Quotations on Acting
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I'm involved in some action scenes, so they'll train me for that. I'll be working with my acting coach to prepare for my character.
(Keywords: Action, Character, Acting, Coach)
Because I came out as a singer, I took the time to get an acting coach.
(Keywords: Time, Acting, Coach)
Acting is the work of two people-it's only possible when you have the complicity, the help, even the manipulation of a director.
- Victoria Abril
(Keywords: Work, People, Acting, Help, Manipulation)
What I enjoy most is travelling to different places and meeting new people. For me, it's all about life experiences, and I'm very grateful that acting allows me so many interesting and fulfilling ones.
- Jensen Ackles
(Keywords: Life, People, Acting, Meeting)
I didn't get into acting to have a moment, I got into it because of people who've inspired me, like Judi Dench, Holly Hunter, and Jodie Foster.
- Amy Adams
(Keywords: People, Acting, Holly)
The actor cannot afford to look only to his own life for all his material nor pull strictly from his own experience to find his acting choices and feelings.
- Stella Adler
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Feelings, Acting, Actor, Choices)
This art of acting is a process I love very much. It's an unbelievably fulfilling experience for me and I look forward to building upon my art in the years to come.
- Greg Akcelrod
(Keywords: Art, Experience, Love, Acting, Building, Years)
I always say if you've seen good acting on television, those actors are really good. Because there's just not enough time. You don't have any preparation.
- Sasha Alexander
(Keywords: Time, Acting, Actors, Preparation, Television)
When I graduated college I needed to make money while I was pursuing acting, so I read screenplays and made a living writing coverage on them for studios.
- Sasha Alexander
(Keywords: Money, Acting, College, Living, Writing)
It came as a great shock to me when I heard that England and Soviet Russia had become allies. So much so that I thought that the people responsible in London were acting in a manner that no longer coincided with British imperial interests.
- John Amery
(Keywords: Thought, People, Acting, England, London, Russia)
I started acting when I was 10, doing musical theater. I was a brunette at that time. I was always cast in all the exotic parts.
- Loni Anderson
(Keywords: Time, Acting, Theater)
The wonderful thing about acting is you move along with your decade. The older you get, the more interesting the parts you get to play and you bring more of your personal experience to the part.
- Francesca Annis
(Keywords: Experience, Acting, Play)
We don't have sources who are dissidents on other sources. Should they come forward, that would be a tricky situation for us. But we're presumably acting in such a way that people feel morally compelled to continue our mission, not to screw it up.
- Julian Assange
(Keywords: People, Acting, Mission)
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
(Keywords: Dream, Acting, Actor)
Although it has been said by men of more wit than wisdom, and perhaps more malice than either, that women are naturally incapable of acting prudently, or that they are necessarily determined to folly, I must by no means grant it.
- Mary Astell
(Keywords: Men, Women, Wisdom, Acting, Folly, Malice, Wit)
My personal advice is to go to school first and get a liberal arts education, and then if you want to pursue acting, go to graduate school.
- Jillian Bach
(Keywords: Education, Acting, Advice, First, Liberal, School, Want)
I just let the work speak for itself. An actor is not afraid to take risks; to put on different hats; to be a good guy, a bad guy, a victim, an abuser. There are all kinds of people in the world, and playing them is what acting is all about.
- Kevin Bacon
(Keywords: Work, People, Acting, Actor, World)
Some people have therapy, some people are alcoholics or they're in AA. Some people jump out of planes on weekends or find ways to release this kind of thing. And for me, it's acting. I find acting very therapeutic for whatever it is.
- Kevin Bacon
(Keywords: People, Acting, Therapy)
I think some people in their 20s really get it, that acting is about creativity and the work. They get their maturity from their work.
- Jane Badler
(Keywords: Work, People, Creativity, Acting, Maturity)
I feel lucky. I think acting can help to keep you young. It does make you feel there's meaning in your life.
- Jane Badler
(Keywords: Life, Acting, Help, Meaning)
I went into show business because I love to work with people, and what I enjoy most about acting is rehearsing and getting to know people and their talents, forming relationships. Working in this business, barriers drop and you get into people real quickly.
- Scott Bakula
(Keywords: Business, Love, Work, People, Acting, Relationships)
Obviously there are times with acting when exactly what is required is just going through the motions, and when doing nothing is the best thing. But at other times, you have to make that leap beyond the immediate environment of people putting up lights on the set.
- Christian Bale
(Keywords: People, Acting, Environment, Nothing)
It's got to do with putting yourself in other people's shoes and seeing how far you can come to truly understand them. I like the empathy that comes from acting.
- Christian Bale
(Keywords: People, Acting, Empathy)
There are movies that require fantasy and slightly more fantastical acting. Lines that are good for certain movies, in real life circumstances, would be absolutely unbelievable things to really say, and you would look at these people like they're freaks for conversing that way. But somehow for certain styles of movies, it works, and it seems fine.
- Christian Bale
(Keywords: Life, Movies, People, Acting, Circumstances, Fantasy)
All companies of any size have to continue to push to make sure you get the right leaders, the right team, the right people to be fast acting, and fast moving in the marketplace. We've got great leaders, and we continue to attract and promote great new leaders.
- Steve Ballmer
(Keywords: People, Acting, Leaders, Right)
People always ask me if I'm going to stop modeling because I have started an acting career. I hope to continue to model for years to come.
- Tyra Banks
(Keywords: People, Hope, Acting, Career, Years)
I was involved in music, acting, and some running, but my firm wish was to become a doctor. That was the formative age when I had decided on the pattern of my career.
- Roger Bannister
(Keywords: Age, Music, Acting, Career, Running)
Acting is like a high wire act. Your margin for error is very slim.
- Christine Baranski
(Keywords: Act, Acting, Error)
I can relax in L.A. I think I'm the only person in that town who doesn't want to act. I was an OK singer. I was an OK dancer. But acting? Never could do it.
- Victoria Beckham
(Keywords: Act, Acting, Relax, Want)
I love the stage, I love the process of acting in theatre, but unfortunately, it doesn't pay the bills.
- Kabir Bedi
(Keywords: Love, Acting, Theatre)
To me, all writing is like music. And especially dialogue. I studied music in college; that is what I wanted to be, a composer. Acting got me sidetracked.
- Dirk Benedict
(Keywords: Music, Acting, College, Writing)
I knew I wanted children in my life. The acting was always in relation to it. Life at home is chaos. They're wonderful. They're such interesting human beings. I just love it. I'm lucky.
- Annette Bening
(Keywords: Home, Life, Love, Acting, Chaos, Children)
Acting is not about being famous, it's about exploring the human soul.
- Annette Bening
(Keywords: Soul, Acting, Being, Famous)
I remember hearing someone say that good acting is more about taking off a mask than putting one on, and in movie acting, certainly that's true. With the camera so close, you can see right down into your soul, hopefully. So being able to do that in a way is terrifying, and in another way, truly liberating. And I like that about it.
- Annette Bening
(Keywords: Soul, Acting, Being, Hearing, Right)
Acting is fantastic, but to be able to create a whole world on celluloid is amazing. It's like taking your dreams straight from your head and projecting them onto a screen.
- Amber Benson
(Keywords: Dreams, Acting, World)
There were a couple of years where I was skating and acting at the same time.
- Julie Benz
(Keywords: Time, Acting, Years)
Incidentally, I'm still looking for acting work, my first love.
- Shelley Berman
(Keywords: Love, Work, Acting, First, First love)
The trouble with talking about acting is that it's like sex. It's enormously fun to do but just dreadfully embarrassing when you have to talk about it.
- Paul Bettany
(Keywords: Sex, Acting, Fun, Talk, Talking, Trouble)
I believe that being an actress or being involved in a movie has to be a life experience, otherwise why go for it? I have to change me, and I have to learn things, and I have to push me and my limits. By acting, I find a freedom inside of a prison in a way.
- Juliette Binoche
(Keywords: Change, Life, Experience, Acting, Being, Freedom, Limits, Prison)
I really feel that the talent I have is acting. Freedom and the possibility of play-that is what I like to have.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Talent, Possibility, Acting, Freedom, Play)
It was only when I realized how actors have the power to move people that I decided to pursue acting as a career.
- Cate Blanchett
(Keywords: Power, People, Acting, Actors, Career)
A lot of girls ask for advice on how to get into acting, and I'm kind of the worst person to ask, because it just kind of fell in my lap... I was just in the right place at the right time.
- Alexis Bledel
(Keywords: Time, Acting, Advice, Girls, Right)
When everyone around you is doing all this incredible pirate acting and you're having to sort of play the straight guy and move the story forward, you kind of want to be doing some of that pirate ripping it up stuff, but in truth, to be a part of that project is what I love.
- Orlando Bloom
(Keywords: Love, Truth, Acting, Play, Project, Want)
The kind of acting I used to enjoy no longer exists because your prime consideration is the budget, running time, the cost - and whether they'll understand it in Milwaukee.
- Dirk Bogarde
(Keywords: Time, Acting, Consideration, Running)
Television and film acting is really fun because you are working with other people and you are not completely responsible for the outcome of the project.
- Alex Borstein
(Keywords: People, Acting, Film, Fun, Project, Television)
Acting is a life experience. I'm always learning things when I'm making a movie. So the fame part of it is fine when you consider what you get out of this job.
- Kate Bosworth
(Keywords: Life, Experience, Acting, Fame, Job, Learning)
All real freedom springs from necessity, for it can be gained only through the exercise of the individual will, and that will can be roused to energetic action only by the force of necessity acting upon it from the outside to spur it to effort.
- Anna C. Brackett
(Keywords: Action, Acting, Effort, Exercise, Force, Freedom, Necessity, Will)
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
- Omar N. Bradley
(Keywords: Life, Decision, Act, Acting, Circumstances, Mind)
By going over your day in imagination before you begin it, you can begin acting successfully at any moment.
- Dorthea Brande
(Keywords: Imagination, Acting, Day)
Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It's a bum's life. Quitting acting, that's the sign of maturity.
- Marlon Brando
(Keywords: Life, Acting, Expression, Maturity, Quitting)