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)

I had to choose between American and British actors, and it didn't take me more than a second to decide: Russians are Europeans and should be played by other Europeans.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Keywords: Actors, American)

Some actors get fired up by the sound of the audience. I just want to retreat.
- Francesca Annis
(Keywords: Actors, Sound, 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)

You know what I would like to do: make a film with actors standing in empty space so that the spectator would have to imagine the background of the characters.
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Keywords: Actors, Film, Space)

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)

Young girls of 13 or 12 are great actors.
- Dario Argento
(Keywords: Actors, Girls)

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)

I suddenly realized that comedy, for me, was just being honest, and playing it for real. I've seen so many wonderful actors who turn into creatures from another planet when they're told they are supposed to be playing comedy.
- Bea Arthur
(Keywords: Actors, Being, Comedy)

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)

Actors are able to trick themselves into treating anything as if it's fantastic. It's a kind of madness really.
- Tom Baker
(Keywords: Actors, Madness)

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)

It's the actors who are prepared to make fools of themselves who are usually the ones who come to mean something to the audience.
- Christian Bale
(Keywords: Actors, Fools)

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)

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
(Keywords: Actors, Tea, Years)

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 think the show does better with newsmakers and politicians than it does with actors.
- Samantha Bee
(Keywords: Actors, Politicians)

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)

It is all about marketing; that is where the real craft comes in. The best actors do not necessarily become the biggest stars. And vice versa.
- Dirk Benedict
(Keywords: Actors, Marketing, Stars, Vice)

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)

Generally speaking, actors are allowed NO input. Actors are dumb.
- Dirk Benedict
(Keywords: Actors, Dumb)

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)

Then they started pulling me in and I was very resistant. All the other actors would be saying write more, more dialogue for me, and I'd always be saying 'No, less, less'.
- Peter Berg
(Keywords: Actors, Saying)

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)

Well, I've been in several films including documentaries, but the big blockbuster, I was hired as advisor to the actors, I was trying to make Jesuits out of them.
- Daniel Berrigan
(Keywords: Actors, Trying)

Having secured my Indian actors, I started for Baltimore, where I organized my combination, and which was the largest troupe I had yet had on the road.
- Buffalo Bill
(Keywords: Actors, Road)

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)

I provide the bricks and mortar with the words and situations - the director and the actors and the designers build the house.
- Eric Bogosian
(Keywords: Actors, Words)

Actors don't have real value.
- Uwe Boll
(Keywords: Actors, Value)

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)

My favorite actors when I was a kid were in their '60s. Spencer Tracy, Humphrey Bogart, John Wayne.
- Joseph Bologna
(Keywords: Actors, Favorite)

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

A storyteller is basically what actors and writers are.
- Bruce Boxleitner
(Keywords: Actors, Writers)

But you are absolutely right that when the international community decides to help in a meaningful manner a country like Afghanistan, then coordination between the various actors that are involved in these processes is very, very difficult indeed.
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Keywords: Actors, Afghanistan, Community, Country, Help, Right)

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)



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