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I'm an actor and it happened to go my way that day. ...
by Aaron Eckhart

I'm an actor and it happened to go my way that day.
- Aaron Eckhart

Yeah, but there's nobody who represents romance to me like Cary Grant.
- Aaron Eckhart

When it gets down to it you just have to act.
- Aaron Eckhart

Right now, I have to admit, that I'm more interested
in giving people a little bit of hope and goodness.
- Aaron Eckhart

 

A film has its own life and takes its own time.
- Aaron Eckhart

I always ask, why can't I be just like Cary Grant or something.
- Aaron Eckhart

You never really know as an actor; it's completely out of your control,
in terms of editing, and music, and film stock,
shot selection, and what takes they use.
- Aaron Eckhart

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I'd like to do a romantic comedy.
- Aaron Eckhart

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.
- Aaron Eckhart

I think America right now is looking for somebody who
appeals to every faction.
- Aaron Eckhart

But then, even with sex, I'm more in the school of less is more in movies.
- Aaron Eckhart

The F.B.I.
is about nuts and bolts.
It's all about witnesses and procedure and walking the streets.
- Aaron Eckhart

Yeah, I'd like to get the girl and at least make it through the film.
- Aaron Eckhart

I would like to direct.
- Aaron Eckhart

Directors, producers can make you look good or make you look bad.
- Aaron Eckhart

Through all the relationship stuff I've gone through in the past few years,
I know there are fundamental differences in how men
and women view sex and how they view their futures.
- Aaron Eckhart

If we're talking about masculinity and tenderness,
I don't look at Clinton.
- Aaron Eckhart

I'm sort of fascinated by the whole espionage crime thing.
- Aaron Eckhart

Some movies I see today have the most dramatic plot
points but the actors are not playing them dramatically.
- Aaron Eckhart

There are different reasons to make movies.
- Aaron Eckhart

I'd like to do more family dramas.
- Aaron Eckhart

I think women can be as cruel as men,
and men as tender as women, and vice versa.
- Aaron Eckhart

I think every actor wants to be an FBI or cop at one point.
- Aaron Eckhart

It makes me feel good that I can now sit there and go,
I've worked with Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino,
all the great actors that I've worked with...
Sir Ben Kingsley.
- Aaron Eckhart

I think they are very important because westerns have a code and a symbolism.
- Aaron Eckhart

Some movies get rushed out right after you make them
and I'm not always happy with that.
- Aaron Eckhart

I got as much information as I could,
so I wouldn't look stupid, but this is a post 9/11
world and there's only so much you can do with the
FBI in terms of research.
- Aaron Eckhart

I don't do comedy so much although I would like to do a comedy.
- Aaron Eckhart

It seems to me if you want something badly enough,
whether you're a man or a woman, you'll do whatever
you have to do to get it.
- Aaron Eckhart

I've been working for many years and I think I've managed
to work with some of the best people in the business,
which has been rewarding and an apprenticeship.
- Aaron Eckhart

Well, I've thought many times when my career was in the toilet,
that I was going to have to seriously consider getting another job,
I don't know what I'd do.
- Aaron Eckhart

But I guess I like playing flawed guys 'cause it gives
a place for the characters to go.
- Aaron Eckhart

I mean, the problem is, I think I'm a great writer.
- Aaron Eckhart

I think that maybe that's my weakness,
in that I don't know how to do it, so I just do what
I do and try to do it as passionately and as well as I can.
- Aaron Eckhart

If it helps me in the way that if this movie is successful,
I get to make more films, great, and the more films
that I make and the more interest that I'm allowed to cover,
the better for me and the better, hopefully,
for the people who like to watch me.
- Aaron Eckhart

I can think of films that I'm producing right now that
are extremely hard-hitting,
graphic films, that nobody necessarily wants to see,
graphic in terms of violence, of adult content and
racial and historical subject matter.
- Aaron Eckhart

I often feel that my days in New York City,
that I was here for five years, didn't get one job,
went on a thousands of auditions and literally did not get a job on a soap,
not a movie, not TV, not nothing, although I did do
some commercials thank God.
- Aaron Eckhart

But I will say this: In my humble opinion,
knowing nothing about it, I do believe that they have
remote viewers working on where Osama Bin Laden is.
I absolutely, 100%, convinced of that.
- Aaron Eckhart

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

My college training was primarily in theatre,
with an eye to becoming a director, actor,
or producer.
- Orson Scott Card

Well, yes, as I was a rather bad actor then and I wasn't making enough money,
I thought, to make enough money to not make money as an actor,
I'd better do some writing.
- Val Guest

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'm a character actor at heart.
- Shuler Hensley

One of the things I enjoyed the most is just working as an actor.
- Wes Anderson

I'm a character actor, and I made a choice when I was young,
after 'Mystic Pizza', not to go for the mainstream stuff,
and to do a more eclectic kind of route.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

Ordinarily if an actor gets chosen for the lead in a film,
he or she has already built up a repertoire,
and everyone knows what he or she is capable of.
- Zhang Ziyi

I think any actor would agree that you can't replace theater.
It's immediate.
You have the energy of the crowd and every single night it's different.
- Austin Peck

To be a good actor you have to be something like a criminal,
to be willing to break the rules to strive for something new.
- Nicolas Cage

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

I care more about telly because it made me an actor
and there's a much more immediate response to TV.
You can address the political or cultural fabric of your country.
- Christopher Eccleston

The actor cannot afford to look only to his own life
for all his material nor pull strictly from his own
experience to find his acting choices and feelings.
- Stella Adler

In the studio the director controls the actor's every move,
every inflection, every expression.
- Bela Lugosi

I have always been of the mind that good work is good work,
whether performed on stage, on television or in film and,
like any reasonable actor, I keep my options open.
- Benjamin Bratt

Richard Marquand, on Jedi, was very much an actor's director.
- Peter Mayhew

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 knew I wanted to be an actor when I was growing up,
really.
So when I decided to go to university instead of drama school,
it was with the intention of becoming an actor afterwards.
- Hugh Dancy

The first movie I appeared in was Carry On Cowboy,
though not as an actor.
I was just riding horses.
- Richard O'Brien

Wanting to be a good actor is not good enough.
You must want to be a great actor.
You just have to have that.
- Gary Oldman

Fifteen years before I became a screen actor,
I was in the theatre.
A lot of my work was comedy, which I loved doing.
It's harder.
- Ben Kingsley

I think I may have become an actor to hide from myself.
You can escape into a character.
- John Candy

Acting is really not what I'm interested in.
I'm not an aspiring actor and you should be able to tell.
- Keith Hernandez

The actor depends wholly on himself.
He gives his performance in what, to him,
seems the most effective manner.
- Bela Lugosi

Once you've gotten the job, there's nothing to it.
If you're an actor, you're an actor.
Doing it is not the hard part.
The hard part is getting to do it.
- Morgan Freeman

I was a child actor in radio, and there's not many of us left.
- Dick Van Patten

I often think that could we creep behind the actor's eyes,
we would find an attic of forgotten toys and a copy of the Domesday Book.
- Laurence Olivier

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

I think I've been lucky, being my frequent appearances
on Court TV have brought to me another level than just the actor guy.
- Robert Downey, Jr.

If you want to be an actor, you need to learn how to act first,
even in sketch comedy.
- Nicole Sullivan

I can remember when nobody believed an actor and didn't care what he believed.
- Lionel Barrymore

I'm a character actor so I've jumped around to all kinds of things.
- Joe Mantegna


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