Top 110 Acting School Quotes

In this post, you will find great Acting School Quotes from famous people, such as Ishita Dutta, Michael Redhill, Dennis Farina, Jacqueline McKenzie, Nick Frost. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

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Tanushree taught me how to do make-up when I didn’t even know how to hold a brush, She encouraged me to go to acting school when I was not confident about my personality and acting. She even got my pictures done by the best photographers in town. She motivated me to do my best.
I’d had an early stint in acting school, and there was something satisfying about becoming a character, about being inside another mind that you had to create out of yourself. As I moved toward a life in writing, I found many of the things I’d learned in acting school still applied.
Michael Redhill
There’s a whole catalogue of actors that never went to acting school.
Coming from theater, and having been to acting school, and done little, small Australian independent movies, a lot of the time, it’s always about character.
Jacqueline McKenzie
I was an amazing bartender and a great waiter. I think, in a way, that was my acting school.
I didn’t go to film school, I went to acting school.
Charles S. Dutton
Maybe I’ll go to acting school. Acting is like boxing, you know.
Twelve to 15 years of acting school, and I am being a bird.
The thing about me is I have a great little acting school. I teach about 125 students.
Sometimes when I’m not working, I go and teach at an acting school, and quite selfishly, that makes me feel more inspired to do things myself.
Chris Geere
I got involved with an acting school and studied for a couple years. They used to have improv exercises that you would work on and you would do improvs.
I never went to school. I never went to acting school because I was so scared.
Ursula Andress
I’m not someone who went to acting school – I was just out of the gate, doing it.
It’s so funny, you go to acting school thinking you’re going to learn how to be other people, but really it taught me how to be myself. Because it’s in understanding yourself deeply that you can lend yourself to another person‘s circumstances and another person’s experience.
Maybe I’ll go to acting school. Acting is like boxing, you know.
After going to theater school, and then subsequently dropping out, I would say that when I first went to Chicago and learned long-form improv, that was a far better acting workshop than any acting school I’ve been to.
I never went to acting school. I started in the circus, music hall, I was in a group, did kidsbits. I’ve always had this kind of insecurity being uneducated.
Rupert Graves
I’ve never gone to acting school and I never will, so I’m learning about the business from the people who are in the business. It doesn’t seem like I work at all. And the unknown is always exciting.
I went to an arts high school and was surrounded by drama students who dreamed of working in the industry. I almost feel a sense of guilt, because I didn’t go to acting school.
Acting school was summer camp, and I needed concentration camp. I had so many different ideas swirling between culture and how to tie things together.
I went to acting school, and there were twenty other actors in my class who were exceptional. It’s hard for anybody to get work. When I was trying to get jobs, I felt a responsibility to be respectful of the opportunities and take challenging things that could be interesting both for me as an actor and for the audience.
I really had the best time on ‘Mad Men.’ It was a wonderful place for me, because I never went to an acting school or anything like that, so ‘Mad Men’ was kind of my training.
A big moment for me was when I did a play that was a new adaptation of Dostojevskij’s ‘Crime and Punishment,’ and I played Raskolnikov. It was actually the first thing I did when I got out of acting school.
I went to school for singing, middle school at LaGuardia High School. Followed by Berkeley College of Music and afterwards I went to acting school at the Neighborhood Playhouse for Theater.
I grew up poor, financially lower class. Worked in restaurants for 17 years while going to acting school and trying to become a working actor. Because I know what it’s like to not have money, I turn down roles if I don’t want to play them.
Somebody said something really smart: It’s like you end up being the defense attorney for your role. Your job is to defend their point of view. You’re fighting for what they want. You learn that in acting school – it’s Acting 1A: ‘What do you want? What’s in the way?’
I wanted to go to acting school, and I did a few modeling jobs to pay for acting school. I never aspired to be a model. I met lots of photographers, and I learned a lot about light – as a source of love and illumination, light as a gift of love. On film, that’s a massive contribution.
Drama school, you know, I own an acting school, Actor Prepares.
I started going to acting school when I was 14, and I would always have my own take on things.
I had gone to acting school for years. It was the kind of thing I had studied to do. I had worked with good coaches and trained to do this my whole life: to be a realistic actress capable of doing truthful work.
Coming from theater, and having been to acting school, and done little, small Australian independent movies, a lot of the time, it’s always about character.
Jacqueline McKenzie
The government gave me enough money to go to acting sch

The government gave me enough money to go to acting school.
I’ve never gone to acting school and I never will, so I’m learning about the business from the people who are in the business. It doesn’t seem like I work at all. And the unknown is always exciting.
I went to school for singing, middle school at LaGuardia High School. Followed by Berkeley College of Music and afterwards I went to acting school at the Neighborhood Playhouse for Theater.
When I first went to acting school, they made me lose my accent, which is very upsetting for me. The first day of Shakespeare class, I remember the professor was like, ‘Oh, boy. Oh no, no, no, no. No, no, no,’ and sent me to a voice and speech class to get rid of the accent immediately.
I didn’t know what acting school was, so I went onto the computer and typed ‘acting school.’ I found one in Berlin, and I found ones in Vienna, Zurich, and London. I went to all of those places to audition. You were supposed to have two monologues, and I only had one.
To be at acting school, it was kind of the first time you felt the freedom to be as much of yourself as you wanted. People weren’t going to judge you.
I’ve been training as an actor for six years. Nobody goes to acting school for six years. I mean, the college course is only four years! I absolutely trained.
I mean, the acting school I went to, we did have a social experience, but you know, when it’s a bunch of actors, it’s everyone self-consciously having a social experience rather than just having a social experience.
To be a great actor, you really don’t need to go to acting school or learn dance classes or work on your body. You have to be intelligent. You have to draw on a lot of emotions that you go through in life that you can tap into once you work on a set.
I graduated high school a year early and moved to Los Angeles to go to acting school, which is hilarious.
I left acting school really hoping that I could be on a television show of some sort, working in movies in Hollywood.
You know, back in acting school they always teach you, ‘Make bold choices and look for activities that are interesting.’
I remember getting out of acting school and friends of mine talking about, like, ‘You know, I don’t think I’m gonna do TV.’ Like, people putting on these airs of being picky. And I was never a snob about it.
I think I’m more the method acting school.
I was never in an acting school. But I learned everything on the job like memorising lines, all the technicalities of theatre, how to use your voice and eyes and more.
I started going to acting school in my senior year in high school, and I remained in acting school through four years of college.
Dane DeHaan
I love learning on set, it’s the best acting school ever.
I didn’t know how capable I was until the people around me in acting school would say I was good.
I’ve always loved movies, so I tried to get into an acting school. I saw an ad for the Oscar school on the back of ‘The Irish Times,’ and I went along for an audition, very pragmatically, to see if I could do it or not.
I grew up in Bellport, Long Island where I attended Gateway Acting School and met Robin Allan. She was the school’s director who took me under her wing and was the one who told me that I could do this for real.
Brendan Dooling
I had gone to acting school for years. It was the kind of thing I had studied to do. I had worked with good coaches and trained to do this my whole life: to be a realistic actress capable of doing truthful work.
I went to acting school, but only for nine months. If you’re an actor, you know, don’t really need to learn how to do it.
I went to acting school in New York City for two years. I studied with Stella Adler.
The government gave me enough money to go to acting school.
I was going to be in an acting school in London, and then I promptly got thrown out of an acting school in London. Well, it wasn’t that I got thrown out as much as I was not invited back, which is the same thing, just more polite.
Somebody said something really smart: It’s like you end up being the defense attorney for your role. Your job is to defend their point of view. You’re fighting for what they want. You learn that in acting school – it’s Acting 1A: ‘What do you want? What’s in the way?’
I was an amazing bartender and a great waiter. I think, in a way, that was my acting school.
I was a bad kid. I was a really naughty kid. I couldn’t read or write. And that was me punishment – going to acting school.
When I went to acting school, the kids that got the best grades were the kids that could cry on cue. But it didn’t really translate into careers for any of them, because the external is the easy part.
My background is a small town with no movie theater. So… I always pictured myself onstage. I went to acting school and learned all the skills. I left early because I did my first movie and discovered that I really loved the minimalistic work with the camera.
The thing about me is I have a great little acting school. I teach about 125 students.
I was failed in all other aspects of filmmaking and was

I was failed in all other aspects of filmmaking and was completely bankrupt because my dreams were higher than realities. So I started my acting school in a small room with 12 students to prepare future actors and actresses.
At acting school people didn’t speak like me. It was all received pronunciation – ‘ow now brown cow.’
I went to an arts high school and was surrounded by drama students who dreamed of working in the industry. I almost feel a sense of guilt, because I didn’t go to acting school.
After going to theater school, and then subsequently dropping out, I would say that when I first went to Chicago and learned long-form improv, that was a far better acting workshop than any acting school I’ve been to.
When I got out of acting school, I was lucky to have gotten any job at all. A lot of people hiring African American actresses – it was right after ‘Roots,’ and for society, not me, it was great. Nice richly dark-skinned people was the fashion, and I was not.
I did theatre a lot when I was a kid. Then I went to acting school in New York. I did a lot of behind the scenes in college. I wanted to learn while I had the time. I studied theatre and film in different capacities.
Justin Bartha
A big moment for me was when I did a play that was a new adaptation of Dostojevskij’s ‘Crime and Punishment,’ and I played Raskolnikov. It was actually the first thing I did when I got out of acting school.
I wanted to go to acting school, and I did a few modeling jobs to pay for acting school. I never aspired to be a model. I met lots of photographers, and I learned a lot about light – as a source of love and illumination, light as a gift of love. On film, that’s a massive contribution.
I never went to acting school, so improv was my training. Just being quick on your feet helps in everyday life.
Ben Schwartz
I was in Mumbai pursuing my graduation in mass media; I was not sure what to do. I tried my hand at a couple of different things. I joined an acting school after that and eventually things fell in place.
When I moved to Los Angeles to be on the radio, there was an acting school on every corner. You can’t be in L.A. and not be into acting.
Community‘ was a very important part of my growth as an actor. I see it as my acting school, not having a lot of formal acting training.
I always wanted to be an actor, so I began to prepare myself for a career in acting. I did a course at Kishore Namit Kapoor’s acting school. I was with Shiamak Davar’s dance school and also did theatre with Nadira Babbar.
When I went to acting school, the kids that got the best grades were the kids that could cry on cue. But it didn’t really translate into careers for any of them, because the external is the easy part.
I never attended any acting school, though I’ve done theatre workshops a couple of times, and it has been an extremely enriching experience. But beyond that, I don’t want to acquire the skills of acting and use them on camera. I’d rather learn on the job.
To be at acting school, it was kind of the first time you felt the freedom to be as much of yourself as you wanted. People weren’t going to judge you.
An actor has to be very, very careful, as one of the most wonderful props – and actors love props – is a cigarette. There’s so much to do with it: you can bring it up to your face, play with the smoke. It’s just the greatest – ever since I was 16 and in acting school in England, I’ve been playing around with cigarettes.
I never went to school. I never went to acting school because I was so scared.
Ursula Andress
I talk about race a lot. It’s been my work ever since I came out of acting school. But it’s true that in a way talking about race is a taboo. Because so many of our debates about race have to do not with race but with what we are willing to see, what we will not see and what we don’t want to see.
I went to acting school in New York City for two years. I studied with Stella Adler.
I didn’t go to acting school, but I’ve been observing my fellow man for 66 years now, and I would think that’s the best school there is.
Wilford Brimley
My background is a small town with no movie theater. So… I always pictured myself onstage. I went to acting school and learned all the skills. I left early because I did my first movie and discovered that I really loved the minimalistic work with the camera.
Once, Naseeruddin Shah told me that the wafer shop was the best acting school that I could have attended. And I completely agree. I observed every customer very minutely and picked up some quirk or the other. Later, I used those experiences while playing different characters.
I didn’t go to film school, I went to acting school.
Charles S. Dutton
I never went to acting school. I started in the circus, music hall, I was in a group, did kidsbits. I’ve always had this kind of insecurity being uneducated.
Rupert Graves
The first time I saw ‘Macbeth‘ was not the entire play. It was at acting school, and this student was working on Lady Macbeth’s soliloquy. I felt something very special, and I knew then that I would one day experience Lady Macbeth, but I always thought it would be on stage and in French.
I never went to acting school, so improv was my training. Just being quick on your feet helps in everyday life.
Ben Schwartz
If I could go back to my first year of acting school, I’d probably say: ‘Relax. Stop taking yourself so seriously.’
You know, back in acting school they always teach you, ‘Make bold choices and look for activities that are interesting.’
Sometimes when I’m not working, I go and teach at an acting school, and quite selfishly, that makes me feel more inspired to do things myself.
Chris Geere
An actor has to be very, very careful, as one of the most wonderful props – and actors love props – is a cigarette. There’s so much to do with it: you can bring it up to your face, play with the smoke. It’s just the greatest – ever since I was 16 and in acting school in England, I’ve been playing around with cigarettes.
I did drama at school, as a kid, but I ain't been to, l

I did drama at school, as a kid, but I ain’t been to, like, acting school or anything. I was in a couple of school plays.
It’s so funny, you go to acting school thinking you’re going to learn how to be other people, but really it taught me how to be myself. Because it’s in understanding yourself deeply that you can lend yourself to another person‘s circumstances and another person’s experience.
I’d had an early stint in acting school, and there was something satisfying about becoming a character, about being inside another mind that you had to create out of yourself. As I moved toward a life in writing, I found many of the things I’d learned in acting school still applied.
Michael Redhill
There’s a whole catalogue of actors that never went to acting school.
I remember getting out of acting school and friends of mine talking about, like, ‘You know, I don’t think I’m gonna do TV.’ Like, people putting on these airs of being picky. And I was never a snob about it.
When I first went to acting school, they made me lose my accent, which is very upsetting for me. The first day of Shakespeare class, I remember the professor was like, ‘Oh, boy. Oh no, no, no, no. No, no, no,’ and sent me to a voice and speech class to get rid of the accent immediately.
Twelve to 15 years of acting school, and I am being a bird.
To be honest, there are so many things I learned in acting school beyond the method; it was a safe place to practice. So acting school was about exercising that acting muscle and doing it every single day – and having people tell you that you’re bad every single day! Which pushes you to work even harder.
I got involved with an acting school and studied for a couple years. They used to have improv exercises that you would work on and you would do improvs.
I’ve been training as an actor for six years. Nobody goes to acting school for six years. I mean, the college course is only four years! I absolutely trained.
I didn’t know how capable I was until the people around me in acting school would say I was good.
I was bored one day, so my dad took me to this acting school. I liked it more than having fun – I liked it for an actual job.
I didn’t go to acting school, but I’ve been observing my fellow man for 66 years now, and I would think that’s the best school there is.
Wilford Brimley
I started going to acting school in my senior year in high school, and I remained in acting school through four years of college.
Dane DeHaan
At acting school people didn’t speak like me. It was all received pronunciation – ‘ow now brown cow.’
To be honest, there are so many things I learned in acting school beyond the method; it was a safe place to practice. So acting school was about exercising that acting muscle and doing it every single day – and having people tell you that you’re bad every single day! Which pushes you to work even harder.
When you’re 20 and you’re in acting school and your teachers tell you that 95 percent of actors are unemployed for twenty years, you think it doesn’t apply to you. But it does take twenty years to become real, because that’s what you have to do to be an interesting actor.