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.
- Aaliyah
(Keywords: Action, Character, Acting, Coach)

Because I came out as a singer, I took the time to get an acting coach.
- Aaliyah
(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)

I never did go back to acting class. I was too busy working.
- Kirstie Alley
(Keywords: Acting, Class)

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)

Look up the definition of rejection in the dictionary, get really comfortable with it, and then maybe you can go into acting.
- Loni Anderson
(Keywords: Acting, Rejection)

I talk about acting to students making the transition from high school to UCLA. Kids going into this profession really need to know the reality of it.
- Loni Anderson
(Keywords: Acting, Kids, Profession, Reality, School, Students, Talk)

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)

I never went to school. I never went to acting school because I was so scared.
- Ursula Andress
(Keywords: Acting, School)

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)

When I'm not involved in an acting job I try to run 10 miles a day.
- Joan Van Ark
(Keywords: Acting, Day, Job)

Of all the things I do, acting is the thing that grabs most, but there's another level on which it strikes me as being a little silly. In the end you're dressing up and deciding to be somebody.
- Jane Asher
(Keywords: Acting, Being, End, Silly)

The only thing I like about being an actress is acting.
- Elizabeth Ashley
(Keywords: Acting, Being)

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)

It's a blessing and a curse. But it's not always the best situation to be in. As a profession, I don't recommend acting at all.
- Armand Assante
(Keywords: Acting, Profession)

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)

I'm like the universe; either expanding or contracting at any given moment. The most that I had put on was about 35, 36 pounds, and I've taken all of that off.
- Sean Astin
(Keywords: Contracting, Universe)

I don't get acting jobs because of my looks.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: Acting, Jobs)

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 don't want to stop acting, but acting in some ways is a young man's game.
- Kevin Bacon
(Keywords: Acting, Man, 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)

I feel I'm two people: I have my interest in acting and I have a lot of other political interests I'd like to pursue.
- Alec Baldwin
(Keywords: Acting, Interest)

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)

Acting is a form of confusion.
- Tallulah Bankhead
(Keywords: Acting, Confusion)

Acting is a form of confession.
- Tallulah Bankhead
(Keywords: Acting, Confession)

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 was just a cheap little starlet hardly acting at all in a very mediocre film.
- Brigitte Bardot
(Keywords: Acting, Film)

Vadim changed my mind about acting. Vadim was the only man who was certain I had something special to offer.
- Brigitte Bardot
(Keywords: Acting, Man, Mind)

Acting is a matter of giving away secrets.
- Ellen Barkin
(Keywords: Acting, Giving, Secrets)

I think actors are privileged. Acting feeds you.
- Alan Bates
(Keywords: Acting, Actors)

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)

I started acting when I was about 18. I was a model for a couple of years before that.
- Catherine Bell
(Keywords: Acting, Years)

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)



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