22 Total Quotes

Alfred Molina Quotes

My father was a waiter basically, and when I got my first professional job as an actor, I left a job that he found me for half the amount of money. So anyone would think that they're stupid, that that would be a stupid move.
Alfred Molina
#English Actor

I'm a quite gregarious person. I'm not out clubbing every night or anything like that, but I socialize. I have a nice group of friends.
Alfred Molina
#English Actor #Night

There are only two people, out of all the actors that I've worked with, who I can say I'm really close friends with. I have lots of acquaintances, but only two of them are real friends. You're just part of the group he has to shake hands with. It's part of the myth that we're all phoning each other and sharing deep secrets, private things.
Alfred Molina
#People

There's a whole army of people looking after you to make sure that you're not in any kind of danger. I mean, even when you're up swinging off a wire, there's people there checking everything. Everything is double checked and triple checked before you go anywhere near it. I'm not one of those actors who gets any pleasure out of doing their own stunts.
Alfred Molina
#Army

They begin to fire together. The more they fire together, the more they wire together.
Alfred Molina
#Fire

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.
Alfred Molina
#English Actor

To be challenged means to strive. I'm almost certain that's true.
Alfred Molina
#English Actor

You're suspended sixty feet up in the air, you've been up there for three hours, and all the shot requires is that you have to sort of react to getting punched in the head.
Alfred Molina
#English Actor

I love playing villains.
Alfred Molina
#Love #English Actor

I love the sound of my own voice, and there's no one else there to give you notes. It's great. When I'm on my own, I think that I'm Lawrence Olivier. It's when I'm working with other people that I realize how bad I am.
Alfred Molina
#Love

I never made conscious choices. There were times in my life that I chose the first job that came along because I was broke. I think that there were maybe a handful of times that I had a choice. In recent years, I've had more of a choice, and it's been very nice to have that choice, but most of the time, you just hope that there's another job after this one.
Alfred Molina
#Choices

I'm not qualified to do anything else. So there better be another job. I'm kind of stuck now. I'm enjoying my life and I'm enjoying my work, and I'm enjoying the fact that the work I'm doing is garnering some interest and that's great. I just hope that it continues.
Alfred Molina
#English Actor #Enjoying

I've always been terrified about being bored. I always think being bored is the worst thing. The only strategic decision I ever made as an actor was to try and make each job as different as possible.
Alfred Molina
#English Actor

I've been acting for 25 years, living out of suitcases on theater tours or film locations.
Alfred Molina
#English Actor #Acting And Actors

If anything, as a general rule, the cheaper the movie the more creative the experience, generally speaking. It's not to denigrate expensive movies. I don't want to seem biting the hands that feed me, but with big movies, especially with a lot of effects, the role of the actor is somewhat diminished.
Alfred Molina
#Experience

Every job is different. I don't think that I've ever had that wonderful feeling when you've finished a job or where you feel like you've mastered it or sort of nailed it... You can never be satisfied. If you're satisfied, it's time to retire.
Alfred Molina
#English Actor

I do remember being a fan of the Marvel characters and not liking the DC characters at all.
Alfred Molina
#English Actor

A 'Fiddler' with no Jew sounds crazy, no?
Alfred Molina
#Judaism And Jews