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One sign of a great actor is when he can be alone by himself on the screen, doing almost nothing, and producing one of a film's defining moments.
There is no way you can get people to believe you on screen if they know who you really are through television.
I don't even like DVDs. Honest to God, in my lifetime, I might have rented a dozen DVDs, literally gone into a video store and rented a dozen DVDs in my lifetime, because I don't like to see movies that way. I like to see them on the big screen.
I don't have control over what's on screen, and that's terrifying.
I am not an actress. I can only play me - on and off the screen.
I don't kiss on screen. Period.
One forgets too easily the difference between a man and his image, and that there is none between the sound of his voice on the screen and in real life.
The screen is a magic medium. It has such power that it can retain interest as it conveys emotions and moods that no other art form can hope to tackle.
These days young kids don't have any place to form an epic adventure. It's more often in front of the TV screen or a laptop. That's very hard on them. They're being taught daily unsocial skills. Facebook is an unsocial skill. It's so sad.
I think the fact that I'm so well known to be gay makes it very difficult to have a convincing relationship with a woman on screen. It wouldn't be at all difficult for me to kiss a woman - I'll kiss a frog if you like.
The truth is that I know very few novelists who have been satisfied with the adaptation of their books for the screen.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
I think the first British actor who really worked well in cinema was Albert Finney. He was a back-street Marlon Brando. He brought a great wittiness and power to the screen. The best actor we've had.
I knew exactly how I wanted it to play, but you are never sure until you watch the projected images reflect off the screen. That's when you know it worked.
I haven't always been warmly welcomed for holding my conservative positions in Hollywood. Then again, I've never been very good at being politically correct either, on or off screen. So why start now?
You gotta understand, when moving images first started, people wanted sound, color, big screen and depth.
Growing old on screen is not for the faint of heart.
Look at a football field. It looks like a big movie screen. This is theatre. Football combines the strategy of chess. It's part ballet. It's part battleground, part playground. We clarify, amplify and glorify the game with our footage, the narration and that music, and in the end create an inspirational piece of footage.
Most screen violence is tedious.
'Green Screen' was a total experiment. I'm glad we did it, but it was just tough on that network to get it going.
When I'm sitting at the desk not being able to write line one, it's silence and despair! It's not so easy to put the pen to the legal pad or type the first sentence on the computer screen.
Meryl Streep does things I would never have thought possible... Her presence on screen is outstanding.
My show is my statement. What I have to say is on the screen. My life is my own. I don't want to talk about my private self. Why should I?
I had to find my way of translating the excitement you get when you're reading comic books to the big screen.
I admired Marlon Brando as I grew up. I though he was one of the finest screen actors around.
My life may seem glamorous from the outside but off screen it's as ordinary as anyone else's.
Four months of preparation and about 12 hours of shooting turned into about 30 seconds of screen time.
Behind a smoke screen of high-profile female appointees and soothing slogans, George W. Bush is waging war on women.
If in my twenties I'd gotten one of the two-dozen roles that I did screen tests for and almost got, I think I would have become bored with the awards circuit, the whole hype machine.
If you think about my filmography, I have never done a movie that a kid could go see, except for 'Iron Giant,' and I'm not even on the screen.
It has been said that on screen I personified the American woman.
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