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As a soccer player, I wanted an FA Cup winner's medal. As an actor you want an Oscar. As a chef it's three-Michelin's stars, there's no greater than that. So pushing yourself to the extreme creates a lot of pressure and a lot of excitement, and more importantly, it shows on the plate.
An actor without a playwright is like a hole without a doughnut.
George Jean Nathan
To grasp the full significance of life is the actor's duty; to interpret it his problem; and to express it his dedication.
To my way of thinking, an actor's course is set even before he's out of the cradle.
When an actor has money he doesn't send letters, he sends telegrams.
I get a little jealous of these actor boys. They walk into a club, and in two seconds flat there are swarms of girls who are wanting so badly to touch them or just say hello. That's not the case with me, or any other girl I know.
So, one way or another, I found myself in a few movies. I take it seriously when I'm on the set, but I don't take myself seriously as an actor.
There's no rule that you have to like Henry Rollins the musician or the actor.
August, the summer's last messenger of misery, is a hollow actor.
An actor entering through the door, you've got nothing. But if he enters through the window, you've got a situation.
A stage actor has to be 10% aware of the audience as he's performing.
I am hoping that I can be known as a great writer and actor some day, rather than a sex symbol.
What I mean is that none of my talents had a - what's that great word - rubric. A singer, an actor, a dancer - there was nothing I could really say I was. The writing came much later. And, actually, thank God, because if I had said I'm a singer, I would really have just had one thing to do.
I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn't dare to make an enemy should get out of the business.
For every successful actor or actress, there are countless numbers who don't make it. The name of the game is rejection. You go to an audition and you're told you're too tall or you're too Irish or your nose is not quite right. You're rejected for your education, you're rejected for this or that and it's really tough.
My parents said, Oh, he's going to be a director someday. I wanted to be an actor.
Everything I learned as an actor, I have basically applied to writing.
The ladder of success in Hollywood is usually a press agent, actor, director, producer, leading man; and you are a star if you sleep with each of them in that order. Crude, but true.
To be an actor, a true actor, you have to be brokenhearted.
Well, in order for me to be successful... In order to be a great artist - musician, actor, painter, whatever - you must be able to be private in public at all times.
As an actor, there is room for a certain amount of creativity, but you're always ultimately going to be saying somebody else's words. I don't think I'd have the stamina, skill or ability to write a novel, but I'd love to write short stories and poetry, because those are my two passions.
The security comes, as an actor, in knowing that you're not in control. If you try to control your career, or how people perceive you, you'll make yourself unhappy, because life doesn't work like that. So much is luck. It's much better to let yourself off, to think, 'There's nothing I can do.'
I have often seen an actor laugh off the stage, but I don't remember ever having seen one weep.
Getting sober was one of the three pivotal events in my life, along with becoming an actor and having a child. Of the three, finding my sobriety was the hardest thing.
Yeah, well I've always played comedy. My background is musical comedy theatre and that's really where my training is. As an actor, that's my training.
I think any actor worth their salt wants to show as much versatility as they possibly can.
I hate the actor and audience business. An author should be in among the crowd, kicking their shins or cheering them on to some mischief or merriment.
David Herbert Lawrence
I mean, I enjoy my work as an actor. But to make a difference in people's lives through advocacy and through supporting research - that's the kind of privilege that few people will get, and it's certainly bigger than being on TV every Thursday for half an hour.
Michael J. Fox
I love acting, but being an actor for hire only serves so much, and then you want to fill your well up again and be charged by something else.
My dad became a soap opera actor, and I was an extra in a skating rink scene on the soap. I didn't audition. It was nepotism all the way.
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