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Actors quotes by Eric Balfour
#1. A lot of why we become actors is to fill a void that we have and a part of that void is to live out and tell stories that we've lived or that we hope would have been different in our own lives. #Quote by Eric Balfour
Actors quotes by John Woo
#2. When I made 'Hard Boiled,' I had no idea that it would be released to an international audience. I just wanted to make a film to team up my two favorite actors, Tony Leung and Chow Yun-Fat. #Quote by John Woo
Actors quotes by Jason Alexander
#3. Things that make me laugh range from a wonderful stand-up like Jerry Seinfeld, Louis C.K. and Chris Rock to my son Gabe, who does great improv work. I also look backwards to the great comedic actors like Jackie Gleason, Paul Lynde and Phil Silvers. #Quote by Jason Alexander
Actors quotes by Sara Gilbert
#4. I'd just love to have an audience and it's the most fun in the world to get a new script every week and have the audience come in, and work with those actors. #Quote by Sara Gilbert
Actors quotes by Sue Halpern
#5. It was as if her mind were a theater where bad actors could be run off the stage by a pack of adorable, yelping dogs. #Quote by Sue Halpern
Actors quotes by Anne-Marie Duff
#6. I suppose it's whether you want to be a famous person, or whether you want to be an actor. You have to decide what your priorities are. Great actor, huge star. Sometimes, the two walk hand in hand. Most of the time, they don't. #Quote by Anne-Marie Duff
Actors quotes by Ben Schnetzer
#7. If they're going to cast one person and not another, it's not rejection of your talent, it's just that they want one person and not someone else. As an actor, unfortunately, it's not your job to cast the movie. #Quote by Ben Schnetzer
Actors quotes by Rachel Weisz
#8. I think actors have a choice of drawing attention to themselves or living on the outskirts. #Quote by Rachel Weisz
Actors quotes by Jeremy Irvine
#9. I think most actors will tell you the same thing; when you're not working you put 100 percent into every audition. #Quote by Jeremy Irvine
Actors quotes by Christian Bale
#10. How serious can a movie about time-traveling robots be? You want it to be cool and fun. #Quote by Christian Bale
Actors quotes by John C. Reilly
#11. There are a lot of actors in the world, there's a small number that actually get to work as actors, and there is a tiny group of actors that are celebrated in the way that I have been. I feel incredibly lucky. #Quote by John C. Reilly
Actors quotes by Samantha Morton
#12. I think there's a very fine line between the type of performing that some actors do, and being in a state in your mind where you actually believe what's going on. If we weren't actors, what would we do with that ability? Would we not be slightly insane? Mentally ill? I don't know. #Quote by Samantha Morton
Actors quotes by John Singleton
#13. The freshest moments in my films have always been with unknown actors. #Quote by John Singleton
Actors quotes by Benicio Del Toro
#14. It really is a pleasure to work with someone who you admire. Whatever you do in front of the camera, and I don't know what it is, but actors have this thing that you recognize someone that makes you better. When you do that, it's a great feeling. #Quote by Benicio Del Toro
Actors quotes by Michel Gondry
#15. Sometimes, when people use too much blue screen in movies, the actors don't look credible, because they have their own opinion of what the thing will look like, and each person has a different opinion. #Quote by Michel Gondry
Actors quotes by Barry Sonnenfeld
#16. Will and Tommy Lee are the only actors I've ever worked with where neither of them want to say any lines. #Quote by Barry Sonnenfeld
Actors quotes by Julia Leigh
#17. Although filmmaking is collaborative and involves trust, ultimately it is the director who holds the whole picture together in their head. #Quote by Julia Leigh
Actors quotes by John Eldredge
#18. As Buechner says, we are in constant danger of being not actors in the drama of our lives but reactors, to go where the world takes us, to drift with whatever current happens to be running the strongest. #Quote by John Eldredge
Actors quotes by Tom Hiddleston
#19. Actors do tend to get pigeonholed. People want to know who you are so they can put you in a box. It's lovely to be known for such diametrically opposite roles. #Quote by Tom Hiddleston
Actors quotes by Eric Balfour
#20. Nothing is worse for me, as an actor, than when I walk on a set and the director goes, "Okay, you're going to be standing here, the other person is going to be standing here, and you're going to move to there and then do the scene." That doesn't help actors. #Quote by Eric Balfour
Actors quotes by Gene Wilder
#21. A lot of comic actors derive their main force from childish behavior. Most great comics are doing such silly things; you'd say, 'That's what a child would do.' #Quote by Gene Wilder
Actors quotes by Joseph J. Ellis
#22. The second is the military narrative of the battles on Long Island and Manhattan, where the British army and navy delivered a series of devastating defeats to an American army of amateurs, but missed whatever chance existed to end it all. The focal point of this story is the Continental Army, and the major actors are George Washington, Nathanael Greene, and the British brothers Richard and William Howe. #Quote by Joseph J. Ellis
Actors quotes by Tom Selleck
#23. Television's grown up a lot. It's a little more adult, which I think is a good thing. It allows actors to tell more complex stories. I'm happy to see where it ends up. #Quote by Tom Selleck
Actors quotes by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
#24. And then, with a European director and Norwegian actors speaking in Norwegian, it was going to be very interesting. So, whatever initial trepidation or fear I may have had was alleviated by those factors. I just said, "This is something to get on board with." #Quote by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Actors quotes by Corey Stoll
#25. I don't know an actor who hasn't let himself down at some point. I imagine it's the same in politics. There's always the potential to self sabotage. #Quote by Corey Stoll
Actors quotes by Cary Fukunaga
#26. You need the actors to feel as much ownership of the performance and the direction of the story as you do to get the most out of everyone's potential. Part of it is just making sure we all have the same vision. #Quote by Cary Fukunaga
Actors quotes by Stana Katic
#27. As an actor, I feel like youre asked to live life as vibrantly as possible. #Quote by Stana Katic
Actors quotes by Marlee Matlin
#28. What the Bleep Do We Know was not written with a deaf person in mind, but when they met me, it clicked with them to have me in it. But that happens with a lot of actors in Hollywood, not just with me. #Quote by Marlee Matlin
Actors quotes by J.H. Wyman
#29. Fortunately, I have an amazing partner that allows us to do these different things, who will be directing an episode himself soon, I'm sure. But, it's amazing. I love directing and I think that it allowed me to get closer to the actors and actually work with them on a level that I haven't before, and really get down there with them. I would jump at the chance to do it, anytime I could. #Quote by J.H. Wyman
Actors quotes by Theodore Bikel
#30. I am first, and foremost, an actor. That's what I am. To me, a song is a mini-drama. My musical ability informs the actor as well because it gives me a sense of timing that non-musicians don't have. So, one hand washes the other. #Quote by Theodore Bikel
Actors quotes by Billy Bob Thornton
#31. I always say if you're going to do a movie about Charles de Gaulle get a Frenchman, you know. I'm not French. And yeah, sure I could get with a dialect coach and work for six months trying to talk like a Frenchman. But there's some French actors. Just get one of them, you know. #Quote by Billy Bob Thornton
Actors quotes by Dylan McDermott
#32. It's hard to find success and it's hard to find hit movies or hit TV shows and to stay relevant. I think it's a very difficult thing for actors, because a lot of us get lost, frankly. #Quote by Dylan McDermott
Actors quotes by Joe Mantegna
#33. I think of being an actor as a blue-collar profession. #Quote by Joe Mantegna
Actors quotes by Henry Wiencek
#34. Many writers on slavery today have emphasized the "agency" of the enslaved people, insisting that we pay heed to the efforts of the slaves to resist their condition and assert their humanity under a dehumanizing system. But as slaves gain "agency" in historical analyses, the masters seem to lose it. As the slaves become heroic figures, triumphing over their condition, slave owners recede as historical actors and are replaced by a faceless system of "context" and "forces." So we end up with slavery somehow afloat in a world in which nobody is responsible. #Quote by Henry Wiencek
Actors quotes by Mark Ruffalo
#35. I still feel like I'm trying to make it. It's hard to shed the struggling actor thing. #Quote by Mark Ruffalo
Actors quotes by Philip Roth
#36. All I can tell you with certainty is that I, for one, have no self, and that I am unwilling or unable to perpetrate upon myself the joke of a self ... What I have instead is a variety of impersonations I can do, and not only of myself - a troupe of players that I have internalised, a permanent company of actors that I can call upon when a self is required ... I am a theater and nothing more than a theater. #Quote by Philip Roth
Actors quotes by Charles Dance
#37. Because [writers] Dan Weiss and David Benioff have done such a great job in adapting them, that's what we work with. It serves no purpose to anybody for actors to come onto a set with a well-thumbed copy of the source material and start querying why this or that line has been left out of the script. It's probably been left out for a good reason. #Quote by Charles Dance
Actors quotes by Christopher Eccleston
#38. I think film and television are really a director's medium, whereas theatre is the actor's medium. #Quote by Christopher Eccleston
Actors quotes by Anne Heche
#39. That's probably the most boring conversation you could hear - an actor talk about politics. I won't go there. #Quote by Anne Heche
Actors quotes by Al Pacino
#40. Being the actors of the craft, the trade, one of the big things you do and you learn is about repeating. There is something to the repeats. I think that is part of what is healthy to young actors. Get out and learn something just through doing that, repeating. #Quote by Al Pacino
Actors quotes by Jimmy Smits
#41. For minority actors, developing our own projects has to be the eventual path. We have a lot of stories to tell and a really unique voice. But none of that is going to be heard as long as we're just the hired hands, acting. #Quote by Jimmy Smits
Actors quotes by Helen Mirren
#42. I resent having witnessed the survival of some very mediocre male actors and the professional demise of the very brilliant female ones. #Quote by Helen Mirren
Actors quotes by Michael Vartan
#43. I wish I were a character actor. Of course, if I played hockey without a mask, I could become one. #Quote by Michael Vartan
Actors quotes by Wallace Shawn
#44. I don't see that many plays, and for me, musicals are rarely pleasing. #Quote by Wallace Shawn
Actors quotes by Johnny Depp
#45. I think it's an actor's responsibility to change every time. Not only for himself and the people he's working with, but for the audience. If you just go out and deliver the same dish every time ... it's meat loaf again ... you'd get bored. I'd get bored. #Quote by Johnny Depp
Actors quotes by Jill Soloway
#46. Watching 'Girls,' it was really angering for me at first, because I really had spent decades hiding unlikable, unattractive Jewish girls in likable, attractive, non-Jewish actors and characters. #Quote by Jill Soloway
Actors quotes by Sophocles
#47. A fool cannot be an actor, though an actor may act a fool's part. #Quote by Sophocles
Actors quotes by George Clooney
#48. There is a strange pecking order among actors. Theatre actors look down on film actors, who look down on TV actors. Thank God for reality shows, or we wouldn't have anybody to look down on. #Quote by George Clooney
Actors quotes by Diego Klattenhoff
#49. Luckily, I had that experience on 'Homeland,' to work with these unreal people who are unbelievably talented, great actors. #Quote by Diego Klattenhoff
Actors quotes by Constantin Stanislavski
#50. Remember: there are no small parts, only small actors. #Quote by Constantin Stanislavski
Actors quotes by Maureen O'Hara
#51. John Wayne is not just an actor, and a very fine actor - John Wayne is the United States of America. #Quote by Maureen O'Hara
Actors quotes by Viola Davis
#52. I can't deal with actors! I can't deal with myself. We're neurotic and miserable ... I love doing what I'm doing, but while I'm doing it, I'm miserable. #Quote by Viola Davis
Actors quotes by Henry Zebrowski
#53. There are a lot of good actors who work forever and never make one good thing. #Quote by Henry Zebrowski
Actors quotes by Michael Caine
#54. A lot of movie stars are not great actors; they're just very good-looking. And when they start to age and they don't have the looks any more, then it's over. #Quote by Michael Caine
Actors quotes by Liam Hemsworth
#55. Honestly, I really, really love making movies. It's so much fun, and I love losing myself in the moment and just being there with other actors. When you're truly in the moment and you're feeding each other, it's such an exciting thing to be a part of. #Quote by Liam Hemsworth
Actors quotes by Warwick Davis
#56. I run Willow Management, which is the biggest agency for other short actors. We look after performers who are either under five feet and over seven feet tall. #Quote by Warwick Davis
Actors quotes by Christopher Mintz-Plasse
#57. I met Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I'm not really star struck by actors, but musicians, that's when I get star struck. Chad Smith is my number one drum influence, so that was a real mind-blow. I spoke to him - proper English, thank God! #Quote by Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Actors quotes by Daniel Sunjata
#58. There are so many young talented actors today whose work I respect and admire - Ryan Gosling is probably primary among them. I take inspiration from so many amazing actors. #Quote by Daniel Sunjata
Actors quotes by Emily Deschanel
#59. But actually my dad is a very talented director and not just his use of shots and camera, but he's very good with actors and he knows acting well. It's great to see him do that and be really good at it and he's been doing it for a while and he certainly knows how to make movies, and little movies I guess for a television show, and he's going to come back in November to direct a second episode, which I'm really excited about. #Quote by Emily Deschanel
Actors quotes by Kelly Masterson
#60. It's like having children. You give birth, but then they take on a life of their own. That's what actors do for characters. It's pretty amazing. #Quote by Kelly Masterson
Actors quotes by Tom Wilkinson
#61. All good actors are easy to work with. It's the ones that aren't very good who tend to be very difficult. #Quote by Tom Wilkinson
Actors quotes by Suresh Raina
#62. I will never date an actor or a model. My family will never accept her. We are a middle class family, and an actress will never be able to gel with us. #Quote by Suresh Raina
Actors quotes by Christopher Eccleston
#63. I got a tiny part in a play, auditioned for another one and got that as well. Not only that, the first finished on the Saturday and the other started on the Monday which is like an actor's dream! #Quote by Christopher Eccleston
Actors quotes by Catherine Deneuve
#64. I wouldn't say no to being in a film with Jude Law. I love English actors. #Quote by Catherine Deneuve
Actors quotes by Leslie Mann
#65. Child actors don't have great track records. #Quote by Leslie Mann
Actors quotes by Gary Kemp
#66. I've always thought that actors wanted to be pop musicians and pop musicians wanted to be actors. #Quote by Gary Kemp
Actors quotes by Guy Pearce
#67. I think a lot of actors take on fun roles and then they're lazy or flippant with them. I just can't do that. #Quote by Guy Pearce
Actors quotes by Arthur Schopenhauer
#68. However much the plays and the masks on the world's stage may change it is always the same actors who appear. We sit together and talk and grow excited, and our eyes glitter and our voices grow shriller: just so did others sit and talk a thousand years ago: it was the same thing, and it was the same people: and it will be just so a thousand years hence. The contrivance which prevents us from perceiving this is time. #Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer
Actors quotes by Mark Wahlberg
#69. I don't intend to be insensitive to the victims and their families but, at the same time, as an actor, it's our job, and we are obligated to portray the characters in the most realistic way possible. #Quote by Mark Wahlberg
Actors quotes by Sally Hawkins
#70. Sometimes you go into a film and you have no time to prepare and have to compress the details into a few days and then rely on the instinct and what happens when you're in a scene with other actors and that chemistry or not. #Quote by Sally Hawkins
Actors quotes by Bill Viola
#71. One of the most important things for me in terms of my working method is doubt. I get very insecure about my ideas. And I don't say 'insecure' in kind of a paranoid way. I mean just: 'Are they good enough?' 'Is this the right thing to do?' I really beat myself up over that. #Quote by Bill Viola
Actors quotes by Dick Wolf
#72. There are professional negotiators working for the writers and the actors, but basically you've got the writers and actors negotiating against businessmen. That's why you get rhetoric. #Quote by Dick Wolf
Actors quotes by Louise Blackwick
#73. It is only through an altered state of consciousness that a lesser being can see into the invisible and the immaterial. In our understanding, middling, certain substances are known to alter the manner a choice has been made. Some drugs will make one decide things one normally would not.'
'And choices are our domain,' explained another Master. 'The fabric of reality is stringed together by the unseen Threads of choice and consequence. As actors, storytellers and audience of reality, we cannot afford reality to unwire. #Quote by Louise Blackwick
Actors quotes by James Ellroy
#74. Cliché shouters, sloganeers, fashion-conscious pseudoidealists. Locusts attacking social causes with the wrong information and bogus solutions, their one legit gripe--the Sleepy Lagoon case--almost blown through guilt by association: fellow travelers soliciting actual Party members for picketing and leaflet distribution, nearly discrediting everything the Sleepy Lagoon Defense Committee said and did. Hollywood writers and actors and hangers-on spouting cheap trauma, Pinko platitudes and guilt over raking in big money during the Depression, then penancing the bucks out to spurious leftist causes. People led to Lesnick's couch by their promiscuity and dipshit politics. #Quote by James Ellroy
Actors quotes by Clive Owen
#75. You won't find a better young actor than Jaeden Lieberher. I ended up having one of the best times with him, really. Going to work with him every day was a treat. #Quote by Clive Owen
Actors quotes by Julianna Margulies
#76. It's one thing in this business to actually work. 5 percent of the Screen Actors' Guild works. It's another thing to do work that's satisfying and that people are loving. #Quote by Julianna Margulies
Actors quotes by Sondra Radvanovsky
#77. I know I'm an opera singer, but we're actors, too. #Quote by Sondra Radvanovsky
Actors quotes by Juliette Binoche
#78. You make your own path as an actor. Nobody does it for you, so you have to invent yourself. #Quote by Juliette Binoche
Actors quotes by Tim Robbins
#79. Most good actors have a huge intelligence about the human condition and a real open heart to different kinds of people and behavior. #Quote by Tim Robbins
Actors quotes by Steve McQueen
#80. Ill never be as good an actor as I want to be ... but I'll be good. #Quote by Steve McQueen
Actors quotes by Andy Serkis
#81. When I first did 'The Lord of the Rings,' I was acting on the set with the other actors, but then I had to go back and repeat the process on my own to do the physical capture on a motion capture stage. #Quote by Andy Serkis
Actors quotes by Martin Scorsese
#82. It's very good for me to remember what actors go through. #Quote by Martin Scorsese
Actors quotes by Austin Stowell
#83. Morgan Freeman is a very giving actor. #Quote by Austin Stowell
Actors quotes by Shia Labeouf
#84. As an actor, the minute you start getting real in interviews, you lose mystery. #Quote by Shia Labeouf
Actors quotes by Jeff Goldblum
#85. In fact you can begin to discover and investigate whether you are an actor or not, whether you're in my view, qualified for a life in this profession or in this endeavor by checking yourself out and acting every day, getting plays and scripts and getting together with people and divvying up the parts and acting in one way or another, or writing things. #Quote by Jeff Goldblum
Actors quotes by Paul Scofield
#86. The Actor should make you forget the existence of author and director, and even forget the actor. #Quote by Paul Scofield
Actors quotes by Darnell M. Hunt
#87. It's just unfair that talent of color aren't given the same opportunities as white and male actors, directors, producers, writers, et cetera. #Quote by Darnell M. Hunt
Actors quotes by Philip Seymour Hoffman
#88. I have so much empathy for these young actors that are 19 and all of a sudden they're beautiful and famous and rich. I'm like, 'Oh my God, I'd be dead.' #Quote by Philip Seymour Hoffman
Actors quotes by Vincent Kartheiser
#89. I don't really study television or how things do or don't change. So I don't know anything about that. I'm just a stupid actor. #Quote by Vincent Kartheiser
Actors quotes by Anthony Hopkins
#90. We're all different. Some people are musicians, some people are actors, some people are agents and some people are accountants ... We're all different. #Quote by Anthony Hopkins
Actors quotes by Patrick J. Adams
#91. Anytime I met an actor, I just attacked them and said, 'How did you do this?' Eventually, I began to realize that you went to school for it. I wasn't a bright kid, so it took me a long time to figure that out. #Quote by Patrick J. Adams
Actors quotes by Neil Patrick Harris
#92. It's nice to establish yourself as an actor first and a singer second. Proof is such a tremendous piece of work, and I'm incredibly lucky to be a part of it. I'm sure that the musicals will happen in the future, though. #Quote by Neil Patrick Harris
Actors quotes by Charles Keating
#93. Indeed, the actor's lot is a much harder one than that of the director's, from one simple standpoint: The actor has to play the eight shows a week. #Quote by Charles Keating
Actors quotes by Maria Bello
#94. So many actors wear wigs nowadays. Besides, if someone is hiring me because of how I wear my hair, I don't want to work with them anyway. #Quote by Maria Bello
Actors quotes by Louis Leterrier
#95. I think our movie, 'Now You See Me,' is an emotional movie rooted in smart and wits and fully amazing actors working perfectly together. It's like a supergroup of musicians. #Quote by Louis Leterrier
Actors quotes by Stephanie March
#96. When I'm on the set at 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,' of course the content isn't funny, but the other actors are hilarious. #Quote by Stephanie March
Actors quotes by Morena Baccarin
#97. I feel that I have grown so much as an actor being on 'Homeland.' #Quote by Morena Baccarin
Actors quotes by Wentworth Miller
#98. My rule is you want someone whos got both feet on the ground. An ideal girlfriend might be someone who works in the business and can understand what youre going through but is not an actor themselves - is willing to run lines with you but when you start acting crazy, they throw up their hands and take you for what you are and be accepting. #Quote by Wentworth Miller
Actors quotes by Jeremy Northam
#99. I've never had a desire to be famous. Lots of actors are actually extremely shy. I have shy areas. #Quote by Jeremy Northam
Actors quotes by T. Colin Campbell
#100. If we limit our sight to individual players, we'll never see the big picture. The issue is a systemic one, maintained by interconnected actors, all acting in their self-interest to further their goals. The trouble is not, or not always, the actors themselves, or their intrinsic motivations. Instead, it's the overarching goal of the entire system that's at fault: corporate profit above public health. #Quote by T. Colin Campbell
Actors quotes by Matt Bomer
#101. In that Freak Show environment, I got to spend time with so many of the actors who were part of that world. I just had the best time ever. #Quote by Matt Bomer
Actors quotes by Patrick Fabian
#102. I'm so blessed to have been a working actor. If they still would like to make me a superstar, I'm available, but so far, being a working actor has been great. It's taken me everywhere. #Quote by Patrick Fabian
Actors quotes by Helen Mirren
#103. Ill-informed intuition is fantastic - it's what great art is. So really old painters or writers or actors are brilliant, because they've finally reached the point when they can let go of al technique. #Quote by Helen Mirren
Actors quotes by Bruce Dern
#104. If the film isn't in some way going to study behavior then I'm not interested, but the reason why I'm not interested in directing in film is that it would take me, to be as good an artist as I feel I am an actor, it would take me another 35 just to conquer ... #Quote by Bruce Dern
Actors quotes by Dominic Cooper
#105. To a certain extent I suppose all actors are big kids. #Quote by Dominic Cooper
Actors quotes by Cat Cora
#106. I want to talk to the bullied kids of the world. Tell them to hang on, it will get better. Know that an 'Iron Chef,' actors, musicians, artists and all successful people have probably been bullied in their life. And the best part of your life is yet to come. Whatever it takes to live, do it! #Quote by Cat Cora
Actors quotes by Kevin Bacon
#107. I just let the work speak for itself. An actor is not afraid to take risks; to put on different hats; to be a good guy, a bad guy, a victim, an abuser. There are all kinds of people in the world, and playing them is what acting is all about. #Quote by Kevin Bacon
Actors quotes by Terrence McNally
#108. Work with good directors. Without them your play is doomed. At the time of my first play, I thought a good director was someone who liked my play. I was rudely awakened from that fantasy when he directed it as if he loathed it ... Work with good actors. A good actor hears the way you (and no one else) write. A good actor makes rewrites easy. A good actor tells you things about your play you didn't know. #Quote by Terrence McNally
Actors quotes by Shekhar Kapur
#109. Great actors are people who just meld into the part without calling attention to the fact that they are so-and-so doing this part. They may never become huge stars, but will always, in memory, stay respected actors. #Quote by Shekhar Kapur
Actors quotes by Martin Sheen
#110. I love my country enough to risk its wrath by drawing attention to the negative things we don't always want to see. And that can be risky and you have to pay for that. (Ramon Estevez) on Inside the Actor's Studio #Quote by Martin Sheen
Actors quotes by Kat Dennings
#111. Actors make less than you think. #Quote by Kat Dennings
Actors quotes by Ellen McLaughlin
#112. I go to the theater because I need help dealing with my life; I want to see the greatest questions addressed. I need to see actors grappling with things that matter. #Quote by Ellen McLaughlin
Actors quotes by Edward Burns
#113. Spielberg gave us three takes before saying anything to us. Since then, I do that, three takes, to let the actors find their rhythm. #Quote by Edward Burns
Actors quotes by Catherine Deneuve
#114. I never hoped that both my children would become actors. I expected them to do something else. #Quote by Catherine Deneuve
Actors quotes by Campbell Scott
#115. In the editing room, 20 percent of the time you're using stuff from before the actor knew the camera was rolling or you're taking a line from somewhere else and putting it in his mouth. #Quote by Campbell Scott
Actors quotes by Natasha Richardson
#116. On the day we filmed the scene, a bee stung me. I screamed and cried so much they called a doctor, and my father said, "It can't hurt that badly!" But it wasn't the pain that upset me, it was the thought that I mightn't be in the film. Already the little professional. #Quote by Natasha Richardson
Actors quotes by John Hurt
#117. The clergy is in the same business as actors, just a different department. #Quote by John Hurt
Actors quotes by Danny Meyer
#118. Restaurants and chefs have become followed by such a broad swath of the public, in a way that used to be reserved for sports stars, movie stars, and theater actors. Restaurants are in the firmament of today's common culture. #Quote by Danny Meyer
Actors quotes by Amy Poehler
#119. I would love to do a serious period drama. Oh, absolutely. I mean, you'll find most comedians want to do more serious stuff, most musicians want to be comedians, and most serious actors want to be musicians. #Quote by Amy Poehler
Actors quotes by Djimon Hounsou
#120. It's a part of most actors to want to be in an animated feature; to extend the legacy of your career. #Quote by Djimon Hounsou
Actors quotes by Jess Weixler
#121. I've done a lot of odd jobs, including waitressing, which most actors have done. I was a busboy - girl - when I was younger and sold things at little fairs when I was younger. I mostly related the role to being a waitress and having to deal with customers. There are good people and some not-so-good people. #Quote by Jess Weixler
Actors quotes by Matthew Lillard
#122. I fired a bunch of people and kind of went back to my roots. I fired my agent - I had this big, fancy agent and a big fancy manager and a big fancy lawyer - and I went back to my first agent and said, "I want to go back to just being an actor." #Quote by Matthew Lillard
Actors quotes by Brian Cox
#123. The hardest thing to do in movies is be a day-part player. You have to go in, make your mark, and get out. There's a lot of leading actors who are not good for a lot of a movie, and then suddenly they have good moments, and they're like stepping-stones across a particularly feisty stream. They build careers out of that. #Quote by Brian Cox
Actors quotes by Kate Winslet
#124. If you're not still learning and growing as an actor, then you have no backbone and no career #Quote by Kate Winslet
Actors quotes by C. Thomas Howell
#125. Once you really understand your role ... that's why I think actors get lost in a series. Everybody wants to be the quarterback or the game-winning wide receiver. I've been around long enough and done enough stuff to where I don't feel that way. I just want to do what I do as well as possible. #Quote by C. Thomas Howell
Actors quotes by Judy Holliday
#126. I am not an 'instant' actor ... to really do anything, I've got to try it five or six or a dozen times. #Quote by Judy Holliday
Actors quotes by Michael Keaton
#127. Over the years, I think, people - actors, writers, whatever - lose their frame of reference. Their frame of reference is based on somebody else who did this or did that. Performances. So it just becomes a reflection of what already works. Like a warm-up. And that's an invitation to be inauthentic. #Quote by Michael Keaton
Actors quotes by Michael Eklund
#128. Actors sure have stories. We always have stories. At the end of our careers, all we have to take with us is our stories, and we have many of them. #Quote by Michael Eklund
Actors quotes by Montgomery Clift
#129. The only line that's wrong in Shakespeare is 'holding a mirror up to nature.' You hold a magnifying glass up to nature. As an actor you just enlarge it enough so that your audience can identify with the situation. If it were a mirror, we would have no art. #Quote by Montgomery Clift
Actors quotes by Alan Ball
#130. I'm used to American actors who have a movie career thinking television acting is beneath them. #Quote by Alan Ball
Actors quotes by Philip Glenister
#131. My brother Robert wanted to act from a very early age, and there was always a part of me that said we couldn't have two actors in the family because our parents would go mental. So I became a runner for the Robert Stigwood Organisation and, one way or another, worked my way up to movie publicist. #Quote by Philip Glenister
Actors quotes by John Adams
#132. Upon common theaters, indeed, the applause of the audience is of more importance to the actors than their own aprobation. But upon the stage of life, while concience claps, let the world hiss! On the contrary if concience disapproves, the loudest applauses of the world are of little value. #Quote by John Adams
Actors quotes by Meryl Streep
#133. I always feel like I can't do it, that I can't go through with a movie. But then I do go through with it after all. #Quote by Meryl Streep
Actors quotes by Aidan Chambers
#134. I am without any doubt whatever a NON-actor. For a start, the gushing pretension of would-be actors puts me off. Ergo ego. I watch them preening in front of the rehearsal mirrors in the drama hall. Just waiting for applause. All they want is to be liked. Plus admired, adored, idolized, flattered, etc. And they're more like groupy than glue. If they're on their own for more than five minutes they get withdrawal symptoms and go walkabout, looking for kindred lost souls to coagulate with. #Quote by Aidan Chambers
Actors quotes by Laura Benanti
#135. I do think musical-theater actors can get a bad rap, and I see why. There is a certain slickness - there's nothing better than an amazing musical, but an okay musical can be one of the worst times you've ever had. #Quote by Laura Benanti
Actors quotes by Carson Grant
#136. As actors, we need public relations to campaign for our next possible role, and any media promoting our work seems positive in nature; but whether in theater or on a film set, a bad unprofessional photograph at the wrong angle may not be as flattering to some actors, and may be considered a harmful exposure. #Quote by Carson Grant
Actors quotes by Christopher Meloni
#137. I've got the best of all worlds. It's every actor's dream to wake up in New York City and go to an acting job rather than to a restaurant to wash dirty dishes. And I live so close to the studios that I ride my bike to work. #Quote by Christopher Meloni
Actors quotes by Joe Dante
#138. I like working with kid actors because they surprise you constantly. I mean, all actors do - but kids particularly. #Quote by Joe Dante
Actors quotes by Jack Nicholson
#139. I have never felt brutalized as an actor. Many actors do, some times, but I've never had that experience. If I'm not happy with the balance, I just won't work with that person again. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
Actors quotes by Elisha Cuthbert
#140. You know, I've never been much of a method actor. I feel like, with every project I go in extremely prepared and I like to have a good time. #Quote by Elisha Cuthbert
Actors quotes by Alfred Molina
#141. My father was a waiter basically, and when I got my first professional job as an actor, I left a job that he found me for half the amount of money. So anyone would think that they're stupid, that that would be a stupid move. #Quote by Alfred Molina
Actors quotes by Anika Noni Rose
#142. I think there needs to be more care taken for the actor. You know, we are not props! #Quote by Anika Noni Rose
Actors quotes by Steve Coogan
#143. I think I'm good with actors. I like directing actors. I also like to show up and just do an acting gig. Where I'm just a hired gun, I don't have to have an opinion on anything.I never got involved in all this stuff because I wanted to control stuff; I got involved in writing and producing because I wasn't getting interesting acting gigs. In a way I'm grateful that I didn't get interesting roles, because it made me pull my finger out and do some work. #Quote by Steve Coogan
Actors quotes by Chiwetel Ejiofor
#144. As a child, I was just never that interested in the lives of my favourite actors, like Cary Grant. I do wonder whether knowing too much about someone's personal life interrupts an audience's ability to suspend disbelief, to really invest in the characters. My preference would always be that people engage with the work. #Quote by Chiwetel Ejiofor
Actors quotes by Peter Hedges
#145. I spent so many years trying to become an actor, trying to be a person that I wasn't. #Quote by Peter Hedges
Actors quotes by Paul Muni
#146. I don't want to be a star. If you have to label me anything, I'm an actor - I guess. A journeyman actor. I think 'star' is what you call actors who can't act. #Quote by Paul Muni
Actors quotes by Donnie Yen
#147. I did a couple comedies to balance myself as an actor and balance how audiences see Donnie Yen as an actor, and I would even say as a celebrity or icon, to some fans. I want to show that I'm not Terminator. #Quote by Donnie Yen
Actors quotes by Christopher Walken
#148. I certainly have never been an actor who can play the Everyman guy - or, I don't tend to get those parts. I've tended to play eccentrics. I've played a lot of villains, of course. #Quote by Christopher Walken
Actors quotes by Matt Taibbi
#149. The new America, instead, is fast becoming a vast ghetto in which all of us, conservatives and progressives, are being bled dry by a relatively tiny oligarchy of extremely clever financial criminals and their castrato henchmen in government, whose job is to be good actors on TV and put on a good show. #Quote by Matt Taibbi
Actors quotes by Sally Field
#150. When I was born, the doctor looked at my mother and said, 'Congratulations, you have an actor!' #Quote by Sally Field
Actors quotes by Ava Gardner
#151. I have only one rule in acting
trust the director, and give him heart and soul. #Quote by Ava Gardner
Actors quotes by Terry Pratchett
#152. Actors had a habit of filling all the space around them. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Actors quotes by Sandra Oh
#153. Hollywood likes to put actors in boxes, and it likes to put Asian actors in really small boxes. #Quote by Sandra Oh
Actors quotes by Jake Johnson
#154. I'm a grinding actor. That's how I've always viewed myself. You go from one job to the next. #Quote by Jake Johnson
Actors quotes by Bun B.
#155. I think Straight Outta Compton is one of the greatest biopics, but I am biased on that one, obviously. There are some things the Academy gets wrong and it's important to call them on it. But in other instances, there are simply just better actors. They're doing a better job than they've done, but there's still room for improvement. #Quote by Bun B.
Actors quotes by Ben Affleck
#156. It's been reinforced to me, and it's a little cliche, but I've learned that you can't make a movie that even works, much less that's good, without really good writing and really good acting. That lesson has led me to not be distracted, so much, by the other stuff going on in filmmaking and to focus on the essence of a story, and the words and the events and the way that those are interpreted by the actors. That philosophy has taken me to a place that I really like. #Quote by Ben Affleck
Actors quotes by James Dean
#157. To my way of thinking, an actor's course is set even before he's out of the cradle. #Quote by James Dean
Actors quotes by Kieran Bew
#158. I did quite a lot of fencing when I was a kid, I was a swimmer, and I played a lot of basketball. I was a fencer for Great Britain, but I only did that because I watched Robin Hood, Star Wars, Highlander and The Three Musketeers, and I wanted to emulate Richard Harris and the great British actors that I grew up watching. #Quote by Kieran Bew
Actors quotes by Nolan North
#159. In 'Uncharted,' we do the scenes the same way you would do a film or television show. The motion capture - the performance-capture process - is what makes such a difference for this franchise. So I don't approach it any differently. The other actors and I go in and rehearse scenes together, and then we go in the next day and perform. #Quote by Nolan North
Actors quotes by Woody Harrelson
#160. I'm one of those actors who is going to come in with 2,500 ideas. You can shoot down 2,499, but one of them you're going to like. #Quote by Woody Harrelson
Actors quotes by Peyton Reed
#161. I think there's actually a benefit to working with teen actors: they've got such boundless energy, and everybody is willing to try different things. #Quote by Peyton Reed
Actors quotes by Dustin Hoffman
#162. I decided to become an actor because I was failing in school and I needed the credits. #Quote by Dustin Hoffman
Actors quotes by Harry Lloyd
#163. I love my little flat in Spitalfields. Lots of actors live out of a suitcase, so it's nice to have a base to come back to. #Quote by Harry Lloyd
Actors quotes by Daniel Radcliffe
#164. Both of my parents have been actors; there were a lot of show tunes on in the car all of the time. I grew up with that. #Quote by Daniel Radcliffe
Actors quotes by Edith Head
#165. We ask the public to believe that every time they see an actress or actor that they are a different person. #Quote by Edith Head
Actors quotes by Peter Farrelly
#166. Our feeling is that the most important thing on a set is that actors have enough confidence to try different things. If there's stress or tension, they won't go out on a limb because they won't want to embarrass themselves if they don't feel completely comfortable. #Quote by Peter Farrelly
Actors quotes by John Berger
#167. Compare the cinema with theatre. Both are dramatic arts. Theatre brings actors before a public and every night during the season they re-enact the same drama. Deep in the nature of theatre is a sense of ritual. The cinema, by contrast, transports its audience individually, singly, out of the theatre towards the unknown. #Quote by John Berger
Actors quotes by Paul Bettany
#168. I do feel that scripts get developed now to a point where they're sort of actor-proof. If the actor is not very good, the narrative still survives because it's all in the dialogue. Not to say there aren't great performances in English-language films, because there are every year, but the 1970s were awash with great performances, and I was wondering whether it had to do with the amount of space and the amount of responsibility given to the actors. #Quote by Paul Bettany
Actors quotes by Doris Roberts
#169. I used to sit near Marilyn Monroe in the Actor's Studio. She'd get dressed up because that was her identity. Sad. Those cameras wouldn't leave her alone. She didn't know where to hide. #Quote by Doris Roberts
Actors quotes by Robert Anton Wilson
#170. The minority who actually loves its work seems to be made up chiefly of the writers, dancers, actors and other artists, most scientists above the technician-troll level, computer freaks, and the righteous dope-dealers of California. #Quote by Robert Anton Wilson
Actors quotes by Michael Miklaucic
#171. Complex operations, in which agencies assume complementary roles and operate in close proximity-often with similar missions but conflicting mandates-accentuate these tensions. The tensions are evident in the processes of analyzing complex environments, planning for complex interventions, and implementing complex operations. Many reports and analyses forecast that these complex operations are precisely those that will demand our attention most in the indefinite future.

As essayist Barton and O'Connell note, our intelligence and understanding of the root cause of conflict, multiplicity of motivations and grievances, and disposition of actors is often inadequate. Moreover, the problems that complex operations are intended and implemented to address are convoluted, and often inscrutable. They exhibit many if not all the characteristics of "wicked problems," as enumerated by Rittel and Webber in 1973: they defy definitive formulations; any proposed solution or intervention causes the problem to mutate, so there is no second chance at a solution; every situation is unique; each wicked problem can be considered a symptom of another problem. As a result, policy objectives are often compound and ambiguous. The requirements of stability, for example, in Afghanistan today, may conflict with the requirements for democratic governance. Efforts to establish an equitable social contract may well exacerbate inter-communal tensions that can lead to violence. The rule of law, as we #Quote by Michael Miklaucic
Actors quotes by Tracy Letts
#172. Some people do stage and film. Some people are film actors, and some people are stage actors. I'm quite sure that any of the actors who did the original production of 'August' could have done the film of 'August.' I don't think any of them were particularly surprised when they didn't wind up doing the film. #Quote by Tracy Letts
Actors quotes by Felicity Jones
#173. As a child, I always liked dressing up and getting into character, and actors are lucky in being able to retain that playfulness, though we do seem to find it hard to grow up. #Quote by Felicity Jones
Actors quotes by Olivier Martinez
#174. An actor cannot say no, it's against his job. If he wants the part he has to say yes. [But] it's very bad for you to say you can do something and then not do it, so you have to manage to do it. #Quote by Olivier Martinez
Actors quotes by Rita Mae Brown
#175. I had to learn the image is not the word, which is a jolt for a literary soul. But it has served me well in terms of understanding plot, in terms of watching actors develop characters. #Quote by Rita Mae Brown
Actors quotes by Ioan Gruffudd
#176. It's interesting - an actor's research is different to just historian's research. I'm looking for things that I can actually physically use in the movie. #Quote by Ioan Gruffudd
Actors quotes by Tom Ford
#177. We have the Terminator as governor, and we had an actor as president, so why shouldn't we have a fashion designer as a senator? #Quote by Tom Ford
Actors quotes by Pam Ferris
#178. I think I would have had trouble living with someone who didn't know what it was like to be an actor. #Quote by Pam Ferris
Actors quotes by Jacquelyn Mitchard
#179. There's a strange sensation - you recall it from childhood - about sleeping in the afternoon. You rise into a different world from the one in which you lay down. The shadows have been rearranged. There's a sensation of sad sweetness, as if something has been overlooked. I used to feel it coming out of the movies just before dinnertime, after the matinee. How, I wondered, did Broadway actors face it, this bittersweet sense of time's slipping past. #Quote by Jacquelyn Mitchard
Actors quotes by Philip Seymour Hoffman
#180. We really enjoy that, having a relationship with writers, developing material and getting a director, actors, that we have kind of that family kind of as a group we're going to do it together mentality in a project. Then the tough part is - so what actually goes has very little to do with us sometimes. #Quote by Philip Seymour Hoffman
Actors quotes by Jeremy Northam
#181. I'm just a hired actor who was hired for a particular job, but I think one of the joys of reading the script was the way that the personal and the global are woven together. #Quote by Jeremy Northam
Actors quotes by Jamie Foxx
#182. You know what? I never really factor Hollywood into anything. I'm a black actor, so I can't really control what Hollywood thinks. I gotta go do my thing, and my jokes have got to be funny. Whatever I do has got to be great. #Quote by Jamie Foxx
Actors quotes by Hedy Lamarr
#183. Dates with actors, finally, just seemed to me evenings of shop talk. I got sick of it after a hile. So the more famous I became, the more I narrowed down my choices. #Quote by Hedy Lamarr
Actors quotes by Christopher Reeve
#184. I don't think actors are to blame for poor writing. The culture changes first, and the theater follows it. In the case of the movies, it's the same thing. #Quote by Christopher Reeve
Actors quotes by Renny Harlin
#185. Eventually, in '84, we made a film for a little over a million dollars - with American actors that was shot in English - that was shown in Finland A little action film called Born American. #Quote by Renny Harlin
Actors quotes by Gerald McRaney
#186. We're one of the forces that causes actors to fasten seat belts before they take off chasing the bad guy in the car ... or removes some of the cigarette smoking on television. #Quote by Gerald McRaney
Actors quotes by Ryan Gosling
#187. A lot of people when they make movies, the actors act like it's their journey and that everyone is on the set to facilitate their journey and the whole thing is set up that way - they ask if you want anything. #Quote by Ryan Gosling
Actors quotes by Ethan Hawke
#188. Whenever actors tout off about doing their own stunts, it's always ... they're so protective of you that I always know these stunt guys are so good [and] they're never going to put you in danger. But it's fun to do something kind of exciting, even something as simple as driving 70 through a tunnel with five motorcycles ... it sounds simple, but it's actually really nerve-wracking. #Quote by Ethan Hawke
Actors quotes by Lake Bell
#189. Something that has always attracted me to even taking on the occupation of actor is the idea that I could be lucky enough to portray different characterizations from different places in the world, whether it's speaking another language or taking on a dialect and building a history from where they were born. I was very attracted to that concept, in becoming an actor. #Quote by Lake Bell
Actors quotes by Matthew Davis
#190. Not knowing what's happening, from script to script, as an actor and as a character, lends itself to the same tension and anxiety of not knowing what's happening. #Quote by Matthew Davis
Actors quotes by Jedediah McClure
#191. A few years ago, a couple of young men from my church came to our home for dinner. During the course of the dinner, the conversation turned from religion to various world mythologies and we began to play the game of 'Name That Character." To play this game, you pick a category such as famous actors, superheroes or historical characters. In turn, each person describes events in a famous character's life while everyone else tries to guess who the character is. Strategically you try to describe the deeds of a character in such a way that it might fit any number of characters in that category. After three guesses, if no one knows who your character is, then you win.

Choosing the category of Bible Characters, we played a couple of fairly easy rounds with the typical figures, then it was my turn. Now, knowing these well meaning young men had very little religious experience or understanding outside of their own religion, I posed a trick question. I said, "Now my character may seem obvious, but please wait until the end of my description to answer." I took a long breath for dramatic effect, and began, "My character was the son of the King of Heaven and a mortal woman." Immediately both young men smiled knowingly, but I raised a finger asking them to wait to give their responses.

I continued, "While he was just a baby, a jealous rival attempted to kill him and he was forced into hiding for several years. As he grew older, he developed amazing powers. Among these #Quote by Jedediah McClure
Actors quotes by Jaimie Alexander
#192. I'm probably one of the worst actors as far as preparation goes, because I actually don't prepare. I find it easier to read the script and whatever hits me in my stomach, like deep down, I just go with it. And the director kind of molds me whether to go right or left with it. #Quote by Jaimie Alexander
Actors quotes by Maxim Behar
#193. In the same way, when newspapers began to die and social media started its supreme reign, we didn't imagine the risk of fake news. We didn't think that when media is freely in the hands of billions of people, they will do with it as they please. We didn't suspect that social media profiles could be stolen and fake personalities would come up. We didn't know that there would be fake profiles, pretend- ers, bots, and other ill-minded actors whose only goal would be to carry out some political or business manipulation agenda so they could destroy some company or boost another that didn't have what it takes. #Quote by Maxim Behar
Actors quotes by Caitlin Stasey
#194. Unfortunately for the 'Tomorrow' series, I feel that for the actors that were in the first film, maybe our commitment to it is done. #Quote by Caitlin Stasey
Actors quotes by Warren Littlefield
#195. The writers and actors on 'Friends' were notoriously particular about what made it onto the air. #Quote by Warren Littlefield
Actors quotes by Sean Berdy
#196. The deaf community is nearly never portrayed accurately on television/film because most writers never took the time to immerse themselves in the deaf culture before portraying it on television. They also never got to know their deaf actors. #Quote by Sean Berdy
Actors quotes by Viggo Mortensen
#197. Most actors can't make any kind of living. #Quote by Viggo Mortensen
Actors quotes by Jake Gyllenhaal
#198. I would really love to direct one day. I think there are certain actors who love the character and the performance and that's all they want to be a part of. #Quote by Jake Gyllenhaal
Actors quotes by Paddy Considine
#199. There is nothing worse than when actors come to a set - and it happens a lot with big stars - and they are too aware of where the camera is. They are the show. And that becomes apparent and it affects the production. I am like 'You should not know where the camera is - you should act, and I will do the rest.' #Quote by Paddy Considine
Actors quotes by Steven Yeun
#200. I believe that we are still hovering around the realm of Asians playing all types of Asians. I do not see that changing any time soon just because there is a limited pool of Asian actors. #Quote by Steven Yeun

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