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The quote-unquote 'description' of a leading man was once your tall, handsome man with the build of whatever, almost a trophy to some degree. I think now it's about making a leading man what you want a leading man to be. In this day, you can't deny talent. You look at Jonah Hill, you look at Zach Galifianakis, you look at myself.
I'm an actor. I'll take a lead if it's offered. The really good actors can fill a character, no matter what the role is. A good leading man is a character actor; a good character actor can be a leading man.
As an actor, I felt I couldn't compete. I wasn't as cute as the leading man; I wasn't as brilliant as Robin Williams.
I don't really think there's much difference between a character actor and a leading man besides aesthetics.
Whether it's being a leading man, making TV shows, being with my family, I've learned a lot.
I am not the archetypal leading man. This is mainly for one reason: as you may have noticed, I have no hair.
I was only a leading man for a minute; now I'm a character actor.
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.
It never occurred to me that I was a leading man until I was 19 years old. I had been acting since I was 10, so that's nine years and 30 or 40 plays, in school and summer stock, professional theater, too.
The Super Bowl is like a movie, and the quarterback is the leading man.
I don't even think of myself as particularly good looking, and not at all a typical kind of Hollywood leading man sort of actor.
When I first got out to Hollywood, they were pushing me for sitcoms, and I didn't really have an interest in them. I wanted to do films and slowly worked that way. And then it became, I guess, this curse of the leading man.
Having a leading man who is actually prettier than you are is quite upsetting.
Kristin Scott Thomas
The only leading man I ever had a crush on was James Garner.
Mary Tyler Moore
I was a theater man, so I was never in the situation of being a handsome Hollywood leading man, and then having to age.
The greatest leading man, in my opinion, will always be Cary Grant.
I'm not a conventional leading man at all and have no wish to be.
I wanted to be a leading man - the black lawyer, the black doctor, the black policeman.
David Alan Grier
I was supposed to be a romancer, either wooing the leading lady or competing with the leading man for her.
I'd like to be a wounded leading man. Instead of a pillar of strength, I'd be the scared one.
I'd love to talk to Joaquin Phoenix because he's a very private guy. Also, he's creating a new kind of sexy leading man. To me, his face is new and might be legendary someday.
In Hollywood if you're good looking, tall, have okay teeth and nice skin, the odds of being successful are great. If you're short and fat, it's a different story. But as long as you look like a leading man type, half your job is done already.
It is intensely frustrating. The longer you live, the more interesting life gets, and yet many of the parts involve carrying trays and putting lamb chops down in front of the leading man.
I'm a chubby middle-aged white guy with short hair. I think that's it, really. I kind of have a look. Right now, I'm not fat enough to be the fat friend, but I'm not thin enough to be the leading man, so I look like a cop.
I think my wife has always been aware, whatever country we have been in, of my dramatic leading man status; a little too dramatic she would probably say.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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