In this post, you will find great Actor Quotes from famous people, such as Naomie Harris, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Chris Diamantopoulos, Ayushmann Khurrana, Jon Bernthal. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
My favorite part of the whole filmmaking process is working with a fantastic cinematographer, a fantastic actor or actors, and then just creating emotions and stories. I get so excited by that. That’s the part I’m utterly addicted to.
I’m not a comedian, I’m an actor.
An actor’s off-screen persona should never overshadow his on-screen characters.
I mean, I hate when actors talk about how hard their job is. It’s ridiculous, because we have the best job in the world.
Denzel Washington is a big Hollywood movie star now. But he started out as an actor in the Negro Ensemble company.
Actors search for rejection. If they don’t get it they reject themselves.
You just hope that you will get the opportunity to do what you love and pay your bills, and that is being a success as an actor.
I guess I say this for younger actors out there: you have to be brave, and you have to be ready to fail, and that’s the only way you can be unique. So when a director is confident enough in what they’re doing, and they allow their actors to be brave and bring in stuff, the more likely it’s going to work out okay.
When you are working, be the director’s and producer’s actor. Value their time and money, be punctual, disciplined, and don’t misuse perks that you get as an actor.
You want to play another kind of character in another genre, and it’s been something I’ve been trying to do if I can in the career so far, and it’s something I hope to continue because it’s interesting to me and you get to do different things as an actor.
In every shoot, between the actor and the director there is manipulation. I’m not saying that negatively. It’s healthy.
I’m not an activist, I’m an actor. I don’t want to be an activist.
An actor is at most a poet and at least an entertainer.
I’ve seen up close what can happen when actors talk publicly about their relationships: their personal life gets dismantled. It’s a show business game, and it’s one game I won’t play.
My advice to an aspiring actor would be to never stop learning or working for what you want. Nothing comes easy, ever, if you want something, you have to work for it. By working for it I mean work on your craft, learn from people who have something to teach. It’s just like anything else, practice makes perfect.
As an actor, we’re unemployed a lot, so I’m familiar with the stress of trying to get a gig, and sometimes you take shows that you don’t really want to do to keep the money coming in.
As an actor, you always have aspirations to play different roles.
The thing about film-making is I give it everything, that’s why I work so hard. I always tell young actors to take charge. It’s not that hard. Sign your own cheques, be responsible.
The most important film I made, in terms of its subject and the great responsibility I had as an actor, was a film I did about the founder of Pakistan called ‘Jinnah.’
If you get too deep into the history, what often happens to a lot of us actors is that we become stilted. We forget that we’re reading about something that happened a hundred years ago. If we don’t put the human emotion that would naturally be in there, we end up being stilted instead of being human beings.
To be a good actor you have to be something like a criminal, to be willing to break the rules to strive for something new.
Whatever you do, make sure you want to write more than you want to be a writer. Make sure you want to act more than you want to be an actor. That is what will sustain you.
As an actor, I tend to enjoy going to the dark side.
I’ve proven I’m courageous. I’m gutsier than anybody; I’ve got a better imagination than anybody; I’m essentially more creative than any other actor I know, and I’ve proven I take risks. I don’t think I need to prove anything to myself any more.
I always knew I’d be more of a character actor than a leading man, and I always wanted to take that and run with it.
Regrets are something you can’t really have as an actor, because ultimately you’ll end up destroying yourself… there’s a lot of disappointment in this business.
I’m an actor who they said was wrinkled and balding and everything else when I was in my early 30’s. Most of the people who wrote that who thought they were younger than me are now bald and wrinkled.
Being an actor really, really strengthens me as a director. There’s just a certain type of understanding that comes from having been there and knowing how much is really being asked of actors that helps me.
I think the only way to return my followers‘ kindness and show my appreciation for their support is to become a better actor – and to help people any way I can.
Actors work and slave and it is the color of your hair that can determine your fate in the end.
I love to play different roles. That’s just the kind of actor I am.
Theatre is a must for actors. They should try it at least once. It makes you disciplined, teaches you to respect your work, and boosts your confidence as an actor.
When I was a younger actor, I would try to keep it serious all day. But I have found, later on, that the lighter I am about things when I’m going to do a big scene that’s dramatic and takes a lot out of you, the better off I am when I come to it.
As an actor, you have many tools – your body, your voice, your emotions, mentally. In film, you have your eyes because they communicate your thought process. In fact, generally in film, what you don’t say is more important than what you say. That’s not so much the case for stage.
To be honest, as an actor, job security is not a trait.
I’m an actor in between jobs right now, so I kind of live the life of a 7-year old.
I personally believe the film turns out better when shot in one short schedule, plus it doesn’t stress the actors.
Sigmund Freud said we act out our own dreams, but if you are only an actor you are not acting out your own dream. You are simply participating in someone else’s dream.
I had done some flimflam movies, but I didn’t understand what being an actor meant anymore.
I think what makes a good actor’s director is the same thing that makes a good director. Acting is just one of the trades necessary to make a movie.
Actors are adults playing hide-and-ego-seek.
Actors improvise on the stage and enjoy interacting with audiences.
As an actor, you usually live your life with faith.
I never thought about what people would say about me. I was just a young guy who was excited to become a comedian and an actor, and I just wanted to get to do what I got to do.
I’m definitely one of those actresses who comes to a set knowing how I want to do a scene, and I definitely love input from my directors and my writers. I know that there’s some actors who like to be left alone, they like to be very independent, but I actually really enjoy the teamwork.
The first actor I ever saw was The Lone Ranger. I thought, That’s what I want to do.
Times are changing fast and we, as actors, need to upgrade our armoury every now and then.
Most good actors have a huge intelligence about the human condition and a real open heart to different kinds of people and behavior.
That is the thing that wrestling is, we are who we are. Even when we are established we are not actors. We are wrestlers.
I lived in America for a long time before I started working as an actor. Some actors show up on set and have never done an American accent before, so they rely on a slew of technical mechanisms. Part of what makes an accent is understanding why people speak that way – you have to understand the culture.
A director, I forget who, told me that it takes 30 years to make an actor. And I believe that. You have to learn your craft, learn your trade – and also you have to live a life and experience things.
Even though I’m an actor, I’ve gone to productions where there has been someone whose work is known in film, and you can’t take your eyes off them. It unbalances the production. Whether they’re good or not, it doesn’t matter.
Culture changes because of musicians and actors and actresses. There’s a responsibility there. You may ignore the responsibility. You may choose to be a bad role model. But, you are a role model nonetheless.
Matt Weiner is very perceptive; there’s something about the rhythms and the way people speak that is very authentic to the actor. But there are qualities that are dissimilar. The characters on ‘Mad Men‘ are struggling with pretty profound unhappiness, but I can tell you this is a happy bunch.
Actors will say, ‘My character wouldn’t say that.’ Who said it was your character?
As an actor, you have to face the public all the time. It is a job that people fantasies, but it also creates prejudices; these prejudices are the scariest things. People judge a personal life or your image, and it can affect the characters I play. Therefore, I try not to showcase my personal life too much.
I could have gone the route of a lot of these former child actors, but I didn’t want that for myself. Like I said, when I was 14 years old, I decided to quit. I didn’t ever want to do it again.
I always thought I was a pretty terrible actor.
I have been working as an actor for 16-17 years now. The funny thing is I still feel awkward in communicating with the public as a star. It hasn’t been long since my drama ‘Goblin’ ended, and I’m looking forward for some time to rest.
The actor is too prone to exaggerate his powers; he wants to play Hamlet when his appearance is more suitable to King Lear.
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.
In South Africa, we could not have achieved our freedom and just peace without the help of people around the world, who through the use of non-violent means, such as boycotts and divestment, encouraged their governments and other corporate actors to reverse decades-long support for the Apartheid regime.
A lot of young actors will do a scene and then run off and look at themselves. I don’t believe in that at all.
Telugu and Tamil actors have been so open-hearted and warm in welcoming me to be part of their industries. This appreciation from such people means a lot to me.
I’m an actor and it happened to go my way that day.
I don’t think I’m misunderstood, but there is definitely a certain side of me that the press focuses on – my body, my hair, or who I’m dating – which has never really served me as an actor. It’s served me in the commercial world, making money as a model, but the media perception has really hindered my acting career.
Great actors try to dismiss all ideas from their conscious mind in order to provide an experience that is real.
It was one of the great chances in my life to become a Dumont actor.
I look at the action scenes as placeholders when I arrive on a script, knowing that I’m going to expand on them when I understand the constraints of the movie, the locations of where we’re shooting, the abilities of the actors, and where we want to go with the characters.
I’ve had the opportunity to work as an actor and tell stories that transform.
I have the cliche ‘struggling actor’ story. I was waiting tables in New York, went out to L.A. soon after graduation to get some jobs, but it didn’t work out. I wanted to cut my teeth in professional theater, so I came back to New York. It made my journey a longer one, but I really wanted to excel in the theater.
I’m a ballplayer, not an actor.
The actor has to develop his body. The actor has to work on his voice. But the most important thing the actor has to work on is his mind.
I’ve been nominated twice before as actor in a leading part. Now I’m nominated as actor in a supporting part. If I don’t win, I’ll just wait until I’m nominated for being in the theater during the show. Do they have one like that?
My father Arun Ahuja was an actor, and he did films as a hero.
Working with animals forces an actor to work harder because you have to be quick when it comes to improvisation, and you can’t break character – at all.
Some of the roles that are challenging are more in theater and TV. In movies, there’s a tendency to cast actors in roles that have been successful for them. It has to pay for itself.
To be a Dumont actor was considered to be a great honor for an actor, yet it also had its disadvantages.
Theatre is an actor’s medium. An actor has little control over a film. Which is why most actors who have done theatre, and then come to films find the former more creatively satisfying.
In my previous profession, when I was a producer, scriptwriter and actor, I wanted to get an Oscar, I wanted to be popular in the U.S.A.
As an actor, I feel one should use his look to trick people.
You spend enough time on set as an actor and it’s great when a director was at some point an actor or understands acting. They’re able to finesse performances out of you that a lot directors can’t get.
When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, ‘It’s in the script.’ If he says, ‘But what’s my motivation?, ‘ I say, ‘Your salary.’
I don’t want to just fall back on the fact that I was on the cover of ‘GQ’ for being an actor.
I see a lot of actors for whom life becomes one big schedule. I guess I try to be more sensitive to my private life – to take a breath of fresh air and be in the countryside or on a golf course.
The only thing we don’t do together is get in front of an actor and show any indecision at all about what we think. We don’t always agree, so we meet privately, then one or the other will approach the actor.
When I was younger, it was so much easier. All I needed to do was just get a job. It was like, ‘Oh, my God, I have a job! I can call myself a working actor.’ But then, the older you get, you have to be more selective, and that’s tough.
It’s just as important to be a good human being as it is to be a good actor.
I was very excited and interested as a background dancer or as a theatre actor or when I was working on TV, or even on the film which didn’t do well, like ‘Byomkesh.’
My favourite actor is Denzel Washington, he’s a smooth character so he could play me too!
There are so many talented young actors in the industry. I’m just happy to have a job!
As an actor, the first thing you learn in drama school is you never judge.
These actors who were in ‘Dope‘ are the actors I want to continue to collaborate and make films with from here on out.
I am a huge Bollywood fan, and my favourite actor of all time is Shah Rukh Khan.
If you’re an actor, even a successful one, you’re still waiting for the phone to ring.
Washington is no place for a good actor. The competition from bad actors is too great.
I’m a singer, song-writer, actor, actress, athlete. Girl, I’m everything.
I don’t think I’m a neck actor in otherthings. But in Bridgerton,’ particularly with the way the corset sits andthe attentionon the neck, it makes you hold yourshouldersacertain way.
Ninety per cent of how you learn is watching great people. When you are surrounded by good actors it lifts your performance.
‘The Fight Club’ DVD is great. I like anything that has really good extras because as an actor, it’s really great to see the behind-the-scenes stuff and see how different actors approach their particular project.
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.
One of my favourite actors of all time, although he doesn’t necessarily play villains, is Peter Lorre.
I hate to think of the day when nobody remembers me as an actor and I can’t get good tables in restaurants.
What really makes it fun for an actor is when the script is good.
I heard I am one of the most representative bachelor actors of Korea with Kang Dong Won, So Ji Sub, and Hyun Bin.
I am inclined to acting. I like to act and I like being an actor.
There is but one stage for the peasant and the actor.
I thought being in the wheelchair might be kind of limiting for me as an actor. It turned out cool in a lot of ways. Of course, at the end of the day, I can get up out of the chair and go home, but I’m very acutely aware that most people can’t, so I try to give the situation that depth.
Is this film more interesting than a documentary of the same actors having lunch?
When you’re making an independent film, it’s like this actor plus this actor equals this funding, this financing. Pull this actor out, this actor is still here but this money’s gone. It’s this frightening puzzle mosaic that is the world of independent film.
On buses and trains, I always think about the inexhaustible variety of human genes. We see types, and occasionally twins, but never doubles. All faces are unique, and this is exhilarating, despite the increasingly plastic similarity of TV stars and actors.
It’s easy to become very self-critical when you’re an actor. Then you get critiqued by the critics. Whether you agree with them or not, people are passing judgment on you.
I worked in this bar called the Raincheck Room in the ’60s; it used to be over on Santa Monica Boulevard, and, y’know, it was a pretty hip place. Lots of actors hung out there.
It’s funny, because there are so many stereotypes out there about actors and movie stars in general, but I’ve had a great opportunity to meet a lot of them, and maybe it’s just because they don’t behave that way around me, but I rarely see that kind of abuse of power.
A lot of actors never talk to other actors about how they’re doing things, or why. I think it’s important to share the way you’re thinking.
To have a part that is written for you certainly helps an actor.
With any actor, if you know your character well enough, you’ll know pretty much what he would say under any circumstance, or whatever situation might rear its head.
Leonardo DiCaprio is a very serious young actor.
I pray to God every day that he makes me the biggest superstar, but before that, I ask God to make me a good actor. Being a star is hard, but being an actor is even harder. I want to be both before I am done.
I think I discovered I wanted to be an actor when I got the first pay cheque.
As actors, you always have that moment thinking you’ve been absolutely terrible or a fraud.
‘Kung Fu‘ was never cancelled; I just left. I decided I had enough of it, and I thought I should do a movie right away, because I think when you leave a television series, it’s important that you establish the fact that you’re a movie actor really quickly, or you might never get that chance.
I’m picky, very picky. I wanted to be an actor since I was nine years old, and I figured that was only one way to ever have any longevity, and that’s to be careful about what kind of work you do.
I think, in general, independents don’t have a lot of access to really good scriptwriters or actors or actresses, so they’re very limited in what they can do.
There are a lot of actors who will watch the monitors. They’ll do a scene, and then the director will look back to see if he got whatever he wanted. I just find it odd to sit there and watch yourself.
Every part I play is just a variant of my own personality. No real character actor, of course, just me.
You know to me, being a good actor, the most important quality is you’ve got to love to play, and to just be open to anything.
What drew me into being an actor was that I never got cast in the school plays – and it used to kill me.
When I was a little kid, I wanted to be an actor.
I am a big fan of horror movies but I had never thought that I had wanted to act in one because I don’t think that actors get to do much in them. They’re usually just reacting.
I’m so thankful for the Internet because actors and singers and performers now have a way to connect with their fans on a very personal level which I think is quite special.
Some of the biggest and most popular movie stars in the world are limited or have constantly done what they do really well. Being versatile is not necessarily the greatest quality for an actor.
I’ve been an actor since I was 18. So that’s my proper job. But I was not a very successful actor, if you consider being able to afford your rent successful. I did lots of old people‘s tours; reminiscence tours.
I was always a closet lover of acting. My mom was very practical. She never, ever restricted our dreams, always told us we could do or be anything. Then I said, ‘Maybe I want to be an actor’. And she said, ‘Maybe not that’.
It is for the latter that I always wanted to be an actor: to play characters who are always on the move.
A good actor must never be in love with anyone but himself.
As I grew older, I realised that Bruce Lee was an actor first and a martial artist second. If he wasn’t a convincing actor and didn’t have the emotion in his eyes before delivering a kick or a punch, it wouldn’t have made that much of an impact.
God, I don’t think I could give advice when such other incredible actors have done it before me and done such amazing things. I think it would be unfair of me.
If the role is challenging enough, I don’t see why I shouldn’t play an older man or a father figure. It is not about playing what you are in real life. We are called actors for a reason!
I’m really not an actor of any kind. I’ve always seen myself as an entertainer, someone who makes people laugh. That’s all I’ve ever wanted to do. ‘Doctor Who‘ has always just been me, really.
Everyone forgets comedians are actors. There’s no question about it. A Robin Williams cannot say the same line every night for 40 weeks and make it sound fresh unless he’s doing an acting job.
If there’s anything unsettling to the stomach, it’s watching actors on television talk about their personal lives.
I’m used to the fact that the world views movie actors as personalities. I’m in the extremely fortunate position of making a living at something I’m passionate about. It’s all about choices. By the nature of what I do, I make a choice. I invite them in.
The term ‘serious actor’ is kind of an oxymoron, isn’t it? Like ‘Republican party’ or ‘airplane food.’
Dakota Fanning is a child, but she is a wonderful actor. I don’t know what a child actor is. She’s an actor who’s a child.
I’ve no apprehensions and inhibitions as an actor.
I feel respect is in your hands as an actor when portraying a character, particularly when it’s from the Indian subcontinent. I do make a conscious effort to do so and often talk to the directors especially about the heavy accent when it’s not needed.
Cooking is a great leveller. You can be a sports star, an actor, an entrepreneur, anything, but cooking strips it all away.
Good actors I’ve worked with all started out making faces in a mirror, and you keep making faces all your life.
An actor entering through the door, you’ve got nothing. But if he enters through the window, you’ve got a situation.
I mean, sometimes… a comedian becomes an actor, and they just don’t deliver, because the bottom line of comedy is to be funny, and the bottom line of acting is to be truthful, and they get that mixed up sometimes, or don’t even notice that that’s the thing.
Actors have to have conversations not just with dialogue but with silences.
I think I’m still trying to find my feet as an actor. And I know it ain’t brain surgery, but it confuses me and it comes between me and my sleep a lot.
It’s a nice challenge to escape your reality. I think that’s why actors do what we do. We like to play other people. It’s therapeutic.
I think every actor wants to be an FBI or cop at one point.
The trap for an actor is that you become too successful at what you’re trying to do, and you can find yourself stuck there.
I’m not a Method actor. I don’t believe acting should be psychodrama. I look within myself and see what I can find to play the role with. If I’m playing a blind man, I don’t go around blindfolded for days. A lot of good actors would, but I don’t go in for that very much. I like to just make it up as I go along.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui is the best actor because his choice of roles are so diametrically opposite from each other, and he pulls it off almost every time so convincingly.
As a playwright, you are a torturer of actors and of the audience as well. You inflict things on people.
It’s what I learn from the great actors that I work with. Stillness. That’s all and that’s the hardest thing.
As an actor, I love to play a good crying scene.
I like the character roles. Somewhere back there I really came to the conclusion in my mind that the difference between acting and stardom was major. And that if you become a star, people are going to go to see you. If you remain an actor, they’re going to go and see the story you’re in.
Jokes apart, people are constantly asking me, ‘What are you doing for the industry?’ When one makes a blockbuster, you plough back money into the industry. If my film makes 100 crore, I’m not taking the entire sum home! It gets distributed between the exhibitors, distributors, producers and actors.
As a producer, sitting on the other side of the desk, I have never once had an agent go out on a limb for his client and fight for him. I’ve never heard one say, ‘No, just a minute! This is the actor you should use.’ They will always say, ‘You don’t like him? I’ve got somebody else.’ They’re totally spineless.
I do know there are a lot of people who seem to be in my corner, and that’s, of course, wonderful. I’m really more interested in the nomination than in the award, because I think the nomination just puts you within a group of outstanding actors.
I’m an actor and this is a role I’m playing. But people can get wacky.
Currently, I work as an actor, but I still love music.
I always focused on being an actor. I did stand-up briefly, but I also did a lot of dramatic work. But since I’ve been on ‘The Daily Show,’ people think I’m a comedian. That’s not how I see myself.
My mother is black, from Grenada, so my blackness was always there, but It wasn’t until I started hanging with the upperclassmen black actors at my high school that I really got my roots in being a black American, which is a distinctly different identity and experience.
I’m – you know, I’m not a good actor.
The first time that I performed as an actor was the first day on the set of ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.’
My older brother Joel became an art teacher; my brother Rip ultimately became a television producer and singer and actor himself.
You have to find it in the moment, and that’s one of the challenges of being an actor – especially a film actor – is that you have to maintain these heightened emotions for long periods of time. There’s no trick to it. You just have to do.
The applause is a celebration not only of the actors but also of the audience. It constitutes a shared moment of delight.
There’s so much emphasis on Daniel Day-Lewis and his process, which is appropriately his own. But I was just blown away by his generosity as an actor. He’s so giving as an actor that he just naturally commands the focus on set.
Superstars come and go. I want to make sure I am always a producer’s actor. I may be refused to be called a great actor but I have never troubled any of my producers in my life. Honesty always catches the camera, and that is what my strength is.
I was offered and accepted a part in ‘A Few Best Men,’ and then the Australian actor’s union argued that there were too many British actors. And the director decided to lose me.
Dustin Hoffman was the greatest. He had so much information to give and he mesmerized me. He really feels for actors who are just starting out and remembers his early days like they were yesterday.
People are ready to take good actors, irrespective of whether he is a TV actor or a filmstar.
Never stand still. Only stand still enough to learn, and once you stop learning in that stance, move off. Always keep yourself engaged, in theater, in whatever job you can get. If you can’t get an acting job, then go backstage. Or take tickets. But be around actors because that is where you will primarily learn.
I worked a lot on ‘Conan’ as an actor, and when I moved to New York, a lot of my friends were on the first staff of that show. I started doing bit parts, which was the first thing I’d done on camera in front of a live audience.
I’m not an actor, I’m a movie star.
I go to conventions all the time. I’m not one of those actors who’s public-shy, meaning I don’t mind when someone comes up. It doesn’t happen often in the real world because people don’t recognize me because I was in makeup, but when it does, I don’t usually mind it at all if somebody says something.
I remember being amazed that actors had a union. I thought only coal miners had unions, or guys that worked in automobile plants. That’s an indication of how naive I was.
Vetrimaaran expects his actors to be spontaneous. Since he mostly prefers shooting in live locations, you have to be prepared for everything when you work with him.
Today I divide my day between being actor, producer and distributor, and the monotony is broken.
I’m not as good a singer as I am an actor. So that’s why I – the stories I like so much is because I’ve been a story teller for a long time. I started as a singer and found out I didn’t have a very good voice. That’s the reason I went into acting.
The actors in ‘Eight Men Out’ really know how to play, and the background athletes are all professionals.
One scene is enough for a good actor to leave his mark in any film.
I love acting. It’s way different from singing, but I like really put my ten thousand hours in to be really good. I want to be a premier actor. I want Oscars, I want recognition, and I want to move people just as much as I move people with my music, the same with my acting.
It’s always a little mind-boggling to realize that these famous actors know who I am.
David was the kind of guy who was totally supportive of the actors and instructed the writing staff to trust the actor’s instincts, since after all, it’s the actors playing the character.
I’m good at reading people. If I wasn’t an actor, I would be a psychologist.
It is easier to get an actor to be a cowboy than to get a cowboy to be an actor.
There’s nothing more boring than unintelligent actors, because all they have to talk about is themselves and acting. There have to be other things.
There’s a fine line between the Method actor and the schizophrenic.
I grew up in East Germany, so we had to learn Russian in school… everybody hated it. I never thought it would come in handy… And being an actor, I’ve been able to use it quite a bit.
I was trained classically in violin and voice, which led to musical theater. Then I left the music scene to chase acting, which is when ‘Neighbours‘ came along. It was a fantastic playground for actors, and the cast around me taught me a lot.
An actor has to remember the primary reason why he chose the profession that he did. If every role that I do doesn’t challenge me, then what is the point of being an actor?
I had a really great experience so far with film acting. And most experiences from most actors, I’ve heard, are not like this. But I want a career that has many disciplines and many options.
I certainly have never been an actor who can play the Everyman guy – or, I don’t tend to get those parts. I’ve tended to play eccentrics. I’ve played a lot of villains, of course.
It’s not a prerequisite for an actor to be obsessed about his looks. I know there are people who don’t look in the mirror at all, and I’m getting there.
I’m no actor, and I’ve got 64 pictures to prove it.
It’s definitely nerve-racking to be the center of attention. I’m not the kind of an actor that just craves attention 24-7 – but it’s part of the deal. You’re the leader on the set.
I came into the industry as an actor. And moved on to become a star with the help of my dancing skills.
I went to university for a year, and I’m not one for schooling and have no enjoyment sitting in a classroom all day and ended up going to live in England for two years, just to travel. I worked in a bar in a hotel for a couple of years and had no intention of becoming an actor. That’s where I met my agent.
I’m probably the most pessimistic actor I know. I’m always sure I’ll never work again.
I have a very thick skin altogether – surprisingly, many actors are rather fragile, but I get that of the 10 million people watching an episode, probably 3 million hate me, and I’m comfortable with that.
If I’d had the choice when I was 14, and someone had said to me, ‘You can either be a footballer or an actor,’ I’d have said: ‘Well, can’t I be a footballing actor?’
But I was always an actor, and I kept telling myself that there will be a day when I will become a good actor.
I always had an actor within me.
Humpty’ was something I had to do. I had to stretch myself as an actor.
It’s either feast or famine, and that’s the way it’s been for as long as I can remember. I’ve spent my whole career thinking I’ll never work again. Every actor lives with that insecurity. You just have to negotiate the rapids as they come.
At the end of the day, I’m an actor. I’m not here to sell other stuff or use off-screen things to generate whether or not I work. If I’m any good, I’ll work; if I’m not, I won’t.
Actors know what actors are insecure about – and they’re all insecure.
The actor should be able to create the universe in the palm of his hand.
I like a movie that brings out many discussions. From my experience, every time I have done movies, they create this kind of situation. Like ‘Irreversible,’ ‘The Passion of the Christ,’ ‘Malena’; it’s so interesting. I like to explore the dark side of humanity. That’s why I’m an actor.
To me, spending millions of dollars recreating the world’s sadness with actors and props and sets – it seems like a kind of arrogant waste of money… Unless, that is, it’s a film about an historical event.
I don’t see myself as a ‘black actor,’ I’m just Shemar Moore the actor.
An actor is never so great as when he reminds you of an animal – falling like a cat, lying like a dog, moving like a fox.
Every time I work, it’s an educational process because I learn by watching other actors. My career is always going to be an ongoing study.
Painting and photography keep the creative channel open, and for an actor, it’s to keep alive, it’s to keep awake, it’s to keep watching, it’s to keep feeling, it’s to keep enjoying, to keep that sensuality of feeling alive.
I think what makes a good actor’s director is somebody who understands what I’m doing and is respectful of it, but who also has a vision and is directing me toward their vision in a way that feels productive.
In my own case, I’m an artist, and I’m really interested in expanding the vocabulary of human action, and basically empowering people through interactivity. I want people to discover themselves as actors, as creative actors, by having interactive experiences.
A lot of actors, we aren’t that special; you get a well-written scene, and it’s virtually actor-proof.
If you’re a young person who wants to become an actor, it’s really important to walk into a casting room with a sense of yourself and some life experience. You can really delight a room and have them already choose you before you’ve even said a word!
My favorite thing about being an actor is that I get to be so many different people in one lifetime. You sort of get to be all of these different characters.
I never saw myself so much as an actor. I wanted to be a cartoonist like Charles M. Schulz and create my own world and be able to have a studio at home and not commute and be able to be with my family.
We’re actors. We’re the opposite of people.
Everybody wants to have their ‘Breaking Bad.’ It went to Bryan Cranston. It couldn’t have happened to a better guy or a better actor.
There is a strange pecking order among actors. Theatre actors look down on film actors, who look down on TV actors. Thank God for reality shows, or we wouldn’t have anybody to look down on.
I am a method actor, but I’m also a film actor as well as a method actor. Characters that don’t have humility, whether they are heroes or villains, are hard to relate to. All characters in every aspect of what we do should have humility. If they don’t, then they’re a cartoon character.
When you talk about a great actor, you’re not talking about Tom Cruise. His whole behavior is so shocking. It’s inappropriate and vulgar and absolutely unacceptable to use your private life to sell anything commercially, but I think it’s kind of a sickness.
It’s a full time job – trying to be at peace in my life, trying to be a better person and be best in every way I can be, be a good brother, be a good actor and a good human being.
As an actor, the biggest compliment you can get, in my book is for someone to believe that you’re the character.
I feel bad for young actors who become huge stars too quickly, because you haven’t had a chance to practice your craft a lot.
Movie-making is serious business. The director and the crew are already under a lot of pressure to give their best to the audience. Therefore, the best part for me as an actor is to act well in the movies and make a jolly atmosphere with the co-stars on the sets.
The actor already comes with emotions to the scene: fear, the fear of being in front of the camera. It is this fear that spurs the emotion of the scene. I too am afraid; I don’t know exactly what I am searching for. On the set, we are all participating in this fear together.
I don’t believe that directors need to essentially manipulate actors into doing things. You can suffer for your art, and you can make your own self suffer for your art. You don’t need anyone else to do it for you. I work best when there’s a safety trampoline of kindness.
As a director, it is important to understand the actor’s process.
I need theatre for my equilibrium, because in theatre the actors don’t care so much about image, about celebrity – you are more independent. There is not the narcissism, maybe, that you find in cinema.
When you see a person, do you just concentrate on their looks? It’s just a first impression. Then there’s someone who doesn’t catch your eye immediately, but you talk to them and they become the most beautiful thing in the world. The greatest actors aren’t what you would call beautiful sex symbols.
I’m a character actor.
You don’t pay an actor to act. An actor will do that for free because we love to act. You pay an actor to wait.
How many actors have a shot at being a part of something that became a part of pop culture? It’s been very rewarding. I’m not getting the 20 million bucks for the new movies, but at least I’m getting warmth and recognition from people wherever I go.
I have an immense amount of respect for acting. I’ve always loved movies and was always fascinated by movie-making. But to become an actor, I wanted to commit myself.
I’m an actor, paid to act. I don’t bring personal problems to the sets. Dad taught me that.
An actor is an actor is an actor. The less personality an actor has off stage the better. A blank canvas on which to draw the characters he plays.
I always appreciate hard work, and every actor has a different process. I appreciate focus.
I never said all actors are cattle; what I said was all actors should be treated like cattle.
I look up to actors. I look up to Robert DeNiro, I look up to Johnny Depp, I look up to Al Pacino, I look up to run-of-the-mill really good actors. I love watching movies, and I love watching other actors and learning from them.
With actors, all our ages are out there for all to see – you can’t hide anything, really. And it’s kind of a relief. This is my age, this is what I look like without makeup on – who cares? That youth culture – that lying about your age – it’s all denial of death anyway.
I have a couple of friends who have gone pro in sports, and if you are off by an inch, it’s an entire mindgame for the next week. That’s how it works: like, your whole world is based around an inch. Being an actor, your whole world turns on an inch, too.
And that if you become a star, people are going to go to see you. If you remain an actor, they’re going to go and see the story you’re in.
We are no longer demonstrators. We are not actors, we are now people committed to the proposition that if the government won’t stop the war, we will stop the government.
With ‘Stones is His Pockets‘ you have effectively a bare stage with two actors and yet a whole world in rural Ireland is created. There’s the countryside, the bar interior, the dressing room and the star’s bedroom.
When I meet a good actor, I would like to be a director. When I meet a good director, I would like to be an actor. When there is a good script, I would like to be both a director and an actor. The switch is very natural, not intentional.
I think it’s great to see how they’ve grown up, not just as actors but as people. They’re still very much the same kids that I met many years ago. They’ve grown up and they are funny and wicked and naughty and bright, and I think as actors their work is just getting better and better. They’ve blossomed.
I was going to be a Marine before I was going to be an actor. I was really serious about joining the Marine Corps.
If there is something magic about the collaborations I have with actors it’s because I put the character first.
I’m really not interested in acting as a facade, I’m interested in it as an emotional expression and as a transcendent experience for an individual. I find that a lot of people, a lot of young actors, haven’t gotten to the point where they’re comfortable being stripped down. They’re still interested in ornate jackets.
In other words, I wouldn’t like to be an actor if I could only be real. I like to get wild, behaviorally wild, and it’s crazy to think of any form where it’s just one way.
The goal for me is always to have the opportunity to work in different genres. This is a great and exciting time in my career, where I can have the opportunity to work in different genres, and also I recognize there’s not a lot of actors who have that opportunity and I’m grateful for it.
I would love to play an unexpected character. Really raw and simple and not a cliche – something rugged. People like to put actors in boxes.
I am a very physical actor. I generally use my hands a lot.
Do you know what White House correspondents call actors who pose as reporters? Anchors.
I believe in doing roles that make me explore new terrain as an actor.
I’m such a loser; I don’t really go out. None of my friends are really actors, so in that regard, I still have all the same friends and do all the same things.
You know, working as an actor, I’m always working within my own imagination.
Being Latino and being an actor has been a unique struggle and opportunity. When you don’t fit into what may be a more stereotypical vision of somebody whose name is Pedro is, it can be a little bit harder to navigate.
Today some actors get a little full of themselves about what they’re doing.
Some people bare their entire life on the Internet. There are politicians and actors, who like that. But there are some who don’t want to do that.
It’s the persona that makes you a leading actor. A leading actor has something extra that’s fun to watch. But it isn’t usually about acting.
On ‘The Impossible,’ I was taught how to act. Naomi Watts was there every day constantly teaching me. That was where I discovered I wanted to be an actor.
I’ve never been one of those actors who has touted myself as a fascinating human being. I had to decide early on whether I was to be an actor or a personality.
Frankly I’ve never really subscribed to these adjectives tagging me as an ‘icon‘, ‘superstar’, etc. I’ve always thought of myself as an actor doing his job to the best of his ability.
Part of the work is determining through what instrument you are playing. Actors are physical, olympian storytellers and we should be able to create entire landscapes with nothing.
We make a contract within ourselves as actors or directors or writers about how much of ourselves we let into projects. You can actually figure out before you work on something how much blood you will have to let emotionally.
When I got recognized as a writer, when I got the Emmy, I was more excited than the Emmys I had gotten as an actor.
The actor in me would always like to be more dashing, or slimmer, or have nicer hair.
I think most actors like to do things that are right outside of their comfort zone.
Good actors, you always know what they’re thinking. That’s why they’re good actors.
My career has been a roller coaster ride. And every actor experiences that phase.
At culinary school, none of the things we use to define ourselves outside that world – actor, producer, student – none of that matters. It’s a magical art form.
I would love to get great performances from actors as a director, because that’s what I’m always looking for, a director that’s going to help me go places I’ve never been before.
I ran away from three different boarding schools before joining a circus school, and eventually I became an actor. The only thing I learned at boarding school was never to send my child to one.
Sometimes you can just hear the actor in the language.
It’s good for an actor to have, well, a big gob.
I got really into Martin Scorsese as a teenager, so then it was kind of the whole reason I wanted to be an actor. Just like tons of young actors, I think, get freaked out by the Scorsese/DeNiro movies. I loved all his movies in the ’90s, too. Then I got a part in ‘The Aviator’ and couldn’t believe it.
Theatre owners cannot threaten actors with defamation cases and take them to court or seek compensation for losses incurred.
Some movies I see today have the most dramatic plot points but the actors are not playing them dramatically.
From a Buddhist point of view, emotions are not real. As an actor, I manufacture emotions. They’re a sense of play. But real life is the same. We’re just not aware of it.
A lot of movie stars are not great actors; they’re just very good-looking. And when they start to age and they don’t have the looks any more, then it’s over.
Sometimes you think about the job that we, as actors, do. I take it very seriously, and I care very much about it, but I’m paid to make believe. When you’re a kid, you go to your friend’s house, and it’s, ‘Let’s pretend we’re both cowboys!’ Without belittling it, that’s basically what I do – I tell stories.
There is less pressure as a character actor. It generally means that you will be acting for all of your life, which is my intention. It is not my intention to just be a rich and famous person, that would be pretty boring.
I didn’t set out to make this kind of picture. It just came my way. But its been going on for me for 16 years now and its wonderful for an actor to work consistently. There seems to be an insatiable audience for this type of film.
I want to try and be as involved in the art of filmmaking as possible. I feel that the only way to really do that is to take on as many roles as possible, whether it be as an actor, an editor, a director, a cinematographer.
The humanitarian ecosystem is diverse – not only is there a variety of traditional humanitarian actors, but the system should also embrace an increasing diversity of private sector actors.
As an actor, I’ve always wanted to do characters that would help me find my connection with others and connect all of us together. You always want the energy of the character, the spirit of the person, to enter you. I’ve been doing this for 26 years and some of the things I’ve done are always with me.
Anant Nag and Vishuvardhan sir are two of the best actors with whom I have worked.
There’s a personal me, there’s an actor me and there’s a star me.
I don’t really know who I am as an actor: the best thing would be to experiment with it for the next 30 years and never really find out.
It was my mother’s dream that I should work with a legendary actor like Amithabh Bachchan. I am happy that it has materialised now.
I think it’s damaging to know too much about a person, about an actor.
I’m not what you’d call a Method actor.
Somewhere in talking and rehearsing, there is a magical moment where actors catch a current, they’re on the right road. If they really catch it, then whatever they do from then on is correct and it all comes out of them from that point on.
I’m not in the loop; I don’t know any actors, really, just the ones I work with.
What a costume designer does is a cross between magic and camouflage. We create the illusion of changing the actors into what they are not. We ask the public to believe that every time they see a performer on the screen, he’s become a different person.
I started ‘Outer Banks,’ because there’s so much hype around it. I saw one episode and I didn’t really continue, but I got to keep going at it. Two of the actors on there were also in ‘Stranger Things,’ and all my friends always ask, ‘Oh my God, you know Madelyn Cline. She was in ‘Stranger Things’ too.’
The box office performance of a film is instrumental in an actor being perceived as saleable.
As long as the character is interesting and I have something to do as an actor, there is no reason to turn it down.
Craft comes into acting later rather than sooner. I was somebody who had to learn through a process – a natural actor doesn’t need to.
An actor is something less than a man, while an actress is something more than a woman.
Being a good actor isn’t easy. Being a man is even harder. I want to be both before I’m done.
For me it came from the material. It was so well written and brought the opportunity to work with great actors. And of course the opportunity to ‘mince about’ was an added element that I wanted to take advantage of!
I’ve been lucky enough – well, maybe unlucky enough – to have had a lot of friends who have had their ups and downs. And for an actor, that’s good. Life experience in any regard is good. So I’ve seen a lot and I’ve had my own experiences.
As a young actor, people were trying to define who I was before I really knew that for myself. But I still remember thinking, ‘This is what I love doing, and I hope I’m going to be able to do it forever.’
To be a character actor is to be open, to be a chameleon.
I don’t have any expectations as an actor, and being rich and famous is not my driving force.
I feel an acting stint would help me widen my reach as a singer. Being an actor would let me reach out to people who may not have heard my kind of songs.
As an African-American actor, a lot of our stories haven’t been told.
I love learning new things from the other actors.
I think trust is the most important thing. If the actors and the director and the crew trust each other and you set up perimeters and boundaries, you give everyone space to do great work.
There are only so many hilarious actors so when they cross-pollinate, people assume it’s always the same actors and directors.
The ‘Doom‘ thing is to be able to come at things with a different point of view. I decided the mask would just add to the mystique of the character as well as make Doom stand out. I though it’d be an easy way for people to see and differentiate between characters, sorta like when an actor gains weight for a role.
Doing Shakespeare once is not fair to the play. I have been in Shakespeare plays when it’s not until the last two or three performances when I even understand certain things. In the old days star actors would travel the world doing the same parts over and over again.
I’m much more proud of being a father than being an actor.
A successful swindler has to be a great salesman even more than a great actor.
Many actors have protested about mobile phones going off in theatres, but the real menace now is people texting during a show. It may only disturb a few people around them, but for me, as an actor, when I spot them answering their emails, I am outraged.
There are so many great actors, but I really have a lot of respect for Johnny Depp. I’ve seen a lot of movies with him in it and, even if it’s a film that wasn’t as successful as you thought it would be, I’ve never seen him put in a bad performance. My favorite actors from history have to be Steve McQueen and James Dean.
I feel that God has been amazingly kind to me. How many actors get to stay for 30 years and play the kind of roles that I have done?
I decided I would open this little actors’ workshop I always told actors to look for. That gave me something to do on Wednesday nights, and after about a year of that, I realized that some of the things I was saying to actors probably had broader application. I ran into a magazine called ‘Speakers For Free.’
Juilliard was four years, and I called it ‘med school with guaranteed unemployment at the end.’ And it ends: you’re getting ready to go out and be an actor, and… nothing.
Typically, actors overplay jargon or toss it away in an extravagant display of casualness. Real people hit the important parts hard.
I was always a character actor, basically, that sometimes looks like a leading man.
It’s every actor’s dream to work in a hit show on Broadway and also shoot a television show.
I know what my talents are, and at the end of the day I’m an actor who can dance.
When you get to work with a good director, an actor’s job gets reduced to half.
As an actor, you’re in the hands of producers and directors. It’s important to find out who you’re working with.
The best part is it’s a dream come true. I’ve always wanted to be a working actor, and the good part of it… it’s all good! I work long hours, but it’s amazing. They pay me. That’s amazing! I get to kiss Keri Russell, and that ain’t too bad.
I started to think maybe I could become an actor, but I didn’t have the confidence.
I don’t like the actors to work together beforehand. I trust my intuition, and I like when the actors are the same.
I’m identified as a New York actor, I sound like I’m from New York, and I couldn’t be more proud of it.
I’m still an actor who wants to work all the time.
As an actor, we have to be so vulnerable that it’s really hard to involve yourself with the other aspects of filmmaking.
Actors are hard to photograph because they never want to reveal who they are. You don’t know if you’re getting a character from a Chekhov play or a Polanski film. It depends what mood they’re in.
My mom says that when I was a little kid, I always used to say I wanted to be an actor, but I don’t remember that.
Once you’ve gotten the job, there’s nothing to it. If you’re an actor, you’re an actor. Doing it is not the hard part. The hard part is getting to do it.
There is nothing that I don’t like about being an actor.
Filmmaking is not a one man show. It is not like I’m thinking something and they are expressing it. I try to pull the actor in and together we try to get the expression. It is not my thinking alone, it is our thinking. The actor also becomes a part of the thought process.
Persistence is half the battle. That’s what I love about independent movies. They don’t have to be made. There’s no studio with an agenda to set up a franchise like ‘Batman‘ or to make a vehicle for a celebrity actor. My films are made because I love the process.
Being an actor is actually pretty easy if you can memorize lines.
With film, you have very limited tools to convey subjectivity – voiceover, the camera’s point of view, good acting – but even the very best actor in the world is crude by comparison with what you can do in a written paragraph.
In many ways, education is a lousy business. Teachers are not normal economic actors; almost all of them work for less money than they might fetch in some other industry, given their skills and advanced degrees.
As actors we are often seen well-dressed and well-behaved in the public eye but we are humans at the end of the day. Like anyone else we also get angry, upset, frustrated, get mood swings. We are loving, caring too.
My advice to young actors is probably to do some theatre; definitely do that. I keep running into these actors who have never been on stage, and it’s invaluable for an actor. What you will learn about yourself is huge.
In an era of global value chains, worldwide sourcing and the never-ending search for new markets, we must be careful to avoid the proliferation of regional standards. A multilateral approach holds wider benefits for more actors.
I don’t do stunts and I don’t think many actors do. For an actor to say they do their own stunts I don’t think is very respectful of the profession of stunt men and women.
General Zia-ul-Haq, a dictator and unscrupulous political actor, used Islam as a pretext for waging war in Afghanistan and adopting an aggressive stance towards India. By advancing a more orthodox version of Islam, he was able to hold on to a repressive regime and quell any opposition.
In the courtroom, it’s where a lawyer really becomes an actor. There’s a very fine line between delivering a monologue in a play and delivering a monologue to a jury. I’ve always felt that way – I’ve been in a lot of courtrooms. The best lawyers are really theatrical.
I sort of have open invitations from a lot of people to do TV. But it’s very hard for me to do roles in sitcoms and movies because I’m not a great actor, so if the material isn’t good, I’m in torment while I do it.
I think all those actors from that generation, like Bogart – they were wonderful actors. They didn’t act. They just came on and they did it, and the characters were wonderful.
I think, often, child actors are, like, overlooked a little bit.
In this business actors who have Botox or surgery make you very aware of age. It’s awful.
An actor without a playwright is like a hole without a doughnut.
An actor’s popularity is fleeting. His success has the life expectancy of a small boy who is about to look into a gas tank with a lighted match.
Remember: there are no small parts, only small actors.
I had a certain career as an actor that I think was quite personal as well, and had a lot of integrity, but I wasn’t writing my own things or directing my own movies.
An actor is supposed to be a sensitive instrument.
Actors like Daniel Day-Lewis, Gary Oldman, they totally immerse themselves in their parts.
For everybody, the tide comes in, the tide goes out – if you’re an actor, particularly.
I research every part thoroughly. I talk it out with my actor friends, but then I throw it all away when I get to the set. You have to be spontaneous.
If you’re a movie actor, you’re on your own – you cannot control the stage. The director controls it.
I am sure every movie I’ve made, even as an actor, had multiple test screenings. And I am sure there have been horrible things written about me. But I never have to see them!
The magic doesn’t come from within the director’s mind, it comes from within the hearts of the actors.
Every actor and actress is possessed of the absorbing passion to create something distinctive and unique.
I have a large watch collection, and classic watches are especially important to me. I had a silver Rolex, and I actually gave it to my little brother. He wears it every day. He’s an actor, so whenever he goes to an audition, he can look down, see it, and it gives him confidence. It was a great thing to pass on.
I’ve always basically done everything that’s been offered to me. I’m one of the few actors who enjoy working a lot.
My take on it, like a filmmaker or actor, is if you have much more colors within your creation, eventually people will appreciate what you’re doing, and the other stuff is secondary, like critiques or even awards or anything else, as long as people enjoy it.
God writes a lot of comedy… the trouble is, he’s stuck with so many bad actors who don’t know how to play funny.
Sometimes I don’t feel like an actor. Sometimes I speak about it like it was another job, and then I go, ‘Wait a minute – I am one!’
As a cinematographer or director, I’m always looking for projects that are able to say a lot with the actor’s expressions.
I always tell actors when they go in for an audition: Don’t be afraid to do what your instincts tell you. You may not get the part, but people will take notice.
How can a president not be an actor?
When I met Penn, he was an actor, but he wasn’t working, and he wasn’t sure if he wanted to go back to work, and I was kind of into that!
The films you do are not just for the audience. As an actor, you are putting your heart and soul into them.
I get to play a great character while working with great actors and great directors on a great show.
I’m just an actor, and if I can leave something behind that my kids will be proud of, then that’s what I want. I don’t want my kids to be embarrassed by anything I’ve done.
Will Smith is my favorite actor, because he has so much variety in his career. He’s done all types of roles, played in all types of worlds, and to me, that’s the fun of acting. That’s why I started doing it when I was eight years old, because you get to be whatever you want.
I made more lousy pictures than any actor in history.
Something that I’ve always been really keen on representing is some honesty with the way that we view ourselves. That’s something I’ve always appreciated watching actors that I’ve looked up to, is when they look like you and me, or they have a funny elbow, or they have, you know, a hairy face.
I don’t know, as long as I get to evolve and grow as an actor and as a person, that’s the stuff I’m after.
In these interviews, they’ve been asking me for a while, ‘If you could do a scene with anybody that you haven’t done a scene with yet, who would it be?’ It would be Christian Stolte. He’s the most incredible actor. He is always the smartest person in the room.
A responsive audience is the best encouragement an actor can have.
As an actor there are times when you’re sitting around and wishing you were working, so you’ve got to just take it when it comes.
I can’t begin to tell you what a pleasure it was to work with Vikram. He is such a brilliant actor and so hassle-free.
If you want to be an actor, you have to do it because you love acting, not because you want to be a celebrity.
I’m much more starstruck by athletes than I am by actors, and I think I saw Kobe Bryant at a basketball party, and I just kind of froze. He’s monstrous.
As an actor, some of my favorite things to work on are night exterior scenes. Any time that we’re on location and shooting at night, it’s just magic. I got to do that so many times working on ‘Vampire Diaries‘ that it filled my hat.
Actors, we like stories, we like storytelling, we love being a part of the story, and if you give us a story that’s interesting then we’ll want to do it.
My father Kamran Khan was a successful producer, director and actor in B-grade films.
Actors cannot choose the manner in which they are born. Consequently, it is the one gesture in their lives completely devoid of self-consciousness.
My mom always knew I was going to be an actor because I was a ham from the very beginning, so she would push me toward it, which is really unconventional for Indian families to do.
As with real families, my fictional family on ‘Life Goes On‘ had its ups and downs, and as part of the fictional downers, the actors were often called to cry on cue. This absolutely terrified me, because I was a pretty happy kid who didn’t have much to cry about.
Our school not only makes you an actor, it makes you understand who you actually are as well… it gives you discipline and punctuality. It also teaches you a way of life.
Voice actors I used to know who were starting out in comedy were guys who did a lot of voices. They were usually comedy actors who developed their comedy by doing tons of impressions and voices that were usually very funny. And I never did any of that, so that’s, I guess, why I don’t consider myself a voice actor.
I think actors get too comfortable. I like being uncomfortable as an actor because it keeps you alive. I don’t know, I think it’s important.