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As an actor, I go where the good writing is.
by Glenn Close

As an actor, I go where the good writing is.
That's the bottom line.
- Glenn Close

You have to love the characters you play,
even if no one else does.
- Glenn Close

Celebrity is death - celebrity - that's the worst thing
that can happen to an actor.
- Glenn Close

I had a dresser who literally squeezed me in like Scarlett
O'Hara in Gone With The Wind.
- Glenn Close

 

It's gotten out of control.
It's taking bigger and bigger names to make smaller and smaller films.
I worry that important films without a big name attached won't get made at all.
- Glenn Close

Ismail Merchant was just the most seductive,
passionate, outrageous, driven, genius of a man.
- Glenn Close

It always amazes me to think that every house on every
street is full of so many stories;
so many triumphs and tragedies,
and all we see are yards and driveways.
- Glenn Close

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It puts you in a kind of a strange situation where
everybody is looking at every little thing you do.
- Glenn Close

It's not good to be in a situation where people don't
want to direct you or don't want to question something.
- Glenn Close

I knew the term Stepford Wife, and I knew what that meant.
I never read the book, and I think before I started
filming I watched the movie.
I thought it was very dated.
- Glenn Close

When I hear that somebody's difficult,
I think, Oh, I can't wait to work with them.
- Glenn Close

I don't like public venues.
I never know what to wear.
- Glenn Close

I think there are certain actors that have that kind of energy about them,
that taking over a room energy.
- Glenn Close

There are a lot of big spec houses now all across Connecticut,
a lot of ostentatious showing of wealth.
- Glenn Close

When they tested Fatal Attraction, the audiences were
so upset by her behavior,
they literally demanded her blood.
- Glenn Close

Acting, to me, is about the incredible adventure of
examining the landscape of human heart and soul.
That's basically what we do.
- Glenn Close

I get bored talking about myself, but I can talk about the work.
- Glenn Close

We have to be vulnerable as actors, but we have to protect ourselves.
- Glenn Close

I don't think the tabloids find me very interesting.
- Glenn Close

There's something about a catharsis that is very important.
- Glenn Close

I'm an actor, that's my contribution.
- Glenn Close

Diva has a negative connotation.
- Glenn Close

It is very difficult for girls.
They're told to look one way, but to act another way.
- Glenn Close

I've been sacrificing my life for my work for 30 years,
and now I want it the other way around.
I want to find work that fits into my life and that would be based here.
- Glenn Close

Bunny boiler is now part of our language,
and I'm proud of that.
- Glenn Close

Good roles are hard to find no matter what age.
- Glenn Close

I never got into this business thinking I'd be like a movie star.
- Glenn Close

I had a great time on The Shield.
From working on it I have a totally different view of law enforcement.
- Glenn Close

The best thing I have is the knife from Fatal Attraction.
I hung it in my kitchen.
It's my way of saying, Don't mess with me.
- Glenn Close

I think the diva is kind of a cliche.
My definition of a diva is somebody whose talent does
not match what they're trying to play,
so all this temperament comes out.
- Glenn Close

I am extremely shy.
I am not happy in crowds of people.
- Glenn Close

With the hugely talented women I've worked with or observed,
it's not a question about temperament or ego;
it's a question about getting it right.
If they've got a reputation for being difficult it's
usually because they just don't suffer fools.
- Glenn Close

We were fortunate enough to have several good books
detailing the camps and the women.
Some were by the survivors.
I also got to talk to some of the women who had been in the camp,
survivors.
- Glenn Close

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

The actor is too prone to exaggerate his powers;
he wants to play Hamlet when his appearance is more suitable to King Lear.
- Sarah Bernhardt

An actor is an actor is an actor.
The less personality an actor has off stage the better.
A blank canvas on which to draw the characters he plays.
- Arthur Lowe

For an actor, it's great fun to play one of these hungry white sharks.
Audiences love to hate them.
- Michael Douglas

I didn't get into this so I could talk about my work,
my movies.
You become an actor to act.
- Kevin Bacon

Being a good actor isn't easy.
Being a man is even harder.
I want to be both before I'm done.
- James Dean

I trained as a theater actor and you had a bare stage and you had to pretend,
one prop and you are in the middle of 8th Ave.
and traffic is just going by.
- Benicio Del Toro

I am a theatre actor, but the last ten years I've taken
parts in movies because it keeps me in money.
- Michael Gambon

You know, I don't think you need to be educated to be a great actor.
- Mark Rylance

I knew real show business from my father,
who had been an actor since he left the world of boxing.
- James Earl Jones

I'm becoming a frustrated director, I think,
in an actor's body.
- David Wenham

I don't possess a lot of self-confidence.
I'm an actor so I simply act confident every time I hit the stage.
- Arsenio Hall

The progression of roles you take strings together a portrait of an actor,
but it's a completely random process.
- Meryl Streep

It was great as an actor to be given the story line
I was given but I didn't expect Craig to stay so it
was a lovely twist when I found out they'd decided to keep him.
- Richard Fleeshman

Directors and producers were afraid of a Dumont actor
while at the same time they admired him.
- Leon Askin

As a filmmaker you get typecast just as much as an actor does,
so I'm trapped in a genre that I love,
but I'm trapped in it!
- George A. Romero

I think every actor should go back and do theater periodically.
- Chad Lowe

I'm just looking always for characters that change,
because I want to get better, as an actor and as a person.
- Jeffrey Dean Morgan

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

Every actor in the room honored Sidney for being there so many years before.
And everybody was so moved to be at a place where history was being made again.
It was tangible.
- Lee Grant

Being a star is an agent's dream, not an actor's.
- Robert Duvall

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

I'll always be there because I'm a skilled professional actor.
Whether or not I've any talent is beside the point.
- Michael Caine

My opposition to the Vietnam War.
I was the first Hollywood actor to speak out against it.
- Robert Vaughn

As an actor, you should be willing to take challenges.
- Wilmer Valderrama

It does make you a better director and a better actor.
- Charles Keating

I don't like talking about myself.
I'm not really interested in myself.
One of the good things about being a supporting actor
is that you get to talk about other people.
- David Morse

As an actor, I travel around a lot and live in a lot of hotels,
and many times I've been in a town where the only entertainment
to be had is what you find in the hotel bar or lobby.
- Beau Bridges

Look at someone like Edward Norton.
A truly phenomenal actor.
He's definitely went to school and trained.
- Jason Statham

Oh yes.
I'm an actor, so I just learn my lines,
and show up and do it.
I gave it a little bit of thought.
- Anthony Hopkins

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

I did well as an actor in Australia,
and then Paramount invited me over...
to have a look at me.
- Rod Taylor

An actress can only play a woman.
I'm an actor, I can play anything.
- Whoopi Goldberg

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

I fit into the quirky, character class type of actor.
- Debra Wilson

The actor has to develop his body.
The actor has to work on his voice.
But the most important thing the actor has to work on is his mind.
- Stella Adler

I'm notorious for giving a bad interview.
I'm an actor and I can't help but feel I'm boring when I'm on as myself.
- Rock Hudson

I guess if I weren't an actor, I'd be a history professor.
- Tom Berenger


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