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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.
The Super Bowl is like a movie, and the quarterback is the leading man.
Having a leading man who is actually prettier than you are is quite upsetting.
Kristin Scott Thomas
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.
It's what actors call a big, juicy part, when you're a leading man. I don't get a lot of those. I get a lot of supporting things.
I am not the archetypal leading man. This is mainly for one reason: as you may have noticed, I have no hair.
I don't really think there's much difference between a character actor and a leading man besides aesthetics.
To be the leading man it's about the celebrity and the looks, and it's tough to do that. People who do it great are people like Tom Cruise and Will Smith - they're built for that. I ain't. I'm more of a character guy.
In real life, every person is the leading man or woman. We don't think of ourselves as supporting or character actors.
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.
I was never a leading man. I've always been in the outer concentric circles in the company, being a character actor, which is a good place to be. It gives you that diversity.
I've never had any delusions about being a leading man, and it's not sour grapes to say that in the best films that I've always enjoyed, the cliched leading man type isn't a part of the picture.
Honestly, I feel like I am a leading man, and it's just going to take the right project, the female and the right studio. It's got to all gel together, you know what I mean?
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.
I don't want to be Mr. Romantic Leading Man. I don't want to be the Dance Dude. I don't want to be the Action Guy. If I had to do any one of those all my life, it'd drive me crazy.
I was supposed to be a romancer, either wooing the leading lady or competing with the leading man for her.
I always wanted to be a leading man!
The greatest leading man, in my opinion, will always be Cary Grant.
I've never considered myself a leading man, don't look like one, don't want to be one.
I wanted to be a leading man - the black lawyer, the black doctor, the black policeman.
David Alan Grier
I think every leading man wants to be a character actor, and every character actor wants to be a leading man.
Hollywood isn't ready for an Indian leading man.
But obviously you don't want to just be the guy who comes in and sort of spices up every movie. So yeah, definitely moving into more of a leading man role would be great, but on my own terms.
I understand what my gift is, which is making people laugh, hopefully. It's more on that level. I don't need to be a leading man, I'm fine with that.
I was initially a leading man, but only on television.
Denzel has been that leading man, but it took him a while to get to Training Day and Hurricane Carter.
I started off as an actor thinking that I would be this Romeo, this dashing leading man. It turns out that I'm a character actor.
In the years since I worked with John Hughes, there were many years where I literally had hundred of doors slammed in my face because I wasn't that kid anymore, and I wasn't a character actor, and I wasn't a leading man, and I wasn't whatever Hollywood was looking for.
Anthony Michael Hall
I've certainly played those leading man or male juvenile roles, where you're not supposed to make people laugh.
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.
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