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I'm much more interested in what an actor has to say about something substantial and important than who they're dating or what clothes they're wearing or some other asinine, insignificant aspect of their life.

Tags: Dating, Life  ✍ Author: Ben Affleck

I'm a writer. An amateur photographer. An actor.

Tags: Amateur, Writer  ✍ Author: Ben Affleck

One guy told me I was a great actor, I just would never be on the cover of a magazine.

Tags: Great, Guy  ✍ Author: Ben Affleck

Growing up I wanted to be a mixture of Audrey Hepburn and Lucille Ball. Apparently I told my mum when I was eight that I wanted to be an actor.

Tags: Growing, Wanted  ✍ Author: Dianna Agron

An actor is supposed to be a sensitive instrument.

Tags: Instrument, Sensitive  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

While we look to the dramatist to give romance to realism, we ask of the actor to give realism to romance.

Tags: Give, While  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

How can a president not be an actor?

Tags: President  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

I feel that I have grown so much as an actor being on 'Homeland.'

Tags: Grown, Homeland  ✍ Author: Morena Baccarin

We film in front of a live audience, and I was a theater actor before I got into television, so I like that.

Tags: Film, Television  ✍ Author: Howard Bach

I think, being an actor, it's just a relief every time you get a part.

Tags: Relief, Time  ✍ Author: Howard Bach

I don't use any techniques; I'm not trained to be an actor. I just enjoy working in films.

Tags: Enjoy, Working  ✍ Author: Amitabh Bachchan

If you're an actor, even a successful one, you're still waiting for the phone to ring.

Tags: Successful, Waiting  ✍ Author: Kevin Bacon

There are some actor secrets you keep sometimes, and you want to keep.

Tags: Keep, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Kevin Bacon

There's the most resistance to an actor singing. It's like I'm being disloyal to my industry.

Tags: Industry, Singing  ✍ Author: Kevin Bacon

A good director creates an environment, which gives the actor the encouragement to fly.

Tags: Director, Good  ✍ Author: Kevin Bacon

As I was coming up on the stage, there was one source that could make or break you, the New York Times. Inevitably there would be one actor singled out for a better review, or worse, than somebody else. The effect of that was cancerous, divisive.

Tags: Else, Times  ✍ Author: Kevin Bacon

I want to be an actor - I don't want to be a celebrity. They are two different things, and people have forgotten that they are different.

Tags: Celebrity, Forgotten  ✍ Author: Penn Badgley

As an actor, your life experience is just as important as studying.

Tags: Experience, Life  ✍ Author: Jane Badler

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.

Tags: Desire, Literature  ✍ Author: George Pierce Baker

I was an activist long before I even entertained the possibility of being an actor.

Tags: Activist  ✍ Author: William Baldwin

I always figure hey, look, I'm not a rock star, I'm an actor. I'm somebody who's meant to be other people and I'm not meant to be here representing myself. I'm happier when I'm presenting myself as other characters.

Tags: Here, Rock  ✍ Author: Christian Bale

An actor should never be larger than the film he's in.

Tags: Film, Larger  ✍ Author: Christian Bale

It's always been my hope, as an actor, to reveal only what is relevant about myself to the work.

Tags: Hope, Work  ✍ Author: Eric Bana

As an actor I've been attracted to the sort of films that I want to go and see. That tends to usually be drama-related.

Tags: Attracted, Films  ✍ Author: Eric Bana

When you're feeling very comfortable with an actor, you are doing nothing.

Tags: Feeling  ✍ Author: Antonio Banderas
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I'm still a promising actor. It's better to be climbing even if you have a lot of falls than to be descending. Maybe that's kept me young. I haven't gotten to any peak yet.

Tags: Maybe, Young  ✍ Author: Antonio Banderas

As an actor, when you encounter a psychopathic personality, you naturally want to make him 'bigger than life,' as the Americans say.

Tags: Him, Life  ✍ Author: Antonio Banderas

There's a fine line between the Method actor and the schizophrenic.

Tags: Between, Line  ✍ Author: John Cage

To be a good actor you have to be something like a criminal, to be willing to break the rules to strive for something new.

Tags: Good, Rules  ✍ Author: John Cage

I try to do as many stunts as they'll let me do. I think it's important for an audience to feel that the actor's really doing it.

Tags: Audience, Try  ✍ Author: John Cage

I'm an actor and this is a role I'm playing. But people can get wacky.

Tags: Playing, Role  ✍ Author: Dean Cain

I'm forever testing myself. As a person and as an actor, I have no sense of competition.

Tags: Forever, Sense  ✍ Author: Michael Caine

I've made the transition from star to character actor and I'm thoroughly enjoying it.

Tags: Character, Star  ✍ Author: Michael Caine

If you're a movie actor, you're on your own - you cannot control the stage. The director controls it.

Tags: Cannot, Control  ✍ Author: Michael Caine

The first actor I ever saw was The Lone Ranger. I thought, That's what I want to do.

Tags: Lone, Thought  ✍ Author: Michael Caine

The difference between a movie star and a movie actor is this - a movie star will say, 'How can I change the script to suit me?' and a movie actor will say. 'How can I change me to suit the script?'

Tags: Between, Change  ✍ Author: Michael Caine

The three actors I admire the most are all dead. Humphrey Bogart, Spencer Tracy and the French actor, Jean Gabin. They're all very natural, sort of masculine without being overly macho.

Tags: Dead, Three  ✍ Author: Michael Caine

As an actor, I'll play anything.

 ✍ Author: Michael Caine

An actor without an audience is rehearsing.

Tags: Audience, Rehearsing  ✍ Author: Sarah Wayne Callies

Well, I do lie for a living. I'm an actor.

Tags: Lie, Living  ✍ Author: Sarah Wayne Callies

I actually wanted to be a writer long before I wanted to be an actor.

Tags: Actually, Wanted  ✍ Author: Simon Callow

I went to Queen's University Belfast and stayed nine months, then I ran away to be an actor.

Tags: Away, Months  ✍ Author: Simon Callow

There are not that many jobs as an actor where you don't get to know what your character will be doing from episode to episode.

Tags: Character, Jobs  ✍ Author: Linda Cardellini

Everybody wants to be a Bond villain. That is the coolest. To be able to portray a Bond villain, that is the feather in any actor's cap.

Tags: Able, Everybody  ✍ Author: Steve Carell

My journey has been that of a character actor.

Tags: Character, Journey  ✍ Author: Harry Carey, Jr.

When an actor has money he doesn't send letters, he sends telegrams.

Tags: Letters, Money  ✍ Author: Anton Chekhov

And I have been able to establish this sort of decent reputation as being a decent character actor.

Tags: Able, Character  ✍ Author: Vincent D\'Onofrio

But the one thing that I did do was establish myself as a good actor.

Tags: Establish, Good  ✍ Author: Vincent D\'Onofrio

I think that being a producer is business and being an actor is art.

Tags: Art, Business  ✍ Author: Vincent D\'Onofrio

I don't have any expectations as an actor, and being rich and famous is not my driving force.

Tags: Famous, Rich  ✍ Author: James D\'arcy

It was only when I finished the course and left my graduation diploma on the bus that I realised I'd become an actor.

Tags: Become, Graduation  ✍ Author: James D\'arcy

The best thing an actor can be is ready. Be flexible, be ready.

Tags: Best, Ready  ✍ Author: Willem Dafoe

I'm not attracted to naturalism, I'm not attracted to behavior, I'm attracted to dance. I'm attracted to gesture, I'm attracted to singing with your voice, as opposed to having a natural manner. I'm a theater actor first, so that probably influences a lot of my approach. And I think in many ways, naturalism has ruined movies.

Tags: Dance, Movies  ✍ Author: Willem Dafoe

All the time, as an actor, you want to be asking what's next and where things are going. If you're not asking those questions, you're not growing.

Tags: Next, Time  ✍ Author: Willem Dafoe

I'm a task-oriented actor. A pretender. And I try to invent my process anew each time I make a new project. So I frown on any method.

Tags: Time, Try  ✍ Author: Willem Dafoe

In a weird way, I live vicariously through the characters I play as an actor.

Tags: Characters, Weird  ✍ Author: James Badge Dale

I grew up in a family of actors. I grew up onstage. The choice for me wasn't, 'Do I want to be an actor or not?' I always felt like that's just ingrained in you, the need to perform. The choice was, 'Do you want to do this professionally or not?'

Tags: Choice, Family  ✍ Author: James Badge Dale

I phoned this number and said, Please, sir, I want to be an actor.

Tags: Number, Said  ✍ Author: Charles Dance

You have to be selfish to be an actor.

Tags: Selfish  ✍ Author: Charles Dance

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.

Tags: School, Wanted  ✍ Author: Hugh Dancy

I finally realized that yeah I did want to be an actor and it wasn't out of habit, but I needed to grow up for myself and then kind of re-enter the industry with a sound understanding of what my sensibilities and my values are as a relatively formed human being.

Tags: Human, Values  ✍ Author: Claire Danes

I got an agent when I was 12, and I started working in more amateur productions well before that. But even as a kid, I never felt like a kid actor, you know? I always took myself kind of absurdly seriously.

Tags: Started, Working  ✍ Author: Claire Danes

There's certainly something very uncomfortable about the voyeurism involved in being in the press, being an actor, where people have a seemingly insatiable curiosity about, you.

Tags: Curiosity, Involved  ✍ Author: Claire Danes

Every actor just wants good writing.

Tags: Good, Writing  ✍ Author: Jeff Daniels

I just never did buy this idea that you have to live in Los Angeles to be an actor. I didn't see that as a requirement in my job description.

Tags: Idea, Job  ✍ Author: Jeff Daniels

On cable now, the writer is king. Any actor chases that.

Tags: King, Writer  ✍ Author: Jeff Daniels

I feel a little guilty only being an actor.

Tags: Guilty  ✍ Author: Blythe Danner

I've wanted to be an actor ever since I was a little boy.

Tags: Since, Wanted  ✍ Author: Henry Darrow

I didn't really have any aspirations to do TV when I first decided to be an actor.

Tags: Decided, Tv  ✍ Author: Arthur Darvill

As an actor, I was just satisfied to work.

Tags: Satisfied, Work  ✍ Author: Thayer David

Commercial jobs are pretty easily adjustable because they only take a few hours to complete, which is one of the reasons they are a Godsend to the actor.

Tags: Few, Pretty  ✍ Author: Thayer David

Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world. You are all alone with your concentration and imagination, and that's all you have.

Tags: Alone  ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

To grasp the full significance of life is the actor's duty; to interpret it his problem; and to express it his dedication.

Tags: Life, Problem  ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

To my way of thinking, an actor's course is set even before he's out of the cradle.

Tags: Cradle, Thinking  ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

When an actor plays a scene exactly the way a director orders, it isn't acting. It's following instructions. Anyone with the physical qualifications can do that.

Tags: Acting, Anyone  ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

If you catch me saying 'I am a serious actor,' I beg you to slap me.

Tags: Saying, Serious  ✍ Author: Johnny Depp

I feel like I've finally made it as an actor. I've been doing this for years and you don't always make a movie that everybody likes.

Tags: Everybody, Movie  ✍ Author: Michael Ealy

I honestly think I'm just an actor. It doesn't matter the medium. I can go on stage and be happy, I can be on TV and be happy.

Tags: Happy, Matter  ✍ Author: Michael Ealy

I think film and television are really a director's medium, whereas theatre is the actor's medium.

Tags: Film, Theatre  ✍ Author: Christopher Eccleston

I think every actor wants to be an FBI or cop at one point.

Tags: Point, Wants  ✍ Author: Aaron Eckhart

I'm an actor and it happened to go my way that day.

Tags: Happened  ✍ Author: Aaron Eckhart

Nothing is harder than working with an actor who doesn't take it seriously or show up in the same way that you are.

Tags: Show, Working  ✍ Author: Jesse Eisenberg

The frustrating part of being a movie actor is waiting in your trailer to do two takes of a scene you've prepared for two months.

Tags: Movie, Waiting  ✍ Author: Jesse Eisenberg

As an actor, if I show up late somewhere or I say something that's eccentric, it's totally acceptable - not only that, it's lauded in some perverse way.

Tags: Late, Show  ✍ Author: Jesse Eisenberg

As an actor, you have to be open to doing things where you look stupid, to be experimental.

Tags: Open, Stupid  ✍ Author: Jesse Eisenberg

I think every actor has their list of roles that were near misses. I've had my share.

Tags: List, Share  ✍ Author: Michael Eklund

Yeah, I know, any time you hear an actor say, 'I do music', you cringe. But I want to be gradual with my music. I want to earn my stripes.

Tags: Music, Time  ✍ Author: Idris Elba

As an actor, you're trained to do the right thing, be politically correct, say your lines, say the right thing about the people you're working with.

Tags: Lines, Working  ✍ Author: Idris Elba

I love to play different roles. That's just the kind of actor I am.

Tags: Love, Roles  ✍ Author: Idris Elba

In order to be a good actor, I'm a firm believer that you need to bring something to the table.

Tags: Good, Order  ✍ Author: R. Lee Ermey

When I was younger I saw a movie called 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' with Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Those two actors and that movie was my inspiration to want to be an actor.

Tags: Kid, Movie  ✍ Author: Peter Facinelli

As an actor, all you want to do is to work and do good work.

Tags: Good, Work  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin Fairless

I think the worst thing that can happen to a good actor is fame.

Tags: Good, Happen  ✍ Author: Vera Farmiga

Normally, I rely heavily on my director to massage me out of my actor comfort zones.

Tags: Comfort, Director  ✍ Author: Vera Farmiga

I feel my fuller-bodied characters are all in the independent films I do, and in the studio productions, I have to work harder to dimensionalize the characters. And that's certainly part of the job description of an actor - that's what you're supposed to do - but you have to work harder at it in the characters that I've encountered in studio films.

Tags: Job, Work  ✍ Author: Vera Farmiga

As an actor, you're sort of the court-appointed lawyer for the character.

Tags: Character, Lawyer  ✍ Author: Vera Farmiga

The only thing we don't do together is get in front of an actor and show any indecision at all about what we think. We don't always agree, so we meet privately, then one or the other will approach the actor.

Tags: Show, Together  ✍ Author: Bobby Farrelly

As an actor we're just like workers in a factory, we provide our services to directors.

Tags: Directors, Workers  ✍ Author: Chow Yun-Fat

An actor is only merchandise.

 ✍ Author: Chow Yun-Fat

As an actor we're just like workers in a factory, we provide our services to directors. But I must do my job perfectly, and I love what I do.

Tags: Job, Love  ✍ Author: Chow Yun-Fat
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