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Michael Pitt Quotes and Sayings

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

Acting is really scary, but it's also challenging,
fun, hard work.
There's always an element of improvisation with every actor,
even when something is really scripted.
- Michael Pitt

I think Van Sant is the most important American director we have.
He takes the most risks.
He's just pure to me.
- Michael Pitt

I think in some ways you learn more from the things
you don't like than the things you do.
- Michael Pitt

 

People don't want to be plagued by not knowing-they want answers.
- Michael Pitt

It sounds cliche, but success is your friends,
your family, what you do, and if you're happy when you wake up.
- Michael Pitt

I feel that film, as opposed to theatre,
is about capturing that one, real moment.
- Michael Pitt

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All these directors who do different locations forget
that one room can be shot from a million different
angles and a million different ways.
When I direct a movie, I'm going to use that.
- Michael Pitt

There are two kinds of directors: There's the kind
where two plus two equals four,
and you have to help them figure it out.
And then there's the kind that throws you in a room,
locks the door, sets the house on fire and films it.
- Michael Pitt

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

I know many great actors who have small heads.
- Catherine Keener

There are lots of wonderful old Italian actors.
You don't need to take an Egyptian to play an Italian actor.
- Omar Sharif

Dan Curtis, our producer, has the idea that people
like to see a stock company of actors.
- Thayer David

Theatre is a sacred space for actors.
You are responsible; you are in the driving-seat.
- Greta Scacchi

I don't think actors get good training today.
I put my training to use in everything I do.
- Don Knotts

The long version of the play is actually an easier version to follow.
In all of the cut versions the intense speeches are
cut too close together for the audience and the actors.
- Kenneth Branagh

I pay attention to the actors and stuff,
but not even that much.
I don't pay attention to who's writing.
- Jason Mewes

The great actresses and actors receive awards for great roles in great films.
- Gloria Stuart

I like to give my actors a lot of room.
- Nick Cassavetes

You know what I would like to do: make a film with
actors standing in empty space so that the spectator
would have to imagine the background of the characters.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

The public must suffer untold pangs from the stiffness,
the deliberate stifling of emotion, on the part of many British actors.
- Ivor Novello

Some actors need to be rattled and some need to be focused.
- Liev Schreiber

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

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

It's rare that I come across actors who are willing
to work as hard on the material as I am.
- Donnie Wahlberg

My closest friend is canine.
I have precious few close friends, and most of them are not actors.
- Judd Nelson

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

Young actors are pretty fantastic.
I can't even imagine doing stuff like that when I was a kid.
- Donal Logue

There is some sadness for me now about acting because
it used to be that there was a reverence for actors.
- Estelle Parsons

It's such a small industry here you inevitably end
up working with the same people over and over again.
There are only so many actors to go around,
which is good for us.
- Karl Urban

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

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

It's really hard for actors to cross over and get any respect as a singer,
and if I could just keep it separate and not use my music in movies,
it's cool.
- Taryn Manning

Today some actors get a little full of themselves about what they're doing.
- Ray Liotta

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

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 joined the Actors Studio and began to work with Lee Strasberg,
and that changed my work.
- Sally Field

Showtime has given new, young filmmakers -
black,
white, across the board - an opportunity to make films,
as well as actors who want to cross over into directing.
- Morris Chestnut

Hollywood will accept actresses playing ten years older,
but actors can play ten years younger.
- Greta Scacchi

Yes, The Persuaders, that was great fun because one
of my favourite actors is Roger Moore.
- Val Guest

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

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

I don't like actors who try to talk directors into
making their part bigger and that's really lame.
- Franka Potente

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

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

Most actors go, 'I read the script and fell in love with it';
I fall in love with the directors.
- Sam Worthington

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

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

You respect all of these people that you know in the business as actors.
And they sort of turn around and say,
we really like your work.
It's a nice acknowledgment.
- Lucy Liu

Actors are cattle.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Some of my oldest friends are actors.
But that's not the only place my friends come from.
- Beau Bridges

Some actors are supposed to be very difficult,
but I've not found that to be the situation.
- Barry Levinson

Ninety percent of the preparation we do as actors is just jive.
It doesn't do anything.
- William H. Macy

There are professional negotiators working for the writers and the actors,
but basically you've got the writers and actors negotiating against businessmen.
That's why you get rhetoric.
- Dick Wolf

With most British actors, it's amazing.
I think they start with the character on the outside and work in.
- Norman Jewison

I like some of the early silent films because I love
to watch how actors had to play then.
What would interest me today is to do a silent film.
- Catherine Deneuve

The great actors we had came from the actor-manager theaters.
Not only did they create a team, they were the generals
working with the soldiers.
- Steven Berkoff

It's really important to draw the line on what we do as actors.
- Anna Friel

Dates with actors, finally, just seemed to me evenings of shop talk.
I got sick of it after a hile.
So the more famous I became, the more I narrowed down my choices.
- Hedy Lamarr

And I think it is the genius of actors to be able to
escape whatever people are expecting of them.
Otherwise you become like a factory worker.
- Olivier Martinez

Actors are the best and the worst of people.
They're like kids.
When they're good, they're very very good.
When they're bad they're very very naughty.
- Kenneth Branagh

The role of a do-gooder is not what actors call a fat part.
- Margaret Halsey

Ronnie Barker will forever be remembered as one of the great comic actors.
- John Major

Let's not get too precious about it:
actors are not heart surgeons or brain surgeons.
We are just entertaining people.
- Malcolm McDowell

It's eighty percent script and twenty percent you get great actors.
There's nothing else to it.
- William Wyler

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

When you're doing a play you get to go full speed ahead,
all night, in front of an audience.
It's a roller-coaster ride, responding to other actors,
it feeds you.
- Sean Patrick Thomas

Soap Actors are fun and interesting.
They all have something special that you want to be around.
- Austin Peck

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

All actors almost always try to steal some of their wardrobe.
- Joe Lando


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