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What is it about actors? God knows I get bored with
by Alan Rickman

What is it about actors? God knows I get bored with
actors talking about themselves.
- Alan Rickman

There's a voice inside you that tells you what you should do.
- Alan Rickman

You can lull the paying customers as long as they get slapped.
- Alan Rickman

Market forces impose certain rules before a film can actually get made.
- Alan Rickman

 

The audience should feel like voyeurs.
Their response is absolutely crucial.
- Alan Rickman

I want to swim in both directions at once.
Desire success, court failure.
- Alan Rickman

It would be wonderful to think that the future is unknown and sort of surprising.
- Alan Rickman

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I think worrying things are going on in England -
a real apathy.
- Alan Rickman

If you spend any time in Los Angeles,
there's only one topic of conversation.
- Alan Rickman

Acting touches nerves you have absolutely no control over.
- Alan Rickman

On film you put all your energies into a single glance.
- Alan Rickman

I think there's some connection between absolute discipline and absolute freedom.
- Alan Rickman

One longs for a director with a sense of imagination.
- Alan Rickman

My idea of a real treat is Magic Mountain without standing in line.
- Alan Rickman

I was 7, and I remember being given a part in a play and thinking,
This is exciting.
- Alan Rickman

What's interesting about the process of acting is how
often you don't know what you're doing.
- Alan Rickman

Nothing gives me as much pleasure as travelling.
I love getting on trains and boats and planes.
- Alan Rickman

Maverick is a word which appeals to me more than misfit.
Maverick is active, misfit is passive.
- Alan Rickman

All I want to see from an actor is the intensity and
accuracy of their listening.
- Alan Rickman

I've never been able to plan my life.
I just lurch from indecision to indecision.
- Alan Rickman

I'm always aware of the camera and it feels like that's the audience.
- Alan Rickman

I don't think it's right that everybody knows everything about me.
- Alan Rickman

If only life could be a little more tender and art a little more robust.
- Alan Rickman

My parents certainly didn't have anything to do with the theater.
I'm some kind of accident.
- Alan Rickman

I'm a quite serious actor who doesn't mind being ridiculously comic.
- Alan Rickman

If people want to know who I am, it is all in the work.
- Alan Rickman

Somebody with Debbie Reynolds' features doesn't get
cast as the Wicked Witch.
- Alan Rickman

Who I am gets in the way of people looking innocently at the parts I play.
- Alan Rickman

If you could build a house on a trampoline,
that would suit me fine.
- Alan Rickman

When I get off the plane in England I always feel about two inches shorter.
- Alan Rickman

Each character I play has different dimensions.
I'm not interested in words that pull them together.
- Alan Rickman

Talent is an accident of genes - and a responsibility.
- Alan Rickman

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

I think voiceover is an adjunct that actors have picked
up that have given us some security.
- Robert Stack

I've worked with Steven Spielberg three times.
I'm proud to say that I'm one of those actors that
continues to get hired by the same directors.
- Joe Pantoliano

There is only one thing I respect in so-called Broadway actors...
and that is their competitive sense.
- Elia Kazan

There are certain stars who are not actors.
I don't want to be that type.
- Natalie Wood

Truly great actors carry their characters in silence with them.
They communicate without words the relationships that predate the movie.
- Sam Mendes

Billy Campbell who is...
I...
truly one of the most talented actors today.
- Sela Ward

It's really important to draw the line on what we do as actors.
- Anna Friel

I'm involved with Recording Artists and Actors Against Drunk Driving.
I'm also involved with most children's causes,
because children can't help the environment they're in.
- Judd Nelson

Just look at the messages today's media are sending everybody,
from TV and commercials to actors and singers.
Kids are just drowning in that 24-7 and it's getting really bad.
- Evan Rachel Wood

We actors always say how difficult and physically demanding a role was.
But give me a break, it's only a movie.
- Javier Bardem

There are certain actors who are very good at improvising,
like Dustin Hoffman and Glenda Jackson.
- John Schlesinger

As a director, I also get to sit and watch actors and
learn from them in a way that I don't get to do when I'm just acting.
- Stanley Tucci

I can understand why people get annoyed at being remembered for one thing,
but a lot of actors aren't remembered for anything.
I don't mind that.
- Julie Walters

If a farmer fills his barn with grain,
he gets mice.
If he leaves it empty, he gets actors.
- Walter Scott

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

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

I think that's so strange, because they do know that
we're all actors and we perform things that have not
necessarily anything to do with us personally.
- Werner Klemperer

Be very clear as to what your dream is.
Nowadays it is fairly certain that 90 percent of all
actors really just want to be rich and famous as the
solution to all that ails.
- Dirk Benedict

It's natural for any actor that segues into directing
to be an actor's director.
You know how to relate to the actors.
- Omar Epps

You should never ask actors about politics.
- Liev Schreiber

There is some mysterious thing that goes on whereby,
in the process of playing Shakespeare continuously,
actors are surprised by the way the language actually acts on them.
- Kenneth Branagh

I think actors become jacks-of-all-trades and masters of none.
- Josh Lucas

I pay attention to the actors and stuff,
but not even that much.
I don't pay attention to who's writing.
- Jason Mewes

I love actors.
I married one.
OK, I married a fantastic one.
- Felicity Huffman

I got into radio when I was eight, and I was one of
the busiest child dramatic actors in America.
- Mel Torme

The actors I would like to work with are Julia Roberts,
just because I've admired her work for a long time,
well Brad Pitt.
I think you know my reasons.
- Christina Milian

I mean, you know, actors lives - you're forgotten.
Look at Barrymore, and look at all the great actors.
They're forgotten after awhile.
- Anthony Quinn

The majority of directors I've worked with didn't know how to talk to actors.
- Stanley Tucci

Most child actors go through that.
Unless you can transition into an adult star,
your career is over.
- Morgan Brittany

It was the fashion of the time, still is,
to feel that all actors are neurotic,
or they would not be actors.
- Gene Tierney

I want to aspire to something like what Denzel Washington does,
which is try to find scripts written for white actors -
or Jodie Foster,
who reads scripts for male actors.
- Wentworth Miller

Is this film more interesting than a documentary of
the same actors having lunch?
- Gene Siskel

Theater actors like to change character roles.
They don't like to always do the same thing.
- Marcello Mastroianni

I have a sneaking suspicion that if there were a way
to make movies without actors,
George Lucas would do it.
- Mark Hamill

I joined the Actors Studio and began to work with Lee Strasberg,
and that changed my work.
- Sally Field

There's a constant flow of child actors.
It's kind of funny to watch the new crew come through.
I think, You poor little things.
You're going to have to struggle for a long time.
- Tina Yothers

British actors behave like Europeans;
they are also extremely well trained.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud


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