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Eileen Brennan Quotes and Sayings

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Actors are crazy or we wouldn't be doing this.
- Eileen Brennan

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

Good actors I've worked with all started out making faces in a mirror,
and you keep making faces all your life.
- Bette Davis

 

We actors are like whores.
- Horst Buchholz

Actors are very generous.
- Blythe Danner

Television studios bet the farm on reality shows,
where they didn't need any actors and movie studios
had no plans for any quality movies that required the presence of me.
- Alfre Woodard

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Movie stars have careers - actors work,
and then they don't work, and then they work again.
- Frances McDormand

So many singers want to act, and so many actors try to sing.
- Crystal Gayle

Behind the footlights there is always the applause,
which stimulates the actors.
On the screen it is a different matter.
- Ivor Novello

When I played Robin Hood, I knew the great role was
Alan Rickman's and it didn't bother me.
I always think that leading actors should be called
the best supporting actors.
- Kevin Costner

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

On general principle, I boycott shows that don't employ actors.
- Aisha Tyler

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

David Cronenberg knows what we actors do as artists.
- William Hurt

I think the lawyers are such incredible actors.
Can you imagine the performance they have to do every day?
- Monica Bellucci

When actors are talking, they are servants of the dramatist.
It is what they can show the audience when they are
not talking that reveals the fine actor.
- Cedric Hardwicke

I would have started the National Actors Theatre 30 years earlier.
- Tony Randall

I'm not in the loop; I don't know any actors,
really, just the ones I work with.
- Denzel Washington

I really want to have actors contribute their own ideas,
with phrasings and ideas on all levels.
- Lasse Hallstrom

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

I'm not like one of those actors who's a frustrated director.
- Gary Sinise

The actors nowadays, both young men and young ladies,
don't always wear their period clothes as well as they might.
They tend to stomp around a bit in them.
- Julie Harris

I always say if you've seen good acting on television,
those actors are really good.
Because there's just not enough time.
You don't have any preparation.
- Sasha Alexander

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

I have always been a Malibu Man, like all actors.
- Nick Mancuso

I think actors are privileged.
Acting feeds you.
- Alan Bates

What impresses me is the young actors with terrific
talent arriving on the scene.
They'd have blown us all away in the old days.
Guys like Brad Pitt.
- Robert Wagner

I'd made these experimental films but I thought the
major chore of a filmmaker was to relate to actors.
- Bill Forsyth

Now while the German money is over for Hollywood,
I still have $80 million to make movies,
and we will have two things coming up:
less major movies and the price for actors will go down.
- Uwe Boll

You have film actors doing TV, rap stars doing TV,
with everyone kind of crossing the line.
- Anthony Michael Hall

Young girls of 13 or 12 are great actors.
- Dario Argento

I don't like that, because there are a lot of people
whose works I admire as actors or actresses,
or musicians.
And you know, I've been a big fan of different musicians or actors.
- Laura Bush

I've worked with wonderful actors like Marlon Brando and Henry Fonda.
- Eli Wallach

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 do think that good actors can do any part.
It doesn't mean that they are the best ones to do it.
- Richard Gere

Acting and writing go together.
Actors write because they love words and becoming other people -
we love to escape into other characters.
- Susannah York

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

There is a class system in acting just like in anything else.
Black females fall in a category below black male actors.
- Debra Wilson

I, also, found the opportunity to work with the actors
extremely gratifying and rewarding.
- Janine Turner

The ideas of the great playwrights are almost always
larger than the experiences of even the best actors.
- Stella Adler

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

Actors have to be there and do the work,
and that's enough.
- Catherine Deneuve

Good actors are a dime a dozen, but I want actors that
are gonna be part of my team and collaborative.
- Joe Pantoliano

When I was 18, I joined the Screen Actors Guild,
and after college I came to New York.
- Marla Maples

Heart of America is a movie I'm very proud of.
The young actors are great and the story has impact.
- Uwe Boll

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

Many great horror stories are period pieces and English
actors have a facility for historic characters.
- Robert Englund

It's a lot more fun for actors to cry and rant and rave,
or have a drug problem or a drinking problem.
- Jerry Orbach

I became active in politics because I saw the possibility,
if we all sat back and did nothing, of a world in which
there would no longer be any stages for actors to act on.
- Helen Gahagan

I was supposed to have a relationship with Judy,
but that never happened.
Actors in series didn't have the control that they
have today over their jobs.
- Mark Goddard

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

Chris Cooper is one of my favorite actors in the world.
I've seen him in most everything he's done.
- Meryl Streep

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

I have daughters who are writers and actors but no musicians.
- Rosanne Cash

I love acting, truly my favorite people are actors.
- Sean Penn

When actors give their input, it can be very ego-driven,
and directors are scared of that.
- Michael Pitt

I actually like working with the other three actors on the show.
- Sean Hayes

What I observed about my fellow actors was that most gave up very easily.
- Harrison Ford

A lot of American actors I work with are in character all day long.
You can't talk to them.
It's Method and the whole thing.
- Norman Jewison

I've worked with some actors who can't act.
- Anthony Anderson

People should realize that I shot a Coke commercial back in 1986.
So, you know, I've been around a long time.
I carry my Screen Actors Guild Card.
- Kato Kaelin

An actors' tribute to me is in his work.
- Lee Strasberg

Actors search for rejection.
If they don't get it they reject themselves.
- Charlie Chaplin

Oh, the relationship with actors and managers and agents
and things is a terrible problem sometimes.
- John Schlesinger

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

Some actors couldn't figure out how to withstand the constant rejection.
They couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel.
- Harrison Ford

I think most actors like to be liked.
- Anjelica Huston

The young actors coming out of the Universities are well trained.
- Tony Randall

Actors say they do their own stunts for the integrity
of the film but I did them because they looked like a lot of fun.
- Steve Coogan

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


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