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Most actors spend a lot of time training themselves to be an actor.
by David Carradine

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

If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.
- David Carradine

I was involved in a web cartoon of Kung Fu with WB a few years back.
- David Carradine

Well I would never say to anybody that Warren Beatty got fired,
but uh, I think he and Quentin fell out of love,
and I think Warren told Quentin to hire me for the film.
- David Carradine

 

I don't need to convince anybody that I know kung fu,
but maybe somebody needs to know that I really can act,
without doing a Chinese accent or a funny walk.
- David Carradine

I'm not regretful about dropping acid,
but I could have stopped it a little sooner.
- David Carradine

Why would you be afraid of death? It would be an inconvenience.
I have a lot of undone things and it's bound to get in the way.
But, no, it doesn't scare me at all.
- David Carradine

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There's an alternative.
There's always a third way, and it's not a combination of the other two ways.
It's a different way.
- David Carradine

Quentin is very organic; there was no way that he was
going to put someone else's hand in there and anyway,
my hands are kind of famous.
It seemed right.
- David Carradine

'Born to play? Hmmm.
Probably Romeo...
or Hamlet, I guess.
Also, I'd be a great Alexander the Great.
- David Carradine

I like Bill a lot.
As Bill is presented, I mean you don't ever see Bill
blow her head off? You know? And I think what Quentin
has done is he created a monster.
- David Carradine

You know, I've never actually really believed that death is inevitable.
I just think it's a rumor.
- David Carradine

I've worked with a lot of real heavy hitters,
and Quentin is maybe heads and shoulders,
at least a forehead, above just about anybody I've ever worked with.
- David Carradine

My big fight is not in the movie and I don't understand
that decision but I know he's right about it,
whatever it is.
Quentin did not hire me because I'm a kung fu expert;
he hired me because he liked to listen to me talk.
- David Carradine

Because you know how you say I've got to really get
down and really do some training and then of course,
you never do or you do it for a couple of weeks and
slough it back off again but I'm being forced to do
something that I really want to do and I loved it.
- David Carradine

In the second installment, I pretty much dominate the show.
Somehow or another, though, I manage to apparently
dominate the first show pretty well with just my voice
and my hands and a shot of my boots kicking cartridges out of the way.
- David Carradine

I remember when I did the pilot, and I though no network
is going to want to do this.
How could that happen? A half Chinese guy walking the
old west that doesn't fire one gun and never gets on a horse?
- David Carradine

Quentin and I were constantly finding something new
that we had in common and comic books were one of them.
I think we were talking about comic books much earlier in our relationship,
before I had the part.
- David Carradine

Tarantino is the coolest damn guy; he's just so much fun to work with.
He might be the best director I've ever worked with.
He just seems to know how to do it and he knows how
to make you feel good about it.
He's having so much fun you start having fun.
You can't help it.
- David Carradine

It was pretty extensive - we worked out 8 hours a day,
5 days a week, for 3 months, which I think is more
than anybody in the Olympics.
I thought well I don't need this, the girls need it,
but it was a gift.
- David Carradine

But, Tarantino has seen all of my movies.
He's seen my good stuff, he's seen my bad stuff,
he's seen the ones I directed, he's read my autobiography.
There's an awful lot of things he knows about me,
all of which I think had something to do with his casting.
- David Carradine

Quentin wanted to create this special world in which
everybody walks around with a samurai sword,
extras in the airport, a special little place in the
airplane to stick your samurai sword.
- David Carradine

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

Sure, I have a lot of friends that are actors.
Just because I guess I run into a lot of actors in my work.
- Beau Bridges

When you see something that is well-written,
the actors can get behind it.
- Julia Barr

If there's anything unsettling to the stomach,
it's watching actors on television talk about their personal lives.
- Marlon Brando

There are 100,000 actors in the Screen Actors Guild.
Only 2,000 of them make more than $75,000 a year.
- Steve Guttenberg

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 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

Have you ever talked to someone, and you're not even
really talking to them? Actors are the worst for that.
- Joe Rogan

I had to choose between American and British actors,
and it didn't take me more than a second to decide:
Russians are Europeans and should be played by other Europeans.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

I made mistakes in drama.
I thought drama was when actors cried.
But drama is when the audience cries.
- Frank Capra

When you consider that you're a character that doesn't speak,
but you've still got to react to the other actors,
you've got to make a noise of some kind.
- Peter Mayhew

But some actors I have met possess an intelligence
that I can only dream of.
It's about character, it's about behavior.
They understand things about people that I simply don't see.
- Ron Silver

Actors love mental disorders, dialects,
and corsets.
Give them one of the three and they're happy.
- Robin Tunney

If I was going to be broke I decided I might as well
be with actors as anyone else.
They were cheerful idiots and seemed to take it better.
- Peter Finch

I loved working on Of Mice and Men.
It was a wonderful group of people.
John Malkovich is to me one of the best actors around
right now-and a lot of fun to work with.
- Sherilyn Fenn

Like De Niro.
He's one of the best character actors we have ever had.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

I consider those actors who amaze me are somehow less
attractive to me than those actors who move me.
- Robert Lansing

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

I like actors that are good with pantomime and that
can transmit a lot by their presence and attitude more
than through their dialogue.
- Guillermo del Toro

We're actors.
We're the opposite of people.
- Tom Stoppard

Unfortunately, most actors want to play off their own
personal mystique and good looks and whatever,
but that will only carry you but so far.
- Joe Morton

A lot of actors talk about doing their homework,
but very few of them do it.
- Tony Scott

It's only been a couple of times in my life that I've
really locked horns with actors.
It did not hurt the films, it just hurt the moment of the filmmaking.
- Richard Donner

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

I was very introverted.
I had glasses and was kind of weird.
A lot of actors are pretty weird people.
- Jennifer Sky

I've turned my guest house into this little studio,
and we have actors come over and do readings.
- Jeff Goldblum

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

I have lost someone I loved as a brother,
as a closest friend, and a remarkable human being.
We have also lost one of the best damn actors we'll ever see.
- Jack Lemon

The difference between me and American-born actors
is that I came here with the expectation of not being treated fairly.
- Joan Chen

To be honest with you, I get a little fed up with actors
who act crazy to make themselves more interesting.
- George Eads

If it's well written and well directed and you've got
good actors to work with,
acting is easy.
But making sure all the ducks are in a row is the hard part.
It's very rare.
- John Lithgow

I think there are a lot of other actors that are just talented,
it's just about this opportunity - it's just about
when are we going to be put in those positions where we can shine.
- Nia Long

Although there was a screenplay, the actors never knew
what questions I was going to ask them,
and all of my character's voice-over narration and
scenes were added after the fact.
- Griffin Dunne

Actors are able to trick themselves into treating anything as if it's fantastic.
It's a kind of madness really.
- Tom Baker

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

The reward is that you can actually create a world
separate from reality with a story,
actors, music, and camera design.
When it works it can entertain, move people and teach us all.
- Colleen Atwood

One's performance is often heightened by the brilliance
and generosity of other actors.
- Cyril Cusack

Actors always have opinions.
- Joe Pantoliano

The reason actors, artists, writers have agents is
because we'll do it for nothing.
That's a basic fact - you gotta do it.
- Morgan Freeman

And I haven't met too many actors along the way that
haven't told me how much the show has meant to them.
It's one of the reasons they say they are doing what they're doing,
today.
- David Selby

Actors work and slave and it is the color of your hair
that can determine your fate in the end.
- Helen Hayes

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

The filmmaker's got to make it his story and the actors
have got to make it their story.
- Rachel Griffiths

Only one of us would usually sing lead.
Which most of the time was, Mickey or Dave.
They thought it was perfectly a natural routine,
because Mickey and Dave saw themselves as TV actors.
- Peter Tork

I guess I work well with others I handle younger actors well.
- Hector Elizondo

It took me a long time to realize that you have to
have a bit of an interlanguage with actors.
You have to give them something that they can act with.
- James Cameron

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

Well, I've been in several films including documentaries,
but the big blockbuster, I was hired as advisor to the actors,
I was trying to make Jesuits out of them.
- Daniel Berrigan


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