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

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

The sex with Mandy was good, but it wasn't like warm apple pie.
- Wilmer Valderrama

I play opposite Beverly D'Angelo, and that was definitely a great time.
- Wilmer Valderrama

I got hit twice in the face, and that was not fun.
- Wilmer Valderrama

 

Honestly, I've been very blessed.
Yes, I am cursed with this gift.
- Wilmer Valderrama

Mandy because that was the most meaningful relationship.
- Wilmer Valderrama

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

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I'm a character actor at heart.
- Shuler Hensley

John Goodman is more that just a big guy,
he's a wonderful actor.
- Gene Siskel

A totally healthy actor is a paradox.
- Vittorio Gassman

I'm the sort of actor who likes to talk about what we're going to do.
- Donald Pleasence

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

If you really do want to be an actor who can satisfy
himself and his audience,
you need to be vulnerable.
- Jack Lemon

Being an actor is an extension of telling a story and
I loved story telling as a child.
- Amanda Burton

An actor is totally vulnerable.
His total personality is exposed to critical judgment -
his intellect,
his bearing, his diction, his whole appearance.
In short, his ego.
- Alec Guinness

An actor is never so great as when he reminds you of an animal -
falling like a cat,
lying like a dog, moving like a fox.
- Francois Truffaut

No one asked me to be an actor, so no one owed me.
There was no entitlement.
- James Earl Jones

When I decided I wanted to be an actor,
I said I wanted to work with quality actors and directors.
- Puff Daddy

I started off on stage because it was the only work I could get.
I haven't been back for 11 years.
I think any stage experience is good experience,
as far as being an actor is concerned.
- Tim Roth

As an actor I kind of do.
I started out doing voice overs in the mid 80s when I was in grad school.
- Thomas Haden Church

It was one of the great chances in my life to become a Dumont actor.
- Leon Askin

You know, OJ was a really nice guy, and he knew his lines.
He was nice to everybody on the set.
He got to be a better actor, I thought,
with every movie.
- David Zucker

I have considered myself a mature actor.
- DeForest Kelley

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 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

Being typecast is a great thing for an actor.
I was considered one of the New York mob actors.
- Debi Mazar

A writer can write in an attic, or on top of a bus.
Or with a sharp stick in some wet cement.
To act, an actor has to have words.
A stage.
a camera turning.
- Paul Muni

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

I was a failed actor but I still wanted to show off,
so I ended up doing live comedy.
- Graham Norton

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

I didn't think I was an actor and fought it for a long time.
Nobody paid for that but me.
- Kathleen Quinlan

I acted in junior high in the junior high school group,
and then when I got into senior high I was,
you know, the main actor of the senior high school.
- Richard Foreman

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

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

This whole thing about winning and losing is muddy waters.
But I can remember, as a young actor,
just walking around this city and not being able to get arrested.
- Jeffrey Tambor

Romeo Must Die was the first film that I did where
I was able to just be free as an actor.
- Anthony Anderson

Any actor will tell you, anybody in the public eye,
that the tabloids are the worst kind of ramification of being a celebrity.
- Tracey Gold

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

It's a lot easier, I think, to be an actor in a movie
than to spin a joke on a sitcom.
- Nicole Sullivan

I had no intention of being an actor.
I was quite good at it.
I was pretty capable at other things but never any good at anything.
- Sean Bean

I think English is a fantastic, rich and musical language,
but of course your mother tongue is the most important for an actor.
- Max von Sydow

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

When people see an actor speak, they think they know him or her,
whereas I'm just a face or a body to them.
- Kate Moss

An agent is a person who is sore because an actor gets 90% of what they make.
- Elton John

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

Claude Rains was what we call an actor's actor.
He was very involved with himself and his performance.
- Gloria Stuart

As an actor, you ask yourself what you can do to put
yourself in a position where you can play that role.
- Jeremy Northam

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

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

If there's anything I'd hate as a son-in-law,
it's an actor; and if there's anything I think I'd
hate worse than an actor as a son-in-law,
it's an English actor.
- Joseph P. Kennedy

A great actor is independent of the poet,
because the supreme essence of feeling does not reside in prose or in verse,
but in the accent with which it is delivered.
- Lee Strasberg

My parents said, Oh, he's going to be a director someday.
I wanted to be an actor.
- Quentin Tarantino

Being a film actor is very different from a theatre actor.
- Catherine Deneuve

When the curtain falls, the best thing an actor can do is to go away.
- Harold MacMillan

When an actor asks you to read his script,
your heart sinks.
The number of scripts I've been given by actors that
are so unbelievably terrible!
- Richard Grant

I'm a ballplayer, not an actor.
- Joe DiMaggio

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

As an actor, you have to have your history.
- Nora Dunn

I've always wanted to work with Blair,
and finally the timing was right.
I have a tremendous amount of respect for him.
I think he's a hugely underrated actor in Hollywood.
- Tyler Perry

Somebody did an article in one of the newspapers saying
that at that time I had the most visibility of any actor around.
Kind of nice, you know, when that thing was happening.
- Gavin MacLeod

An actor should be ready to play any role within reason.
For example, I think the most ridiculous thing for
me to do would be to try and play Shakespeare.
- Glenn Ford

When you're an actor, actually, you shouldn't come up with too many ideas.
- Jean-Louis Trintignant

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 every young actor in Los Angeles went up for that role.
It was between Frankie Muniz and me,
and he pulled out,
so I got the role.
- Shia LaBeouf

I really have no ulterior motive in taking on certain roles.
I have no larger issue that I really want to show people.
I'm an actor, that's all.
I just do what I do.
- Sally Field

And I have been able to establish this sort of decent
reputation as being a decent character actor.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

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

Nobody deserves this much money - certainly not an actor.
- Jack Lemmon

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

In many ways I wish I wasn't an actor dragging around
the baggage from being one so that I could just devote
my energies to encouraging people to find their true selves.
- Dirk Benedict

And I had a lot to play, which is what you want as an actor.
- Ted Shackelford


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