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But all actors go through the process,
by Thomas Haden Church

But all actors go through the process,
it's hit and miss, you have achievement and failure.
- Thomas Haden Church

I'm not so proud to think that anything is unworthy,
and I don't think I was that way 10 years ago.
- Thomas Haden Church

But I'm a citizen of Texas and try to spend most of my time there.
- Thomas Haden Church

But I think once the word gets out that the movie is funny -
funny is transcendent -
it will traverse all demographic barriers if people
embrace it as a funny movie.
- Thomas Haden Church

 

I like to keep my private stuff pretty vague.
- Thomas Haden Church

I enjoy doing press for something that I like,
and I think the movie is very fun and charming and clever.
- Thomas Haden Church

The title of the movie is open to interpretation.
- Thomas Haden Church

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I invested, and I protected myself, so I enjoy that freedom.
- Thomas Haden Church

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

I love knowing that I'm not better than any other person on the planet.
- Thomas Haden Church

I believe in singularity in relationships because you've
got to have trust on both sides.
- Thomas Haden Church

When I moved to L.A.
in 1989, the very first thing I did was this horrific
pilot called To Protect And Surf.
- Thomas Haden Church

And there have certainly been movies I wanted to be
in and milestones I wanted to surpass that did not happen.
- Thomas Haden Church

I kind of have a rededication in my life now to acting
because I'm very fond of being in this movie.
- Thomas Haden Church

I certainly was an actor and then I drifted more towards writing and directing.
- Thomas Haden Church

Cary and I are working together on another movie,
Charlotte's Web.
- Thomas Haden Church

Between Clive Owen winning at the Golden Globes and
the British Academy announcing its nominations,
of which Sideways received only one,
I'm feeling pretty humbled these days.
- Thomas Haden Church

I made a comfortable living for several years.
I invested, and I protected myself, so I enjoy that freedom.
- Thomas Haden Church

But at the same time, if the right thing came along,
I would do it in a second.
- Thomas Haden Church

He was using me.
When he cast me in Sideways I was nothing but a vessel.
- Thomas Haden Church

I love going to the feed store and drinking coffee
and talking about how much rain we need.
- Thomas Haden Church

To some extent I could identify with that because I
kind of just made my money and got out.
- Thomas Haden Church

Children from like 8 and even up to the college age -
Spider-Man appeals to a fairly broad demographic but,
like I said, a mean age probably of 12 is a good mark -
they process information so quickly and it's not because
of attention deficit or short attention span.
- Thomas Haden Church

But I certainly know a lot of people that existed at
that level and are always kind of pining for more,
always thinking that the next big break,
the next opportunity, the big role are just around
the corner of the next audition.
- Thomas Haden Church

Last summer when we were preparing for the movie,
I actually kind of wanted to stay fairly uninformed about it.
As we went through the process that we do in the movie,
I wanted to be a little wide-eyed.
- Thomas Haden Church

It's one of those scenarios where no,
I never imagined that I'd be directed in a love scene -
not even a love scene because it's kind of a hard-core
sex scene because it's kind of just purely played for this carnal venting.
- Thomas Haden Church

I would say 95% of the time, because you just can't
remember your lines if you're drinking alcohol.
I would say about 95% of the time it was grape juice or this fake wine,
which was horrible.
- Thomas Haden Church

But to this day I am convinced that the real reason
we met was because Alexander is from Nebraska,
and he was completely fascinated that I was about to
go off and make a movie with Brando -
perhaps the most famous Nebraskan of all.
- Thomas Haden Church

Their lives have been largely defined by failure and
you would think the prospect of marriage,
which is supposed to be bountiful and hopeful,
it's just really another kind of tangential thing in his life.
- Thomas Haden Church

I did a series called Ned and Stacey for two years for Fox back in the 90s.
I was writer on it as well as a producer,
and it was very important to me that there were no contemporary references.
- Thomas Haden Church

It is the quality of the moment,
not the number of days, or events, or of actors, that imports.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is,
he's stuck with so many bad actors
who don't know how to play funny.
- Garrison Keillor

You can think of Hollywood as high school.
TV actors are freshmen, comedy actors are maybe juniors,
and dramatic actors - they're the cool seniors.
- Owen Wilson

Actors need bricks to play with, and in fact we rejected
all the improvised fragments we had made without a plan.
Improvisation without a plan is like tennis without tennis balls.
- Lars von Trier

I don't feel particularly comfortable about actors
using whatever power they may have to push their beliefs,
unless they're extremely well informed.
- Ralph Fiennes

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

They can't make any of these talented young actors Fletch.
You might as well make a movie called Chevy Chase.
- Chevy Chase

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

The thing about film-making is I give it everything,
that's why I work so hard.
I always tell young actors to take charge.
It's not that hard.
Sign your own cheques, be responsible.
- Tom Cruise

A lot of male actors are method actors and they become
the characters which they both were.
- Izabella Scorupco

Supporting characters add depth to a story,
and great actors leave their imprint with the audience.
- Nicholas Lea

Dysfunctional families have sired a number of pretty good actors.
- Gene Hackman

Good actors can sort of see into people and immediately
you have a chemistry with them or not.
It's like an affair with no mess.
- John Cusack

Think of Frank Capra and Preston Sturges.
They used the same actors over and over again.
- Matthew Modine

I think the show does better with newsmakers and politicians
than it does with actors.
- Samantha Bee

I think that most actors, and they're a very strange lot actors,
very strange people, but I think that they attempt
to keep in touch with the child.
- Ben Kingsley

It's important to say that actors can't act alone,
it's impossible.
What we have to do is support each other.
- Philip Seymour Hoffman

I always thought that Bill Murray was one of the great
actors that I've worked with.
And I've worked with all kinds of people who are known
primarily for their dramatic work.
- Ivan Reitman

I love going to the movies; I love watching good movie actors.
They must know something I don't.
- Uta Hagen

It's the actors who are prepared to make fools of themselves
who are usually the ones who come to mean something to the audience.
- Christian Bale

Most actors are insecure enough already without having
a director who adds to that.
- Marie Windsor

I couldn't care less about actors' trailers and food
on sets and stuff like that -
I just want to act.
- Chow Yun-Fat

It is hard sometimes to see how other actors are working
when you are working with them.
- Miranda Otto

I don't like actors who try to talk directors into
making their part bigger and that's really lame.
- Franka Potente

I get to play a great character while working with
great actors and great directors on a great show.
- Harry Hamlin

The only thing I have never done is a Broadway play.
I'm not sure I have the discipline necessary to do a Broadway play.
I know it holds a fascination for certain actors.
- Bob Newhart

I go through a whole process with the actors first,
building and creating characters, then I encourage
them to sort of live in that character when they're in the screen.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

I love involving actors at all levels -
and they have to know that I want to hear their contributions,
with dialogue, with story suggestions,
with script changes, whatever.
- Lasse Hallstrom

Samuel L. Jackson is one of the best actors there is.
- Joel Siegel

Working with a bunch of actors is like trying to tune each violin.
- Patrice Leconte

We must focus much more on developing countries' own policies and priorities,
and increase policy and operational coherence between national,
regional and multilateral actors.
- Anna Lindh

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

The former ruling class kept the community of actors
in ignorance by means of various lies.
- Bela Lugosi

Having secured my Indian actors, I started for Baltimore,
where I organized my combination, and which was the
largest troupe I had yet had on the road.
- Buffalo Bill

It's well known that actors are lousy writers.
- Richard Grant

It is unfortunate that the poor judgment shown by a
small group of young actors has tarnished the reputation
of every child who has ever appeared before a camera.
- Fred Savage

I wouldn't say no to being in a film with Jude Law.
I love English actors.
- Catherine Deneuve

I think the choice of actors that we have is a little
more varied and rich here in New York than in L.A.
- Jerry Orbach

I only work with actors who take full responsibility for their characters.
- Jonathan Demme

I allow an area for improvisation because the chemical
things actors bring to stories make it not work.
- Vincente Minnelli

I'll miss the relationships I have built with these actors.
I'll miss the devotion we have to this work.
Over this length of time, the tendency is to think it will never end.
- Dennis Franz


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