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I don't like improv at all. It terrifies me. I like to know exactly what I'm going to say. Being surprised does make me a better actor. Anytime I'm afraid of something that makes me rise to the occasion, it scares me, but it's what makes great actors - being in the moment.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Creative people are very insecure people because they don't know whether people like them or are in awe of them. That insecurity always comes out. It makes them a better actor, I feel.
Here's what I knew about doing a play: I knew it would make me a better actor.
I think the guy who has had the better films is Will Smith. I don't know if he's a better actor than me. I don't think so. I am a rapper first. Man, I just love what I do. I am just the greatest and I can't help it. I'm sorry man.
LL Cool J
I'm always happier and a better actor when I can really lose myself in a character and become somebody else.
The armoury of having any academic education does not necessarily set you up for being a good or better actor.
I directed my first music video for Sara Bareilles. I like writing and directing. I co-wrote '21 Jump Street' and I'm in that. To me, they all inform the other one. I think writing makes you a better actor, acting makes you a better writer, directing makes you better at both. To me, I'm just trying to learn as much as possible.
I want to keep working with the best, keep going and be a better actor each time I go and dive into something.
I always thought on my own that what is a huge part of being an actor, or what made me a better actor, was just really living life. Not being closed in on life, but being more open to experiences and to people and taking risks and exposing yourself to things.
I have no regrets, except perhaps one: I should have tried harder to be a better actor.
George Clooney is a super-human, he's just such an amazing human being, he taught me how to be a better person and a better actor!
I think I am a much better actor than I have allowed myself to be.
An award doesn't necessarily make you a better actor.
I really don't want to go to work every day convincing myself of what I'm saying. I want the material to make me a better actor; then I try to return the favor to the material.
I maintain that if you're a novelist and you go into an art museum, you'll come out a better novelist. And if you paint a picture for an hour you're a better actor at the end of it.
I think acting can be very frustrating, and there's no experience that doesn't make you a better actor.
I like working fast, but I got to the age where the real difference between television and the movies is, I'm not smart enough to be in the movies. It's a very political world. In all modesty, I can say that I'm a much better actor, but that doesn't matter.
I pray and try every day to be a better actor.
I was a writer. I just wasn't a very good one. I was lucky enough to have a playwriting teacher who told me that I'd be a better actor than I would a playwright.
I become a better actor after I step on a stage in front of, like, 500 people when it's just me, a microphone and my guitar. You don't get as nervous walking into a room in front of 3 or 4 people and to do a scene or to walk on a set. You gain confidence.
I just did something on a show on UPN called 'Girlfriends' that will be on television in February. I am actually a much better actor today than I was in 1996, believe it or not.
It does make you a better director and a better actor.
Bad directors are the ones who want to tell you every move, and think they're a better actor than you.
Thankfully I'm a better actor than football player, or at least I hope so.
I think the periods of being unsuccessful have made me a better actor.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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