Actors are easy to like. They are generally sociable, thoughtful people.
In life, you're supposed to get wiser, so as an actor, even just through your own life experiences, you're already richer as a person and have more to pull on. And this job is great for the places it takes you to, the things it makes you interested in and the skills you get to learn.
I'm so blessed to have been a working actor. If they still would like to make me a superstar, I'm available, but so far, being a working actor has been great. It's taken me everywhere.
If I want to keep working as an actor, I'm going to become a comedian who does fart jokes.
Actors who have tried to play Churchill and MacArthur have failed abysmally because each of those men was a great actor playing himself.
My approach to the work is the same, whether I had the lead or a supporting role. I consider myself a character actor in the true sense of the word. Unless I'm doing my autobiography, I'm playing a character.
Not all shabby is chic, just like not every porn actor is a star.
We call that Sean's little independent movie.
I always thought that Bill Murray was one of the great actors that I've worked with. And I've worked with all kinds of people who are known primarily for their dramatic work.
I feel like I'm a good actor, but I wouldn't call myself a gifted actor.
There are actors who just bring an enormous amount of empathy. They just have that"it" that makes you want to follow them and root for them.
I realized that there was something internal that I could gain from pursuing this career as an actor. However, once I got into the business I just really abhorred what this career can drum up inside of a person.
I've always had a natural affiliation with nature. If I wasn't an actor, I'd be some sort of biologist working in the field in Africa or something.
I'm always surprised that certain actors have Twitter accounts. I guess they use it in a way that works for them. But I'd rather that people had less access to my personal life. If I could keep it that way, I'd be a happy lady.
The greatest gift that an actor can have is good scripts because then you're relieved of the responsibility of trying to elevate the material.
[J. F. Kennedy] is an iconic figure. And to make it even worse, he's a hero of mine. And every actor will tell you that you can't play heroes. And you can't play villains. You can only play human beings.
The actors are the greatest executors of tone in a film. They're the most important cinematic component.
I don't understand the actor that chooses to play the same role in everything all the time.
Some of these things I saw in foreign films - African films, Cuban films - long before I decided to really go on this course as an actor. I started to think about what values I saw in those films that I wanted to bring to my projects
It's not like I sit around watching my movies again and again, but I've never quite believed actors when they say they don't watch themselves.
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