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Sigourney Weaver Quotes and Sayings

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As an actor, the second and last ones were interesting for me.
Because those parts had the most change in playing
someone who was both light and dark,
sort of Jekyl and Hyde.
- Sigourney Weaver

I just feel that getting out there physically and protecting New York,
putting my arms around everyone and protecting them...
to see this happen to our city and our community.
- Sigourney Weaver

I'm always the last person they go to with a sequel,
because I'm the most skeptical.
You know, I'm very proud of what we've done,
and I don't want to screw up our series.
- Sigourney Weaver

Secretly, I had always wanted to go to Vegas,
and have my own really bad act!
- Sigourney Weaver


I love playing an alien.
- Sigourney Weaver

It's rare when you have everything going perfectly all at the same time.
- Sigourney Weaver

What makes these creatures so awful is the feeling
that they can use us in ways too horrible to imagine-and yet,
we DO imagine them, which makes it worse than seeing it.
- Sigourney Weaver

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I'd be more interested in doing a smaller,
character driven thing, rather than another action picture.
- Sigourney Weaver

I don't really see science fiction as fiction.
I can imagine colonies on Mars and everything.
- Sigourney Weaver

I love the role of Ripley.
- Sigourney Weaver

Maybe you're better to play a villain just straight out.
- Sigourney Weaver

I love working quickly.
I don't like to do thousands of takes,
and I don't want to do thousands of set ups.
- Sigourney Weaver

If you come back from the dead, you don't have the same value system,
I think.
- Sigourney Weaver

There's a lot of conning as part of our society,
I think.
- Sigourney Weaver

Usually it's the guys that don't follow you around,
who you're attracted to!
- Sigourney Weaver

With Alien, because we always use a different director,
each one kind of stands on its own.
So I guess it's possible for them to make another one,
but we have no plans.
- Sigourney Weaver

I'm no Ripley.
I had doubts that I could play her as strongly as she had to be played,
but I must say that it was fun exploring that side of myself.
Women don't get to do that very often.
- Sigourney Weaver

One of the reasons I did this, because I wasn't really
looking for another science fiction film,
was that my daughter can see it.
She's 9 and it's really a good film for all ages.
- Sigourney Weaver

My father was always very interested in space.
I watch Star Trek and all those things,
but I always had a different picture in my mind...
maybe closer to Alien.
I don't see it in space as much as I do see it in different planets,
with each having its own strange characters.
- Sigourney Weaver

It was actually a relief for me to play an actor who was scared,
who didn't know where everything was,
who didn't know what buttons to push,
and for me to be able to play all that.
- Sigourney Weaver

I worked hard and made my own way, just as my father had.
And just, I'm sure, as he hoped I would.
I learned, from observing him, the satisfaction that
comes from striving and seeing a dream fulfilled.
- Sigourney Weaver

I've been very fortunate to be able to jump around.
I just did this really wonderful film called Map of the World.
That was a real, amazing, dramatic story.
Then I did a movie called Company Men,
a little comedy about the Bay of Pigs.
- Sigourney Weaver

I wanted to play a mother again.
I thought it would be interesting to play the mother of an older child.
And it was also the kind of part I've been looking for my whole career,
actually, in film.
You know, just to play a femme fatale who's very smart,
and wicked.
- Sigourney Weaver

I think I have always tried to do the smaller films.
I like to jump around and there is something really
nice for acting in a smaller film.
But I think now, Hollywood's movies certainly involve
a younger generation for the most part and so...
I love going back and forth.
- Sigourney Weaver

My husband is from Hawaii and his father who was also
born in Hawaii was a teenager when Pearl Harbor happened,
right before church and he ran up and got on the roof
of his grandfather's house and watched the planes go over.
- Sigourney Weaver

I am more of a New Yorker than ever and just actually,
sometimes I fantasize about living somewhere else,
where it's maybe not quite so crowded or stressful,
blah, blah, blah and after September 11th,
I guess I could just not imagine living anywhere else.
- Sigourney Weaver

I don't want to leave New York and leave my family.
I don't like the distance.
I just did a movie in California and it's kind of excruciating
to be away from them so I think there is that sense.
- Sigourney Weaver

Sometimes you trust someone who turns out not to be honest.
There are a lot of things that happen in life that
don't turn out the way you're given the impression that they will.
And I think that's all kind of a con.
But I think we've probably all been hurt.
- Sigourney Weaver

I've always thought that a lot of the problems in the
world would be solved if a spaceship did arrive,
then anyone with one head and two arms and two legs would be your brother!
It wouldn't matter where they were from or what they believed or anything.
It might be good for us.
- Sigourney Weaver

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

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

I haven't gotten labeled as a Hispanic actor.
- Mario Lopez

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

I can be in 20 movies.
But I'll never be an actor.
- Jon Stewart

Marlon Brando.
The finest actor who ever lived.
He was my idol when I was 13.
He's done enough work to last two lifetimes.
Everything I do, I think: Can Brando play this with me?
- Barbra Streisand

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

I think movies are a director's medium in the end.
Theater is the actor's medium.
Theater is fast, and enjoyable, and truly rewarding.
I believe in great live performance.
- Sam Mendes

But then there is the one who seems to have a hard
time separating the actor's work from reality.
- Audrey Meadows

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

But here I am today recording this and I'm in the studio
with all the others on a clean mic.
It's extraordinary, the actor's found a way of doing it for himself.
- John Leeson

I'm the most out-of-work actor I know.
In the last two years I've basically taken meetings for a living.
- Macaulay Culkin

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

My dream as a youngster was to be like Olivier.
To be a great stage actor.
To be a great Shakespearean actor.
To me that is the Olympics of acting.
- Armand Assante

I think it's sort of a rite of passage for a British
actor to try and get the American accent and have a
good crack at doing that.
- Orlando Bloom

If you're going to be that kind of actor and go way out there,
it's really important to take care of yourself and have a safe place,
whatever that is.
- Annabella Sciorra

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

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

The director I had most involvement with was Alex Rockwell.
He gave me a lot of responsibility as an actor.
- Steve Buscemi

The film business is absurd.
Stars don't last very long.
It's much more interesting to be a proper actor.
- Tom Courtenay

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

Look at someone like Edward Norton.
A truly phenomenal actor.
He's definitely went to school and trained.
- Jason Statham

I think I'm still trying to find my feet as an actor.
And I know it ain't brain surgery, but it confuses
me and it comes between me and my sleep a lot.
- Colin Farrell

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

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

I trained as a theater actor and you had a bare stage and you had to pretend,
one prop and you are in the middle of 8th Ave.
and traffic is just going by.
- Benicio Del Toro

Personally speaking there's only so long you can go
from film to film to film.
There's an inspiration an actor gets from the stage.
- Jude Law

I'm just back in line with every other actor looking
for a job right now and keeping my fingers crossed.
- Joe Lando

Actors I admire? Ed Harris, or course,
I think he's terrific; because I know he always had
to fight being what he looked like a lot,
but I think he's a terrific actor.
- Anthony Hopkins

As an actor, it's great to play a strong leader with a heart of gold.
- John C. McGinley

I'm a very proud actor.
- F. Murray Abraham

Whatever you do, make sure you want to write more than you want to be a writer.
Make sure you want to act more than you want to be an actor.
That is what will sustain you.
- Bradley Whitford

It's a lot easier, I think, to be an actor in a movie
than to spin a joke on a sitcom.
- Nicole Sullivan

From my experience as an actor, choreographer,
action director, and producer, I understand the elements
and the dynamics of being a film maker.
- Donnie Yen

The basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting.
- Jessamyn West

I was trained to be an actor, not a star.
I was trained to play roles, not to deal with fame
and agents and lawyers and the press.
- Gene Hackman

I have never understood that.
I come from a place where the press makes or breaks
an actor and it is more of a teamwork relationship.
- Michelle Trachtenberg

I wasn't an actor.
They they take the externals.
Here I was, a kid thrown into Hollywood with a brand-new name,
starring in motion pictures.
- Tab Hunter

And the test for any actor is whether you stay at the table or go away.
- Frank Langella

I've grown tremendously as an actor by being there.
It is comic writing the likes of which I don't know
that I'll ever see again and it's been a great,
great experience.
- Matt LeBlanc

There is always one person on the set who has a lot of anxiety,
an actor who is really intense and has to stay in character
and holds himself away from the rest of us.
- Maria Bello

So, one way or another, I found myself in a few movies.
I take it seriously when I'm on the set,
but I don't take myself seriously as an actor.
- Henry Rollins

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