Quotations on Actors

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In my movies, there has been little to do in the way of animal rights. I have never worked in a movie with animals. No horse-riding, no trained dogs, lions, bears. A few actors, but what could I do? We had to have them.
- Casey Affleck
(Keywords: Movies, Actors, Animals, Dogs, Rights)

The show is like an Edwardian play - emotional life gets stepped on for the sake of accepted manners, and that's terrific for actors to play in.
- Jason Alexander
(Keywords: Life, Actors, Manners, Play)

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)

Washington is no place for a good actor. The competition from bad actors is too great.
- Fred Allen
(Keywords: Actor, Actors, Competition, Washington)

I wouldn't say I'm a very controlling person. For instance, when I talk to the actors, I don't tell them exactly what I want because I want them to surprise me. I even encourage them to change some of the verses of the script if they need to.
- Alejandro Amenabar
(Keywords: Change, Actors, Talk, Want)

You can say what you want to about a rapper in a movie, but look at what Ice Cube has done. Ice Cube has created more opportunities for other actors to get jobs in this business than some actors have.
- Anthony Anderson
(Keywords: Business, Actors, Jobs, Want)

Till now I have never shot a scene without taking account of what stands behind the actors because the relationship between people and their surroundings is of prime importance.
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Keywords: People, Actors, Importance, Now)

Actors are trusting souls, and we must go by gut-level instinct, even after our agents and business managers weigh all the odds.
- Anne Archer
(Keywords: Business, Actors, Instinct, Managers)

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
(Keywords: Work, Actors, Want)

Actors worry about bad breath, weight, receding hairlines and why their leading lady looks like their daughter.
- Matthew Ashford
(Keywords: Daughter, Actors, Lady, Leading, Weight, Worry)

The reward is that you can actually create a world separate from reality with a story, actors, music, and camera design. When it works it can entertain, move people and teach us all.
- Colleen Atwood
(Keywords: Design, Music, People, Actors, Reality, Reward, World)

And so I've always been fascinated by the technical end of theater, and a lot of my closest friends are not actors, but in the other end of the business.
- Rene Auberjonois
(Keywords: Business, Actors, End, Friends, Theater)

You have actors who begin at a certain young age and there's very little change in their technique and the depth of their performances; they're the same 30 years later.
- Alec Baldwin
(Keywords: Age, Change, Actors, Years)

You go through at least the first two years of Star Trek and you find some amazing stuff. Everything that was going on Gene put into the series. He just put strange costumes on the actors and painted them funny colours and left the same situation in.
- Majel Barrett
(Keywords: Funny, Actors, First, Years)

I remember that Jack Lemmon, who is one of my favorite actors of all time, says that the day he stops being nervous is the day he should leave the business.
- Kim Basinger
(Keywords: Business, Time, Actors, Being, Day, Favorite)

The love scenes that worked, regardless of the director, were the ones where the actors weren't fearful. When somebody was fearful, you could see it right away. It takes you out of the story, and that's to be avoided at all costs.
- Jennifer Beals
(Keywords: Love, Actors, Right)

Being here allows me to make the case that not all aging, narcissistic movie actors whose children could be mistaken for their grandchildren necessarily act with the same motivation.
- Warren Beatty
(Keywords: Motivation, Act, Actors, Being, Children)

I'm not in the business of becoming famous. And that's the advice I give to younger aspiring actors. Work onstage and do the little roles. In the end it's not important to be seen. It's important to do. There's a lot of disappointment in this business, but my family keeps me grounded.
- Kristen Bell
(Keywords: Business, Family, Work, Actors, Advice, Disappointment, End, Famous)

So many actors wear wigs nowadays. Besides, if someone is hiring me because of how I wear my hair, I don't want to work with them anyway.
- Maria Bello
(Keywords: Work, Actors, Hair, Hiring, Want)

I think the lawyers are such incredible actors. Can you imagine the performance they have to do every day?
- Monica Bellucci
(Keywords: Performance, Actors, Day, Lawyers)

Be very clear as to what your dream is. Nowadays it is fairly certain that 90 percent of all actors really just want to be rich and famous as the solution to all that ails.
- Dirk Benedict
(Keywords: Dream, Actors, Famous, Solution, Want)

We all perform our lives in a way. And the actor is a perfect metaphor to get at that theme of 'how do we find our authentic selves?' And that we all - whether we're actors or not - perform ourselves. As a way of searching. As a way of fumbling around and trying to say, is this my voice? Is this who I am?
- Annette Bening
(Keywords: Actor, Actors, Metaphor, Trying, Voice)

Every other movie is one of those action things. I mean, 'Lost in Space'? A bunch of good actors running around shooting at special effects on a soundstage? I took my kids to see that and felt like I was on an acid trip.
- Tom Berenger
(Keywords: Action, Actors, Kids, Running, Space)

The great actors we had came from the actor-manager theaters. Not only did they create a team, they were the generals working with the soldiers.
- Steven Berkoff
(Keywords: Actor, Actors, Soldiers)

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)

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
(Keywords: Talent, Actors, Now, Theatre, World)

The actors are in control, getting outrageous amounts of money. The reason they're getting this kind of money is because the studios don't know what else to do. They don't have a clue about what to do except to pay an actor a lot of money.
- Peter Bogdanovich
(Keywords: Money, Control, Actor, Actors, Reason)

Now while the German money is over for Hollywood, I still have $80 million to make movies, and we will have two things coming up: less major movies and the price for actors will go down.
- Uwe Boll
(Keywords: Money, Movies, Actors, Hollywood, Now, Will)

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

When actors are being defensive and defending their position, that is when you get less than good acting.
- John Boorman
(Keywords: Acting, Actors, Being)

Actors are the best and the worst of people. They're like kids. When they're good, they're very very good. When they're bad they're very very naughty.
- Kenneth Branagh
(Keywords: People, Actors, Kids)

Music and language are a vital element. We, as actors and directors, offer it to people who want to experience it. Sometimes the actual meaning is less important than the words themselves.
- Kenneth Branagh
(Keywords: Experience, Music, People, Actors, Language, Meaning, Want, Words)

It's of course understandable that people want to know about actors in their favourite series.
- Jonathan Brandis
(Keywords: People, Actors, Want)

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
(Keywords: Work, Actors, Friends)

My mom is many times responsible for getting us all together, but we trade off at each other's houses. My brother and I are actors and are traveling a lot of our job.
- Beau Bridges
(Keywords: Mom, Brother, Actors, Houses, Job, Trade, Traveling)

I don't like that, because there are a lot of people whose works I admire as actors or actresses, or musicians. And you know, I've been a big fan of different musicians or actors.
- Laura Bush
(Keywords: People, Actors, Musicians)

Actors have bodyguards and entourages not because anybody wants to hurt them - who would want to hurt an actor? - but because they want to get recognized. God forbid someone doesn't recognize them.
- James Caan
(Keywords: God, Actor, Actors, Hurt, Want)

There's nothing more boring than actors talking about acting.
- James Caan
(Keywords: Acting, Actors, Nothing, Talking)

I actually started as a model builder and quickly progressed into production design, which made sense because I could draw and paint. But I kept watching that guy over there who was moving the actors around and setting up the shots.
- James Cameron
(Keywords: Design, Actors, Production, Sense)

I made mistakes in drama. I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries.
- Frank Capra
(Keywords: Thought, Actors, Drama, Mistakes)

Every actor I think has got their own number of takes that they like, you know. Some actors like to go all day, you know on the one scene and some actors want to take two takes. I personally like four.
- Robert Carlyle
(Keywords: Actor, Actors, Day, Want)

Most actors spend a lot of time training themselves to be an actor. And I kind of didn't do that. I just started doin' it in front of an audience and had to deliver.
- David Carradine
(Keywords: Time, Actor, Actors, Training)

My Mom and Dad did it pretty good, so I know it can work. The foremost thing I would say about working with Robin and Sean is that they were devoted to this project and devoted to their characters. You can't ask for any more from talented actors like that.
- Nick Cassavetes
(Keywords: Dad, Mom, Work, Actors, Pretty, Project)

It's often wrong to write for specific actors because one ends up using what is least interesting about them, their mannerisms and habits. I prefer not to write for specific people.
- Claude Chabrol
(Keywords: People, Actors, Habits, Wrong)

Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage.
- Charlie Chaplin
(Keywords: Movies, Actors, Audiences, Want)

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
(Keywords: Opportunity, Actors, Want)

There is a strange pecking order among actors. Theater actors look down on film actors, who look down on TV actors. Thank God for reality shows, or we wouldn't have anybody to look down on.
- George Clooney
(Keywords: God, Actors, Film, Order, Reality, Theater)

The point at which we worked with some of these actors, they weren't really stars yet. Nicolas Cage was not a big star when we did Raising Arizona. A lot of these people were also virtually unknown, too, when we worked with them first.
- Joel Coen
(Keywords: People, Actors, First, Stars)

A lot of actors in my age bracket look at being still standing as pretty good.
- Gary Cole
(Keywords: Age, Actors, Being, Pretty)

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
(Keywords: Work, Actor, Actors, Now, Opera, Respect)



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