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Famous Quotes about Acting and Actors (142 Quotations) 
Quote Bullet Actors die so loud.
Henry Miller

Quote Bullet Actors often behave like children, and so we're taken for children. I want to be grown up.
Jeremy Irons

Quote Bullet Actors ought to be larger than life. You come across quite enough ordinary, nondescript people in daily life and I don't see why you should be subjected to them on the stage too.
Donald Sinden

Quote Bullet Actors search for rejection. If they don't get it they reject themselves.
Chevy Chase

Quote Bullet After Blood Simple, everybody thought I was from Texas. After Mississippi Burning, everybody thought I was from Mississippi and uneducated. After Fargo, everybody's going to think I'm from Minnesota, pregnant, and have blonde hair. I don't think you can ever completely transform yourself on film, but if you do your job well, you can make people believe that you're the character you're trying to be.
Frances McDormand

Quote Bullet Ah just act the way ah feel.
Elvis Presley

Quote Bullet All men practice the actor's art.
Petron

Quote Bullet An actor is a guy who, if you ain't talking about him, he ain't listening.
George Glass

Quote Bullet An actor is only merchandise.
Chow Yun-Fat

Quote Bullet An actor who knows his business ought to be able to make the London telephone directory sound enthralling.
Donald Sinden



Quote Bullet An actress must never lose her ego -- without it she has no talent.
Norma Shearer

Quote Bullet An agent is a person who is sore because an actor gets 90% of what they make.
Alva Johnson

Quote Bullet Celebrity is death --- celebrity -- that's the worst thing that can happen to an actor.
John Cusack

Quote Bullet Do not try to push your way through to the front ranks of your profession; do not run after distinctions and rewards; but do your utmost to find an entry into the world of beauty.
Konstantin Stanislavisky

Quote Bullet Elizabeth Taylor is pre-feminist woman. This is the source of her continuing greatness and relevance. She wields the sexual power that feminism cannot explain and has tried to destroy. Through stars like Taylor, we sense the world-disordering impact of legendary women like Delilah, Salome, and Helen of Troy. Feminism has tried to dismiss the femme fatale as a misogynist libel, a hoary clichT. But the femme fatale expresses women's ancient and eternal control of the sexual realm. The specter of the femme fatale stalks all men's relations with women.
Camille Paglia

Quote Bullet Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Orson Welles

Quote Bullet Every time I get a script it's a matter of trying to know what I could do with it. I see colors, imagery. It has to have a smell. It's like falling in love. You can't give a reason why.
Lena Olin

Quote Bullet First of all, I choose the great [roles], and if none of these come, I choose the mediocre ones, and if they don't come, I choose the ones that pay the rent.
Michael Caine

Quote Bullet For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a Macaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.
Ethel Barrymore

Quote Bullet For the theatre one needs long arms; it is better to have them too long than too short. An artiste with short arms can never, never make a fine gesture.
Sarah Bernhardt

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