Actors and acting quotes page 1
It is no accident that an anagram of "actors" is "scrota".
You have to
trust your instincts. There's a moment when an actor has it, and he knows it.
Behind the camera you can feel the moment even more clearly. And once you've got it, once
you feel it, you can't second-guess yourself.
more good acting at Hollywood parties than ever appeared on the screen.
When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, "It's in the script."
If he says, "But what's my motivation?" I say, "Your salary."
Dreaming about being an actress is more exciting than being one.
I was the only director who ever made two pictures with Marilyn Monroe. Forget the Oscar,
I deserve the Purple Heart.
God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is, he's stuck with so many bad actors who don't
know how to play funny.
The only really good thing about acting in movies is that there's no heavy lifting.
It is very important for an actor or actress to look around at everything and everyone and
never forget about real life.
Acting is everybody's favorite second job.
I'm not a great actor - let's face it. I don't have a great deal of scope. There are certain
things I can do, but when I'm bad, I stink.
I'm a personality as well as an actress. Show me an actress who isn't a personality, and you'll
show me a woman who isn't a star.
Being the highest paid actor, after Terminator 3… so it was a huge success for someone, that
they said, you could never, ever become a leading man, because they said your body is too
big, you have an accent and a name that no one can pronounce. What is this? Like
Schwatizee, Schnizel, something like that. So they said it can't be done and I was very proud
to get to that point.
People often become actresses because of something they dislike about themselves: they
pretend they are someone else.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that Chuck Norris was just
Chuck Norris jokes
I'm an American actor. I work with my clothes on. I have to. Riding a horse can be pretty
tough on your legs and elsewheres.
I love acting. It is so much more real than life.
Life's what's important. Walking, houses, family. Birth and pain and joy. Acting's just waiting
for a custard pie. That's all.
Actors search for rejection. If they don't get it they reject themselves.
It's great to be black in Hollywood. When a black actor does something, it seems new and
different just by virtue of the fact that he's black.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
Any actress who appears in public without being well-groomed is digging her own grave.
Acting should be bigger than life. Scripts should be bigger than life. It should ALL be bigger
Please don't make me a joke. End the interview with what I believe. I don't mind making
jokes, but I don't want to look like one. I want to be an artist, an actress with integrity.
Almost anyone can give a good representative performance when you're unknown. It's just
easier. The real pro game of acting is after you're known - to "un-Jack" that character, in my
case, and get the audience to reinvest in a new and specific, fictional person.
Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
I never did pal around with actresses. Their talk usually bored me to tears.
I began by acting like the person I wanted to be, and eventually I became that person.
One of the things they teach you in acting is to be engaged, to go inside and not to just
speak words, but actually mean to get through to the people and actually to communicate.
The same is in politics. You can't just go out and blabber words out to the wall, as if no one
is standing there. You've got to penetrate and get people into your world, so to speak, and
there is an art to do that.
Just let the wardrobe do the acting.
Circus, n. A place where horses, ponies and elephants are permitted to see men, women and
children acting the fool.
I wasn't driven to acting by any inner compulsion. I was running away from the sporting
Katharine Hepburn runs the gamut of emotions from A to B.
Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage.
Whenever I think of the high salaries we are paid as film actors, I think it is for the travel, the
time away, and any trouble you get into through being well-known. It's not for the acting,
that's for sure.
The actor and the streetwalker. The two oldest professions in the world, ruined by amateurs.