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M. Emmet Walsh Quotes and Sayings

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But I'm an actor and I like to just keep working.
- M. Emmet Walsh

I imagine there are things I wouldn't do,
but I haven't been offered those recently either.
- M. Emmet Walsh

Hell, I'm an old man.
I'm 70 years old.
I'm supposed to be sitting on a rocking chair watching the sunset.
- M. Emmet Walsh

No, I'm not a horse better.
Every once in a while somebody will give me a sure
thing and of course it's not.
- M. Emmet Walsh

 

I'm impressed with how professional they are and what
they can get an animal to do.
I mean, dogs and cats - that's one thing.
But when you get into the larger animals,
that's a different thing all together.
- M. Emmet Walsh

But I've worked where they've had animals before,
and animal wranglers, the people who raise animals
and train animals for films and television,
they're all very, very professional.
- M. Emmet Walsh

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

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I knew from the time I could walk that I wanted to be an actor.
- Joely Fisher

When an actor asks you to read his script,
your heart sinks.
The number of scripts I've been given by actors that
are so unbelievably terrible!
- Richard Grant

You're looking at an actor whose price has just doubled.
- Art Carney

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

Robert Taylor was not only a splendid actor in a wide
variety of roles but one of the most handsome men in the western world.
- Audrey Meadows

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

I'm into being a dad, that's where my focus is most of the time.
I'm an actor that's my job, but it's not my life.
I have a lot of other interests too.
- Paul Walker

I was an actor before becoming a comedian.
- Shelley Berman

An actor shouldn't undergo psychoanalysis,
because there are a lot of things you're better off not knowing.
- Paul Lynde

I look for things that are going to challenge me as an actor.
- Devon Sawa

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'd wanted to be an actor from the age of five.
- Ron Moody

I'm just a hired actor who was hired for a particular job,
but I think one of the joys of reading the script was
the way that the personal and the global are woven together.
- Jeremy Northam

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

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

Many times I've sat with a camera and another actor
and seen all their fears and insecurities and struggles.
You want to support them and help them as much as you can.
- Christopher Eccleston

The actor creates with his own flesh and blood all
those things which all the arts try in some way to describe.
- Lee Strasberg

When an actor plays a scene exactly the way a director orders,
it isn't acting.
It's following instructions.
Anyone with the physical qualifications can do that.
- James Dean

I'm a con artist in that I'm an actor.
I make people believe something is real when they know perfectly well it isn't.
- John Lithgow

If you catch me saying 'I am a serious actor,'
I beg you to slap me.
- Johnny Depp

I see my face in the mirror, and I said,
No, my ambition is not to be an actor.
- Dino De Laurentiis

I came to New York to be an actor and I became a film producer first.
- Griffin Dunne

As an actor, you usually live your life with faith.
- Molly Parker

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

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

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

I didn't want to be an actor.
- James Caviezel

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

I work primarily for the camera-it's not something
I really talk about a lot,
but it's part of the way I am as a movie actor.
The camera is my girl, as it were.
- Terence Stamp

I don't like to repeat myself as an actor.
- Joe Lando

There has got to be more to life than being a really,
really, ridiculously good actor.
- Gary Busey

But the one thing that I did do was establish myself as a good actor.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

If it's stage, the two most important artists are the
actor and the playwright.
If it's film, THE most important person is the director.
The director says where the camera goes.
- Brad Dourif

The worst thing that an actor can do is go into any
project with a lack of respect for the material.
You can have an opinion about it, but you have to respect yourself in doing it.
- Alfred Molina

I was never a part of the Actor's Studio,
because two friends of mine started it in 1947 and
by that time I'd gone to California.
- Richard Widmark

In many ways I wish I wasn't an actor dragging around
the baggage from being one so that I could just devote
my energies to encouraging people to find their true selves.
- Dirk Benedict

To me, it's the kiss of death when you start winking
at the audience as an actor.
I just never liked it.
I don't like it when we do monologues,
looking into the character.
- Thomas Jane

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

I'm an actor and it happened to go my way that day.
- Aaron Eckhart

I tend to have an odd split in my mind:
I tend to look at it as a writer and when the writing
thing is OK and I'm happy with it,
then I put on my actor's hat.
- John Cleese

I just wanted to be a guy who could earn a living as an actor,
and I did that for a long time.
- Gene Barry

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

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

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

Just call me a family man and an actor who digs his whole scene,
side interests and all.
Just say I feel mighty good at the ripe old age of 27.
- Bobby Darin

Things are changing.
I've been training since I was 9 years old to stretch
my wings as an actor dramatically,
but have never really been afforded the opportunity to show that.
- Anthony Anderson

How can a president not be an actor?
- Ronald Reagan

I wanted to be an actor when I was a kid.
- Stanley Tucci

An actor works with their soul and their thought.
- Monica Bellucci

As an actor, I've grown considerably.
It's taken me years to get comfortable doing a romantic
scene and dancing on stage in front of a live audience.
I've really opened up a lot.
- Sanjay Dutt

To be a Dumont actor was considered to be a great honor for an actor,
yet it also had its disadvantages.
- Leon Askin

If I wasn't an actor, I'd be a secret agent.
- Thornton Wilder

Every actor wants to break out of the box that they
put you in and that's where I'm heading,
out of the box as fast as I can.
- Rick Springfield

I didn't get into this so I could talk about my work,
my movies.
You become an actor to act.
- Kevin Bacon

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

Acting deals with very delicate emotions.
It is not putting up a mask.
Each time an actor acts he does not hide;
he exposes himself.
- Rodney Dangerfield

As an actor, you ask yourself what you can do to put
yourself in a position where you can play that role.
- Jeremy Northam

It was only when I finished the course and left my
graduation diploma on the bus that I realised I'd become an actor.
- James D'arcy

When a performance isn't working, it's usually because
the actor is trying to do something and they're not
able to express their idea very well.
It's a muddled expression.
- Casey Affleck

I don't know what is better than the work that is given
to the actor-to teach the human heart the knowledge of itself.
- Laurence Olivier

Being a star is an agent's dream, not an actor's.
- Robert Duvall

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

You suffer as an actor.
It's difficult to be an actor and live a good life,
especially today.
- Catherine Deneuve

I never thought about being an actor.
- Danny Glover


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