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Actor Quotes

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

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The progression of roles you take strings together a portrait of an actor,
but it's a completely random process.
- Meryl Streep

There's no doubt in the world that directing makes you a better actor.
Me, anyway.
There's no doubt in the world that it makes me a more collaborative actor.
- Campbell Scott

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

 

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

Dakota Fanning is a child, but she is a wonderful actor.
I don't know what a child actor is.
She's an actor who's a child.
- Denzel Washington

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

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I'm an actor, coming from New York theater.
- Skeet Ulrich

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 don't like people who use the press to advance themselves
in a way that they haven't earned as an actor,
performer or director.
- Jason Patric

In L.A., if you're an actor, your personal and professional
lives are too intertwined.
- Jena Malone

If you want to be an actor, you have to do it because you love acting,
not because you want to be a celebrity.
- Alfonso Ribeiro

As an actor, the biggest compliment you can get,
in my book is for someone to believe that you're the character.
- Matt LeBlanc

The whole point about becoming an actor is variety and changing roles.
- Richard Wilson

The reason I wanted to be an actor is that I don't
want to play me for the rest of my life and make money out of that.
- James D'arcy

I love working with children and this young boy,
Thomas Sangster, is quite a remarkable young actor.
He raises your game, you know.
He certainly raised mine.
- Liam Neeson

I like to consider myself an actor who just happens to be Hispanic.
- Mario Lopez

In those days I was mortified, because I was a serious actor in my own mind,
and then all of a sudden I'm this hunk.
- Harry Hamlin

My only job as an actor is to try and understand the character and,
to the best of my ability, bring this character to life.
- Patrick Warburton

My favorite actor is Wallace Beery.
- Don Johnson

Because of my age and because there's more work on the small screen.
What it's missing in quality it makes up for in quantity.
From an actor's selfish point of view.
- Cesar Romero

I very rarely get nervous as an actor.
Very rarely.
- Corin Nemec

As an actor, there's a bit of you that's decided you
want to be looked at and watched,
but there's a paradoxical bit that wants to run away.
- Ralph Fiennes

When they asked Jack Benny to do something for the Actor's Orphanage -
he shot both his parents and moved in.
- Bob Hope

It's very difficult for me to speak about being an actor.
- Catherine Deneuve

I wouldn't say I'm a method actor.
I do research when I feel I don't have enough experience
for the part I'm playing.
- Tim Robbins

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

No actor ever forgets a role, so I should have realized something was wrong.
- Maureen Reagan

I'm an actor...
I do a job and I go home.
Why are you interested in me? You don't ask a truck driver about his job.
- James Gandolfini

No one asked me to be an actor, so no one owed me.
There was no entitlement.
- James Earl Jones

I hate the actor and audience business.
An author should be in among the crowd,
kicking their shins or cheering them on to some mischief or merriment.
- David Herbert Lawrence

I often think that could we creep behind the actor's eyes,
we would find an attic of forgotten toys and a copy of the Domesday Book.
- Laurence Olivier

Those offers come in now and again.
They're not knocking down my door.
I'm only an old character actor, and I'm not needed.
- Carroll O'Connor

A totally healthy actor is a paradox.
- Vittorio Gassman

My nomadic childhood dramatically fed my eventual decision to be an actor,
but not in the way you might think.
- Josh Lucas

In live stage, the actor lives.
- Peter Boyle

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

It's no accident that Tony Hopkins is a wonderful film actor.
- Shirley Knight

The first thing you should do with an actor is not
sign a contract with him.
Take him to dinner.
And take him for a walk afterwards.
- Elia Kazan

I got to talking to an old actor, and he had a bunch
of stories about the Rough Riders.
- Tom Berenger

My opposition to the Vietnam War.
I was the first Hollywood actor to speak out against it.
- Robert Vaughn

I felt unworthy to play Jesus.
I just accepted the responsibility and said,
'What actor wouldn't want to play this role?'
- Jim Caviezel

I've been lucky - I've been an actor for eight years
and I've never been out of work.
- Kent McCord

As an actor you have one great fear:
pimples!
- Jonathan Brandis

I was always enamored with TV shows and movies.
But you didn't grow up in my town and turn into an actor.
- Scott Wolf

Every actor in the room honored Sidney for being there so many years before.
And everybody was so moved to be at a place where history was being made again.
It was tangible.
- Lee Grant

I've been in fights, but that doesn't make me cool
or like a tough guy or more interesting actor,
I'm not proud of it.
- Shia LaBeouf

Because of my background in theater and radio acting,
I knew that I could make a living as an actor.
- Casey Kasem

It is to TV that I owe my freedom from bondage of the Latin lover roles.
Television came along and gave me parts to chew on.
It gave me wings as an actor.
- Ricardo Montalban

Oh yes.
I'm an actor, so I just learn my lines,
and show up and do it.
I gave it a little bit of thought.
- Anthony Hopkins

An actor must interpret life, and in order to do so
must be willing to accept all the experiences life has to offer.
In fact, he must seek out more of life than life puts at his feet.
- James Dean

Commercial jobs are pretty easily adjustable because
they only take a few hours to complete,
which is one of the reasons they are a Godsend to the actor.
- Thayer David

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

Follow the wisdom of the great actor,
James Cagney, you hit your mark, you look the other guy in the eye,
and you tell the truth.
- Larry Merchant

I feel really privileged to be an actor,
to be paid to do something I love.
- Orlando Bloom

I'm a character actor so I've jumped around to all kinds of things.
- Joe Mantegna

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

I didn't think I was an actor and fought it for a long time.
Nobody paid for that but me.
- Kathleen Quinlan

Being an actor is an extension of telling a story and
I loved story telling as a child.
- Amanda Burton

An actor is something less than a man,
while an actress is something more than a woman.
- Richard Burton

This is a dream come true.
To wake up in a place that I own and go to work in
New York City as an actor -
I feel like Mary Tyler Moore throwing her friggin' hat in the air.
- Christopher Meloni

And my dad, you're a great actor but you're a better father.
- Angelina Jolie

I'm basically a movie actor now, and my big roles are mostly horror movies -
unless I'm doing a guest star or something -
and occasionally I try to get back into television.
- Robert Englund

We have the Terminator as governor, and we had an actor as president,
so why shouldn't we have a fashion designer as a senator?
- Tom Ford

John Goodman is more that just a big guy,
he's a wonderful actor.
- Gene Siskel

One thing that's great about being a character actor
is that a movie doesn't rest on your shoulders.
If it bombs, it won't hurt my career.
- Joe Pantoliano

It's not my goal to be a famous actor.
- Gavin DeGraw

I'm awkward at these things.
Just being nominated for an Academy Award for Best
Supporting Actor for Karate Kid was a real surprise
and I was a little uncomfortable.
- Pat Morita

As an actor, I felt I couldn't compete.
I wasn't as cute as the leading man;
I wasn't as brilliant as Robin Williams.
- Phil Hartman

I don't have any particular excitement about working
with any specific director or actor at this point.
- Sean Penn

The actor's life is the road.
Always has been, always will be.
That is his cross and his glory.
- Nick Mancuso


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