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Donald Sinden Quotes and Sayings

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An actor who knows his business ought to be able to
make the London telephone directory sound enthralling.
- Donald Sinden

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

When you're an actor you don't really know what you
have to do until you see what you look like.
- Tom Wilkinson

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

 

I demanded two weeks of rehearsal because to me as an actor,
that's the most important time.
- Christine Lahti

I very rarely get nervous as an actor.
Very rarely.
- Corin Nemec

Celebrity is death - celebrity - that's the worst thing
that can happen to an actor.
- Glenn Close

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The main factor in any form of creativeness is the life of a human spirit,
that of the actor and his part, their joint feelings
and subconscious creation.
- Konstantin Stanislavisky

I was appalled at the amount of study necessary in
order to qualify in medicine,
and gradually my desire was blunted by a keener -
and secret -
wish to become an actor.
- Conrad Veidt

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

There's no way that I could be the president.
You can't have a pacifist in the White House...
I'm an actor.
This is what I do for a living.
- Martin Sheen

I've been on jobs where there's that one actor who is just a miserable,
miserable no-good, dirty bastard, and it just turns the whole process sour.
- Joe Pantoliano

I was always a character actor.
I just looked like Little Red Riding Hood.
- Paul Newman

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

Its only when you are a great actor and are recognised
for your good work that you become famous.
Unless you are in the news for the wrong reasons!
- Christine Lahti

The actor depends wholly on himself.
He gives his performance in what, to him,
seems the most effective manner.
- Bela Lugosi

In the beginning was the Word.
Man acts it out.
He is the act, not the actor.
- Henry Miller

I don't have any blindness when it comes to my money.
As an actor, you can get distracted by your work.
I do keep an eye on my nest egg, if you will.
- Judd Nelson

I don't really think of myself as an actor.
- Dylan Moran

Being a good actor isn't easy.
Being a man is even harder.
I want to be both before I'm done.
- James Dean

My goal was just to work regularly.
I didn't ever expect to be rich or famous.
I wanted to be a working character actor.
- Harrison Ford

I knew real show business from my father,
who had been an actor since he left the world of boxing.
- James Earl Jones

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

As an actor I think sometimes producers need a little
bit of encouragement to see you in a particular role,
they may not have as much imagination as you would expect.
- Steve Kanaly

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

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

I don't want to be a star.
If you have to label me anything, I'm an actor -
I guess.
A journeyman actor.
I think 'star' is what you call actors who can't act.
- Paul Muni

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

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

Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world.
You are all alone with your concentration and imagination,
and that's all you have.
- James Dean

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

Script for an actor is like a bible.
You carry it with you, you read it over and over,
you go to your passages.
- Cameron Diaz

I think it's damaging to know too much about a person,
about an actor.
- Molly Parker

The real joy is in constructing a sentence.
But I see myself as an actor first because writing
is what you do when you are ready and acting is what
you do when someone else is ready.
- Steve Martin

I've been a very lucky actor.
- Bob Newhart

Look, I'm not odd.
I'm just trying to be an actor; not a movie star,
an actor.
- Montgomery Clift

I think I would not be described as a character actor
in that I don't take on characteristics which are very alien to me.
- Jeremy Irons

I'm exceedingly proud of being an actor,
but I never recommend it to anyone.
- Theodore Bikel

A good actor is somebody who can be truthful and fascinating
and interesting and enlightening.
- Bruce Davison

My favorite actor is Wallace Beery.
- Don Johnson

One of the strangest things about being an actor is
that people you don't know feel that they are allowed to comment on your hair,
body, clothes, relationships.
- Courtney Thorne Smith

The only thing an actor owes his public is not to bore them.
- Marlon Brando

Growing up an only child with a single parent is probably why I'm an actor.
- Lauren Graham

I'm an actor...
I do a job and I go home.
Why are you interested in me? You don't ask a truck driver about his job.
- James Gandolfini

I try to get the best performance an actor can give.
- Taylor Hackford

If you compare me to an actor, I'm probably one of
the best boxers in the profession.
But if you compare me as a boxer, I'm probably one of the best actors.
- Olivier Martinez

My goal as an actor has always been to reach a level
where I can find a lot of interesting work,
and I think I'm at that point now.
The Oscar has given me a lot of recognition.
- Benicio Del Toro

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

As an actor you become that lighting rod between the
person who made the play and the audience.
- Christopher Walken

You never really know as an actor; it's completely out of your control,
in terms of editing, and music, and film stock,
shot selection, and what takes they use.
- Aaron Eckhart

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

My nomadic childhood dramatically fed my eventual decision to be an actor,
but not in the way you might think.
- Josh Lucas

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

I look at smoking as a crutch, and as an actor I would
like strip away as many crutches as possible.
- Claire Forlani

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

Homelessness is the actor's fate; physical incapacity
to attain what is most required and desired by such
a spirit as I am a slave to.
- Edwin Booth

Actually, I wanted to be an actor when I was two years old.
- Keith David

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

I am an actor through and through.
- Dougray Scott

In the 60s, if you wanted to be an actor,
you couldn't do just one thing.
- Barry Bostwick

You have to be selfish to be an actor.
- Charles Dance

I have never taken myself that seriously as an actor.
- Owen Wilson

I'm glad that I'm being acclaimed as an actor.
Today, when my hard work has paid off I can chill out about it.
- Akshay Kumar

I think it kind of took being a character actor to
kind of now enter into leading ladies.
- Patricia Clarkson

The nice thing is that, at least in Los Angeles,
I'm known as a character actor and I do auditions for
other things besides just cartoon shows.
- Dan Castellaneta

I've always slightly worried the kids who play football around my house.
They know I'm an actor, but felt sorry for me because
they'd never seen anything I've done.
- Bill Nighy

As an actor, your life experience is just as important as studying.
- Jane Badler

You know, I don't think you need to be educated to be a great actor.
- Mark Rylance

What I learned as an actor was the only way you could
really do August Wilson's work,
you had to leave an ounce of your essence on that stage,...
Otherwise it was impossible.
- Charles S. Dutton

Other actors like to rehearse on film-they like 30 or 40 takes.
When you get an actor like that, it becomes difficult
for me because I'm ready to quit after number two.
- Richard Widmark

I'm not a celebrity.
I don't call myself a celebrity.
I'm an actor.
- Sophia Bush


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