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The actor is concerned with his own bit of it,
by Roland Joffe

The actor is concerned with his own bit of it,
but the director's somehow trying to work the whole
thing into a much bigger picture.
It's like conducting an orchestra.
- Roland Joffe

Sitting down to a meal with an Indian family is different
from sitting down to a meal with a British family.
- Roland Joffe

Even if we don't know it or aren't aware of it,
politics and philosophy are really what make our up lives.
- Roland Joffe

It's hard to blame someone because they simply don't have time.
- Roland Joffe

 

In India, one has to plan according to the monsoons.
- Roland Joffe

When you look at our world, the truth is that we're
all under the influence of politics.
- Roland Joffe

I'm not a very serious person.
You know how they say that clowns are very funny in
public and are really sad at home? I'm really kind
of stupid at home and more serious in public.
- Roland Joffe

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The history of the white man in India really jumped
up and bit me in the neck.
- Roland Joffe

If the movie's well made and it's about things that count,
people will ultimately see the depth in it.
- Roland Joffe

Music is a very integral part of the film,
but it will not be as full of music as a Bollywood film.
- Roland Joffe

I began to feel that, in a sense, we were all prisoners of our own history.
- Roland Joffe

Much of Indian science seems intuitive and not bound
by the rigid thinking of classical scientists.
- Roland Joffe

They suggested I should introduce an element of reincarnation in the story.
At first, I thought that was silly.
But then, this whole time dimension began to fascinate me.
- Roland Joffe

Indian culture certainly gives the Indian mind,
including the mind of the Indian scientist,
the ability to think out of the box.
- Roland Joffe

I've never wanted to do something where I'd berate the audience.
- Roland Joffe

I try to address my audiences intelligently.
The man in the street counts, but sometimes he forgets that he counts.
- Roland Joffe

Very good coaches for ski jumpers stand at the top
of the slope and watch the jumpers prepare,
rather than standing at the bottom and watching them land.
- Roland Joffe

Eventually, the tribe developed so much confidence
in me that they invited me to be their chieftain.
- Roland Joffe

I like cinema audiences.
I respect them, and I talk to them just like I would anybody I know.
- Roland Joffe

I think a film should have a gestation period of at
least two or three years.
- Roland Joffe

I think the job of movie reviewing can be really tough.
If a film has layers that need to be thought about,
it's easy to get missed the first time around.
- Roland Joffe

Conventionally, one looks at history as something of the past.
But after Einstein, who knows what is in the past and what is in the present?
- Roland Joffe

I don't really say much about reviewers.
It's a very tough job to get all of the depth of a movie all at once.
- Roland Joffe

Good directing is about getting the performance to
be just what's right for the movie.
- Roland Joffe

I like DVDs so much - it's such a better format than VHS.
- Roland Joffe

I simply wanted to state that during this little slice of history,
this is what happened and these were the good sides of it,
these were the more dangerous sides of it,
and this was the result.
- Roland Joffe

If you spend a whole afternoon just eating popcorn and watching football,
there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.
But if that's all you do, you get swept along with the tide,
without any idea of where you're going.
- Roland Joffe

I cannot forget a conversation that I had with an elderly couple from the tribe.
They asked me whether I would kill them after I had finished.
When I asked them why they asked that,
they replied, Because you white men always do!
- Roland Joffe

I think that will be a lot of fun for audiences to
get the same stream of consciousness that was going
through my head at the time.
It was very exciting to suddenly recall what I was feeling at the time.
- Roland Joffe

Making the City Of Joy gave me the best political education of my life.
It became a wrestling match between an Englishman who
had gradually ceased to be a Marxist,
and a culture that was becoming more Marxist by the day.
- Roland Joffe

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

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

If I wasn't an actor, I'd be a secret agent.
- Thornton Wilder

I'm a Method actor.
I spent years training for the drinking and carousing
I had to do in this film.
- George Clooney

I used to ask Sean questions about acting.
He's a brilliant actor, but I could never digest his information.
I work primarily on an intuitive level.
- Robin Wright Penn

In the Emperor's New Clothes, they got a different
celebrity to do each voice.
They drew up a picture of each character and then each
actor wrote their own part.
- Melissa Joan Hart

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

I was never a part of the Actor's Studio,
because two friends of mine started it in 1947 and
by that time I'd gone to California.
- Richard Widmark

When I go to a movie, I'm always thrilled if I've seen
an actor do something and I didn't realize until the
end of the movie that that was that person.
I love that.
- Guy Pearce

The hardest job an actor can do is all this pretend,
all this screaming and being scared for your life.
- Kirsten Dunst

And, you know, when you are a kid, everybody wants to be an actor.
I think that everybody wants to be in show business,
frankly.
- Brent Spiner

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

The real actor has a direct line to the collective heart.
- Sam Rayburn

If I could change on thing about myself,
I would: Have better knees.
Mine are shot because of injuries.
You're only as good as your legs, whether you're an athlete or an actor.
- William Petersen

When an actor has money he doesn't send letters,
he sends telegrams.
- Anton Chekhov

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

Drawing is giving a performance; an artist is an actor
who is not limited by the body,
only by his ability and, perhaps, experience.
- Marc Davis

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

A totally healthy actor is a paradox.
- Vittorio Gassman

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.
- Charles S. Dutton

I'm not a comedian.
I'm an actor who just happens to be funny on occasion.
- Anthony Anderson

I've never been one of those actors who has touted
myself as a fascinating human being.
I had to decide early on whether I was to be an actor or a personality.
- Robert De Niro

I became an actor so I didn't have to be myself.
- Mark Ruffalo

Basically I am just another actor who loves his work
and this thing about age only exists in the media.
- Amitabh Bachchan

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

You know, working as an actor, I'm always working within my own imagination.
- Charles Keating

What I try to do as an actor is constantly find that,
find ways to risk, find opportunities to fall on my
face if it's going to be worth it,
and then maybe I'll surprise myself.
- Jeremy Irons

I made more lousy pictures than any actor in history.
- Humphrey Bogart

An actor really suffers when the director isn't prepared
because you start running out of time for the shoot
and then have to do it fast.
- Carol Kane

Well, I think that there is a connection between being
a lawyer and a doctor and an actor.
They kind of, in some ways, have the same appeal,
I suppose.
- Jeffrey Jones

Music always came first.
I never set out to be an actor.
- David Soul

If you want a bourgeois existence, you shouldn't be an actor.
You're in the wrong profession.
- Uta Hagen

I've always slightly worried the kids who play football around my house.
They know I'm an actor, but felt sorry for me because
they'd never seen anything I've done.
- Bill Nighy

When you know youre whoring it hurts.
I have kids.
I'm not going to run down an actor for doing this.
- Tim Roth

Oh, well, in Los Angeles everybody is an actor,
or a producer, or a writer, or a director,
or an agent, or...
So everybody understands the hours.
- Julie Benz

Obama is a very good actor.
He knows how to play it.
And he is very adept at creating this 'Obama' -
this character who is there whenever the world needs something.
- Jon Voight

You're looking at an actor whose price has just doubled.
- Art Carney

I want to be so strong as an actor that people wouldn't say...
eh, that's Josh Lucas.
- Josh Lucas

For a long time, I really struggled with the idea of
being an actor because I really felt that I should be in the Peace Corps.
- Camryn Manheim

One tries to be an observer as an actor and indeed
as a director because the small things,
the give-away things are what are really interesting to a performer.
- Janet Suzman

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


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