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An actor really suffers when the director isn't prepared
by Carol Kane

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

Work is the most nourishing thing so far in my life.
- Carol Kane

Acting is pretty much my whole life.
- Carol Kane

I only eat things that you don't have to kill.
- Carol Kane

 

I make my relationships at work.
- Carol Kane

I don't feel that I have any great grasp of technique
that I should pass along to people.
- Carol Kane

I don't like that I'm my own commodity,
that I am what I sell.
- Carol Kane

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It's hard to regulate the speed at which you can achieve
something creative and emotional.
- Carol Kane

It's very hard to remain a student in life.
- Carol Kane

My face is my career.
- Carol Kane

That's when the great stuff happens,
when you're not checking yourself all the time,
being critical of yourself and what other people are doing.
- Carol Kane

I have fun at work.
- Carol Kane

The Oscar nomination made me a recognizable name to
other actors and people in general.
- Carol Kane

I don't put together cars, I put together people.
- Carol Kane

People who are interested in the arts and theater are such a minority.
- Carol Kane

I know I'll work, but not when or where.
I never know what to pack.
- Carol Kane

And my first film was Carnal Knowledge,
another amazing experience, largely because of Mike Nichols,
who would tell me you can't do anything wrong because
you're doing everything right.
- Carol Kane

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

You can see when an actor gets bored:
Their eyes go dead.
I promised myself I'd never let that happen.
If it does, I'll go and live on a desert island for a year.
- Anna Friel

I do not regret one professional enemy I have made.
Any actor who doesn't dare to make an enemy should get out of the business.
- Bette Davis

And once you cease to be a real person,
you stop being a good actor.
- Scott Speedman

Many times I've sat with a camera and another actor
and seen all their fears and insecurities and struggles.
You want to support them and help them as much as you can.
- Christopher Eccleston

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

The thing about Canada is, you're not really considered
a Canadian actor unless you do something with the CBC.
- Lexa Doig

I don't think an actor's job is to be recognized.
I think an actor's job is to facilitate the writing
in a way that changes the way people think.
No other business does that.
- Jeffrey Donovan

A lot of my friends are struggling musicians.
Being a struggling actor, it's just frustrating because
you're not allowed to do what you want to do.
- Gina Gershon

I wanted to be an actor when I was a kid.
- Stanley Tucci

I pray and try every day to be a better actor.
- Rod Taylor

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

I'm just back in line with every other actor looking
for a job right now and keeping my fingers crossed.
- Joe Lando

Very often the Group actor is a critic when he's acting
and an actor when he's criticizing.
- Elia Kazan

As an actor, you usually live your life with faith.
- Molly Parker

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

When they asked Jack Benny to do something for the Actor's Orphanage -
he shot both his parents and moved in.
- Bob Hope

My only job as an actor is to try and understand the character and,
to the best of my ability, bring this character to life.
- Patrick Warburton

To be a Dumont actor was considered to be a great honor for an actor,
yet it also had its disadvantages.
- Leon Askin

Other actors like to rehearse on film-they like 30 or 40 takes.
When you get an actor like that, it becomes difficult
for me because I'm ready to quit after number two.
- Richard Widmark

Nobody became an actor because he had a good childhood.
- William H. Macy

Most actors spend a lot of time training themselves to be an actor.
And I kind of didn't do that.
I just started doin' it in front of an audience and had to deliver.
- David Carradine

It was only when I finished the course and left my
graduation diploma on the bus that I realised I'd become an actor.
- James D'arcy

The director I had most involvement with was Alex Rockwell.
He gave me a lot of responsibility as an actor.
- Steve Buscemi

I'm an actor.
It's my job.
- Brittany Murphy

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

So, one way or another, I found myself in a few movies.
I take it seriously when I'm on the set,
but I don't take myself seriously as an actor.
- Henry Rollins

I feel a little guilty only being an actor.
- Blythe Danner

Only a great actor finds the difficulties of the actor's art infinite.
- Ellen Terry

I still make more money as I do as an actor than director,
however I don't want to be a commercial director.
- Charles S. Dutton

I don't really think of myself as an actor.
- Dylan Moran

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

When actors are talking, they are servants of the dramatist.
It is what they can show the audience when they are
not talking that reveals the fine actor.
- Cedric Hardwicke

Some of these guys...
I've worked with Ice Cube, I think he's an immensely
talented rapper and actor.
- Anthony Anderson

I don't have any particular excitement about working
with any specific director or actor at this point.
- Sean Penn

My whole life, I always wanted to be an actor.
- Keith David

Becoming an actor? If it's not a calling,
don't do it.
It's too hard.
- Sandra Oh

I'm the kind of actor who has ventured into escaping from me.
- Helena Bonham Carter

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.
- Jeremy Northam

I am not an 'instant' actor...
to really do anything, I've got to try it five or six or a dozen times.
- Judy Holliday

The way I teach people to sing...
I have them talk the lyric out until it sounds like
something they really believe,
like an actor with a monologue.
- Margaret Whiting

As an actor, you're pretty much a hired gun.
You are reading other people's words off of a page
and doing what they want you to do.
- Corey Feldman

To grasp the full significance of life is the actor's duty,
to interpret it is his problem, and to express it his dedication.
- Marlon Brando

I'm not going to say, I'm an actor and I'm changing the world.
Who cares?
- Steve Guttenberg

I knew from the time I could walk that I wanted to be an actor.
- Joely Fisher

I didn't become an actor to have power,
but it just happens that I have it and so I have a lot of opportunities.
- Tom Cruise

I look for things that are going to challenge me as an actor.
- Devon Sawa

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

I mean, its hard to be an actor in the city -
trying to make it as an actor -
because you waitress all night,
you get home really late and you're super tired and your feet hurt.
- Piper Perabo

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

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 don't like to repeat myself as an actor.
- Joe Lando

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

I feel really privileged to be an actor,
to be paid to do something I love.
- Orlando Bloom


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