Quotations that match 'actor'.They can't make any of these talented young actors Fletch. You might as well make a movie called Chevy Chase.
[ Actors Any Called Chase Chevy Make Might Movie Talented These Well Young]
If I went to work in a factory the first thing I'd do is join a union.
[ Factory First Join Thing Union Went Work]
I was an original member of the Actors' Studio.
[ Actors Member Original Studio]
A Dumont actor was considered to be too stilted - the way we Dumont actors used to speak.
[ Actor Actors Considered Dumont Speak Too Used Way]
The reason actors, artists, writers have agents is because we'll do it for nothing. That's a basic fact - you gotta do it.
[ Actors Agents Artists Basic Because Fact Gotta Nothing Reason Writers]
This idea, as you know, that I have firm convictions that the idea of issues being a big deal where our mutual friend went back and he felt so strongly that the determining factor in electoral success should be a proven character.
[ Back Being Big Character Convictions Deal Determining Electoral Factor Felt Firm Friend Idea Issues Know Mutual Our Proven Should Strongly Success Went Where]
I feel really privileged to be an actor, to be paid to do something I love.
[ Actor Feel Love Paid Privileged Really Something]
To my way of thinking, an actor's course is set even before he's out of the cradle.
[ Actor Before Course Cradle Even Out Set Thinking Way]
There's one thing better than having a great actor, and that's having a great actor who's never done this kind of role before and is hungry to do it. They're testing themselves every day. They want to get out of their trailer and get to work.
[ Actor Before Better Day Done Every Get Great Having Hungry Kind Never Out Role Testing Than Their Themselves Thing Trailer Want Work]
The most mysterious feminine factor, the existence that we men, we don't know. It's woman. It's feminine. That's what the sword is about. That's the symbolic meaning of the sword.
[ Existence Factor Feminine Know Meaning Men Most Mysterious Sword Symbolic Woman]
I know what actors fear, what they like; I know how to get things out of them and I listen to them better, since I've been there.
[ Actors Been Better Fear Get How Know Listen Out Since Them Things]
We have to be vulnerable as actors, but we have to protect ourselves.
[ Actors Ourselves Protect Vulnerable]
In live stage, the actor lives.
[ Actor Live Lives Stage]
Boundaries are actually the main factor in space, just as the present, another boundary, is the main factor in time.
[ Actually Another Boundaries Boundary Factor Just Main Present Space Time]
The genuine artist is never "true to life." He sees what is real, but not as we are normally aware of it. We do not go storming through life like actors in a play. Art is never real life.
[ Actors Art Artist Aware Genuine Go Life Never Normally Play Real Sees Through True]
The majority of directors I've worked with didn't know how to talk to actors.
[ Actors Directors How Know Majority Talk Worked]
No one is to be called an enemy, all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm. You have no enemy except yourselves.
[ Benefactors Called Does Enemy Except Harm Your Yourselves]
Gail didn't want me commenting on the opinion pages. I was hired by the news department and, despite the rabid assertions of the Times' enemies and detractors, the two really have nothing to do with each other.
[ Assertions Commenting Department Despite Each Enemies Hired News Nothing Opinion Other Pages Rabid Really Times Two Want]
In such diffused changes of culture two factors are necessary: contact and understanding.
[ Changes Contact Culture Diffused Factors Necessary Such Two Understanding]
It is important to make your own stuff. Even if you are not an actor, it is important to not stop involving yourself as a creative person.
[ Actor Creative Even Important Involving Make Own Person Stop Stuff Your Yourself]
All my friends were going off to be professionals, and I said I wanted to be an actor.
[ Actor Friends Going Off Professionals Said Wanted Were]
I am not an 'instant' actor... to really do anything, I've got to try it five or six or a dozen times.
[ Actor Am Anything Dozen Five Got Instant Really Six Times Try]
Obviously an actor draws on his own experience.
[ Actor Draws Experience His Obviously Own]
Communication is the key, and it's one thing I had to learn-to talk to the actors. I was so involved with the visual and technical aspects that I would forget about the actors.
[ Actors Aspects Communication Forget Had Involved Key Talk Technical Thing Visual Would]
The Oscar nomination made me a recognizable name to other actors and people in general.
[ Actors General Made Name Nomination Oscar Other Recognizable]
I'm used to working alone. Frankly with some of the actors I've worked with, I've felt like I was working alone.
[ Actors Alone Felt Frankly Some Used Worked Working]
The crew are the faces you see every morning and last at night before you go home. I spend more time with those people than I do with my friends and family, so they're forever a part of you and who you become as an actor so I hope I see them again.
[ Actor Again Become Before Crew Every Faces Family Forever Friends Go Home Hope Last More Morning Night Part See Spend Than Them Those Time]
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.
[ Actors Another Camera Followed Formal Having Liberating Person Process Room Structure Us Very Wanted Went Where]
I think that being a producer is business and being an actor is art.
[ Actor Art Being Business Producer Think]
IBM was the original contractor for much of the computer interface design on the film.
[ Computer Contractor Design Film Ibm Interface Much Original]
An actors' tribute to me is in his work.
[ Actors His Tribute Work]
I read the script, and I knew it was a good part. It was written for a white actor. That's what I'm up against - I have to try to make roles happen for me that aren't written black.
[ Actor Against Black Good Happen Knew Make Part Read Roles Script Try Up White Written]
At the time I was growing up in the business I was very well established within the industry as a child actor and as I grew up and turned into a teenager there was less and less work.
[ Actor Business Child Established Grew Growing Industry Into Less Teenager Time Turned Up Very Well Within Work]
I found my niche as a character actor, and I've never felt like a movie star or teen idol and never wanted to.
[ Actor Character Felt Found Idol Movie Never Niche Star Teen Wanted]
There is no place where we can safely store worn-out reactors or their garbage. No place! Environmental
[ Garbage Place Reactors Safely Store Their Where]
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.
[ Across Actors Black Board Cross Directing Filmmakers Films Given Into Make New Opportunity Over Showtime Want Well White Young]
I find linseed oil and white lead the most satisfactory mediums.
[ Find Lead Mediums Most Oil Satisfactory White]
There is something very satisfactory about being in the middle of something.
[ Being Middle Satisfactory Something Very]
Before I was an actor I was an apprentice jockey, and now I'm out there racing against boys, sort of the spokesperson for people over 50 that they can do it.
[ Actor Against Apprentice Before Boys Jockey Now Out Over Racing Sort Spokesperson]
It's true what people say - that actors are the closest thing there is to children. They play.
[ Actors Children Closest Play Say Thing True]
It seems like they never say anything bad about actors, they just pump them up.
[ Actors Anything Bad Just Never Pump Say Seems Them Up]
You can take wonderfully talented actors, wonderfully talented writers and producers, and, uh, do a wonderful show!... but if it doesn't hit with the public in two minutes, it's bye-bye.
[ Actors Hit Minutes Producers Public Show Take Talented Two Uh Wonderful Wonderfully Writers]
All people are half actors.
[ Actors Half]
I think it kind of took being a character actor to kind of now enter into leading ladies.
[ Actor Being Character Enter Into Kind Ladies Leading Now Think Took]
I've often wondered about people that come to the profession late in life. I've wanted to be an actor since the first grade. I watched a play being performed by the third grade class, and it was... magic.
[ Actor Being Class Come First Grade Late Life Magic Often Performed Play Profession Since Third Wanted Watched Wondered]
Money isn't a major motivating force in my life. Nor is my profession. There are other things that I care more about than being an actor.
[ Actor Being Care Force Life Major Money More Motivating Nor Other Profession Than Things]
I'm an actor. It's my job.
[ Actor Job]
I'll be working the rest of my life because I'm a character actor and don't have to worry about box office.
[ Actor Because Box Character Life Office Rest Working Worry]
I have directed good actors and have gone through the process which is more detailed in theater in a way. You have to get people to stay for two or three hours in a performance. They need more talk and rehearsal than in films.
[ Actors Detailed Directed Films Get Gone Good Hours More Need Performance Process Rehearsal Stay Talk Than Theater Three Through Two Way Which]
'Favoritism' is always a factor, and pressure always build for the appointment of friends of influential supporters of the President, or for the nominees of powerful Member of Congress from the incoming President's party.
[ Always Appointment Build Congress Factor Friends Incoming Influential Member Nominees Party Powerful President Pressure Supporters]
I think all actors - they'll hate me for saying this - but we are babies. We like to be loved, and we'll do anything if we're loved.
[ Actors Anything Babies Hate Loved Saying Think]
Yes, it is a rehearsed show, yes, it was analogy of going to see a play at the theatre, where everything has to be in place and whole things, everything being works, all works together to get the best effect you know it's more like an actor learning a part.
[ Actor Analogy Being Best Effect Everything Get Going Know Learning More Part Place Play Rehearsed See Show Theatre Things Together Where Whole Works Yes]
Being a working actor, you're going to do a Spelling show. It's hard not to.
[ Actor Being Going Hard Show Spelling Working]
Remember: there are no small parts, only small actors.
[ Actors Only Parts Remember Small]
If someone plays a brooding actor in a film, people think they're brooding all the time.
[ Actor Brooding Film Plays Someone Think Time]
Human and moral factors must always be considered. They must never be missing from policies and from public discussion.
[ Always Considered Discussion Factors Human Missing Moral Must Never Policies Public]
It is scary for an actor when you get hired as a lead. No matter what the plot is, it is your job to do something interesting enough to make them want to get inside the lead character's head.
[ Actor Character Enough Get Head Hired Inside Interesting Job Lead Make Matter Plot Scary Something Them Want Your]
You're an actor, are you? Well, all that means is: you are irresponsible, irrational, romantic, and incapable of handling an adult emotion or a universal concept without first reducing it to something personal, material, sensational - and probably sexual!
[ Actor Adult Concept Emotion First Handling Incapable Irrational Irresponsible Material Means Personal Probably Reducing Romantic Sensational Sexual Something Universal Well Without]
I never hoped that both my children would become actors. I expected them to do something else.
[ Actors Become Both Children Else Expected Hoped Never Something Them Would]
All the dialogue on tape, and we'd play the tape in performance. Then I thought it'd be interesting if the actor's repeated what they heard on the tape, but at a slower speed, so we'd get a web of language.
[ Actor Dialogue Get Heard Interesting Language Performance Play Repeated Slower Speed Tape Then Thought Web]
Actors are such an insecure breed.
[ Actors Breed Insecure Such]
I like the character roles. Somewhere back there I really came to the conclusion in my mind that the difference between acting and stardom was major. And that if you become a star, people are going to go to see you. If you remain an actor, they're going to go and see the story you're in.
[ Acting Actor Back Become Between Came Character Conclusion Difference Go Going Major Mind Really Remain Roles See Somewhere Star Stardom Story]
The attitude and capacity of the factory, the old metal table and the new ideas of the wooden furniture quickly and naturally suggested the possibility of metal furniture.
[ Attitude Capacity Factory Furniture Ideas Metal Naturally New Old Possibility Quickly Suggested Table Wooden]
I have never understood that. I come from a place where the press makes or breaks an actor and it is more of a teamwork relationship.
[ Actor Breaks Come Makes More Never Place Press Relationship Teamwork Understood Where]
It's very questionable, and we will pursue every factor, every element, every second of the timeline, of the final hours of Maurice's life. We will pursue that relentlessly. That will be our quest from now on.
[ Element Every Factor Final Hours Life Maurice Now Our Pursue Quest Questionable Relentlessly Second Timeline Very Will]
I'm a character actor so I've jumped around to all kinds of things.
[ Actor Around Character Jumped Kinds Things]
My background is somewhat unusual, as I trained to be a ballet dancer. I worked in the theatre for eight or nine years as a contemporary dancer. But as an actor one does read Shakespeare and does try to learn the classics.
[ Actor Background Ballet Classics Contemporary Dancer Does Eight Learn Nine Read Shakespeare Somewhat Theatre Trained Try Unusual Worked Years]
I have a feeling I'm going to wake up one day and say 'I can't do dirty stuff anymore, I want to go all clean.' I'll do clean stuff too, I like to entertain people. Then they egged me on; we shot it at The Laugh Factory.
[ Anymore Clean Day Dirty Entertain Factory Feeling Go Going Laugh Say Shot Stuff Then Too Up Wake Want]
In those days I was mortified, because I was a serious actor in my own mind, and then all of a sudden I'm this hunk.
[ Actor Because Days Hunk Mind Mortified Own Serious Sudden Then Those]
It was being young and sensitive and an actor. There was a lot of pressure, everything was a hurdle.
[ Actor Being Everything Hurdle Lot Pressure Sensitive Young]
Actors do like watching girls parade down the runway for some reason.
[ Actors Down Girls Parade Reason Runway Some Watching]
Challenge America grants go to the towns and hamlets of this sprawling country, where big touring companies will rarely go, and major actors, actresses, writers and artists may never appear in person.
[ Actors Actresses America Appear Artists Big Challenge Companies Country Go Grants Hamlets Major May Never Person Rarely Sprawling Touring Towns Where Will Writers]
One of the reasons I loved working with Tom is people feel they know who he is... I think working with an actor who the audience already has a relationship with actually helps you in a film like this.
[ Actor Actually Already Audience Feel Film Helps Know Loved Reasons Relationship Think Tom Working]
It has given me an insight into what it's like as an actor to come into a show in the middle of a production and fit into a group that's already established.
[ Actor Already Come Established Fit Given Group Insight Into Middle Production Show]
I pick out young people and teach them in less time than it would take me to alter the methods of people from the boards, and I get actors who look the parts they have to fill.
[ Actors Alter Boards Fill Get Less Look Methods Out Parts Pick Take Teach Than Them Time Would Young]
When I was starting to get noticed as an actor in the 1970s for something other than the third cowboy on the right who ended up dying in every movie or episode, Burt Reynolds was the biggest star in the world.
[ Actor Biggest Burt Cowboy Dying Ended Episode Every Get Movie Noticed Other Reynolds Right Something Star Starting Than Third Up World]
Being a good actor isn't easy. Being a man is even harder. I want to be both before I'm done.
[ Actor Before Being Both Done Easy Even Good Harder Man Want]
Writers are not always right however, but then again, I've been on shows where the actors have complete control and change everything and it's terrible.
[ Actors Again Always Been Change Complete Control Everything However Right Shows Terrible Then Where Writers]
As far as my dreams go, all I want to do is be a working actor, and I happily achieved that.
[ Achieved Actor Dreams Far Go Happily Want Working]
When you know youre whoring it hurts. I have kids. I'm not going to run down an actor for doing this.
[ Actor Doing Down Going Hurts Kids Know Run]
No writer should minimize the factor that affects everyone, but is beyond control: luck.
[ Affects Beyond Control Everyone Factor Luck Minimize Should Writer]
There is always one person on the set who has a lot of anxiety, an actor who is really intense and has to stay in character and holds himself away from the rest of us.
[ Actor Always Anxiety Away Character Himself Holds Intense Lot Person Really Rest Set Stay Us]
The biological factors underlying race differences in sports have consequences for educational achievement, crime and sexual behavior.
[ Achievement Behavior Biological Consequences Crime Differences Educational Factors Race Sexual Sports Underlying]
Actors really should be tramps.
[ Actors Really Should Tramps]
Oh yes. I'm an actor, so I just learn my lines, and show up and do it. I gave it a little bit of thought.
[ Actor Bit Gave Just Learn Lines Little Oh Show Thought Up Yes]
To wait, for an actor, is not like someone who's waiting to see the doctor. It's not the kind of wait where you get bored.
[ Actor Bored Doctor Get Kind See Someone Wait Waiting Where]
What does it mean for an actor to make a part his own? It means that he takes on what you had intended and starts to put in his own stuff so that it becomes something that could only happen if he played it.
[ Actor Becomes Could Does Had Happen His Intended Make Mean Means Only Own Part Played Put Something Starts Stuff Takes]
Ordinarily if an actor gets chosen for the lead in a film, he or she has already built up a repertoire, and everyone knows what he or she is capable of.
[ Actor Already Built Capable Chosen Everyone Film Gets Knows Lead Ordinarily Repertoire She Up]
I was a child actor in radio, and there's not many of us left.
[ Actor Child Left Many Radio Us]
I think actors are at the mercy of the opportunities presented to them. So you kind of have to wait for them to choose you. My music is insular - I can choose that.
[ Actors Choose Insular Kind Mercy Music Opportunities Presented Them Think Wait]
I find that balancing my life with my work with the kids at St. Jude, working on books, working on my career as an actor and taking time out for my husband and family help to cushion a lot of the blows.
[ Actor Balancing Blows Books Career Cushion Family Find Help Husband Jude Kids Life Lot Out St Taking Time Work Working]
Being an actor myself I realize that all actors believe they are qualified to play any role. If you showed me a script with a black woman character I would tell you that I could do it. That is what we do. We act as if we are someone else.
[ Act Actor Actors Any Being Believe Black Character Could Else Myself Play Qualified Realize Role Script Showed Someone Tell Woman Would]
There are no benefactors in Canada because there is no incentive.
[ Because Benefactors Canada Incentive]
They will take a role that scares them over a role that doesn't. That's another thing I like about actors.
[ Actors Another Over Role Scares Take Them Thing Will]
There are a whole lot of historical factors that have played a part in our being where we are today, and I think that to even to begin to understand our contemporary issues and contemporary problems, you have to understand a little bit about that history.
[ Begin Being Bit Contemporary Even Factors Historical History Issues Little Lot Our Part Played Problems Think Today Understand Where Whole]
I don't think I would be an actor if I was that intelligent.
[ Actor Intelligent Think Would]
I think it's easy for directors to stay fresh more than actors, especially once an actor becomes a star. It's hard for Russell Crowe to walk down a street or take a subway. I can fly coach.
[ Actor Actors Becomes Coach Crowe Directors Down Easy Especially Fly Fresh Hard More Once Russell Star Stay Street Subway Take Than Think Walk]
I was a failed actor but I still wanted to show off, so I ended up doing live comedy.
[ Actor Comedy Doing Ended Failed Live Off Show Still Up Wanted]
I care more about telly because it made me an actor and there's a much more immediate response to TV. You can address the political or cultural fabric of your country.
[ Actor Address Because Care Country Cultural Fabric Immediate Made More Much Political Response Telly Tv Your]
I was very sad to hear of the death of Ronnie Barker, who was such a warm, friendly and encouraging presence to have when I started in television. He was also a great comic actor to learn from.
[ Actor Also Barker Comic Death Encouraging Friendly Great Hear Learn Presence Ronnie Sad Started Such Television Very Warm]
To stand up on the stage is to say to many people: Look at me. How can you do that without speaking the only truth you know? There is no such thing as an uncommitted actor.
[ Actor How Know Look Many Only Say Speaking Stage Stand Such Thing Truth Uncommitted Up Without]
From that moment on I knew my profession in life was and has remained until today an actor's life.
[ Actor Knew Life Moment Profession Remained Today Until]
A straight factor is important in any comedy, because you need something to tee it up and also to ground it.
[ Also Any Because Comedy Factor Ground Important Need Something Straight Tee Up]
It's always strange being a kid on the set, because you're treated like an equal when you're working. But then when you break, the other actors go back to their trailers to take naps and drink beer, and I have to, like, go do school.
[ Actors Always Back Because Beer Being Break Drink Equal Go Kid Naps Other School Set Strange Take Their Then Trailers Treated Working]
The instinct to impersonate produces the actor; the desire to provide pleasure by impersonations produces the playwright; the desire to provide this pleasure with adequate characterization and dialogue memorable in itself produces dramatic literature.
[ Actor Adequate Characterization Desire Dialogue Dramatic Impersonate Impersonations Instinct Itself Literature Memorable Playwright Pleasure Produces Provide]
There's the most resistance to an actor singing. It's like I'm being disloyal to my industry.
[ Actor Being Disloyal Industry Most Resistance Singing]
I grind my teeth and keep my thumbs in so tight that I've dislocated them, just not to scream. Sometimes as an actor one is lucky enough to be asked to scream.
[ Actor Asked Dislocated Enough Grind Just Keep Lucky Scream Sometimes Teeth Them Thumbs Tight]
Every year or so, I try to do something; it keeps me refreshed as to what's going on in front of the lens, and I understand what the actor is going through.
[ Actor Every Front Going Keeps Lens Refreshed Something Through Try Understand Year]
An actor who is good at comedy can also be very good at drama, but not necessarily vice versa.
[ Actor Also Comedy Drama Good Necessarily Versa Very Vice]
I'm sure it's not great fun for them, or for any parent, when their child says they want to be an actor, 'cos it's quite an uncertain business and it can be terribly hard for most actors.
[ Actor Actors Any Business Child Cos Fun Great Hard Most Parent Quite Says Sure Terribly Their Them Uncertain Want]
I don't really consider myself to be an actor of any particular style. My aim with every role I undertake is to be truthful and honest in that particular portrayal. I don't have a particular methodology from any one school of thought or training.
[ Actor Aim Any Consider Every Honest Methodology Myself Particular Portrayal Really Role School Style Thought Training Truthful Undertake]
Actors cannot go on for over running around the trees.
[ Actors Around Cannot Go Over Running Trees]
You never really know as an actor; it's completely out of your control, in terms of editing, and music, and film stock, shot selection, and what takes they use.
[ Actor Completely Control Editing Film Know Music Never Out Really Selection Shot Stock Takes Terms Use Your]
I knew I wanted to be an actor when I was growing up, really. So when I decided to go to university instead of drama school, it was with the intention of becoming an actor afterwards.
[ Actor Afterwards Becoming Decided Drama Go Growing Instead Intention Knew Really School University Up Wanted]
You know, working as an actor, I'm always working within my own imagination.
[ Actor Always Imagination Know Own Within Working]
And it's very strange, but I think there is something very common - not only in Celtic music - but there is a factor or element in Celtic music that is similar in music that we find in Japan, the United States, Europe, and even China and other Asian countries.
[ Asian Celtic China Common Countries Element Europe Even Factor Find Japan Music Only Other Similar Something States Strange Think United Very]
There's a fine line between the Method actor and the schizophrenic.
[ Actor Between Fine Line Method Schizophrenic]
I don't care if people think I am an overactor, as long as they enjoy what I do. People who think that would call Van Gogh an overpainter.
[ Am Call Care Enjoy Gogh Long Think Van Would]
I didn't want to be an actor.
[ Actor Want]
I was very introverted. I had glasses and was kind of weird. A lot of actors are pretty weird people.
[ Actors Glasses Had Introverted Kind Lot Pretty Very Weird]
Once you've gotten the job, there's nothing to it. If you're an actor, you're an actor. Doing it is not the hard part. The hard part is getting to do it.
[ Actor Doing Getting Gotten Hard Job Nothing Once Part]
I never said all actors are cattle; what I said was all actors should be treated like cattle.
[ Actors Cattle Never Said Should Treated]
As an actor, you can do what you want with your role. That's why they hire you; to take the role and make it real.
[ Actor Hire Make Real Role Take Want Why Your]
I want to make a film about a factory worker.
[ Factory Film Make Want Worker]
I definitely wanted to be an actor. I didn't want to be on TV, I didn't want to be famous, I didn't want to be anyone in particular; I just wanted to do it. I see young people now who look at magazines, or American Idol and their goal is to have that lifestyle - to have good handbags, or go out with cute guys from shows, or whatever. But I definitely wanted to be an actor.
[ Actor American Anyone Cute Definitely Famous Go Goal Good Guys Handbags Idol Just Lifestyle Look Magazines Now Out Particular See Shows Their Tv Want Wanted Whatever Young]
When actors talk about research, they're just patting themselves on the back.
[ Actors Back Just Patting Research Talk Themselves]
Any competent actor could have done what I did.
[ Actor Any Competent Could Did Done]
It's a risk casting anyone against type or what they're known to do. But there's one thing better than having a great actor, which is having a great actor who's never done what you're asking him to do. He's hungry to get out of the trailer every day and hungry to test himself.
[ Actor Against Anyone Asking Better Casting Day Done Every Get Great Having Him Himself Hungry Known Never Out Risk Test Than Thing Trailer Type Which]
Wanting to be a good actor is not good enough. You must want to be a great actor. You just have to have that.
[ Actor Enough Good Great Just Must Want Wanting]
But when you're a working actor - and that's what you keep saying in your head, how blessed you are to have a job - and you are working with heavyweights, working with the best guys in TV, it's pretty cool. Exhausting, but cool.
[ Actor Best Blessed Cool Exhausting Guys Head Heavyweights How Job Keep Pretty Saying Tv Working Your]
Most actors are insecure enough already without having a director who adds to that.
[ Actors Adds Already Director Enough Having Insecure Most Without]
My parents didn't want me to be a regular in a series. I was a working actor from time to time but they thought was a little too much being a star of a series. They wanted me to have a slightly more normal childhood.
[ Actor Being Childhood Little More Much Normal Parents Regular Series Slightly Star Thought Time Too Want Wanted Working]
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.
[ Acting Actors Directed Ducks Easy Good Got Hard Making Part Rare Row Sure Very Well Work Written]
It has been my fate in a long life of production to be credited chiefly with the equivocal virtue of industry, a quality so excellent in morals, so little satisfactory in art.
[ Art Been Chiefly Credited Excellent Fate Industry Life Little Long Morals Production Quality Satisfactory Virtue]
I had to learn how to become a real actor, I had to suffer and be rejected and face that 100 times just like every actor. It wasn't like someone handed it to me.
[ Actor Become Every Face Had Handed How Just Learn Real Rejected Someone Suffer Times]
I was heartbroken at the end of that, because I thought that was going to be it for me. Somehow I had worked my way into this movie and it had exposed me to people and I had a chance to be an actor, which I loved, but I didn't think it was ever going to happen again.
[ Actor Again Because Chance End Ever Exposed Going Had Happen Heartbroken Into Loved Movie Somehow Think Thought Way Which Worked]
Dysfunctional families have sired a number of pretty good actors.
[ Actors Dysfunctional Families Good Number Pretty]
There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age.
[ Age Farmer Kill Lightning Old Only Over Rolling Things Three Tractor]
He was a psychotic. He was a borderline psychotic. He was a terrific, sensational actor, with a magical screen presence, you couldn't keep your eyes off him, but he was paranoid. He was sure everybody was out to get him.
[ Actor Everybody Eyes Get Him Keep Magical Off Out Paranoid Presence Psychotic Screen Sensational Sure Terrific Your]
I like to cast actors I admire, one's that are talented. Each one will bring something new to the part. This play has been done thousands of times and now certain characters are too familiar.
[ Actors Admire Been Bring Cast Certain Characters Done Each Familiar New Now Part Play Something Talented Thousands Times Too Will]
As an actor, I am meant to dabble with different themes and genres.
[ Actor Am Dabble Different Genres Meant Themes]
I've always tried to kind of stretch my wings as an actor and do things that are different.
[ Actor Always Different Kind Stretch Things Tried Wings]
If there's anything unsettling to the stomach, it's watching actors on television talk about their personal lives.
[ Actors Anything Lives Personal Stomach Talk Television Their Unsettling Watching]
Michael Caine is a movie star, but he's also a great actor. I can't say that about every movie star. It's the concentration he has.
[ Actor Also Concentration Every Great Michael Movie Say Star]
I've been in fights, but that doesn't make me cool or like a tough guy or more interesting actor, I'm not proud of it.
[ Actor Been Cool Fights Guy Interesting Make More Proud Tough]
I've always thought that actors wanted to be pop musicians and pop musicians wanted to be actors.
[ Actors Always Musicians Pop Thought Wanted]
Any actor will tell you, anybody in the public eye, that the tabloids are the worst kind of ramification of being a celebrity.
[ Actor Any Anybody Being Celebrity Eye Kind Public Tabloids Tell Will Worst]
Anytime you have a difficult encounter with your child, there is a good chance that at least one of these factors is bringing out the worst in him or her: transitions, time pressure, competition for your attention, conflicting objectives.
[ Anytime Attention Bringing Chance Child Competition Conflicting Difficult Encounter Factors Good Her Him Least Objectives Out Pressure These Time Transitions Worst Your]
Once the curtain is raised, the actor is ceases to belong to himself. He belongs to his character, to his author, to his public. He must do the impossible to identify himself with the first, not to betray the second, and not to disappoint the third.
[ Actor Author Belong Belongs Betray Ceases Character Curtain Disappoint First Himself His Identify Impossible Must Once Public Raised Second Third]
As much as most of the actors were kind of curious to know what their character meant in relation to the script and to the plot, they really were quite happy to be part of the adventure of not knowing.
[ Actors Adventure Character Curious Happy Kind Know Knowing Meant Most Much Part Plot Quite Really Relation Script Their Were]
If you catch me saying 'I am a serious actor,' I beg you to slap me.
[ Actor Am Beg Catch Saying Serious Slap]
I've worked with a lot of really fine actors, both on stage and on screen. The level of their game lifts me up and brings the level of my game up to theirs. Always. It's like a constant upgrade.
[ Actors Always Both Brings Constant Fine Game Level Lifts Lot Really Screen Stage Their Theirs Up Upgrade Worked]
Because we're actors we can pretend and fake it, but I'd rather the intimate investment was authentic.
[ Actors Authentic Because Fake Intimate Investment Pretend Rather]
My first instinct was to cast as close to the short story as possible, but then I realized that I needed actors who could go for it and that they had to function well as a couple in a love story.
[ Actors Cast Close Could Couple First Function Go Had Instinct Love Needed Possible Realized Short Story Then Well]
My father comes from a generation of film that actors my age don't even know about, which is really sad.
[ Actors Age Comes Even Father Film Generation Know Really Sad Which]
Nobody deserves this much money - certainly not an actor.
[ Actor Certainly Deserves Money Much Nobody]
You respect all of these people that you know in the business as actors. And they sort of turn around and say, we really like your work. It's a nice acknowledgment.
[ Acknowledgment Actors Around Business Know Nice Really Respect Say Sort These Turn Work Your]
I'm a con artist in that I'm an actor. I make people believe something is real when they know perfectly well it isn't.
[ Actor Artist Believe Con Know Make Perfectly Real Something Well]
Advertising has done more to cause the social unrest of the 20th century than any other single factor.
[ Advertising Any Cause Century Done Factor More Other Single Social Than Unrest]
The breadth of the potential readership is also a factor.
[ Also Breadth Factor Potential Readership]
I'm a character actor, and I made a choice when I was young, after 'Mystic Pizza', not to go for the mainstream stuff, and to do a more eclectic kind of route.
[ Actor After Character Choice Eclectic Go Kind Made Mainstream More Mystic Pizza Route Stuff Young]
I think when someone becomes an actor, people say, Aw, you could see it in him when he was little. But I think you can see that quality in every little kid.
[ Actor Becomes Could Every Him Kid Little Quality Say See Someone Think]
If you're a movie actor, you're on your own - you cannot control the stage. The director controls it.
[ Actor Cannot Control Controls Director Movie Own Stage Your]
Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
[ Confidence Factor Game Great How Important Matter Most Natural Obtain Only Single Sustain Talent Way Work Your]
The best actors, I think, have a childlike quality. They have a sort of an ability to lose themselves. There's still some silliness.
[ Ability Actors Best Childlike Lose Quality Silliness Some Sort Still Themselves Think]
He's very alive in a scene. He's a very good actor to act with. Even though through most of the picture he's blind, there are many places early in the picture I got to be with him before he was blind. Like convincing him in the office to do the picture.
[ Act Actor Alive Before Blind Convincing Early Even Good Got Him Many Most Office Picture Places Scene Though Through Very]
You know it's very difficult to be an actor, and to have people depending on you to say the right line, at the right time, and to not be able to hear your cues! I can't tell you how many times I would've had to have said What? if I didn't have my hearing aids. So my hearing aids are a life saver, and they allow me to practice my craft.
[ Able Actor Aids Allow Craft Cues Depending Difficult Had Hear Hearing How Know Life Line Many Practice Right Said Saver Say Tell Time Times Very Would Your]
As an actor and as a person you come together with being in familiar territory although that has not been my whole life. That's been a part of it. I think a lot of people associate me with the west because of Sundance.
[ Actor Although Associate Because Been Being Come Familiar Life Lot Part Person Sundance Territory Think Together West Whole]
I think I've had more of a variety in what I've done than most actors.
[ Actors Done Had More Most Than Think Variety]
I hate this fast growing tendency to chain men to machines in big factories and deprive them of all joy in their efforts - the plan will lead to cheap men and cheap products.
[ Big Chain Cheap Deprive Efforts Factories Fast Growing Hate Joy Lead Machines Men Plan Products Tendency Their Them Will]
Actors must practice restraint, else think what might happen in a love scene.
[ Actors Else Happen Love Might Must Practice Restraint Scene Think]
Part of my strength as an actor comes from what I've learned all these years: when you play a villain, you try to get the light touches; when you play a hero, you try to get in some of the warts.
[ Actor Comes Get Hero Learned Light Part Play Some Strength These Touches Try Villain Warts Years]
I think love is a huge factor in fiction and in real life. Is there a risk? Always. In fiction and in life.
[ Always Factor Fiction Huge Life Love Real Risk Think]
The long version of the play is actually an easier version to follow. In all of the cut versions the intense speeches are cut too close together for the audience and the actors.
[ Actors Actually Audience Close Cut Easier Follow Intense Long Play Speeches Together Too Version Versions]
What I ended up doing was becoming an actor who didn't mind doing other people's words.
[ Actor Becoming Doing Ended Mind Other Up Words]
I like to give my actors a lot of room.
[ Actors Give Lot Room]
I like some of the early silent films because I love to watch how actors had to play then. What would interest me today is to do a silent film.
[ Actors Because Early Film Films Had How Interest Love Play Silent Some Then Today Watch Would]
Most of my career up until the last couple of years has basically been a training ground for me. Actors that came up in the '50s and '60s, they had the theater, and television was in its infancy.
[ Actors Basically Been Came Career Couple Ground Had Infancy Last Most Television Theater Training Until Up Years]
I want to try and work in different genres with different types of actors, on small movies and big movies.
[ Actors Big Different Genres Movies Small Try Types Want Work]
The big gap between the ability of actors is confidence.
[ Ability Actors Between Big Confidence Gap]
Temporarily in 1934 I became a department head in the German Labor Front and dealt with the improvement of labor conditions in German factories. Then I was in charge of public works on the staff of Hess. I gave up both these activities in 1941.
[ Activities Became Both Charge Conditions Dealt Department Factories Front Gave German Head Improvement Labor Public Staff Temporarily Then These Up Works]
When you know what an actor has, you can reach in and arouse it. If you don't know what he has, you don't know what the hell is going on.
[ Actor Arouse Going Hell Know Reach]
I allow an area for improvisation because the chemical things actors bring to stories make it not work.
[ Actors Allow Area Because Bring Chemical Improvisation Make Stories Things Work]
Although this crisis in some ways started in the United States, it is a global crisis. We bear a substantial share of the responsibility for what has happened, but factors that made the crisis so acute and so difficult to contain lie in a broader set of global forces that built up in the years before the start of our current troubles.
[ Acute Although Bear Before Broader Built Contain Crisis Current Difficult Factors Forces Global Happened Lie Made Our Responsibility Set Share Some Start Started States Substantial Troubles United Up Ways Years]
You've got Corey Feldman doing his thing, and the problem is, they're trying to be pop stars. You can't compare Salty to any of the other actors out there playing music.
[ Actors Any Compare Corey Doing Feldman Got His Music Other Out Playing Pop Problem Salty Stars Thing Trying]
I get a little jealous of these actor boys. They walk into a club, and in two seconds flat there are swarms of girls who are wanting so badly to touch them or just say hello. That's not the case with me, or any other girl I know.
[ Actor Any Badly Boys Case Club Flat Get Girl Girls Hello Into Jealous Just Know Little Other Say Seconds Swarms Them These Touch Two Walk Wanting]
There's a real separation between actors and all the other functions of Hollywood. If you're an actor you're somehow not a member of the crew. You're somehow more special. I hate that.
[ Actor Actors Between Crew Functions Hate Hollywood Member More Other Real Separation Somehow Special]
Every part I play is just a variant of my own personality. No real character actor, of course, just me.
[ Actor Character Course Every Just Own Part Personality Play Real Variant]
Many plays - certainly mine - are like blank checks. The actors and directors put their own signatures on them.
[ Actors Blank Certainly Checks Directors Many Mine Own Plays Put Signatures Their Them]
My cameraman and I devised a method, which we started using from my second film, which applies mainly to day scenes shot in the studio, where we used bounced light instead of direct light. We agreed with this thing of four or five shadows following the actors is dreadful.
[ Actors Agreed Applies Bounced Cameraman Day Devised Direct Dreadful Film Five Following Four Instead Light Mainly Method Scenes Second Shadows Shot Started Studio Thing Used Using Where Which]
There is a lot of things to weigh up when a transfer happens, and money is a big factor.
[ Big Factor Happens Lot Money Things Transfer Up Weigh]
I try not to have high expectations of people because it just sets you up for disappointment, but it's great to work with actors who are that talented and accomplished.
[ Accomplished Actors Because Disappointment Expectations Great High Just Sets Talented Try Up Work]
They're just actors. I much prefer the real thing!
[ Actors Just Much Prefer Real Thing]
I am a sensitive writer, actor and director. Talking business disgusts me. If you want to talk business, call my disgusting personal manager.
[ Actor Am Business Call Director Disgusting Manager Personal Sensitive Talk Talking Want Writer]
Timing and arrogance are decisive factors in the successful use of talent.
[ Arrogance Decisive Factors Successful Talent Timing Use]
I'm basically a movie actor now, and my big roles are mostly horror movies - unless I'm doing a guest star or something - and occasionally I try to get back into television.
[ Actor Back Basically Big Doing Get Guest Horror Into Mostly Movie Movies Now Occasionally Roles Something Star Television Try Unless]
I work primarily for the camera-it's not something I really talk about a lot, but it's part of the way I am as a movie actor. The camera is my girl, as it were.
[ Actor Am Camera Girl Lot Movie Part Primarily Really Something Talk Way Were Work]
There's so many things I want to do. I want to work with great filmmakers, great actors, great scripts. And there's no reason for me to do anything short of that, because I'm 24, I don't have a family, I don't need to make tons of money, and I'm not dying to get famous.
[ Actors Anything Because Dying Family Famous Filmmakers Get Great Make Many Money Need Reason Scripts Short Things Tons Want Work]
I've wanted to be an actor ever since I was a little boy.
[ Actor Boy Ever Little Since Wanted]
I don't know how it is now but the assistant stage manager had to understudy several parts. You had to be ready to go on at any time if the actor couldn't make it to the play. I didn't think anything of it.
[ Actor Any Anything Assistant Go Had How Know Make Manager Now Parts Play Ready Several Stage Think Time]
You can think of Hollywood as high school. TV actors are freshmen, comedy actors are maybe juniors, and dramatic actors - they're the cool seniors.
[ Actors Comedy Cool Dramatic Freshmen High Hollywood Juniors Maybe School Seniors Think Tv]
Hardly any actor objects to press. It's a question of it being done in the way they like to see it done, meaning to get down to the serious interview what the profession is so we can reach out to the people to help them get along.
[ Actor Along Any Being Done Down Get Hardly Help Interview Meaning Objects Out Press Profession Question Reach See Serious Them Way]
I don't like actors who try to talk directors into making their part bigger and that's really lame.
[ Actors Bigger Directors Into Lame Making Part Really Talk Their Try]
Music always came first. I never set out to be an actor.
[ Actor Always Came First Music Never Out Set]
I don't like to repeat myself as an actor.
[ Actor Myself Repeat]
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.
[ Actors Attractive Behind Celebrities Course Discovers Interviewing Many More Most Over Reporter Spot Spotlight Tea Than Years]
What the Bleep Do We Know was not written with a deaf person in mind, but when they met me, it clicked with them to have me in it. But that happens with a lot of actors in Hollywood, not just with me.
[ Actors Clicked Deaf Happens Hollywood Just Know Lot Met Mind Person Them Written]
I personally take cues directly from the script, then I like to surprise the other actors. But you must maintain control on a level and see how far you can go up, down or out emotionally. You have to balance the craft with spontaneity.
[ Actors Balance Control Craft Cues Directly Down Emotionally Far Go How Level Maintain Must Other Out Personally Script See Spontaneity Surprise Take Then Up]
We've had no problems with the actors, but we keep a really loose set.
[ Actors Had Keep Loose Problems Really Set]
If public opinion still endorses military action that's one thing, but if they wait maybe it will not. So it's not only impatience, but there are several other factors.
[ Action Factors Impatience Maybe Military Only Opinion Other Public Several Still Thing Wait Will]
We have our factory, which is called a stage. We make a product, we color it, we title it and we ship it out in cans.
[ Called Cans Color Factory Make Our Out Product Ship Stage Title Which]
I am a theatre actor, but the last ten years I've taken parts in movies because it keeps me in money.
[ Actor Am Because Keeps Last Money Movies Parts Taken Ten Theatre Years]
What's the classical moment that every actor or actress deals with? A tragic thing. They get that blank, faraway look in their eyes. But in life, it's not that way.
[ Actor Actress Blank Classical Deals Every Eyes Faraway Get Life Look Moment Their Thing Tragic Way]
An actor's popularity is fleeting. His success has the life expectancy of a small boy who is about to look into a gas tank with a lighted match.
[ Actor Boy Expectancy Fleeting Gas His Into Life Lighted Look Match Popularity Small Success Tank]
I look for things that are going to challenge me as an actor.
[ Actor Challenge Going Look Things]
I don't know what else I could do but pretend to be an actor.
[ Actor Could Else Know Pretend]
The most important thing for small businesses is getting the economy back on its feet. That - the key driver of small business activity is demand for their product, and that is what we are trying to do, getting the economy back on its feet. That's far more important than other factors.
[ Activity Back Business Businesses Demand Driver Economy Factors Far Feet Getting Important Key More Most Other Product Small Than Their Thing Trying]
I'm not a celebrity. I don't call myself a celebrity. I'm an actor.
[ Actor Call Celebrity Myself]
Because of my background in theater and radio acting, I knew that I could make a living as an actor.
[ Acting Actor Background Because Could Knew Living Make Radio Theater]
Most good actors have a huge intelligence about the human condition and a real open heart to different kinds of people and behavior.
[ Actors Behavior Condition Different Good Heart Huge Human Intelligence Kinds Most Open Real]
But all actors go through the process, it's hit and miss, you have achievement and failure.
[ Achievement Actors Failure Go Hit Miss Process Through]
I think that Mos Def is the best actor, but when you talk about rappers in films, I don't really think the quality of the acting is most important because most rappers are put in movies because of the personality and people want to see that.
[ Acting Actor Because Best Def Films Important Mos Most Movies Personality Put Quality Rappers Really See Talk Think Want]
Everyone said that if you want to be a real actor, go to New York. If you want to sell out, go to LA. And I thought - I want to sell out!
[ Actor Everyone Go La New Out Real Said Sell Thought Want York]
My mother told me I was begging her to be an actor when I was four. My father and my grandfather saw at least one or two movies a week; they were film buffs, so I guess it just rubbed off on me. And now it's kind of become a way of life for me.
[ Actor Become Begging Father Film Four Grandfather Guess Her Just Kind Least Life Mother Movies Now Off Rubbed Saw Told Two Way Week Were]
A great actor is independent of the poet, because the supreme essence of feeling does not reside in prose or in verse, but in the accent with which it is delivered.
[ Accent Actor Because Delivered Does Essence Feeling Great Independent Poet Prose Reside Supreme Verse Which]
You don't have to find out what someone's mechanical abilities are. All those factors are already a known commodity. I've seen teams win championships and have their entire team quit the next day because they weren't happy.
[ Abilities Already Because Championships Commodity Day Entire Factors Find Happy Known Mechanical Next Out Quit Seen Someone Team Teams Their Those Weren Win]
I enjoy my work. I haven't been an actor for 30 years without getting pleasure out of the profession.
[ Actor Been Enjoy Getting Haven Out Pleasure Profession Without Work Years]
I think anybody who has been in the theater, prefers it. Television is a... factory. You turn out things on a revolving assembly line. You don't have time to perfect anything in television.
[ Anybody Anything Assembly Been Factory Line Out Perfect Prefers Revolving Television Theater Things Think Time Turn]
I tend to have an odd split in my mind: I tend to look at it as a writer and when the writing thing is OK and I'm happy with it, then I put on my actor's hat.
[ Actor Happy Hat Look Mind Odd Ok Put Split Tend Then Thing Writer Writing]
This is a dream come true. To wake up in a place that I own and go to work in New York City as an actor - I feel like Mary Tyler Moore throwing her friggin' hat in the air.
[ Actor Air City Come Dream Feel Go Hat Her Mary Moore New Own Place Throwing True Tyler Up Wake Work York]
I still think of myself as a stage actor. When I do film and television I try to implement what I was taught to do in theatre, to try to stretch into characters that are far from myself.
[ Actor Characters Far Film Implement Into Myself Stage Still Stretch Taught Television Theatre Think Try]
Actors should be overheard, not listened to, and the audience is 50 percent of the performance.
[ Actors Audience Listened Overheard Percent Performance Should]
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.
[ Actors Coming Down German Go Hollywood Less Major Make Million Money Movies Now Over Price Still Things Two Up While Will]
I'm supposed to be a pretty good theater actor.
[ Actor Good Pretty Supposed Theater]
Had we really succeeded therefore in altering the period of vibration, which Maxwell, as I have just noted, held to be impossible? Or was there some disturbing circumstances from one or more factors which distorted the result?
[ Altering Circumstances Distorted Disturbing Factors Had Held Impossible Just Maxwell More Noted Period Really Result Some Succeeded Therefore Vibration Which]
I think all great actors - and I don't classify myself as one of them, incidentally - but I think all great actors listen well and I've learned that from a lot of the very good actors with whom I've worked - to really listen to what people say.
[ Actors Classify Good Great Incidentally Learned Listen Lot Myself Really Say Them Think Very Well Whom Worked]
I didn't get into this so I could talk about my work, my movies. You become an actor to act.
[ Act Actor Become Could Get Into Movies Talk Work]
Desperation is the perfume of the young actor. It's so satisfying to have gotten rid of it. If you keep smelling it, it can drive you crazy. In this business a lot of people go nuts, go eccentric, even end up dead from it. Not my plan.
[ Actor Business Crazy Dead Desperation Drive Eccentric End Even Go Gotten Keep Lot Nuts Perfume Plan Rid Satisfying Smelling Up Young]
The impetus behind going to graduate school was a year after graduating from college spent in Dallas working at the dog food factory and Bank America and not having met success in my chosen field, which at that point was being an actress.
[ Actress After America Bank Behind Being Chosen College Dallas Dog Factory Field Food Going Graduate Graduating Having Impetus Met Point School Spent Success Which Working Year]
The great difference between screen acting and theatre acting is that screen acting is about reacting - 75% of the time, great screen actors are great reactors.
[ Acting Actors Between Difference Great Reacting Reactors Screen Theatre Time]
People should realize that I shot a Coke commercial back in 1986. So, you know, I've been around a long time. I carry my Screen Actors Guild Card.
[ Actors Around Back Been Card Carry Coke Commercial Guild Know Long Realize Screen Shot Should Time]
I think Star Trek has been very double-edged for all of us - as actors, writers, directors.
[ Actors Been Directors Double-Edged Star Think Trek Us Very Writers]
Real art is one of the most powerful forces in the rise of mankind, and he who renders it accessible to as many people as possible is a benefactor of humanity.
[ Accessible Art Benefactor Forces Humanity Mankind Many Most Possible Powerful Real Renders Rise]
I, also, found the opportunity to work with the actors extremely gratifying and rewarding.
[ Actors Also Extremely Found Gratifying Opportunity Rewarding Work]
Although there was a screenplay, the actors never knew what questions I was going to ask them, and all of my character's voice-over narration and scenes were added after the fact.
[ Actors Added After Although Ask Character Fact Going Knew Narration Never Questions Scenes Screenplay Them Were]
In writing music, the structure of each piece is a very important factor.
[ Each Factor Important Music Piece Structure Very Writing]
Theater actors like to change character roles. They don't like to always do the same thing.
[ Actors Always Change Character Roles Same Theater Thing]
I consider those actors who amaze me are somehow less attractive to me than those actors who move me.
[ Actors Amaze Attractive Consider Less Move Somehow Than Those]
So many people are called but few serve as actors, you know what I mean?
[ Actors Called Few Know Many Mean Serve]
I'm picking and choosing in terms of the stress factor. If it's not fun, I'm not going to do it.
[ Choosing Factor Fun Going Picking Stress Terms]
With acting I am being led by the script, other actors, the director, etc. But with songwriting I feel it is much more self reliant and allows me to be in the creative experience without being as dependent on others.
[ Acting Actors Allows Am Being Creative Dependent Director Etc Experience Feel Led More Much Other Others Reliant Script Self Songwriting Without]
Another important historical factor is the fact that this already very simple religion was further simplified and purified by the early philosophers of ancient China. Our first great philosopher was a founder of naturalism; and our second great philosopher was an agnostic.
[ Agnostic Already Ancient Another China Early Fact Factor First Founder Further Great Historical Important Naturalism Our Philosopher Philosophers Purified Religion Second Simple Simplified Very]
I really believe great actors, even with disease and age, can be great.
[ Actors Age Believe Disease Even Great Really]
For an actor, you're rejected eight or ten times a day. All you've got to sell is yourself. You're not selling products, they're not turning down a car, they're turning you down. Most people can't handle that. Most people are essentially not set up that way.
[ Actor Car Day Down Eight Essentially Got Handle Most Products Rejected Sell Selling Set Ten Times Turning Up Way Yourself]
I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn't park anywhere near the place.
[ Anywhere Factory Fire Hydrant Near Park Place Used Work]
That's the only way to do it. Just like an actor. You can get a great performance if you do a bunch of takes and edit it. You find the moments and string them together.
[ Actor Bunch Edit Find Get Great Just Moments Only Performance String Takes Them Together Way]
We had a showing of Battlestar in LA last week. I walked out the door and there were 50 people. I signed a ton of autographs. Other actors walked away without signing. These are the fans. I guess it depends. on who you are.
[ Actors Autographs Away Battlestar Depends Door Fans Guess Had La Last Other Out Showing Signed Signing These Ton Walked Week Were Without]
Acting with creatures that aren't there is kind like acting with an actor who refuses to come out of his trailer. You still have to go on and do the scene.
[ Acting Actor Come Creatures Go His Kind Out Refuses Scene Still Trailer]
Studios have been trying to get rid of the actor for a long time and now they can do it. They got animation. NO more actor, although for now they still have to borrow a voice or two. Anyway, I find it abhorrent.
[ Abhorrent Actor Although Animation Anyway Been Borrow Find Get Got Long More Now Rid Still Studios Time Trying Two Voice]
If I'm doing my job as an actor, the audience knows everything I know about the character.
[ Actor Audience Character Doing Everything Job Know Knows]
He who is incapable of feeling strong passions, of being shaken by anger, of living in every sense of the word, will never be a good actor.
[ Actor Anger Being Every Feeling Good Incapable Living Never Passions Sense Shaken Strong Will Word]
If you're going to be that kind of actor and go way out there, it's really important to take care of yourself and have a safe place, whatever that is.
[ Actor Care Go Going Important Kind Out Place Really Safe Take Way Whatever Yourself]
But, on balance, we seized the marketplace. We've got a great infrastructure. And yes it's struggling in some areas because of some external factors and some internal factors.
[ Areas Balance Because External Factors Got Great Infrastructure Internal Marketplace Seized Some Struggling Yes]
Oh, well, in Los Angeles everybody is an actor, or a producer, or a writer, or a director, or an agent, or... So everybody understands the hours.
[ Actor Agent Angeles Director Everybody Hours Los Oh Producer Understands Well Writer]
I'm just a hired actor who was hired for a particular job, but I think one of the joys of reading the script was the way that the personal and the global are woven together.
[ Actor Global Hired Job Joys Just Particular Personal Reading Script Think Together Way Woven]
When I first started out, I was a bad actor.
[ Actor Bad First Out Started]
The piano is the X factor. People have a tough time following the structures when there's no piano there, spelling it out. It makes it more easily understood, particularly to people who don't know as much about music.
[ Easily Factor Following Know Makes More Much Music Out Particularly Piano Spelling Structures Time Tough Understood]
Script for an actor is like a bible. You carry it with you, you read it over and over, you go to your passages.
[ Actor Bible Carry Go Over Passages Read Script Your]
The difference between my generation of actors and their generation is that they were bigger than life. We are not bigger than life.
[ Actors Between Bigger Difference Generation Life Than Their Were]
I love actors. I married one. OK, I married a fantastic one.
[ Actors Fantastic Love Married Ok]
The single most important factor in determining America's success in the 21st century will be maintaining our ability to be an innovative and creative society.
[ Ability America Century Creative Determining Factor Important Innovative Maintaining Most Our Single Society Success Will]
Emphasis was usually put on the horizontal acceleration factor, for the simple reason that ordinary structures have a built-in safety factor for the vertical component; that is, gravity.
[ Acceleration Built-In Built-In Component Emphasis Factor Gravity Horizontal Ordinary Put Reason Safety Simple Structures Usually Vertical]
The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealised past.
[ Fact Full Future Notion Past Return Satisfactory Whose World]
I knew an actor's career goes up and down and back up again. Your standing in this business can't be your whole identity; otherwise, you're doomed.
[ Actor Again Back Business Career Doomed Down Goes Identity Knew Otherwise Standing Up Whole Your]
I never dreamed that shooting a film would be so hard. There was less regulation then of child actors' hours. Even the concept of acting confused me.
[ Acting Actors Child Concept Confused Dreamed Even Film Hard Hours Less Never Regulation Shooting Then Would]
Yeah, getting the company that would help advertise and cross promote the movie on the release was an important factor for New Line, so we went out to a lot of different companies.
[ Advertise Companies Company Cross Different Factor Getting Help Important Line Lot Movie New Out Promote Release Went Would Yeah]
The quality of your work, in the long run, is the deciding factor on how much your services are valued by the world.
[ Deciding Factor How Long Much Quality Run Services Valued Work World Your]
I was always a character actor. I just looked like Little Red Riding Hood.
[ Actor Always Character Hood Just Little Looked Red Riding]
I think I am a much better actor than I have allowed myself to be.
[ Actor Allowed Am Better Much Myself Than Think]
The advice that I usually give to young actors is that if you can create a character for the stage and keep that character fresh for at least 6 months that means you're doing the show eight times a week.
[ Actors Advice Character Create Doing Eight Fresh Give Keep Least Means Months Show Stage Times Usually Week Young]
I think I'm still trying to find my feet as an actor. And I know it ain't brain surgery, but it confuses me and it comes between me and my sleep a lot.
[ Actor Between Brain Comes Confuses Feet Find Know Lot Sleep Still Surgery Think Trying]
Some actors just won't bend, and then it's a bitch. You either fight or find ways of putting your words in their mouth and letting them say it back at you.
[ Actors Back Bend Either Fight Find Just Letting Mouth Putting Say Some Their Them Then Ways Won Words Your]
The last movie I did, I was very lucky: I got to work with probably the best actor of our era, Billy Bob Thornton. He's just incredible. I was like a sponge: I soaked up everything he had to say.
[ Actor Best Billy Bob Did Era Everything Got Had Incredible Just Last Lucky Movie Our Probably Say Soaked Sponge Up Very Work]
We want the best actor, and that's why Matt Damon worked so well in this role, because he's a great actor.
[ Actor Because Best Damon Great Matt Role Want Well Why Worked]
I think most actors like to be liked.
[ Actors Liked Most Think]
A far greater factor than abolishing poverty is the deterrent effect of swift and certain consequences: swift arrest, prompt trial, certain penalty and - at some point - finality of judgment.
[ Abolishing Arrest Certain Consequences Deterrent Effect Factor Far Finality Greater Judgment Penalty Point Poverty Prompt Some Swift Than Trial]
Since the reduction of risk factors is the scientific basis for primary prevention, the World Health Organization promotes the development of an integrated strategy for prevention of several diseases, rather than focusing on individual ones.
[ Basis Development Diseases Factors Focusing Health Individual Integrated Ones Organization Prevention Primary Promotes Rather Reduction Risk Scientific Several Since Strategy Than World]
Because of my age and because there's more work on the small screen. What it's missing in quality it makes up for in quantity. From an actor's selfish point of view.
[ Actor Age Because Makes Missing More Point Quality Quantity Screen Selfish Small Up View Work]
I'm an actor who believes we all have triggers to any stage of emotion. It's not always easy to find but it's still there.
[ Actor Always Any Believes Easy Emotion Find Stage Still Triggers]
Sure, I have a lot of friends that are actors. Just because I guess I run into a lot of actors in my work.
[ Actors Because Friends Guess Into Just Lot Run Sure Work]
The factory that my grandmother had put under the house to produce these green men to come get me.
[ Come Factory Get Grandmother Green Had House Men Produce Put These Under]
With Animal Factory you'd think that because it's mostly interiors, you could shoot it anywhere. So we shot this in Philadelphia, and we had the cooperation of the prison system.
[ Animal Anywhere Because Cooperation Could Factory Had Interiors Mostly Philadelphia Prison Shoot Shot System Think]
So if I get these actors for 30% of their price by coming in so late with an offer when they know they are not getting another offer then I do it this way.
[ Actors Another Coming Get Getting Know Late Offer Price Their Then These Way]
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.
[ Actors Always Back Bring Easier Further Go How Much Push Really Tell Them Then Too]
I think theatre is by far the most rewarding experience for an actor. You get 4 weeks to rehearse your character and then at 7:30 pm you start acting and nobody stops you, acting with your entire soul.
[ Acting Actor Character Entire Experience Far Get Most Nobody Pm Rehearse Rewarding Soul Start Stops Theatre Then Think Weeks Your]
The nice thing is that, at least in Los Angeles, I'm known as a character actor and I do auditions for other things besides just cartoon shows.
[ Actor Angeles Auditions Besides Cartoon Character Just Known Least Los Nice Other Shows Thing Things]
I suppose when I was a kid, and I went to movies, and later went to some plays on my own when I got a little older, in New Orleans, where I was living then, I zeroed in on the actor.
[ Actor Got Kid Later Little Living Movies New Older Orleans Own Plays Some Suppose Then Went Where]
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'.
[ Actors Always Dialogue Less More Other Pulling Resistant Saying Started Then Very Would Write]
Our philosophy precedes from the belief that sport is an inalienable part of the educational process and a factor for promoting peace, friendship, cooperation and understanding among peoples.
[ Among Belief Cooperation Educational Factor Friendship Inalienable Our Part Peace Peoples Philosophy Precedes Process Promoting Sport Understanding]
The main factor in any form of creativeness is the life of a human spirit, that of the actor and his part, their joint feelings and subconscious creation.
[ Actor Any Creation Creativeness Factor Feelings Form His Human Joint Life Main Part Spirit Subconscious Their]
On general principle, I boycott shows that don't employ actors.
[ Actors Boycott Employ General Principle Shows]
I look at smoking as a crutch, and as an actor I would like strip away as many crutches as possible.
[ Actor Away Crutch Crutches Look Many Possible Smoking Strip Would]
I think actors become jacks-of-all-trades and masters of none.
[ Actors Become Masters None Think]
An actor remembers his first piece of published praise. It is written on his heart.
[ Actor First Heart His Piece Praise Published Remembers Written]
We're one of the forces that causes actors to fasten seat belts before they take off chasing the bad guy in the car... or removes some of the cigarette smoking on television.
[ Actors Bad Before Belts Car Causes Chasing Cigarette Fasten Forces Guy Off Removes Seat Smoking Some Take Television]
I was still thought of as a kid actor even though I was in my mid twenties.
[ Actor Even Kid Mid Still Though Thought Twenties]
Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions - Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead.
[ Ahead Always Am Answers Ask Before Deeply Doing Find Go Might Only Questions Results Satisfactory Some Start Successful These Think Three Why Will Work Yourself]
The '80s were about trying to establish myself as an actor with a career. And being a teenager enjoying the fruits of being successful with lots of what I think is appropriate for that age.
[ Actor Age Appropriate Being Career Enjoying Establish Fruits Lots Myself Successful Teenager Think Trying Were]
Acting is not that far from mental disease: An actor works on splitting his character into others. It is like a kind of schizophrenia.
[ Acting Actor Character Disease Far His Into Kind Mental Others Schizophrenia Splitting Works]
You want to play another kind of character in another genre, and it's been something I've been trying to do if I can in the career so far, and it's something I hope to continue because it's interesting to me and you get to do different things as an actor.
[ Actor Another Because Been Career Character Continue Different Far Genre Get Hope Interesting Kind Play Something Things Trying Want]
I think I'm an actor because I have very strong imagination and empathy. I never studied acting, but those two qualities are exactly the qualities that make for an activist.
[ Acting Activist Actor Because Empathy Exactly Imagination Make Never Qualities Strong Studied Think Those Two Very]
It's really important to draw the line on what we do as actors.
[ Actors Draw Important Line Really]
A mutual arrangement, I repeat, is the only satisfactory medium whereby the present system can be carried on with any degree of satisfaction, and in such an arrangement the employers have more to gain than the workers.
[ Any Arrangement Carried Degree Employers Gain Medium More Mutual Only Present Repeat Satisfaction Satisfactory Such System Than Whereby Workers]
I think the most important factor in getting out of the recession actually is just the regenerative capacity of - of American capitalism.
[ Actually American Capacity Capitalism Factor Getting Important Just Most Out Recession Think]
Work is fun to me. All those years of being an actor and a director and not being able to get a job - two weeks is too long to not know what my next job will be.
[ Able Actor Being Director Fun Get Job Know Long Next Those Too Two Weeks Will Work Years]
I'm a political scientist and I study these things, and I know that economic problems, with the rising unemployment and inflation and low productivity and so forth, were a factor in that election, in that defeat of President Carter.
[ Carter Defeat Economic Election Factor Forth Inflation Know Low Political President Problems Productivity Rising Scientist Study These Things Unemployment Were]
If you're a kid who's not necessarily attractive, and you don't have money, and you're not hip and cool, chances are you're not going to feel good about yourself and want to be an actor.
[ Actor Attractive Chances Cool Feel Going Good Hip Kid Money Necessarily Want Yourself]
Many times I've sat with a camera and another actor and seen all their fears and insecurities and struggles. You want to support them and help them as much as you can.
[ Actor Another Camera Fears Help Insecurities Many Much Sat Seen Struggles Support Their Them Times Want]
I graduated from high school in '62 and I didn't know any people who were gay. I'm sure there were people, but I didn't know any. For years and years, I guess, I was very uptight about being a gay actor. I thought it would make me less hirable.
[ Actor Any Being Gay Graduated Guess High Know Less Make School Sure Thought Uptight Very Were Would Years]
I don't really think of myself as an actor.
[ Actor Myself Really Think]
Smooth shapes are very rare in the wild but extremely important in the ivory tower and the factory.
[ Extremely Factory Important Ivory Rare Shapes Smooth Tower Very Wild]
British actors behave like Europeans; they are also extremely well trained.
[ Actors Also Behave British Europeans Extremely Trained Well]
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.
[ Actors Because Did Film Fun Integrity Looked Lot Own Say Stunts Their Them]
Actors love mental disorders, dialects, and corsets. Give them one of the three and they're happy.
[ Actors Corsets Dialects Disorders Give Happy Love Mental Them Three]
It's eighty percent script and twenty percent you get great actors. There's nothing else to it.
[ Actors Eighty Else Get Great Nothing Percent Script Twenty]
It's a lot more fun for actors to cry and rant and rave, or have a drug problem or a drinking problem.
[ Actors Cry Drinking Fun Lot More Problem Rant Rave]
Obviously with the onset of cable and satellite, there are more opportunities for programming and original programming, so it creates more opportunities for actors and producers and directors and everything.
[ Actors Cable Creates Directors Everything More Obviously Onset Opportunities Original Producers Programming Satellite]
Hollywood grew to be the most flourishing factory of popular mythology since the Greeks.
[ Factory Flourishing Greeks Grew Hollywood Most Mythology Popular Since]
A lot of actors in my age bracket look at being still standing as pretty good.
[ Actors Age Being Bracket Good Look Lot Pretty Standing Still]
It's well known that actors are lousy writers.
[ Actors Known Lousy Well Writers]
But I'm an actor and I like to just keep working.
[ Actor Just Keep Working]
I've always slightly worried the kids who play football around my house. They know I'm an actor, but felt sorry for me because they'd never seen anything I've done.
[ Actor Always Anything Around Because Done Felt Football House Kids Know Never Play Seen Slightly Sorry Worried]
It's an incredible privilege for an actor to look into the camera. It's like looking right into the heart of the film, and you can't take that lightly.
[ Actor Camera Film Heart Incredible Into Lightly Look Looking Privilege Right Take]
I've seen many actors go awry by making the wrong choices early on.
[ Actors Awry Choices Early Go Making Many Seen Wrong]
I don't do stunts and I don't think many actors do. For an actor to say they do their own stunts I don't think is very respectful of the profession of stunt men and women.
[ Actor Actors Many Men Own Profession Respectful Say Stunt Stunts Their Think Very Women]
Apollo 13, as you may remember, gave us a reactor that is bubbling away right now somewhere in the Pacific. It's supposed to be bubbling away on the moon, but it's in the Pacific Ocean instead.
[ Apollo Away Bubbling Gave Instead May Moon Now Ocean Pacific Reactor Remember Right Somewhere Supposed Us]
Actresses can get outrageously precious about the way they look. That's not what life's about. If you starve yourself to the point where your brain cells shrivel, you will never do good work. And if you're overly conscious of your arms flapping in the wind, how can you look the other actor in the eye to respond to them?
[ Actor Actresses Arms Brain Cells Conscious Eye Get Good How Life Look Never Other Overly Point Precious Respond Starve Them Way Where Will Wind Work Your Yourself]
The thing about being an actor is that you're in the business of not growing up.
[ Actor Being Business Growing Thing Up]
That said, let me add that Joan and I never want him to be a child actor. We both feel that it takes away their childhood and puts untold pressure on children.
[ Actor Add Away Both Child Childhood Children Feel Him Joan Never Pressure Puts Said Takes Their Untold Want]
The former ruling class kept the community of actors in ignorance by means of various lies.
[ Actors Class Community Former Ignorance Kept Lies Means Ruling Various]
Another adverse factor was the way the Russians received continual reinforcements from their back areas, as they fell back. It seemed to us that as soon as one force was wiped out, the path was blocked by the arrival of a fresh force.
[ Adverse Another Areas Arrival Back Blocked Continual Factor Fell Force Fresh Out Path Received Russians Seemed Soon Their Us Way Wiped]
The motivation part is all essential in keeping my voice, but there are the human factors of discipline.
[ Discipline Essential Factors Human Keeping Motivation Part Voice]
I criticize those critics. The reason being that they're doing one of the worst things that ever can be done to an actor, which is to say, Look, you do what we like you to do or else.
[ Actor Being Criticize Critics Doing Done Else Ever Look Reason Say Things Those Which Worst]
Since it was too difficult to get into the Screen Actor's Guild in New York, I moved to Miami in 1982 and started a successful career as a television commercial actress, obtaining my SAG card there.
[ Actor Actress Card Career Commercial Difficult Get Guild Into Miami Moved New Obtaining Sag Screen Since Started Successful Television Too York]
Inside I never said I wanted to do theatre or be an actor.
[ Actor Inside Never Said Theatre Wanted]
If I could change on thing about myself, I would: Have better knees. Mine are shot because of injuries. You're only as good as your legs, whether you're an athlete or an actor.
[ Actor Athlete Because Better Change Could Good Injuries Knees Legs Mine Myself Only Shot Thing Whether Would Your]
If you want to be an actor, you need to learn how to act first, even in sketch comedy.
[ Act Actor Comedy Even First How Learn Need Sketch Want]
Normally, an actress has to work to bring out her male side. In our case, the dynamic is reversed. The actor playing her modelled himself on Sharon Stone.
[ Actor Actress Bring Case Dynamic Her Himself Male Modelled Normally Our Out Playing Reversed Sharon Side Stone Work]
I don't think I know a Scientologist except when I see one or two of their actors on the Hollywood screen.
[ Actors Except Hollywood Know Scientologist Screen See Their Think Two]
The atom bombs are piling up in the factories, the police are prowling through the cities, the lies are streaming from the loudspeakers, but the earth is still going round the sun.
[ Atom Bombs Cities Earth Factories Going Lies Loudspeakers Piling Police Round Still Streaming Sun Through Up]
A fan club is a group of people who tell an actor he's not alone in the way he feels about himself.
[ Actor Alone Club Fan Feels Group Himself Tell Way]
There are actors who spend 20 years working and still don't achieve what I've achieved so quickly. So I think my only course of action is to work as hard as I can, not just for the sake of the film, but also to prove to these people that I do have talent.
[ Achieve Achieved Action Actors Also Course Film Hard Just Only Prove Quickly Sake Spend Still Talent These Think Work Working Years]
Actors should be timeless and impersonal.
[ Actors Impersonal Should Timeless]
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.
[ Acting Actor Afraid Bad Different Good Guy Hats Itself Just Kinds Playing Put Risks Speak Take Them Victim Work World]
Well, the infrastructure part of the stimulus has worked. There's absolutely no question about it. We can demonstrate in Pennsylvania and other states around the union how it's produced good, paying jobs both on the construction sites and back in American factories. It has worked.
[ Absolutely American Around Back Both Construction Demonstrate Factories Good How Infrastructure Jobs Other Part Paying Pennsylvania Produced Question Sites States Stimulus Union Well Worked]
It's a lot easier, I think, to be an actor in a movie than to spin a joke on a sitcom.
[ Actor Easier Joke Lot Movie Sitcom Spin Than Think]
I get to play a great character while working with great actors and great directors on a great show.
[ Actors Character Directors Get Great Play Show While Working]
I cannot absorb living in a world where I have an Oscar for best actress and Denzel doesn't have one for best actor.
[ Absorb Actor Actress Best Cannot Denzel Living Oscar Where World]
As a child I wanted to be everything from a doctor, lawyer, flight attendant to an IT pro- fessional and could never make up my mind. I figured as an actor I'd get to play all these professions.
[ Actor Attendant Child Could Doctor Everything Figured Flight Get Lawyer Make Mind Never Play Professions These Up Wanted]
One of the pleasures of being an actor is quite simply taking a walk in someone else's shoes. And when I look at the roles I've played, I'm kind of amazed at all the wonderful adventures I've had and the different things I've learned.
[ Actor Adventures Amazed Being Different Else Had Kind Learned Look Played Pleasures Quite Roles Shoes Simply Someone Taking Things Walk Wonderful]
The psychology of a language which, in one way or another, is imposed upon one because of factors beyond one's control, is very different from the psychology of a language which one accepts of one's free will.
[ Accepts Another Because Beyond Control Different Factors Free Imposed Language Psychology Upon Very Way Which Will]
I have been an actor now for 40 years having worked in over 10 countries and three languages.
[ Actor Been Countries Having Languages Now Over Three Worked Years]
I like to consider myself an actor who just happens to be Hispanic.
[ Actor Consider Happens Hispanic Just Myself]
Things are changing. I've been training since I was 9 years old to stretch my wings as an actor dramatically, but have never really been afforded the opportunity to show that.
[ Actor Afforded Been Changing Dramatically Never Old Opportunity Really Show Since Stretch Things Training Wings Years]
In other words, I wouldn't like to be an actor if I could only be real. I like to get wild, behaviorally wild, and it's crazy to think of any form where it's just one way.
[ Actor Any Could Crazy Form Get Just Only Other Real Think Way Where Wild Words]
But so much of being an actor isn't so great - the auditioning, the rejection, the financial insecurity.
[ Actor Auditioning Being Financial Great Insecurity Much Rejection]
I'm more than an actor. I'm an icon, an industry.
[ Actor Icon Industry More Than]
A lot of young actors will do a scene and then run off and look at themselves. I don't believe in that at all.
[ Actors Believe Look Lot Off Run Scene Themselves Then Will Young]
Jason Lee is the most famous actor from Hawaii I can think of.
[ Actor Famous Hawaii Jason Lee Most Think]
There is some mysterious thing that goes on whereby, in the process of playing Shakespeare continuously, actors are surprised by the way the language actually acts on them.
[ Actors Acts Actually Continuously Goes Language Mysterious Playing Process Shakespeare Some Surprised Them Thing Way Whereby]
I think the more the actor lets you know what he thinks of the character, the less the audience cares - like a comedian who laughs at his own jokes.
[ Actor Audience Cares Character Comedian His Jokes Know Laughs Less Lets More Own Think Thinks]
Acting deals with very delicate emotions. It is not putting up a mask. Each time an actor acts he does not hide; he exposes himself.
[ Acting Actor Acts Deals Delicate Does Each Emotions Exposes Hide Himself Mask Putting Time Up Very]
I was a comfort factor. I'm not a hustler.
[ Comfort Factor Hustler]
I can't say I was unhappy as a child actor in films. I had a particularly wonderful time.
[ Actor Child Films Had Particularly Say Time Unhappy Wonderful]
Most actors really love it, that's what they want to do. They burn to do it. And so they'll read a script and think, that's an interesting part. And because they love acting, that blinds them to the fact that the rest of it is pretentious nonsense, which it very often is.
[ Acting Actors Because Blinds Burn Fact Interesting Love Most Nonsense Often Part Pretentious Read Really Rest Script Them Think Very Want Which]
It's difficult working with very rich actors, because inevitably they become a little spoilt, and the managers and agents tend to control things more than is healthy.
[ Actors Agents Because Become Control Difficult Healthy Inevitably Little Managers More Rich Tend Than Things Very Working]
As an actor, your life experience is just as important as studying.
[ Actor Experience Important Just Life Studying Your]
Jerry Weintraub, the producer, might be a pain in the ass, but he really knows how to treat his actors.
[ Actors Ass His How Jerry Knows Might Pain Producer Really Treat]
I don't want people to know what I'm actually like. It's not good for an actor.
[ Actor Actually Good Know Want]
The lighting is so important. One thing that makes me nuts about the lighting now is that they spend an enormous amount of time lighting the set, the background. But the most important thing in the scene is the actor.
[ Actor Amount Background Enormous Important Lighting Makes Most Now Nuts Scene Set Spend Thing Time]
You suffer as an actor. It's difficult to be an actor and live a good life, especially today.
[ Actor Difficult Especially Good Life Live Suffer Today]
When you choose to be an actor, you are going against the odds.
[ Actor Against Choose Going Odds]
There's editing, and scripts to read and edit, and casting, and all the elements of production that just sort of take up the normal downtime that you would have as an actor. So there's not a lot of that for me.
[ Actor Casting Downtime Edit Editing Elements Just Lot Normal Production Read Scripts Sort Take Up Would]
The best part is it's a dream come true. I've always wanted to be a working actor, and the good part of it... it's all good! I work long hours, but it's amazing. They pay me. That's amazing! I get to kiss Keri Russell, and that ain't too bad.
[ Actor Always Amazing Bad Best Come Dream Get Good Hours Kiss Long Part Pay Russell Too True Wanted Work Working]
A lot of actors get concerned about their own image, even going so far as to rewrite a movie to best serve that image. All I want to do is be in good movies.
[ Actors Best Concerned Even Far Get Going Good Image Lot Movie Movies Own Rewrite Serve Their Want]
I think film and television are really a director's medium, whereas theatre is the actor's medium.
[ Actor Director Film Medium Really Television Theatre Think Whereas]
I'm always happier and a better actor when I can really lose myself in a character and become somebody else.
[ Actor Always Become Better Character Else Happier Lose Myself Really Somebody]
To me, the series was the end of the actor, when the series ended.
[ Actor End Ended Series]
I came to New York to be an actor and I became a film producer first.
[ Actor Became Came Film First New Producer York]
Now that I'm taking some time off from school, I've been reading a lot to make sure I don't forget everything. It's mostly classics and nonfiction accounts from actors, directors and writers from the '40s and '50s.
[ Accounts Actors Been Classics Directors Everything Forget Lot Make Mostly Nonfiction Now Off Reading School Some Sure Taking Time Writers]
There's nothing like a play. It's so immediate and every performance is different. As an actor, you have the most control over what the audience is seeing.
[ Actor Audience Control Different Every Immediate Most Nothing Over Performance Play Seeing]
Angelina wanted to make sure that any fighting in the movie would be comparable to any male actor. Everything from stick fighting to horse riding was real to her.
[ Actor Angelina Any Comparable Everything Fighting Her Horse Make Male Movie Real Riding Stick Sure Wanted Would]
I like to rehearse with the actors scenes that are not in the script and will not be in the film because what we're really doing is trying to establish their character, and good acting to me is about reacting.
[ Acting Actors Because Character Doing Establish Film Good Reacting Really Rehearse Scenes Script Their Trying Will]
Perhaps I'm not a good actor, but I would be even worse at doing anything else.
[ Actor Anything Doing Else Even Good Perhaps Worse Would]
I didn't set out to make this kind of picture. It just came my way. But its been going on for me for 16 years now and its wonderful for an actor to work consistently. There seems to be an insatiable audience for this type of film.
[ Actor Audience Been Came Consistently Film Going Insatiable Just Kind Make Now Out Picture Seems Set Type Way Wonderful Work Years]
I read a lot of scripts. Most of 'em go to other actors.
[ Actors Em Go Lot Most Other Read Scripts]
I consider myself a character actor.
[ Actor Character Consider Myself]
Certainly there have been better actors than me who have had no careers. Why? I don't know.
[ Actors Been Better Careers Certainly Had Know Than Why]
Actors have to be there and do the work, and that's enough.
[ Actors Enough Work]
The standard growth theory tells us that economic growth in per capita basis comes from mainly two sources: capital deepening and total factor productivity growth, or TFP growth.
[ Basis Capita Capital Comes Deepening Economic Factor Growth Mainly Per Productivity Sources Standard Tells Theory Total Two Us]
And the input that we always got from Deadheads, at the moment of making the music, was always a factor.
[ Always Factor Got Input Making Moment Music]
I will not do work that isn't done well or right. Stuff happens - things break, contractors don't come through - but I don't want to be responsible for not doing something correctly.
[ Break Come Contractors Correctly Doing Done Happens Responsible Right Something Stuff Things Through Want Well Will Work]
Words are not as satisfactory as we should like them to be, but, like our neighbours, we have got to live with them and must make the best and not the worst of them.
[ Best Got Live Make Must Neighbours Our Satisfactory Should Them Words Worst]
I'm not an instinctive actor.
[ Actor Instinctive]
I'm just back in line with every other actor looking for a job right now and keeping my fingers crossed.
[ Actor Back Crossed Every Fingers Job Just Keeping Line Looking Now Other Right]
When you talk about a great actor, you're not talking about Tom Cruise.
[ Actor Cruise Great Talk Talking Tom]
When an actor has money he doesn't send letters, he sends telegrams.
[ Actor Letters Money Send Sends Telegrams]
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.
[ Absolutely Actors Afghanistan Between Community Coordination Country Decides Difficult Help Indeed International Involved Manner Meaningful Processes Right Then These Various Very]
Penn State in 1955 became the first university to be issued a federal license to operate a nuclear reactor, which it continues to use for studies in the peaceful uses of atomic energy and the training of nuclear industry personnel.
[ Atomic Became Continues Energy Federal First Industry Issued License Nuclear Operate Peaceful Penn Personnel Reactor State Studies Training University Use Uses Which]
I could not separate myself off stage from myself on stage, as so many actors can.
[ Actors Could Many Myself Off Separate Stage]
Marlon Brando said any guy can become an actor. It takes a real man to quit.
[ Actor Any Become Brando Guy Man Marlon Quit Real Said Takes]
France generates a significant part of its energy requirements from fission reactors and these have achieved a perfect safety record. We build ours all differently.
[ Achieved Build Differently Energy Fission France Generates Ours Part Perfect Reactors Record Requirements Safety Significant These]
It's kind of interesting to be a director who is all of a sudden being an actor playing an agent. This is my whole world!
[ Actor Agent Being Director Interesting Kind Playing Sudden Whole World]
I'm a character actor, so I don't take the hit if the movie's bad, the lead does. So, I don't want to be the lead. He takes the hit, I don't.
[ Actor Bad Character Does Hit Lead Movie Take Takes Want]
At 27, it's great to get to a place where I'm not an actor for hire anymore.
[ Actor Anymore Get Great Hire Place Where]
I'm a ballplayer, not an actor.
[ Actor Ballplayer]
There are parts of me that I keep secret even from myself. I have demons and I'd love to be able to healthily look at the demons and still be a wonderful actor and not feel I need them to create.
[ Able Actor Create Demons Even Feel Keep Look Love Myself Need Parts Secret Still Them Wonderful]
Pork was in 1971, and I stopped hanging out at The Factory by like 1973.
[ Factory Hanging Out Pork Stopped]
I provide the bricks and mortar with the words and situations - the director and the actors and the designers build the house.
[ Actors Bricks Build Designers Director House Mortar Provide Situations Words]
Look there are going to be, there are already adjustment processes in place but the point is that you'll actually make them work and get satisfactory outcomes if there's decent burden sharing along the way. If there's, if you like a proper transitional assistance.
[ Actually Adjustment Along Already Assistance Burden Decent Get Going Look Make Outcomes Place Point Processes Proper Satisfactory Sharing Them Transitional Way Work]
Whatever happened to the good ole days, when children worked in factories?
[ Children Days Factories Good Happened Ole Whatever Worked]
Actors don't have real value.
[ Actors Real Value]
My oldest step-son wants to direct or produce. As far as being an actor, I've already told them they have to wait until they're 18; I won't take them to auditions.
[ Actor Already Auditions Being Direct Far Oldest Produce Take Them Told Until Wait Wants Won]
I still make more money as I do as an actor than director, however I don't want to be a commercial director.
[ Actor Commercial Director However Make Money More Still Than Want]
An actor would be foolish to do something that might hold up the picture, or more importantly incapacitate him. If an actor does do a stunt he needs to make sure a stunt man stands by to see that it's done correctly.
[ Actor Correctly Does Done Foolish Him Hold Importantly Make Man Might More Needs Picture See Something Stands Stunt Sure Up Would]
Actors never retire, they just get less and less work.
[ Actors Get Just Less Never Retire Work]
Actors have an unusual perspective on clothing. You've really got to know the impact of what you're wearing on the character you're playing.
[ Actors Character Clothing Got Impact Know Perspective Playing Really Unusual Wearing]
I'm not like one of those actors who's a frustrated director.
[ Actors Director Frustrated Those]
When I got into this, I never thought about reviews. I never thought about what people would say about me, I was just a young guy who was excited to become a comedian and an actor, and I just wanted to get to do what I got to do.
[ Actor Become Comedian Excited Get Got Guy Into Just Never Reviews Say Thought Wanted Would Young]
People think actors have such glamorous lives, but the truth is actors go where nobody wants to go.
[ Actors Glamorous Go Lives Nobody Such Think Truth Wants Where]
The characters are the result of two things-first, we elaborate them into fairly well-defined people through their dialogue, then they happen all over again, when the actor interprets them.
[ Actor Again Characters Dialogue Elaborate Fairly Happen Interprets Into Over Result Their Them Then Through Two Well-Defined]
I got out of the Army - in my world - I came to New York, for instance, when the civil rights movement was just beginning, and that created a certain energy, a certain rumble, a certain impetus for black actors.
[ Actors Army Beginning Black Came Certain Civil Created Energy Got Impetus Instance Just Movement New Out Rights Rumble World York]
Only a great actor finds the difficulties of the actor's art infinite.
[ Actor Art Difficulties Finds Great Infinite Only]
I was already devouring literature and I was the ripe old age of 15 when I decided to be an actor. I just thought plays were the most fantastic way of expressing life. I thought I'd discovered Shakespeare - 'hey, there's a new guy in town, don't know if anyone's read him.' I was just excited about the whole thing, from day one.
[ Actor Age Already Anyone Day Decided Discovered Excited Expressing Fantastic Guy Hey Him Just Know Life Literature Most New Old Plays Read Ripe Shakespeare Thing Thought Town Way Were Whole]
I think most actors are shy. I really do. The greatest actors can disappear. I had friends call me the Blend-In Man.
[ Actors Call Disappear Friends Greatest Had Man Most Really Shy Think]
Claude Rains was what we call an actor's actor. He was very involved with himself and his performance.
[ Actor Call Claude Himself His Involved Performance Rains Very]
You know, there was not much wire work for any of us actors to do because the extent of what they did was so huge. I mean, they wouldn't just throw you from this table to that wall.
[ Actors Any Because Did Extent Huge Just Know Mean Much Table Throw Us Wall Wire Work]
I must have had faith that day. When I went out, I was Henry Fonda again. An unemployed actor but a man.
[ Actor Again Day Faith Fonda Had Henry Man Must Out Unemployed Went]
You know, as I do, actors who, having become worldwide celebrities thanks to a TV series, complain of their lot and declare themselves ready to drop it all.
[ Actors Become Celebrities Complain Declare Drop Having Know Lot Ready Series Thanks Their Themselves Tv Worldwide]
I should be getting photographs of me with my arm around these people like restaurant owners do, because eventually I am going to have to prove to my kids that once I was an actor!
[ Actor Am Arm Around Because Eventually Getting Going Kids Once Owners Photographs Prove Restaurant Should These]
For example I don't work with William Hurt the same way that I will work with Viggo. They're different guys and they work in different ways. So a good sensitive director has his general style and technique and personality that he uses but you don't impose that on the actors.
[ Actors Different Director Example General Good Guys His Hurt Impose Personality Same Sensitive Style Technique Uses Way Ways Will William Work]
I'm exceedingly proud of being an actor, but I never recommend it to anyone.
[ Actor Anyone Being Exceedingly Never Proud Recommend]
People imagine that actors are being offered everything and you are not. So things come in and sometimes there are things that I want and can't get a meeting on, or go to a different actors.
[ Actors Being Come Different Everything Get Go Imagine Meeting Offered Sometimes Things Want]
I pray and try every day to be a better actor.
[ Actor Better Day Every Pray Try]
I didn't need the insurance. I do it again if my DP tells me it didn't look good in the camera or if the actors didn't hit their marks. But if everything was working why do it again?
[ Actors Again Camera Everything Good Hit Insurance Look Marks Need Tells Their Why Working]
Whenever a critic mentions the salary of an actor, I'm thinking, He's not talking about the movie.
[ Actor Critic Mentions Movie Salary Talking Thinking Whenever]
Some actors get fired up by the sound of the audience. I just want to retreat.
[ Actors Audience Fired Get Just Retreat Some Sound Up Want]
Actors are an insecure breed. It's hard to have your career depend upon other people's opinions of what you do.
[ Actors Breed Career Depend Hard Insecure Opinions Other Upon Your]
I think some actors thrive on working at a much greater pace than I do.
[ Actors Greater Much Pace Some Than Think Thrive Working]
I start with actors that I know personally or I know their work, and there are things about their work or their presence or their own personality that make a character, that exaggerates some qualities and suppresses other qualities. It's always a real collaboration for me.
[ Actors Always Character Collaboration Exaggerates Know Make Other Own Personality Personally Presence Qualities Real Some Start Suppresses Their Things Work]
Creation is dominated by three absolutely different factors: First, nature, which works upon us by its laws; second, the artist, who creates a spiritual contact with nature and his materials; third, the medium of expression through which the artist translates his inner world.
[ Absolutely Artist Contact Creates Creation Different Dominated Expression Factors First His Inner Laws Materials Medium Nature Second Spiritual Third Three Through Translates Upon Us Which Works World]
I've been on jobs where there's that one actor who is just a miserable, miserable no-good, dirty bastard, and it just turns the whole process sour.
[ Actor Been Dirty Jobs Just Miserable Process Sour Turns Where Whole]
Some actors need to be rattled and some need to be focused.
[ Actors Focused Need Rattled Some]
An emotional performance is usually more instinctive to an actor.
[ Actor Emotional Instinctive More Performance Usually]
In the factory we make cosmetics; in the drugstore we sell hope.
[ Cosmetics Drugstore Factory Hope Make Sell]
Knowing who the actors were as you were designing them helped, with Catherine's beauty and Renee's frailty, they directed me visually just by who they were.
[ Actors Beauty Catherine Designing Directed Frailty Helped Just Knowing Them Visually Were]
I couldn't have left my career as an actor on a better note than to have done a cameo in the Lost In Space movie. Doing this part is the highlight of my career. What a way to leave the profession!
[ Actor Better Cameo Career Doing Done Highlight Leave Left Lost Movie Note Part Profession Space Than Way]
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.
[ Actors Anything Because Know Necessarily Perform Personally Strange Things Think Us]
There's nothing worse - I don't like listening to actors talk about the process, especially when - I mean, for me I've played a lot of guys, dudes, boys in a sense and this was a challenge for me just to play that official character.
[ Actors Boys Challenge Character Dudes Especially Guys Just Listening Lot Mean Nothing Official Play Played Process Sense Talk Worse]
I think one of the coolest things about the job is the level of trust we have for each other. The actors fully trust that the writers will write amazing episodes, and the writers trust that the actors will follow their instincts with the characters.
[ Actors Amazing Characters Coolest Each Episodes Follow Fully Instincts Job Level Other Their Things Think Trust Will Write Writers]
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.
[ Actors Also Being Best Brother Closest Damn Ever Friend Human Lost Loved Remarkable See Someone]
I had just arrived in New York from California. I was nineteen years old and excited beyond belief. I was an art student and an acting student and behaved as most young actors did - meaning that there was no such thing as a good actor, 'cause you yourself hadn't shown up yet.
[ Acting Actor Actors Arrived Art Behaved Belief Beyond California Cause Did Excited Good Had Hadn Just Meaning Most New Nineteen Old Shown Student Such Thing Up Years Yet York Young Yourself]
So I was at the Actor's Studio, thinking about this, and I happened to glance over to the other side of the stage and I saw the ugliest chair I have ever seen. And I thought, 'Well, I could kill that chair!'
[ Actor Chair Could Ever Glance Happened Kill Other Over Saw Seen Side Stage Studio Thinking Thought Ugliest Well]
The staff, stage managers, ushers all behaved as if they respected the actors.
[ Actors Behaved Managers Respected Staff Stage Ushers]
An actor shouldn't undergo psychoanalysis, because there are a lot of things you're better off not knowing.
[ Actor Because Better Knowing Lot Off Psychoanalysis Things Undergo]
I only worked on Men of Honor for three weeks, but I walked away with so much. Because Bob is the kind of actor who gives you the opportunity to really go there. And we really had to go there. I mean, we were both playing drunks.
[ Actor Away Because Bob Both Drunks Gives Go Had Honor Kind Mean Men Much Only Opportunity Playing Really Three Walked Weeks Were Worked]
I see my job as an actor to be as good a channel as I can be. Acting is a gift, and I have respect for it.
[ Acting Actor Channel Gift Good Job Respect See]
I was fortunate as a young actor, to go straight to the RSC, where I learned that being an actor can bring with it wonderful responsibilities.
[ Actor Being Bring Fortunate Go Learned Responsibilities Rsc Straight Where Wonderful Young]
When you think about it, we actors are kind of prostitutes. We get paid to feign attraction and love. Other people are paying to watch us kissing someone, touching someone, doing things people in a normal monogamous relationship would never do with anyone who's not their partner. It's really kind of gross.
[ Actors Anyone Attraction Doing Feign Get Gross Kind Kissing Love Monogamous Never Normal Other Paid Partner Paying Really Relationship Someone Their Things Think Touching Us Watch Would]
I just wanted to be a guy who could earn a living as an actor, and I did that for a long time.
[ Actor Could Did Earn Guy Just Living Long Time Wanted]
I have daughters who are writers and actors but no musicians.
[ Actors Daughters Musicians Writers]
I think that I've still not been successful at playing the role of the retired actor, and I'd like to work on that.
[ Actor Been Playing Retired Role Still Successful Think Work]
I never said, 'I'm going to be a big star.' I said, 'I'm going to be a good actor.' And that took the pressure off.
[ Actor Big Going Good Never Off Pressure Said Star Took]
I don't think there has been any increase in sophistication in the audience. When people are aware of a concept that's easy to understand, and there's an actor who will attract them to the theater and it's a movie that's funny three-quarters of the time, it will be successful.
[ Actor Any Attract Audience Aware Been Concept Easy Funny Increase Movie Sophistication Successful Theater Them Think Three-Quarters Time Understand Will]
The worst thing that an actor can do is go into any project with a lack of respect for the material. You can have an opinion about it, but you have to respect yourself in doing it.
[ Actor Any Doing Go Into Lack Material Opinion Project Respect Thing Worst Yourself]
Somewhere in talking and rehearsing, there is a magical moment where actors catch a current, they're on the right road. If they really catch it, then whatever they do from then on is correct and it all comes out of them from that point on.
[ Actors Catch Comes Correct Current Magical Moment Out Point Really Rehearsing Right Road Somewhere Talking Them Then Whatever Where]
I feel like I'm a good actor, but I wouldn't call myself a gifted actor.
[ Actor Call Feel Gifted Good Myself]
Do you know what White House correspondents call actors who pose as reporters? Anchors.
[ Actors Anchors Call Correspondents House Know Pose Reporters White]
As an actor, being on autopilot is the worst thing possible.
[ Actor Being Possible Thing Worst]
The applause is a celebration not only of the actors but also of the audience. It constitutes a shared moment of delight.
[ Actors Also Applause Audience Celebration Constitutes Delight Moment Only Shared]
As an actor there's no autonomy, unless you're prepared to risk the possibility of starving.
[ Actor Autonomy Possibility Prepared Risk Starving Unless]
Being an actor gives you a chance to play all kinds of roles, very moving and dramatic on one project, silly and girlish on another. That's the most interesting thing out this business, you get to keep reinventing yourself.
[ Actor Another Being Business Chance Dramatic Get Girlish Gives Interesting Keep Kinds Most Moving Out Play Project Reinventing Roles Silly Thing Very Yourself]
If they're willing to pay you what you think you're worth for it, that's why an actor goes to work. A lot of times they want to pay you a lot for a picture you don't want to do.
[ Actor Goes Lot Pay Picture Think Times Want Why Willing Work Worth]
A storyteller is basically what actors and writers are.
[ Actors Basically Storyteller Writers]
People's backyards are much more interesting than their front gardens, and houses that back on to railways are public benefactors.
[ Back Benefactors Front Gardens Houses Interesting More Much Public Railways Than Their]
I think the choice of actors that we have is a little more varied and rich here in New York than in L.A.
[ Actors Choice Here Little More New Rich Than Think Varied York]
I love to sing and I do think that my strength as a singer is... I think I have a voice that is certainly sufficient under most any circumstances... but I think my strength is that I really am an actor and I really do have to own what I am saying.
[ Actor Am Any Certainly Circumstances Love Most Own Really Saying Sing Singer Strength Sufficient Think Under Voice]
Let's face facts, this is visual medium, there's a very high premium put on people who are good-looking. But the minute you rely on that you get yourself in trouble. You certainly don't make a career out of that anymore as an actor.
[ Actor Anymore Career Certainly Face Facts Get Good-Looking High Make Medium Minute Out Premium Put Rely Trouble Very Visual Yourself]
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.
[ Absolute Actor Actors Any Approbation Get Harder Know Medium Much Now Opera Other Respect Soap Than Utmost Very Work]
As an actor, you usually live your life with faith.
[ Actor Faith Life Live Usually Your]
They didn't act like people and they didn't act like actors. It's hard to explain. They acted more like they knew they were celebrities and all. I mean they were good, but they were too good.
[ Act Acted Actors Celebrities Explain Good Hard Knew Mean More Too Were]
I'm a very proud actor.
[ Actor Proud Very]
I've been a very lucky actor.
[ Actor Been Lucky Very]
Growing up an only child with a single parent is probably why I'm an actor.
[ Actor Child Growing Only Parent Probably Single Up Why]
And I think that's why I was going to be a musician. I was very rebellious. And I didn't want to be an actor. My father used to say to me you should be an actor if you want to be in the arts.
[ Actor Arts Father Going Musician Rebellious Say Should Think Used Very Want Why]
I have friends who are leading men, and they're only ever allowed to play leading men of a certain type. But as a character actor, there's a wider variety of projects available. On the big Hollywood films, all they care about is having their lead in place, so it's actually easier for someone like me to slip in. And I'm happy to do so.
[ Actor Actually Allowed Available Big Care Certain Character Easier Ever Films Friends Happy Having Hollywood Lead Leading Men Only Place Play Projects Slip Someone Their Type Variety Wider]
Eisenhower had about the most expressive face I ever painted, I guess. Just like an actor's. Very mobile. When he talked, he used all the facial muscles. And he had a great, wide mouth that I liked. When he smiled, it was just like the sun came out.
[ Actor Came Eisenhower Ever Expressive Face Facial Great Guess Had Just Liked Mobile Most Mouth Muscles Out Painted Smiled Sun Talked Used Very Wide]
That's always something that's really important for an actor - to find an opportunity to do a scene where there is a moment like that, where you manage to connect with everyone.
[ Actor Always Connect Everyone Find Important Manage Moment Opportunity Really Scene Something Where]
I loved working on Of Mice and Men. It was a wonderful group of people. John Malkovich is to me one of the best actors around right now-and a lot of fun to work with.
[ Actors Around Best Fun Group John Lot Loved Malkovich Men Mice Right Wonderful Work Working]
It's the formulaic studio movies the make money, and when they do, the actors in them are automatically movie stars.
[ Actors Automatically Formulaic Make Money Movie Movies Stars Studio Them]
The process of doing plays will make you an actor.
[ Actor Doing Make Plays Process Will]
I think that most actors, and they're a very strange lot actors, very strange people, but I think that they attempt to keep in touch with the child.
[ Actors Attempt Child Keep Lot Most Strange Think Touch Very]
Jack Nicholson is a textbook actor who's very intuitive. He is absolutely brilliant at going as far as you can go, always pushing to the edge, but still making it seem real.
[ Absolutely Actor Always Brilliant Edge Far Go Going Intuitive Jack Making Nicholson Pushing Real Seem Still Textbook Very]
I very rarely get nervous as an actor. Very rarely.
[ Actor Get Nervous Rarely Very]
Richard Marquand, on Jedi, was very much an actor's director.
[ Actor Director Jedi Much Richard Very]
It is hard sometimes to see how other actors are working when you are working with them.
[ Actors Hard How Other See Sometimes Them Working]
I know actors come around and they always talk like that, but I don't do publicity if I don't like the film.
[ Actors Always Around Come Film Know Publicity Talk]
Being unemployed is not good for an actor. No, it isn't, no matter how unsuccessful you are. Because you always remember getting fired from all the restaurants. You remember that stuff very, very strongly.
[ Actor Always Because Being Fired Getting Good How Matter Remember Restaurants Strongly Stuff Unemployed Unsuccessful Very]
A good actor is someone who knows how to take the part and make it real and make it honest and be effective in it. If it's in a funny movie and, as long as they are cast in an appropriate way, humor will come from it.
[ Actor Appropriate Cast Come Effective Funny Good Honest How Humor Knows Long Make Movie Part Real Someone Take Way Will]
The international order established at the end of World War II could certainly have been worse. However, this order did contain certain factors which bore within them the seeds of instability.
[ Been Bore Certain Certainly Contain Could Did End Established Factors However Ii Instability International Order Seeds Them War Which Within World Worse]
I feel I have to work hard to nurture whatever talent I have as an actor. I feel like it's not natural to me. So I don't take it for granted... What I think is my natural ability - which is writing - I think I totally take that for granted.
[ Ability Actor Feel Granted Hard Natural Nurture Take Talent Think Totally Whatever Which Work Writing]
The making of an Atheist implies a mental stimulation and training which brings into play the primary factors of social progress.
[ Atheist Brings Factors Implies Into Making Mental Play Primary Progress Social Stimulation Training Which]
People in very high places suddenly fall, and we are always surprised because we don't factor in the basic element that they're humans and, therefore, they are flawed and have weaknesses.
[ Always Basic Because Element Factor Fall Flawed High Humans Places Suddenly Surprised Therefore Very Weaknesses]
Dire poverty drives this mother back again to the factory (no intelligent person will say she goes willingly).
[ Again Back Dire Drives Factory Goes Intelligent Mother Person Poverty Say She Will Willingly]
We reinvent ourselves to solve a client's problem. It's more than just tweaking. It's rethinking what your audience wants and needs. Isn't that what great actors constantly do?
[ Actors Audience Client Constantly Great Just More Needs Ourselves Problem Reinvent Solve Than Tweaking Wants Your]
I'm an actor... I do a job and I go home. Why are you interested in me? You don't ask a truck driver about his job.
[ Actor Ask Driver Go His Home Interested Job Truck Why]
Writing a novel is not merely going on a shopping expedition across the border to an unreal land: it is hours and years spent in the factories, the streets, the cathedrals of the imagination.
[ Across Border Cathedrals Expedition Factories Going Hours Imagination Land Merely Novel Shopping Spent Streets Unreal Writing Years]
It's such a small industry here you inevitably end up working with the same people over and over again. There are only so many actors to go around, which is good for us.
[ Actors Again Around End Go Good Here Industry Inevitably Many Only Over Same Small Such Up Us Which Working]
As an actor, you want to keep your demons to some extent, but you also have to exorcise them so you can use them instead of them using you.
[ Actor Also Demons Extent Instead Keep Some Them Use Using Want Your]
As an actor we're just like workers in a factory, we provide our services to directors.
[ Actor Directors Factory Just Our Provide Services Workers]
It's just people should realize that the celebrity aspect of being an actor is very rarely enjoyable for people like me who would always rather go unnoticed and disappear into the crowd.
[ Actor Always Aspect Being Celebrity Crowd Disappear Enjoyable Go Into Just Rarely Rather Realize Should Unnoticed Very Would]
Some of the supporting roles that I've done as an actor, I took them because I knew that I would get to watch some of the leading guys in the movies, and also I'd get to work with them.
[ Actor Also Because Done Get Guys Knew Leading Movies Roles Some Supporting Them Took Watch Work Would]
I've worked with some actors who can't act.
[ Act Actors Some Worked]
When my career first began, I didn't have children - so there's a whole lot of difference in the way I choose roles now. Not just films for my children, but how long I'm going to be away, and is Dad going to be home while I'm gone. That sort-of factor plays a part.
[ Away Began Career Children Choose Dad Difference Factor Films First Going Gone Home How Just Long Lot Now Part Plays Roles Way While Whole]
I think that the World Cup is a big factor for this increased interest. I don't believe all of this is a result of just myself but also because of the others who are playing abroad.
[ Abroad Also Because Believe Big Cup Factor Increased Interest Just Myself Others Playing Result Think World]
I mean, if you are directing actors to do one thing and then directing them to do something else entirely because the one thing you wanted them to do may not work, then you are just shattering their confidence in the project.
[ Actors Because Confidence Directing Else Entirely Just May Mean Project Shattering Something Their Them Then Thing Wanted Work]
It's developing a relationship with actors that makes it work.
[ Actors Developing Makes Relationship Work]
Arnold Schwarzenegger, I don't know if you'd call him a great actor, but he's amazing in terms of his presence, and he is interesting enough that you want to watch him.
[ Actor Amazing Arnold Call Enough Great Him His Interesting Know Presence Schwarzenegger Terms Want Watch]
I was friends with President Ronald Reagan and he once said to me, 'I don't know how anybody can serve in public office without being an actor.'
[ Actor Anybody Being Friends How Know Office Once President Public Reagan Ronald Said Serve Without]
Some kids are always getting into trouble or doing stuff, and I stay away from those types. I know I am no better than anyone else in this world. I'm just an actor, that's nothing special. But I'm not into anything bad. Just blackjack.
[ Actor Always Am Anyone Anything Away Bad Better Blackjack Doing Else Getting Into Just Kids Know Nothing Some Special Stay Stuff Than Those Trouble Types World]
In this country, you have movie actors and theatre actors and television actors.
[ Actors Country Movie Television Theatre]
Only a certain breed of actor should ever even try to work for Orson Welles. I'm glad I'm one of that breed.
[ Actor Breed Certain Even Ever Glad Only Orson Should Try Welles Work]
I love working with children and this young boy, Thomas Sangster, is quite a remarkable young actor. He raises your game, you know. He certainly raised mine.
[ Actor Boy Certainly Children Game Know Love Mine Quite Raised Raises Remarkable Thomas Working Young Your]
My opposition to the Vietnam War. I was the first Hollywood actor to speak out against it.
[ Actor Against First Hollywood Opposition Out Speak Vietnam War]
I've been just like any other working actor, out there looking for stuff.
[ Actor Any Been Just Looking Other Out Stuff Working]
You can tell when an actor or actress cares about their work. It's really clear.
[ Actor Actress Cares Clear Really Tell Their Work]
An actor's a guy who, if you ain't talking about him, ain't listening.
[ Actor Guy Him Listening Talking]
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.
[ Actors Animal Animals Bears Been Could Dogs Few Had Lions Little Movie Movies Never Rights Them Trained Way Worked]
Seems to me that this business, for actors anyway, is not so much about whether or not you do good work. It's about whether or not you get the chance to do good work.
[ Actors Anyway Business Chance Get Good Much Seems Whether Work]
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.
[ Actors Background Characters Empty Film Imagine Know Make Space Spectator Standing Would]
I think any actor would agree that you can't replace theater. It's immediate. You have the energy of the crowd and every single night it's different.
[ Actor Agree Any Crowd Different Energy Every Immediate Night Replace Single Theater Think Would]
And I think, on the other end, there were actors who were not as good as I was, perhaps who could have hung in too, but began to blame everything on race.
[ Actors Began Blame Could End Everything Good Hung Other Perhaps Race Think Too Were]
I never really wanted to be an actor. And that was the beginning of it, I began to write things down and eventually became a writer on a television show.
[ Actor Became Began Beginning Down Eventually Never Really Show Television Things Wanted Write Writer]
The joy we get as actors is out of transforming ourselves into something that's not necessarily anything true to ourselves. And it's a power - not being yourself, and being in the role; it's just like another prop.
[ Actors Another Anything Being Get Into Joy Just Necessarily Ourselves Out Power Prop Role Something Transforming True Yourself]
You can't get an actor to do something that is beyond his range, so you have to be aware of the range of the actor and, if necessary, alter the part to suit the actor.
[ Actor Alter Aware Beyond Get His Necessary Part Range Something Suit]
Fear is the main factor in Arab politics... There is no Arab who is not harmed by Jews' entry into Palestine.
[ Arab Entry Factor Fear Harmed Into Jews Main Palestine Politics]
I still have a dream of one day - I would love to hire a semi-retired contractor and just build a house - him and I building a house for me. I would truly love to do that.
[ Build Building Contractor Day Dream Him Hire House Just Love Still Truly Would]
To be able to rely completely on the actors was a very simple process for me.
[ Able Actors Completely Process Rely Simple Very]
The filmmaker's got to make it his story and the actors have got to make it their story.
[ Actors Filmmaker Got His Make Story Their]
Most times when people pitch you as being perfect for a part... they don't look at you as an actor who can transform. A lot of people are so literal.
[ Actor Being Literal Look Lot Most Part Perfect Pitch Times Transform]
I did seven indies because the independent market used to be a lot better before all the stars were doing independents. As a beginning actor, that's where you started.
[ Actor Because Before Beginning Better Did Doing Independent Independents Indies Lot Market Seven Stars Started Used Were Where]
It is for the latter that I always wanted to be an actor: to play characters who are always on the move.
[ Actor Always Characters Latter Move Play Wanted]
Fortunately and unfortunately, people don't see me as a character actor. They see me as a leading man or nothing, which makes it really hard to get work.
[ Actor Character Fortunately Get Hard Leading Makes Man Nothing Really See Unfortunately Which Work]
Actors often behave like children, and so we're taken for children. I want to be grown up.
[ Actors Behave Children Grown Often Taken Up Want]
Yes, he wanted me to do Funny Games before, which I didn't want to do because the film was very theoretical - the way people experience violence on screen. There was very little space for fiction, it was more like a sacrifice for the actors than anything else.
[ Actors Anything Because Before Else Experience Fiction Film Funny Games Little More Sacrifice Screen Space Than Theoretical Very Violence Want Wanted Way Which Yes]
Faith is the first factor in a life devoted to service. Without it, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible.
[ Devoted Factor Faith First Impossible Life Nothing Possible Service Without]
The best thing about switching from being an actor to being a director is that you don't have to shave or hold your stomach in anymore.
[ Actor Anymore Being Best Director Hold Shave Stomach Switching Thing Your]
A lot of the people in San Francisco think of themselves as healers - not just as people delivering this base service, but giving their clients spiritual help. It's almost like being an actor, playing a different part for each trick.
[ Actor Almost Base Being Clients Delivering Different Each Francisco Giving Healers Help Just Lot Part Playing San Service Spiritual Their Themselves Think Trick]
Every actor wants to have a character that changes, that has some kind of movement, that gets from point A to point B, that doesn't just supply one note.
[ Actor Changes Character Every Gets Just Kind Movement Note Point Some Supply Wants]
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.
[ Actors Arriving Away Blown Brad Days Guys Impresses Old Pitt Scene Talent Terrific Us Young]
All good actors are easy to work with. It's the ones that aren't very good who tend to be very difficult.
[ Actors Difficult Easy Good Ones Tend Very Work]
Love is the one emotion actors allow themselves to believe.
[ Actors Allow Believe Emotion Love Themselves]
Most of the early part of an actor's career, you do the jobs you get.
[ Actor Career Early Get Jobs Most Part]
I'm the most out-of-work actor I know. In the last two years I've basically taken meetings for a living.
[ Actor Basically Know Last Living Meetings Most Taken Two Years]
The artist is seen like a producer of commodities, like a factory that turns our refrigerators.
[ Artist Commodities Factory Our Producer Seen Turns]
I had this sort of idolatry for certain actors who preceded me, people who inspired me, so I'm honored to be that way for young actors.
[ Actors Certain Had Honored Idolatry Inspired Preceded Sort Way Young]
I just went into this business for laughs. I guess I don't mind being an actor so much now.
[ Actor Being Business Guess Into Just Laughs Mind Much Now Went]
I wish I were a character actor. Of course, if I played hockey without a mask, I could become one.
[ Actor Become Character Could Course Hockey Mask Played Were Wish Without]
I do believe all actors are smart.
[ Actors Believe Smart]
I got a tiny part in a play, auditioned for another one and got that as well. Not only that, the first finished on the Saturday and the other started on the Monday which is like an actor's dream!
[ Actor Another Auditioned Dream Finished First Got Monday Only Other Part Play Saturday Started Tiny Well Which]
I had a feeling about Shakespeare's soliloquies, that there should be a real exchange between the actor and the audience.
[ Actor Audience Between Exchange Feeling Had Real Shakespeare Should]
The key factor is whether the agent is a member of the Association of Authors' Representatives, which screens its members and requires them to uphold a Canon of Ethics.
[ Agent Association Authors Canon Ethics Factor Key Member Members Representatives Requires Screens Them Uphold Whether Which]
For if any man who never saw fire proved by satisfactory arguments that fire burns. His hearer's mind would never be satisfied, nor would he avoid the fire until he put his hand in it that he might learn by experiment what argument taught.
[ Any Argument Arguments Avoid Burns Experiment Fire Hand Hearer His Learn Man Might Mind Never Nor Proved Put Satisfactory Satisfied Saw Taught Until Would]
I'm getting to the point where they see me as a good actor, rather than just a good guy who can act.
[ Act Actor Getting Good Guy Just Point Rather See Than Where]
Today some actors get a little full of themselves about what they're doing.
[ Actors Doing Full Get Little Some Themselves Today]
To be honest with you, when I got into this I never thought about reviews. I never thought about what people would say about me. I was just a young guy who was excited to become a comedian and an actor and I just wanted to get to do what I got to do.
[ Actor Become Comedian Excited Get Got Guy Honest Into Just Never Reviews Say Thought Wanted Would Young]
It's a question of why they come for your advice. Whatever I tell you, it doesn't matter, it is completely irrelevant in a way. I know so many actors who were discouraged and put that aside. You will get half-baked opinions.
[ Actors Advice Aside Come Completely Discouraged Get Half-Baked Irrelevant Know Many Matter Opinions Put Question Tell Way Were Whatever Why Will Your]
Actors are responsible to the people we play.
[ Actors Play Responsible]
So I think it's fair to say it's even more of a challenge for some of these actors that are coming up, because there's such a pressure to look good, to be sexy and be palatable to people on whatever level.
[ Actors Because Challenge Coming Even Fair Good Level Look More Palatable Pressure Say Sexy Some Such These Think Up Whatever]
There are certain stars who are not actors. I don't want to be that type.
[ Actors Certain Stars Type Want]
Art is the most beautiful deception of all. And although people try to incorporate the everyday events of life in it, we must hope that it will remain a deception lest it become a utilitarian thing, sad as a factory.
[ Although Art Beautiful Become Deception Events Everyday Factory Hope Incorporate Lest Life Most Must Remain Sad Thing Try Utilitarian Will]
The ideas of the great playwrights are almost always larger than the experiences of even the best actors.
[ Actors Almost Always Best Even Experiences Great Ideas Larger Playwrights Than]
I think I would not be described as a character actor in that I don't take on characteristics which are very alien to me.
[ Actor Alien Character Characteristics Described Take Think Very Which Would]
An award doesn't necessarily make you a better actor.
[ Actor Award Better Make Necessarily]
I'm not one of these actors who feels a pressing need to direct, and I have no plans to do it.
[ Actors Direct Feels Need Plans Pressing These]
They had some really cool rigged cars and things that were different that they would tow behind the camera car that were actually on these trailers that manipulated side to side and stuff like they were getting hit, and actually put the actor right in the middle of the chase.
[ Actor Actually Behind Camera Car Cars Chase Cool Different Getting Had Hit Manipulated Middle Put Really Rigged Right Side Some Stuff These Things Tow Trailers Were Would]
The public must suffer untold pangs from the stiffness, the deliberate stifling of emotion, on the part of many British actors.
[ Actors British Deliberate Emotion Many Must Pangs Part Public Stifling Suffer Untold]
I became active in politics because I saw the possibility, if we all sat back and did nothing, of a world in which there would no longer be any stages for actors to act on.
[ Act Active Actors Any Back Became Because Did Longer Nothing Politics Possibility Sat Saw Stages Which World Would]
Tim Robbins had real confidence in college. He literally stole actors from the theater department at UCLA to be in his plays. The department heads got so mad at him.
[ Actors College Confidence Department Got Had Heads Him His Literally Mad Plays Real Robbins Stole Theater Tim Ucla]
If you take all the factories in the world today, they could make all the parts necessary to build more factories like themselves. So, in a sense, we have a self-replicating industrial system today, but it would take a tremendous effort to copy what we already have.
[ Already Build Copy Could Effort Factories Industrial Make More Necessary Parts Sense System Take Themselves Today Tremendous World Would]
You know, at 35 or at 38 or 40 you really start to see what your body could look like if you just don't do anything all winter long. So that's another motivating factor, our vanity.
[ Another Anything Body Could Factor Just Know Long Look Motivating Our Really See Start Vanity Winter Your]
I like to grow as an actor, and you can do that by playing parts that are unfamiliar to you and uncomfortable.
[ Actor Grow Parts Playing Uncomfortable Unfamiliar]
To the truly benevolent mind, indeed, nothing is more satisfactory than to hear of a miser denying himself the necessaries of life a little too far and ridding us of his presence altogether.
[ Altogether Benevolent Denying Far Hear Himself His Indeed Life Little Mind Miser More Necessaries Nothing Presence Ridding Satisfactory Than Too Truly Us]
They were looking for actors - real actors - who could play instruments. There was a lot of improvisation and scene work involved in addition to the music. The auditions went on for a long time.
[ Actors Addition Auditions Could Improvisation Instruments Involved Long Looking Lot Music Play Real Scene Time Went Were Work]
Although Patterson Beams was not my first plug-in, I knew from the beginning that I would write it, because the single biggest time consuming factor for me was editing each beam manually.
[ Although Beam Beams Because Beginning Biggest Consuming Each Editing Factor First Knew Patterson Single Time Would Write]
A writer can write in an attic, or on top of a bus. Or with a sharp stick in some wet cement. To act, an actor has to have words. A stage. a camera turning.
[ Act Actor Attic Bus Camera Cement Sharp Some Stage Stick Top Turning Wet Words Write Writer]
I never thought about being an actor.
[ Actor Being Never Thought]
My advice to an aspiring actor would be to never stop learning or working for what you want. Nothing comes easy, ever, if you want something, you have to work for it. By working for it I mean work on your craft, learn from people who have something to teach. It's just like anything else, practice makes perfect.
[ Actor Advice Anything Aspiring Comes Craft Easy Else Ever Just Learn Learning Makes Mean Never Nothing Perfect Practice Something Stop Teach Want Work Working Would Your]
Proceeding further, to inquire whether the facts related by the Four Evangelists are proved by competent and satisfactory evidence, we are led, first, to consider on which side lies the burden of establishing the credibility of the witnesses.
[ Burden Competent Consider Credibility Establishing Evangelists Evidence Facts First Four Further Inquire Led Lies Proceeding Proved Related Satisfactory Side Whether Which Witnesses]
I have never taken myself that seriously as an actor.
[ Actor Myself Never Seriously Taken]
We will pursue every factor, every element, every second of the timeline, of the final hours of Maurice's life. We will pursue that relentlessly. That will be our quest from now on.
[ Element Every Factor Final Hours Life Maurice Now Our Pursue Quest Relentlessly Second Timeline Will]
A film is a director's vision... there is, however, much input an actor or actress can have.
[ Actor Actress Director Film However Input Much Vision]
The actor's popularity is evanescent; applauded today, forgotten tomorrow.
[ Actor Applauded Evanescent Forgotten Popularity Today Tomorrow]
People get on a show and they fought tooth and nail. Almost 95% of the actors out there want to be on a television series. Then as soon as they get onto one, no, no, I want to be a movie star. This television series stuff, no, no no.
[ Actors Almost Fought Get Movie Nail Onto Out Series Show Soon Star Stuff Television Then Tooth Want]
Uncle Junior is a criminal, which makes him a villain, so it makes people want to watch him. My whole life as an actor has been preparing for something like this.
[ Actor Been Criminal Him Junior Life Makes Preparing Something Uncle Villain Want Watch Which Whole]
The most influential of all educational factors is the conversation in a child's home.
[ Child Conversation Educational Factors Home Influential Most]
When you put a group of actors together who get along, and we have since day one, they don't become like their roles. What tends to happen is their age disappears and they all deal with each other as friends.
[ Actors Age Along Become Day Deal Disappears Each Friends Get Group Happen Other Put Roles Since Tends Their Together]
Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless.
[ Advertising Because Cheapest Economic Factor Goods Particularly Selling Valuable Way Worthless]
You can see when an actor gets bored: Their eyes go dead. I promised myself I'd never let that happen. If it does, I'll go and live on a desert island for a year.
[ Actor Bored Dead Desert Does Eyes Gets Go Happen Island Live Myself Never Promised See Their Year]
After filming I like to go home and lie down with my daughter and have a glass of wine so I don't really socialize with the other actors.
[ Actors After Daughter Down Filming Glass Go Home Lie Other Really Socialize Wine]
An artist can go paint, and a writer can go write, but an actor needs to get hired, needs somebody to say, 'Here, come and do this,' That's the hard part.
[ Actor Artist Come Get Go Hard Here Hired Needs Paint Part Say Somebody Write Writer]
Great cataclysmic things can go by and neither the orchestra nor the conductor are under the delusion that whether they make this or that gesture is going to be the deciding factor in how it comes out.
[ Cataclysmic Comes Conductor Deciding Delusion Factor Gesture Go Going Great How Make Neither Nor Orchestra Out Things Under Whether]
We have too many actors for the jobs available.
[ Actors Available Jobs Many Too]
I want to be so strong as an actor that people wouldn't say... eh, that's Josh Lucas.
[ Actor Eh Josh Lucas Say Strong Want]
We try to say it's creative and in a manner it is creative, but it is a business, because today, with the cost factor in crossing the boundaries that you do.
[ Because Boundaries Business Cost Creative Crossing Factor Manner Say Today Try]
I watch these actors who when you go to buy a pint of milk you see them smiling on the cover of 20 magazines. Then when you see them in a film it's hard to believe the character because you just see them everywhere.
[ Actors Because Believe Buy Character Cover Everywhere Film Go Hard Just Magazines Milk Pint See Smiling Them Then These Watch]
My work is to reach people with ideas, hopes, dreams, encouragement, insight, and revelation. That's what an actor wants to do.
[ Actor Dreams Encouragement Hopes Ideas Insight Reach Revelation Wants Work]
Unfortunately, most actors want to play off their own personal mystique and good looks and whatever, but that will only carry you but so far.
[ Actors Carry Far Good Looks Most Mystique Off Only Own Personal Play Their Unfortunately Want Whatever Will]
It took me a long time to realize that you have to have a bit of an interlanguage with actors. You have to give them something that they can act with.
[ Act Actors Bit Give Long Realize Something Them Time Took]
Apple was our benefactor at starting General Magic, but about a year later decided they would rather BE General Magic and tried to make us blink out of existence... which we eventually did, but it took a few years.
[ Apple Benefactor Blink Decided Did Eventually Existence Few General Later Magic Make Our Out Rather Starting Took Tried Us Which Would Year Years]
Essentially, I'm a small-part actor who's been lucky enough to play leading roles for most of his life.
[ Actor Been Enough Essentially His Leading Life Lucky Most Play Roles]
Some directors hardly talk to the actors at all.
[ Actors Directors Hardly Some Talk]
I've always considered myself an actor first and foremost.
[ Actor Always Considered First Foremost Myself]
No actor ever forgets a role, so I should have realized something was wrong.
[ Actor Ever Forgets Realized Role Should Something Wrong]
The whole point of being an actor is to get satisfaction out of a role - unless you're just vain about celebrity.
[ Actor Being Celebrity Get Just Out Point Role Satisfaction Unless Vain Whole]
I feel a little guilty only being an actor.
[ Actor Being Feel Guilty Little Only]
I wasn't an actor. They they take the externals. Here I was, a kid thrown into Hollywood with a brand-new name, starring in motion pictures.
[ Actor Brand-New Externals Here Hollywood Into Kid Motion Name Pictures Starring Take Thrown]
The truth is the Super Bowl long ago became more than just a football game. It's part of our culture like turkey at Thanksgiving and lights at Christmas, and like those holidays beyond their meaning, a factor in our economy.
[ Ago Became Beyond Bowl Christmas Culture Economy Factor Football Game Holidays Just Lights Long Meaning More Our Part Super Than Thanksgiving Their Those Truth Turkey]
I knew real show business from my father, who had been an actor since he left the world of boxing.
[ Actor Been Boxing Business Father Had Knew Left Real Show Since World]
I became a general contractor in my early 20s. I have been in the business for over 35 years.
[ Became Been Business Contractor Early General Over 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.
[ Actors Amazing Colours Costumes Everything Find First Funny Gene Go Going Into Just Least Left Painted Put Same Series Situation Some Star Strange Stuff Them Through Trek Two Years]
I like actors that are good with pantomime and that can transmit a lot by their presence and attitude more than through their dialogue.
[ Actors Attitude Dialogue Good Lot More Pantomime Presence Than Their Through Transmit]
It'd be disingenuous to say I don't like attention - I'm an actor for God's sake - and it's flattering and all, but attention was never my big goal. I just like to work and have a good time.
[ Actor Attention Big Disingenuous Flattering Goal God Good Just Never Sake Say Time Work]
Nobody became an actor because he had a good childhood.
[ Actor Became Because Childhood Good Had Nobody]
I think I'm a better actress for having friends and interests outside the theatre. I wouldn't want to live my life surrounded by other actors all the time.
[ Actors Actress Better Friends Having Interests Life Live Other Outside Surrounded Theatre Think Time Want]
Jonathan Lynn is one of the last actors Orsen Welles used in a production. It was wonderful. He's very sharp, very sharp. It's funny I've been asked how weird it was to have a Brit do a church gospel movie.
[ Actors Asked Been Church Funny Gospel How Jonathan Last Lynn Movie Production Sharp Used Very Weird Welles Wonderful]
I couldn't care less about actors' trailers and food on sets and stuff like that - I just want to act.
[ Act Actors Care Food Just Less Sets Stuff Trailers Want]
Once during a taping there was an actor who kept blowing his lines. It happened again and again. Finally Norman Fell came out-he wasn't even in that scene. But Norman came out and you know what he did? He killed the guy with a hammer.
[ Actor Again Blowing Came Did During Even Fell Finally Guy Hammer Happened His Kept Killed Know Lines Norman Once Out Scene Taping]
As an actor, I've always wanted to do characters that would help me find my connection with others and connect all of us together. You always want the energy of the character, the spirit of the person, to enter you. I've been doing this for 26 years and some of the things I've done are always with me.
[ Actor Always Been Character Characters Connect Connection Doing Done Energy Enter Find Help Others Person Some Spirit Things Together Us Want Wanted Would Years]
I think the wonderful thing about doing theater is that it's more of an actor's medium. I think that film is more of a director's medium. You can't edit something out on stage. It's there.
[ Actor Director Doing Edit Film Medium More Out Something Stage Theater Thing Think Wonderful]
There's a certain arrogance to an actor who will look at a script and feel like, because the words are simple, maybe they can paraphrase it and make it better.
[ Actor Arrogance Because Better Certain Feel Look Make Maybe Paraphrase Script Simple Will Words]
I have friends that are much better actors than I am that had to quit the business because they couldn't survive the auditions or the rejections, or people just didn't realize how good they were.
[ Actors Am Auditions Because Better Business Friends Good Had How Just Much Quit Realize Rejections Survive Than Were]
I always thought that Elvis could have been a great actor, and that he was put in a lot of unimportant movies when he could have done a lot of great ones.
[ Actor Always Been Could Done Elvis Great Lot Movies Ones Put Thought Unimportant]
This was a result of a number of factors, but we do know that the messages kids get about the harms of drugs has a significant impact on their decision on whether or not to use.
[ Decision Factors Get Harms Impact Kids Know Messages Number Result Significant Their Use Whether]
I have had the occasion to meet child actors from the '60s and '70s at various functions, and everyone's gone on to various different lives - they're real-estate agents or surfers.
[ Actors Agents Child Different Everyone Functions Gone Had Lives Meet Occasion Real-Estate Various]
The progression of roles you take strings together a portrait of an actor, but it's a completely random process.
[ Actor Completely Portrait Process Progression Random Roles Strings Take Together]
My whole life, I always wanted to be an actor.
[ Actor Always Life Wanted Whole]
When actors are talking, they are servants of the dramatist. It is what they can show the audience when they are not talking that reveals the fine actor.
[ Actor Actors Audience Dramatist Fine Reveals Servants Show Talking]
I think I'm good at amplifying an actor's strengths, and minimizing their weaknesses. And they all have strengths and weaknesses.
[ Actor Good Strengths Their Think Weaknesses]
But actors at a certain point take the best of what's available to them.
[ Actors Available Best Certain Point Take Them]
I find that the majority of the actors I've worked with are extremely sensitive people and very spontaneous people. That's why I always say I'll never date an actor, because they're in love with you one day and the next day they're not.
[ Actor Actors Always Because Date Day Extremely Find Love Majority Never Next Say Sensitive Spontaneous Very Why Worked]
My dad had been an actor... not only had my dad been an actor, but his dad had been an actor, and my great-grandfather had been an actor. And who knows before then?
[ Actor Been Before Dad Had His Knows Only Then]
There are a lot of factors in the life of an F1 driver which can combine to make you believe that you are somehow above normality. I think that is a mistake to start believing that. But, at the same time, it is important to be confident.
[ Above Believe Believing Combine Confident Driver F1 Factors Important Life Lot Make Mistake Normality Same Somehow Start Think Time Which]
Some actors are supposed to be very difficult, but I've not found that to be the situation.
[ Actors Difficult Found Situation Some Supposed Very]
A variety of factors contribute to the price of gasoline in the United States. These factors include worldwide supply, demand and competition for crude oil, taxes, regional differences in access to gasoline supplies and environmental regulations.
[ Access Competition Contribute Crude Demand Differences Environmental Factors Gasoline Include Oil Price Regional Regulations States Supplies Supply Taxes These United Variety Worldwide]
I'm glad that I'm being acclaimed as an actor. Today, when my hard work has paid off I can chill out about it.
[ Actor Being Chill Glad Hard Off Out Paid Today Work]
I have to confess that a strong contributing factor was that I had just taken what was probably the first acid ever made, given to me by a guy called Johnny Fellows, who had just returned from America.
[ Acid America Called Confess Contributing Ever Factor Fellows First Given Guy Had Johnny Just Made Probably Returned Strong Taken]
For me it came from the material. It was so well written and brought the opportunity to work with great actors. And of course the opportunity to 'mince about' was an added element that I wanted to take advantage of!
[ Actors Added Advantage Brought Came Course Element Great Material Mince Opportunity Take Wanted Well Work Written]
Being an actor means being an instrument for someone else. I want to give myself completely.
[ Actor Being Completely Else Give Instrument Means Myself Someone Want]
An actor is only merchandise.
[ Actor Merchandise Only]
A lot of directors are great and they are fine but you know I think that Harry really takes a special point to really engage the actors and really make it feel like a safe place for them to explore whatever it is they want to explore in whatever scene with their character.
[ Actors Character Directors Engage Explore Feel Fine Great Harry Know Lot Make Place Point Really Safe Scene Special Takes Their Them Think Want Whatever]
A lot of times black actors get stuck in a box. They're up against a lot of limitations for the kind of films that they get approached about. It's easy to get stuck in a box and just be approached about nothing but urban films.
[ Actors Against Approached Black Box Easy Films Get Just Kind Limitations Lot Nothing Stuck Times Up Urban]
I think actors have a choice of drawing attention to themselves or living on the outskirts.
[ Actors Attention Choice Drawing Living Outskirts Themselves Think]
It was very natural for me to want to disappear into dark theater, I am really very shy. That is something that people never seem to fully grasp because, when you are an actor, you are meant to be an exhibitionist.
[ Actor Am Because Dark Disappear Exhibitionist Fully Grasp Into Meant Natural Never Really Seem Shy Something Theater Very Want]
Actors are good liars; writers are good liars with good memories.
[ Actors Good Liars Memories Writers]
I've got the best of all worlds. It's every actor's dream to wake up in New York City and go to an acting job rather than to a restaurant to wash dirty dishes. And I live so close to the studios that I ride my bike to work.
[ Acting Actor Best Bike City Close Dirty Dishes Dream Every Go Got Job Live New Rather Restaurant Ride Studios Than Up Wake Wash Work Worlds York]
When people see an actor speak, they think they know him or her, whereas I'm just a face or a body to them.
[ Actor Body Face Her Him Just Know See Speak Them Think Whereas]
If you're an actor, even a successful one, you're still waiting for the phone to ring.
[ Actor Even Phone Ring Still Successful Waiting]
A few nights ago I went to a Hollywood screening of a small independent film made by Sally Kirkland, an old friend of mine who also did terrific job acting in it. There were other actors in it and they were all terrific.
[ Acting Actors Ago Also Did Few Film Friend Hollywood Independent Job Made Mine Nights Old Other Sally Screening Small Terrific Went Were]
I became an actor by doing school plays and youth theaters, and then National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. And then I did study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. For me that was a good way to enter the field, to work in the theater.
[ Academy Actor Arts Became Britain Did Doing Dramatic Enter Field Good Great London Music National Plays School Study Theater Theaters Theatre Then Way Work Youth]
I went to acting school, but only for nine months. If you're an actor, you know, don't really need to learn how to do it.
[ Acting Actor How Know Learn Months Need Nine Only Really School Went]
I'm the sort of actor who likes to talk about what we're going to do.
[ Actor Going Likes Sort Talk]
I've always known I wanted to be an actor. It never crossed my mind to be anything else. I think I probably decided for sure when I saw 'Sounder'.
[ Actor Always Anything Crossed Decided Else Known Mind Never Probably Saw Sounder Sure Think Wanted]
I've been nominated twice before as actor in a leading part. Now I'm nominated as actor in a supporting part. If I don't win, I'll just wait until I'm nominated for being in the theater during the show. Do they have one like that?
[ Actor Been Before Being During Just Leading Nominated Now Part Show Supporting Theater Twice Until Wait Win]
That may be a factor because we are the older show; we have been on the air for a while. Is it our day? Is it time to hang it up? But it seems that the show still continues, and we still enjoy being here. And that's a very important element.
[ Air Because Been Being Continues Day Element Enjoy Factor Hang Here Important May Older Our Seems Show Still Time Up Very While]
One of the things I enjoyed the most is just working as an actor.
[ Actor Enjoyed Just Most Things Working]
The actor has to develop his body. The actor has to work on his voice. But the most important thing the actor has to work on is his mind.
[ Actor Body Develop His Important Mind Most Thing Voice Work]
I started off on stage because it was the only work I could get. I haven't been back for 11 years. I think any stage experience is good experience, as far as being an actor is concerned.
[ Actor Any Back Because Been Being Concerned Could Experience Far Get Good Haven Off Only Stage Started Think Work Years]
I'm going to build a reactor, that's for sure.
[ Build Going Reactor Sure]
I think every actor wants to be an FBI or cop at one point.
[ Actor Cop Every Fbi Point Think Wants]
It does make you a better director and a better actor.
[ Actor Better Director Does Make]
I think, frankly, that I'm a better director than I was an actor.
[ Actor Better Director Frankly Than Think]
For a country is not merely a piece of earth; it is, above all, a compendium of social, cultural, and historical factors which begin to acquire sense and order through the process of writing.
[ Above Acquire Begin Country Cultural Earth Factors Historical Merely Order Piece Process Sense Social Through Which Writing]
I really want to have actors contribute their own ideas, with phrasings and ideas on all levels.
[ Actors Contribute Ideas Levels Own Really Their Want]
We have actors from other films, from 'Baywatch,' and so on, and these people are looking exactly the opposite of what they are. The transformations were so smooth, and so funny to watch, it was unbelievable.
[ Actors Baywatch Exactly Films Funny Looking Opposite Other Smooth These Transformations Unbelievable Watch Were]
I know many great actors who have small heads.
[ Actors Great Heads Know Many Small]
My favorite actor is Wallace Beery.
[ Actor Favorite Wallace]
The freshest moments in my films have always been with unknown actors.
[ Actors Always Been Films Moments Unknown]
Then I got out of the service, and I was going to be a Shakespearean actor.
[ Actor Going Got Out Service Shakespearean Then]
To me, length is an artificial and arbitrary factor in a film.
[ Arbitrary Artificial Factor Film Length]
Robots of the world, you are ordered to exterminate the human race. Do not spare the men. Do not spare the women. Preserve only the factories, railroads, machines, mines, and raw materials. Destroy everything else. Then return to work. Work must not cease.
[ Cease Destroy Else Everything Exterminate Factories Human Machines Materials Men Mines Must Only Ordered Preserve Race Railroads Raw Return Robots Spare Then Women Work World]
Actors are rogues and vagabonds. Or they ought to be.
[ Actors Ought Rogues]
Like De Niro. He's one of the best character actors we have ever had.
[ Actors Best Character De Ever Had Niro]
We are talking about someone who has lived. It must be honored in every respect. The fictional can take any kind of channel - according to the actor's marriage to the character.
[ According Actor Any Channel Character Every Fictional Honored Kind Lived Marriage Must Respect Someone Take Talking]
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.
[ Acting Actors Always Any Because Enough Good Just Preparation Really Say Seen Television Those Time]
I have often seen an actor laugh off the stage, but I don't remember ever having seen one weep.
[ Actor Ever Having Laugh Off Often Remember Seen Stage Weep]
As an actor, I go where the good writing is. That's the bottom line.
[ Actor Bottom Go Good Line Where Writing]
The real joy is in constructing a sentence. But I see myself as an actor first because writing is what you do when you are ready and acting is what you do when someone else is ready.
[ Acting Actor Because Constructing Else First Joy Myself Ready Real See Sentence Someone Writing]
Actors need bricks to play with, and in fact we rejected all the improvised fragments we had made without a plan. Improvisation without a plan is like tennis without tennis balls.
[ Actors Balls Bricks Fact Fragments Had Improvisation Improvised Made Need Plan Play Rejected Tennis Without]
Acting is all about big hair and funny props... All the great actors knew it. Olivier knew it, Brando knew it.
[ Acting Actors Big Brando Funny Great Hair Knew Olivier Props]