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Arthur Lowe Quotes and Sayings

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An actor is an actor is an actor.
The less personality an actor has off stage the better.
A blank canvas on which to draw the characters he plays.
- Arthur Lowe

Acting must be scaled down for the screen.
A drawing room is a lot smaller than a theatre auditorium.
- Arthur Lowe

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

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

 

Anyone who has that weird volition to become an actor
probably has a weird volition to do lots of other creative things -
to write,
to play music, to paint, to cook.
- Minnie Driver

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

Dakota Fanning is a child, but she is a wonderful actor.
I don't know what a child actor is.
She's an actor who's a child.
- Denzel Washington

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One of the first lessons you learn as an actor is to listen.
- John Frankenheimer

Because you know, down deep in my heart,
when all is said and done, I still live under the illusion
that basically people think of me as an up-and-coming young actor.
- Jack Nicholson

My parents were involved in everything I did.
They were showbiz people themselves.
My dad was an actor.
They were parents; they did what parents are supposed to do.
- Tina Yothers

That said, let me add that Joan and I never want him to be a child actor.
We both feel that it takes away their childhood and
puts untold pressure on children.
- Dwayne Hickman

I want to try and do as much as I can as an actor.
So far I think I've done pretty well with being a minister's son.
And now I know I'm pretty darn good at playing a woman too.
- Barry Watson

I don't want to be an actor or nothing but if I have to,
I'll act if it's the right thing.
- Obie Trice

As an actor, I was just satisfied to work.
- Thayer David

I've always considered myself an actor first and foremost.
- Stanley Tucci

There isn't a switch that I turn on.
I'm an actor.
This is what I do.
- Anthony Anderson

I don't like people who use the press to advance themselves
in a way that they haven't earned as an actor,
performer or director.
- Jason Patric

A good director creates an environment,
which gives the actor the encouragement to fly.
- Kevin Bacon

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

When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character,
I say, 'It's in the script.' If he says,
'But what's my motivation?, ' I say,
'Your salary.'
- Alfred Hitchcock

I still have the actor's disease.
I always think I'll never get another job.
- Roddy McDowall

I realized that I needed to be anonymous on the street
and somebody else on the stage.
I had tried to put my street self on the stage,
but what they want is an actor on stage.
- Bobby Darin

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

I was an accidental actor.
I was never formally trained.
- David Soul

What I try to do as an actor is constantly find that,
find ways to risk, find opportunities to fall on my
face if it's going to be worth it,
and then maybe I'll surprise myself.
- Jeremy Irons

I'll never be a good writer, and no chance of being a good actor.
- Matthew Vaughn

That's the great thing about being an actor,
you get to try out lots of things for your roles.
- Bruce Boxleitner

People need to realise what real happiness and success is,
because success as an actor is fleeting.
You can be up there one day and gone the next.
- Chuck Norris

The actor is too prone to exaggerate his powers;
he wants to play Hamlet when his appearance is more suitable to King Lear.
- Sarah Bernhardt

The only reason my work seems to be eclectic up to
a certain period is because I was a failure as an actor.
- Hugh Grant

In my first film, I was a basketball player.
Like every good actor, I lied when they asked me if I could play.
- David Morse

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

Gary Oldman is impossible to steal a movie from.
He's such a great actor, he's off the hook.
I love him.
- Kevin Bacon

I understand that if you set out to be a celebrity,
then you asked for it, but all I wanted to be was an actor.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

In L.A., if you're an actor, your personal and professional
lives are too intertwined.
- Jena Malone

I weren't an actor, I'd be a wildlife biologist or forest ranger.
- Rick Schroder

It has given me an insight into what it's like as an
actor to come into a show in the middle of a production
and fit into a group that's already established.
- Corin Nemec

I'm supposed to be a pretty good theater actor.
- John Malkovich

It's difficult being a child actor.
I don't think everything beautiful has to be exploited.
Some things can be beautiful and left beautiful.
- Rick Schroder

I try to do as many stunts as they'll let me do.
I think it's important for an audience to feel that
the actor's really doing it.
- Nicolas Cage

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

I think I am a much better actor than I have allowed myself to be.
- Milan Kundera

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

I was not what you'd call a first-class actor,
but I did all right.
- Elia Kazan

Oh, well, in Los Angeles everybody is an actor,
or a producer, or a writer, or a director,
or an agent, or...
So everybody understands the hours.
- Julie Benz

My work is to reach people with ideas,
hopes, dreams, encouragement, insight,
and revelation.
That's what an actor wants to do.
- John Astin

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

The part an actor played on stage was once written
on a separate roll of paper.
- Talcott Parsons

You can keep yourself alive.
That's the magic of being an actor.
- Sonia Braga

To be an actor you have to be a child.
- Paul Newman

An actor should never be larger than the film he's in.
- Christian Bale

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

As an actor, that's the best thing you can do,
really take people along on a story and tell them something.
- Austin Peck

I'm just looking always for characters that change,
because I want to get better, as an actor and as a person.
- Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Michael Caine is a movie star, but he's also a great actor.
I can't say that about every movie star.
It's the concentration he has.
- Norman Jewison

I was always enamored with TV shows and movies.
But you didn't grow up in my town and turn into an actor.
- Scott Wolf

I became an actor so I didn't have to be myself.
- Mark Ruffalo

I do think I'm a character actor.
- Colin Firth

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

And my dad, you're a great actor but you're a better father.
- Angelina Jolie

When I was a young actor...
the more different you were from the part you played,
the more talent it reflected.
- Dirk Benedict

I saw and I met a lot of people who were in the field.
It also provided a context in which I came to respect what the actor did,
because I saw how difficult it actually was to do.
- Ron Silver

There was no male vampire type in existence.
Someone suggested an actor of the Continental School who could play any type,
and mentioned me.
- Bela Lugosi

Whenever a critic mentions the salary of an actor,
I'm thinking, He's not talking about the movie.
- Harold Ramis

As an actor, I am meant to dabble with different themes and genres.
- Sanjay Dutt

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

A brick layer, lays bricks...
I'm an Actor, that's what I do.
- Michael Chiklis

Today I divide my day between being actor,
producer and distributor, and the monotony is broken.
- Ajay Devgan

My opposition to the Vietnam War.
I was the first Hollywood actor to speak out against it.
- Robert Vaughn

An actor is at most a poet and at least an entertainer.
- Marlon Brando

As an actor, there's a bit of you that's decided you
want to be looked at and watched,
but there's a paradoxical bit that wants to run away.
- Ralph Fiennes


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