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Actors Quotes

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It is the quality of the moment,
not the number of days, or events, or of actors, that imports.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Related topics: Values

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

When child actors act well they're just reacting to situations,
and they're acting very real because their life experience is so short;
there's no history to fall back on.
- Mariel Hemingway

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

 

Most good actors have a huge intelligence about the
human condition and a real open heart to different
kinds of people and behavior.
- Tim Robbins

If I am not right for something there are many talented
actors out there that will get it.
- Tara Strong

When the major studios flourished many years ago,
an actor was groomed, developed, and worked frequently at his craft.
The studios really took care of their actors.
- James MacArthur

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What impresses me is the young actors with terrific
talent arriving on the scene.
They'd have blown us all away in the old days.
Guys like Brad Pitt.
- Robert Wagner

There is a class system in acting just like in anything else.
Black females fall in a category below black male actors.
- Debra Wilson

The big gap between the ability of actors is confidence.
- Kathleen Turner

Young girls of 13 or 12 are great actors.
- Dario Argento

I do think that good actors can do any part.
It doesn't mean that they are the best ones to do it.
- Richard Gere

I've only had good experiences with actors.
Starring next to them and directing them,
for the most part they're all inspiring,
special people.
- Steve Guttenberg

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

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

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

I can't remember ever staying for the end of a movie
in which the actors wore togas.
- Jimmy Cannon

This particular film highlights Ben and Owen's strengths
which is that they are great comedic actors with tremendous
chemistry and they do a really good job.
- Paul M. Glaser

I think actors become jacks-of-all-trades and masters of none.
- Josh Lucas

From 1980 to 1990, I shot more films than any other
actor in the Screen Actors Guild,
apart from Gene Hackman.
- Steve Guttenberg

I feel like I'm the most well-adjusted character on the show,
even though I'm sure the other actors would tell you
the same thing about their characters.
- Thomas Lennon

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

Being typecast is a great thing for an actor.
I was considered one of the New York mob actors.
- Debi Mazar

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

I think voiceover is an adjunct that actors have picked
up that have given us some security.
- Robert Stack

As actors, we went where we wanted to,
and the camera followed us: it was like having another person in the room.
There was no formal structure to the process.
It was very liberating.
- Emily Watson

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

I never had any classes or went to theatre school like a lot of actors,
so all of my training has been on stage with different directors.
That was a pretty good school room.
- James Denton

One of the ingredients that made Cheers work so well
was the great ensemble of actors we had.
That's the case with any good series.
- Ted Danson

There's nothing more boring than actors talking about acting.
- James Caan

I think that's so strange, because they do know that
we're all actors and we perform things that have not
necessarily anything to do with us personally.
- Werner Klemperer

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

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

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

That's how I like to do it with actors,
have them really go for it and I'll tell them when it's too much.
It's always easier to bring it back then to push it further.
- Alexander Payne

If a farmer fills his barn with grain,
he gets mice.
If he leaves it empty, he gets actors.
- Walter Scott

I have lost someone I loved as a brother,
as a closest friend, and a remarkable human being.
We have also lost one of the best damn actors we'll ever see.
- Jack Lemon

Film actors reach a certain level, but they don't get
beyond it unless they work in the theater.
- Shirley Knight

I do believe all actors are smart.
- Ron Silver

It's true what people say - that actors are the closest
thing there is to children.
They play.
- Nastassja Kinski

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

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

I just love working with actors in general.
- Treat Williams

The former ruling class kept the community of actors
in ignorance by means of various lies.
- Bela Lugosi

British actors behave like Europeans;
they are also extremely well trained.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

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

There's nothing more boring than unintelligent actors,
because all they have to talk about is themselves and acting.
There have to be other things.
- Tim Robbins

Actors always have opinions.
- Joe Pantoliano

I've worked with the greatest actors,
and they're all gone.
This is what's so desperate to me.
- Angela Lansbury

We have newsreaders behaving like actors,
lowering their voices if it's a sad story,
as if we didn't know it's a sad story.
There isn't a single cool newsreader.
- Tom Baker

Everyone the world over talks about British actors
and British talent and I think that's because we were trained -
until now -
in theatre.
- Brenda Blethyn

My influences were Peter Sellers and the great British character actors.
- Tracey Ullman

To be honest with you, I get a little fed up with actors
who act crazy to make themselves more interesting.
- George Eads

Actors are an insecure breed.
It's hard to have your career depend upon other people's opinions of what you do.
- Alyssa Milano

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

Actors were exploited no less by the capitalist managers
than they were by the state.
- Bela Lugosi

The filmmaker's got to make it his story and the actors
have got to make it their story.
- Rachel Griffiths

I think that between the egos of the actors and the
wrestlers in this country we are taking away from the
truly dedicated and informed people who should be getting their voice heard.
- Dwayne Hickman

I have the absolute utmost respect for soap opera actors now.
They work harder than any actor I know in any other medium.
And they don't get very much approbation for it.
- Joan Collins

I never achieved my first goal in the National Actors Theatre,
which is to have a permanent Acting Company.
- Tony Randall

So I find the fascination, the love,
the incredible skill and everything to do with acting,
writing plays, and doing them, just darling.
Lovely.
I love actors.
- Patrick Macnee

I mean, Joel talks to the actors more than I do and
I probably do production stuff a little more than he does.
- Ethan Coen

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

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 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

A reporter discovers, in the course of many years of
interviewing celebrities,
that most actors are more attractive behind a spotlight than over a spot of tea.
- Phyllis Battelle

If it's well written and well directed and you've got
good actors to work with,
acting is easy.
But making sure all the ducks are in a row is the hard part.
It's very rare.
- John Lithgow

Most actors are insecure enough already without having
a director who adds to that.
- Marie Windsor

Some stars like to hide behind the whole idea of acting.
But really good actors are not hiding at all.
They're not afraid to be disliked, to be a little unsavoury.
- Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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

A lot of comic actors derive their main force from childish behavior.
Most great comics are doing such silly things;
you'd say,
'That's what a child would do.'
- Gene Wilder


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