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My approach to acting is that I am totally intuitive. I read the script and I get it. If I don't get it, I can't do it.
Singing is a way of releasing an emotion that you sometimes can't portray when you're acting. And music moves your soul, so music is the source of the most intense emotions you can feel.
To stay interested in acting, I have to keep trying stuff I've never done before.
If I had to start over, I'd pursue photography - probably to the exclusion of acting.
Acting with creatures that aren't there is kind like acting with an actor who refuses to come out of his trailer. You still have to go on and do the scene.
Well, from an acting point of view, I bear no relation, I don't look like Alfred Kinsey at all, but I thought somewhere in my artist's soul, my actor's soul, I could capture something of the spirit of the man.
I try to be a hard boiled sometimes. My kids see right through it. I'm acting. It's always, 'When I say you'll be back at 11, that means 11, not 11.15. Do you hear me!?' Then, 'Yeah, Dad.'
Great acting may be a turn-on, but it won't make me fantasize about the person for a week.
I've done a little directing, but I love acting more.
Acting is my first love, and that's my main career, it really is.
At the risk of being forgotten completely by the media, I went to college and pursued a passion that had nothing to do with acting: mathematics.
I was born in San Diego, and we moved to Los Angeles when I was seven. A couple of years later, I started acting!
I quit acting when I was 11 because I was cast as a bouncing ball in 'Alice in Wonderland,' and I felt slighted and wounded.
The wonderful thing about acting is you move along with your decade. The older you get, the more interesting the parts you get to play and you bring more of your personal experience to the part.
You don't know when you're being watched. That's one of the weird things about celebrity. It's my least favorite part of acting, celebrity.
I get so tired of people acting like, you know, black men and women never help each other, never support each other.
So much of movie acting is in the lighting. And in loving your characters. I try to know them, and with that intimacy comes love. And now, I love Voldemort.
Acting is a form of confession.
In those days, reserve duty lasted for six years, which, I might add, was three times as long as service in the regular army, although to be perfectly honest, I was unable to fulfill my entire obligation because I was taking acting classes and they said I could skip my last year.
For me, acting was a way of taking destructive energy and doing something productive with it, and in that way it was quite a life saver.
One of the things about acting is it allows you to live other people's lives without having to pay the price.
Robert De Niro
Everything, I think, about acting is based on imagination.
When I'm acting in a film that I'm not producing, I stay to myself.
I don't like acting; not in front of the camera.
Acting is fun for me and it doesn't really matter how, whether it's hard work or easy work, it's always fun.
Tommy Lee Jones
I did a play called Throne of Straw when I was 11, at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles. It became really clear to me at that point that I enjoyed acting more than any other experience I was having.
Acting deals with very delicate emotions. It is not putting up a mask. Each time an actor acts he does not hide; he exposes himself.
Making films is no longer a way of acting, it is a way of life.
Once I start putting all my little insecurities in my mind, I'm not actually acting. Then it's about me - and it should never be about me. It should be about the character.
I love acting.
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