn't real. - Author: Ann Brashares
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#187. 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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#188. I don't actually like blocking actors. I prefer giving actors freedom. They don't have to step on a precise mark with me. Instead of giving marks to the actors I like to give marks to the camera. - Author: Jose Padilha
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#189. There's an infantilization that happens to actresses in general - musical theatre, straight theatre, television, film - we're spoken to like children. Actors are spoken to like children a lot of the time. - Author: Laura Benanti
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#190. Really, you have to keep everything streamlined, and lined and sexy and close to their body. They really had to work very hard at their own patience. But yeah, you absolutely consider their physiques as they are, and how can we help them look even better, or more powerful, and you adapt designs for the actors. You want to keep them as cool as comfortable as you can. - Author: Christine Bieselin Clark
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#191. 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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#192. 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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#193. The more it happens, the easier it is for others, although I do understand why some actors choose not to come out. I have several famous friends who are still in the closet. - Author: Cheyenne Jackson
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#194. So, most of it was done over the phone. But one of the first things I did as a director, because it's one of the first things you should do, even though most don't, is to ask good actors who they think is right for the part. They know better than anybody. But without missing a beat Maggie said Pauline Collins. I didn't know Pauline because I hadn't seen Shirley Valentine, but then I saw this thing that she did with Woody Allen [You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger], in which she was wonderful as a psychic, and I said to her on the phone: "The dialogue seemed improvised." - Author: Dustin Hoffman
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#195. 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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#196. 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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#197. Love is the one emotion actors allow themselves to believe. - Author: James Spader
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#198. Actors don't generally go asking other actors for advice too much, but I'll take suggestions wherever I can. - Author: Matt Dillon
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#199. 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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#200. 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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