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A stage actor has to be 10% aware of the audience as he's performing.
When I was in New York, I was making a living. We had a summer house and a car that I could put in a garage. That's something for a stage actor.
William H. Macy
Yet the reality is that I'm a stage actor from the Midwest - probably the opposite of a shark agent.
I'm just a stage actor from Chicago.
My vision had always been that I was gonna be a stage actor and that was it.
My dream as a youngster was to be like Olivier. To be a great stage actor. To be a great Shakespearean actor. To me that is the Olympics of acting.
I wanted to be a stage actor but I got stuck on television. It took a couple of years to get used to.
I spent so many years of my life as a stage actor and when you do all these plays, a lot of really great plays are very politically driven. They deal with deep social issues, and that's the kind of stuff that I love, as an audience member.
I knew I was a good stage actor but I had no idea about movies. And I wasn't a Paul Newman type of guy. That's why I thought the stage is just right for me.
The only thing I wanted to do when I was a young naive kid was to become a New York stage actor.
I still think of myself as a stage actor. When I do film and television I try to implement what I was taught to do in theatre, to try to stretch into characters that are far from myself.
I trained as a stage actor and was given a lot of technical tools to play with.
I was a stage actor for 20 years or so; I was leading men in classical things. 'Shakespeare,' you know. And now, I never play leading men. I'm that kamikaze comic that comes from the left, turns the table over, and leaves, or the hyper-intelligent yuppie scumbag if it's a drama.
John Michael Higgins
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