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I'm an actor in between jobs right now,
by Aaron Yoo

I'm an actor in between jobs right now,
so I kind of live the life of a 7-year old.
- Aaron Yoo

I feel like after acting, the other half of why I love
this business is the opportunity to work with and meet people who inspire you.
That it pays my rent is a good bonus.
- Aaron Yoo

Doing Shakespeare in the Park has always been a dream.
Everyone else says Hamlet, but I want to play Romeo.
- Aaron Yoo

There is but one stage for the peasant and the actor.
- Henry David Thoreau

 

I didn't intend to become an actor.
- Anthony Quinn

The energy released by it is enormous and it becomes quite addictive,
the power between the audience and the actor.
- Fiona Shaw

I was an accidental actor.
I was never formally trained.
- David Soul

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Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world.
You are all alone with your concentration and imagination,
and that's all you have.
- James Dean

As an actor, I've grown considerably.
It's taken me years to get comfortable doing a romantic
scene and dancing on stage in front of a live audience.
I've really opened up a lot.
- Sanjay Dutt

I'm not an instinctive actor.
- John Thaw

There has got to be more to life than being a really,
really, ridiculously good actor.
- Gary Busey

I'm getting to the point where they see me as a good actor,
rather than just a good guy who can act.
- Morris Chestnut

An artist can go paint, and a writer can go write,
but an actor needs to get hired, needs somebody to say,
'Here, come and do this,' That's the hard part.
- John Glover

You suffer as an actor.
It's difficult to be an actor and live a good life,
especially today.
- Catherine Deneuve

I would like to do more dramas when I find a good role
that will allow me to politely upset people's expectations of me as a comic actor.
- Ben Stiller

It is better for me to serve a charity as an actor or a voice,
rather than at a luncheon being just a celebrity.
- Ben Kingsley

I love working with children and this young boy,
Thomas Sangster, is quite a remarkable young actor.
He raises your game, you know.
He certainly raised mine.
- Liam Neeson

From 1980 to 1990, I shot more films than any other
actor in the Screen Actors Guild,
apart from Gene Hackman.
- Steve Guttenberg

The thing about being an actor is that you're in the
business of not growing up.
- Luke Wilson

If you're going to be that kind of actor and go way out there,
it's really important to take care of yourself and have a safe place,
whatever that is.
- Annabella Sciorra

I've always known I wanted to be an actor.
It never crossed my mind to be anything else.
I think I probably decided for sure when I saw 'Sounder'.
- Christopher Judge

Craig Nelson who is an actor and is in a show called
Coach in the United States.
We began to do some improvisational stuff and we used
to get laughs and things.
- Barry Levinson

As an actor, it's great to play a strong leader with a heart of gold.
- John C. McGinley

It is easier to get an actor to be a cowboy than to
get a cowboy to be an actor.
- John Ford

There's nothing like a play.
It's so immediate and every performance is different.
As an actor, you have the most control over what the audience is seeing.
- David Schwimmer

I haven't gotten labeled as a Hispanic actor.
- Mario Lopez

I was always a character actor.
I just looked like Little Red Riding Hood.
- Paul Newman

I'm an actor.
I love to act.
That's my job.
I'll leave the politicking to others.
- Jimmy Smits

As far as my dreams go, all I want to do is be a working actor,
and I happily achieved that.
- Lucas Grabeel

You know I am an actor, and I have medals for diction.
- Paul Robeson

If you catch me saying 'I am a serious actor,'
I beg you to slap me.
- Johnny Depp

An actor really is a kind of intermediary between an audience and the piece,
whether it's a play or movie.
- Christopher Walken

Acting is not that far from mental disease:
An actor works on splitting his character into others.
It is like a kind of schizophrenia.
- Vittorio Gassman

I was convinced there as only one actor to play Templeton the Rat,
and that was Tony Randall.
- Joseph Barbera

So I went and did an audition and became the biggest radio actor in Sydney,
and that's how it all started.
- Rod Taylor

At one time I thought he wanted to be an actor.
He had certain qualifications, including no money and
a total lack of responsibility.
- Hedda Hopper

I never said, 'I'm going to be a big star.'
I said,
'I'm going to be a good actor.' And that took the pressure off.
- Jeff Daniels

I do think that's so much a part of what being a director is -
in working with actors -
to really try and be sensitive to what each actor needs
to get to where he wants to be.
- Bill Condon

Actors I admire? Ed Harris, or course,
I think he's terrific; because I know he always had
to fight being what he looked like a lot,
but I think he's a terrific actor.
- Anthony Hopkins

I'm really an actor first.
I'd love to do more straight plays.
- Shuler Hensley

I think I am a much better actor than I have allowed myself to be.
- Milan Kundera

I don't have any expectations as an actor and being
rich and famous is not my driving force.
- James D'arcy

In motion pictures, the actor rules.
The camera served the actor.
- Richard Donner

I think movies are a director's medium in the end.
Theater is the actor's medium.
Theater is fast, and enjoyable, and truly rewarding.
I believe in great live performance.
- Sam Mendes

It was being young and sensitive and an actor.
There was a lot of pressure, everything was a hurdle.
- Matt Dillon

Got through it without fluffing, that's the main thing any actor can hope for.
- John Leeson

My parents were involved in everything I did.
They were showbiz people themselves.
My dad was an actor.
They were parents; they did what parents are supposed to do.
- Tina Yothers

I've always considered myself an actor first and foremost.
- Stanley Tucci

The role of an actor is to make every character believable.
- Orlando Bloom

I've been a professional actor now for 38 years.
A long time.
And it's wonderful to earn your living doing something that you love.
To think people actually give you money for it!
- Derek Jacobi

I think that being a producer is business and being an actor is art.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

I was always enamored with TV shows and movies.
But you didn't grow up in my town and turn into an actor.
- Scott Wolf

Script for an actor is like a bible.
You carry it with you, you read it over and over,
you go to your passages.
- Cameron Diaz

Then I got out of the service, and I was going to be a Shakespearean actor.
- Harvey Korman

Films were never in my budget.
Didn't occur to me till much later.
I hoped for a long, good life, which I've had and I'm having as an actor.
I didn't expect the rest.
- Peter O'Toole

Bill Powell is the only intelligent actor I've ever met.
- Carole Lombard

We are not the originators of the story.
I think it's actually the opposite when you're an actor.
You're telling somebody else's story.
- Jessica Lange

There's a fine line between the Method actor and the schizophrenic.
- Nicolas Cage

I should be soaring away with my head tilted slightly toward the gods,
feeding on the caviar of Shakespeare.
An actor must act.
- Laurence Olivier

Personally speaking there's only so long you can go
from film to film to film.
There's an inspiration an actor gets from the stage.
- Jude Law

I consider myself a character actor.
- Brittany Murphy

The film business is absurd.
Stars don't last very long.
It's much more interesting to be a proper actor.
- Tom Courtenay

An actor is a sculptor who carves in snow.
- Lawrence Barrett

Jim Carrey is a consummate actor and professional.
He comes on set, knows his lines and knows his moves.
- Christine Baranski

I wasn't an actor.
They they take the externals.
Here I was, a kid thrown into Hollywood with a brand-new name,
starring in motion pictures.
- Tab Hunter

From that moment on I knew my profession in life was
and has remained until today an actor's life.
- Leon Askin

The rehearsal is where it all happens for an actor.
- Wayne Rogers

There are lots of wonderful old Italian actors.
You don't need to take an Egyptian to play an Italian actor.
- Omar Sharif

It is to TV that I owe my freedom from bondage of the Latin lover roles.
Television came along and gave me parts to chew on.
It gave me wings as an actor.
- Ricardo Montalban

I think I'm an actor because I have very strong imagination and empathy.
I never studied acting, but those two qualities are
exactly the qualities that make for an activist.
- Susan Sarandon

I'm not the kind of actor who goes into exhaustive research for each role.
- Clive Owen


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