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Acting And Actors Quotes

When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap.
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Marlon Brando
If there's anything unsettling to the stomach, it's watching actors on television talk about their personal lives.
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Danny Bonaduce
I personally look at acting-at least for television-as an occupation for the mentally challenged. It's not a real job for real people who have any skill. I mean, they tell you what to say. They pick out all your clothes, and put your name on your chair in case you can't figure out where to sit.
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Lily Tomlin
For fast acting relief, try slowing down
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Ralph Richardson
Acting is merely the art of keeping a large group of people from coughing.
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Brett Somers
Anything that loosens you up and makes you freer is good, because that's what acting and performing is all about - being free. It gives you a better connection to the audience.
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Oscar Wilde
The mere mechanical technique of acting can be taught, but the spirit that is to give life to lifeless forms must be born in a man. No dramatic college can teach its pupils to think or to feel. It is Nature who makes our artists for us, though it may be Art who taught them their right mode of expression.
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Life's like a play; it's not the length but the excellence of the acting that matters
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George Bernard Shaw
Why, except as a means of livelihood, a man should desire to act on the stage when he has the whole world to act in, is not clear to me.
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William Hazlitt
If you give an audience a chance they will do half your acting for you.
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Dante Alighieri
We must overact our part in some measure, in order to produce any effect at all.
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Brooke Burke
I never intended to make the cross-over from modeling to hosting, let alone acting, but when an incredible opportunity comes along, I'm up for it.
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Daniel Day-Lewis
You don't merely give over your creativity to making a film -- you give over your life! In theatre, by contrast, you live these two rather strange lives simultaneously; you have no option but to confront the mould on last night's washing-up.
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At the end of the day, we do not see Rudman acting as the catalyst that pushes Congress into the portfolio limitations favored by the Administration and Senator (Richard) Shelby -- especially in light of the absence of new material accounting revelations.
Howard Glaser Permalink
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Mike Grell
He looks like he could do the sort of things Bond does, which is hard for actors to do since most of them are nice guys who don't rappel from helicopters to shoot people.
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Mike Grell
He looks like he could actually do the sort of things Bond does, which is hard for actors to do, since most of them are nice guys who don't pack guns or rappel from helicopters to shoot people.
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Washington Irving
Acting provides the fulfillment of never being fulfilled. You're never as good as you'd like to be. So there's always something to hope for.
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Brian Boucher
He's acting like a man. He made a mistake and he has offered no excuses. There's something to be said for that.
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William Hazlitt
Man is a make-believe animal: he is never so truly himself as when he is acting a part
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For a grown man with a fully developed personality, try as you might, it's hard to start acting like a different person.
Bruce Alberts Permalink
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 Aristotle
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way. You become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.
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Monty Python
I don't think there's a punch-line scheduled, is there?
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I can't remember ever staying for the end of a movie in which the actors wore togas.
Jimmy Cannon Permalink
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My dear boy, why don't you try acting? (on the set of 'Marathon Man', to Dustin Hoffman, who had announced that he'd gone 3 days without sleep in order to 'become' his character
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Christina Aguilera
So I am interested in acting, but offers that have come in are ‘small town girl wants to be a singer, has dreams and aspirations, makes it as a star.’ JLo could pull that off, give it to her.
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Katharine Hepburn
It's a business you go into because your an egocentric. It's a very embarrassing profession.
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Warren Beatty
Being here allows me to make the case that not all aging, narcissistic movie actors whose children could be mistaken for their grandchildren necessarily act with the same motivation.
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I have never wanted to be typecast, one of those actors who plays a variation on a one-note theme. So just as I enjoy playing a wide variety of characters, from good to bad to ugly to cute - so I have enjoyed of late working in film and television, as well as in theatres of various sizes and shapes.
Ian Mckellen Permalink
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William Burroughs
Every man has inside himself a parasitic being who is acting not at all to his advantage.
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I think acting is the most thankless profession in the world.
Rosemary Clooney Permalink
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