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Steve Coogan Quotes and Sayings

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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

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

It's the actors who are prepared to make fools of themselves
who are usually the ones who come to mean something to the audience.
- Christian Bale

 

People think actors have such glamorous lives,
but the truth is actors go where nobody wants to go.
- Juliette Binoche

I might have a guitar or a piano on set to play something for the actors.
- Mike Figgis

There's something that sort of weirds me out about
actors who want to be rock stars,
and the other way around too.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

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After filming I like to go home and lie down with my
daughter and have a glass of wine so I don't really
socialize with the other actors.
- Izabella Scorupco

I do think that's so much a part of what being a director is -
in working with actors -
to really try and be sensitive to what each actor needs
to get to where he wants to be.
- Bill Condon

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

I'm one of those fortunate actors who gets to work pretty much every day.
I've had a run of good fortune and work with some terrific
people who have hired me.
- Rob Paulsen

Work is good when people are responsible,
and in low-budget movies a lot of the actors don't want to be there.
They're there to build a resume.
- Sean Young

I love actors.
I married one.
OK, I married a fantastic one.
- Felicity Huffman

Because we're actors we can pretend and fake it,
but I'd rather the intimate investment was authentic.
- Keanu Reeves

You know, whatever happens between the two of us that's
created when we come together as actors is not something I think we can explain.
- Laurence Fishburne

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

I think some actors thrive on working at a much greater pace than I do.
- Daniel Day-Lewis

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

The actors I would like to work with are Julia Roberts,
just because I've admired her work for a long time,
well Brad Pitt.
I think you know my reasons.
- Christina Milian

I think all actors are supposed to be character actors.
- Dennis Farina

Fonda and Gary Cooper had the best sense of timing
of all the actors I knew.
- Gene Tierney

All people are half actors.
- Dana Andrews

We (actors) don't really change the world.
We reflect it...
but Washington really changes the world.
- Martin Sheen

People who call themselves actors and can't ever get work;
they do need to get another profession.
- Estelle Parsons

Hollywood is where they shoot too many pictures and not enough actors.
- Walter Winchell

I didn't think I'd ever be able to do movies.
That was for serious actors.
- Steve Buscemi

We reinvent ourselves to solve a client's problem.
It's more than just tweaking.
It's rethinking what your audience wants and needs.
Isn't that what great actors constantly do?
- Merrie Spaeth

I only want to work with actors that really get it and make it work.
I didn't want it to be a star-driven thing anymore.
- Darren Aronofsky

It's of course understandable that people want to know
about actors in their favourite series.
- Jonathan Brandis

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

Many plays - certainly mine - are like blank checks.
The actors and directors put their own signatures on them.
- Thornton Wilder

Do you know what White House correspondents call actors
who pose as reporters? Anchors.
- Jay Leno

Somehow I got to be one of five or six actors that
the directors would use as guinea pigs at this directing colloquium,
where people pay to listen to and watch the directors direct.
- Beth Henley

I don't do stunts and I don't think many actors do.
For an actor to say they do their own stunts I don't
think is very respectful of the profession of stunt men and women.
- Nick Stahl

The best actors instinctively feel out what the other actors need,
and they just accommodate it.
- Christopher Nolan

Great actors try to dismiss all ideas from their conscious
mind in order to provide an experience that is real.
- Mark Rylance

I like actors that are good with pantomime and that
can transmit a lot by their presence and attitude more
than through their dialogue.
- Guillermo del Toro

When actors talk about research, they're just patting themselves on the back.
- Jason Patric

I get to play a great character while working with
great actors and great directors on a great show.
- Harry Hamlin

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

Washington is no place for a good actor.
The competition from bad actors is too great.
- Fred Allen

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

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

It's difficult working with very rich actors,
because inevitably they become a little spoilt,
and the managers and agents tend to control things more than is healthy.
- Mike Figgis

Actors should be timeless and impersonal.
- Anne Parillaud

I learned so much from other actors and they definitely
didn't treat me like some sex bomb or bimbo.
I felt fully accepted in the regular movie world.
I didn't feel categorised.
- Sylvia Kristel

I've always been interested in films where you can
identify with the actors.
Where you can be in their shoes and therefore be more
involved if they're people that you recognize.
- Adrian Lyne

There are certain actors who are very good at improvising,
like Dustin Hoffman and Glenda Jackson.
- John Schlesinger

I'd just love to have an audience and it's the most
fun in the world to get a new script every week and
have the audience come in,
and work with those actors.
- Sara Gilbert

I was an original member of the Actors' Studio.
- Eli Wallach

I am not a long-run actor.
I admire actors who can do that.
- David Ogden Stiers

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

I couldn't care less about actors' trailers and food
on sets and stuff like that -
I just want to act.
- Chow Yun-Fat

Ninety per cent of how you learn is watching great people.
When you are surrounded by good actors it lifts your performance.
- Natalie Portman

When I decided I wanted to be an actor,
I said I wanted to work with quality actors and directors.
- Puff Daddy

Is this film more interesting than a documentary of
the same actors having lunch?
- Gene Siskel

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

If I was going to be broke I decided I might as well
be with actors as anyone else.
They were cheerful idiots and seemed to take it better.
- Peter Finch

I know actors come around and they always talk like that,
but I don't do publicity if I don't like the film.
- Barbara Hershey

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

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

I want to aspire to something like what Denzel Washington does,
which is try to find scripts written for white actors -
or Jodie Foster,
who reads scripts for male actors.
- Wentworth Miller

Some actors just won't bend, and then it's a bitch.
You either fight or find ways of putting your words
in their mouth and letting them say it back at you.
- Richard Donner

The thing about film-making is I give it everything,
that's why I work so hard.
I always tell young actors to take charge.
It's not that hard.
Sign your own cheques, be responsible.
- Tom Cruise

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

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

There are certain stars who are not actors.
I don't want to be that type.
- Natalie Wood

Jerry Weintraub, the producer, might be a pain in the ass,
but he really knows how to treat his actors.
- Bernie Mac

I was very introverted.
I had glasses and was kind of weird.
A lot of actors are pretty weird people.
- Jennifer Sky

Agents are still asking for millions of dollars for
actors that don't sell one ticket.
- Uwe Boll

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


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