Paul Thomas Anderson
Crazy is so hard to play, there's nothing you can really tell an actor.
Paul Thomas Anderson
Well I'd really love to work with Robert De Niro, because he's still the most talented actor out there.
Every actor has to love and loathe the character he plays.
I mean, I'm an actor. I do what comes along.
Being a conservative union member is almost like being an actor in Hollywood: You don't dare say it, or you might be injured on the job, or you might be laid off, or your family might have something happen to them.
What really enthralls me is working with the actor and seeing where you can go with that. It's in that exchange and that relationship.
I become an actor, a quick-change artist, as if I can trap the Prince of Truth in the act of switching a style.
You get to use everything you learned in movie business. You talk to actors, if you do it right - and I haven't always done it right - you should be shaping the material all the time. And the other thing is, you get all the blame when you direct and it doesn't work. You get slammed. So that's another reason to know what you're making, why you're making it, and make it the way you want.
Unfortunately, when you're an actor you're like 'Ah, if the only knew.'
How many impressionist painters painted the same damned thing? How many actors have played the same part in renditions of a play or dancers do the same dances.
the audience is the controlling factor in the actor's life. It is practically infallible, since there is no appeal from its verdict. It is a little like a supreme court composed of irresponsible minors.
When people see an actor speak, they think they know him or her, whereas I'm just a face or a body to them.
Actors do like watching girls parade down the runway for some reason.
Almost every actor goes into almost every picture very frightened. He is positive he really can't do it. The bigger the star, the more frightened he is.
My mother implanted in me as a young girl...you can either be an actor in your own life, or a reactor in somebody else's.
There's a myth about actors saying, 'Oh no, that's not me on screen at all. I'm just acting.' OK, if I were to say to you that's not me, that's fine. And I would tell you that I don't behave like a villain everyday, and that's true, I don't. But to say there's absolutely none of me in there is ridiculous.
Any actor should be grateful if he's remembered for one movie in their lifetime.
I think that's all you can hope for as an actor when you read a script; that after the first thirty pages it has some meaning to it.
I think basically an actor is a salesman.
An actor shouldn't undergo psychoanalysis, because there are a lot of things you're better off not knowing.
It is dreadful to see actors reproducing the same image constantly.
An actor is part illusionist, part artist, part ham.
Sinclair B. Ferguson
Regeneration, however it is described, is a divine activity in us, in which we are not the actors but the recipients.
He's hard-core, but I think he's actually more of an actor.
My dad didn't often bring me to the set, being an actor himself, so my infancy as an actor was wracked with a lot of giggles and nervousness.
My career is very easy to interpret. It's about working. I'm a working actor, so that's how I see myself.
Honestly, I look at the project and I look at the people attached and I look at the director. If it's a role that I feel will help me, as an actor, then I'll definitely take it.
I am selective, but at the same time, I want to be out there as an actor and show people my range.
I'm still an actor who wants to work all the time.
Some of the most cutthroat auditions youll have as an actor are when youll have three words to say.