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American actor and filmmaker. 1972-
As an actor, you can steer a scene in another direction by playing it a little differently. And honestly? I like being an actor, and I want to keep having a career.
The mug is a tool. My ace in the hole. To have looks is the bonus on top of what motivates me to be an actor. Not to realize they're an asset would be counterproductive to the cause; they serve the common good.
Austrian-American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and artist 1906-2002
A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard.
American actor and filmmaker. 1972-
A friend of my mom's was a casting director so, really as kind of a lark, I had a couple of acting jobs that had just enough exposure to give me the option to continue if I wanted to. I followed through with it.
American actor and director 1946-
A good actor is somebody who can be truthful and fascinating and interesting and enlightening.
American film and television actor 1959-
A great deal of my battle, as an actor, is to whittle away the things that make me self-conscious and try to trick myself into not being self-conscious. So, it's always a challenge, whether I'm lying in a hospital bed or flying around with a rocket pack on my back, or what have you. On the best of days, it's a challenge for me.
British philosophical writer 1864-1912
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Hungarian-American actor 1882-1956
A screen actor is compensated in the knowledge that millions will see his performance at one time, where only hundreds will see it on the stage.
Acting deals with very delicate emotions. It is not putting up a mask. Each time an actor acts he does not hide; he exposes himself.
Acting in movies is to put colors on an easel for the director to paint his own painting with in the editing room, long after I've left.
American actress, author, producer, and model 1972-
Acting is something different to everybody. I just know that if you watch an actor or actress getting better and better, I think that's them just understanding themselves better and better.
English actor 1942-2014
Actors are just entertainers, even the serious ones. That's all an actor is. He's like a serious Bruce Forsyth.
Australian actress and theatre 1969-
Actresses can get outrageously precious about the way they look. That's not what life's about. If you starve yourself to the point where your brain cells shrivel, you will never do good work. And if you're overly conscious of your arms flapping in the wind, how can you look the other actor in the eye to respond to them?
South African-Australian advertising director and novelist 1933-2012
Advertising seemed almost natural to me because it was a business where you had to inform, persuade and educate. And so from being a junior copywriter to being the creative director of one of the largest advertising agencies in the country took me 4.5 years, which is, well, a fairly spectacular rise.
American actor 1965-1993
All I can tell you is that you cannot make choices in your own career, either career choices or choices when you're actually working as an actor, based on trying to downplay or live up to a comparison with somebody else. You just can't do that. You have to do your own work based on your own gut, your own instincts, and your own life.
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