Acting Quotes

I would be the worst acting coach ever, because I have no idea what I'm doing. Aaron Douglas

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I think by eighth grade I knew I wanted to be an actor. I'd done church plays and stuff, but my first actual acting class was in eighth grade. I was obsessed with it. Aaron Paul

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Having a guy on a microphone yelling lines at you is counter to a lot of acting techniques. Adam McKay

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I like to remind myself how hard acting is. I do parts in friends' stuff. Adam McKay

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Every couple of years - no, that's every couple of weeks - I think I'm going to give up acting. Aidan Gillen

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The advice that I was always given when asking for advice about acting was that if I could imagine myself doing anything else, anything else at all, then go do that. Aja Naomi King

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I'm used to American actors who have a movie career thinking television acting is beneath them. Alan Ball

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Over the years, I played with a couple of spectacular guitar players, and playing with them has made me play better than I knew how to play. I hope the same thing is true with acting. Alan Arkin

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I used to have a lot of philosophies of acting; they all fell apart over the years. Alan Arkin

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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. Albert Brooks

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I've always been in the middle of making my own movies, so taking acting jobs that take me away from that has been impossible. Albert Brooks

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When I audition, I understand what it takes and the insecurities that come with it. If I do anything, I put actors at ease. I used to tell directors who weren't actors, the best thing they could do was take an acting class for a couple of months. Just to understand. Albert Brooks

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Steven Spielberg seems to have wanted to be a director from 13. He put his dog in a certain position and made him eat at four o'clock. He liked to direct it. But, to me, directing is tedious. Especially if you're acting in it. And I'm inherently lazy. Albert Brooks

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I studied acting at Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh because I figured a good comedian certainly could act. Albert Brooks

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I like the acting. It's how I started, and I sort of feel that if I don't give it a little shot now, and I go back, then I'm pretty much done with it. I mean, at what age am I going to do it at? Although, when you see Christopher Plummer and Max von Sydow doing it, I guess the answer is 80. Albert Brooks

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Everyone has the opportunity to do a horror film. There's something great about it as an actor. You have to go to places you'd normally never go and be put in situations you would never be put into. You don't get the opportunity in a lot of films to have this kind of acting. It's an interesting challenge. Alexandra Daddario

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For my first acting gig, I was a hand model for a Barbie commercial that was only going to air in Asia. And I was constantly trying to get my face in the shot. Alexandra Daddario

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My grandfather talked about James Dean; they were both very much into method acting. Alia Shawkat

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Singing is a way of releasing an emotion that you sometimes can't portray when you're acting. And music moves your soul, so music is the source of the most intense emotions you can feel. When you hear a song and you're acting it's incredible. But when you're singing a song and you're acting it's even more incredible. Amanda Seyfried

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I love acting like I'm in love. It's a very positive thing. Amanda Seyfried

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I probably never would have been hired on Broadway had I not moved out to L.A. and pursued acting and film, which is sad, really. Amy Adams

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I was new to acting before my role in 'Madrasapattinam.' Amy Jackson

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I was once so terrified of acting that I used to pretend I was ill to get out of drama. Amy Jackson

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Acting is my passion, but I like hosting shows, too. Amy Jackson

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My take is that acting is acting. A performance is a performance. With performance capture, if you don't get the performance on the day, you can't enhance the performance. Andy Serkis

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The whole chameleon thing about acting. That's why I'm moving towards directing - it's a much more healthy occupation. Andy Serkis

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My first job when I got my equity card was acting in 14 plays back-to-back. Playing that many roles, you look for ways of differentiating the characters physically, which goes hand in hand with understanding them psychologically. Andy Serkis

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When I first did 'The Lord of the Rings,' I was acting on the set with the other actors, but then I had to go back and repeat the process on my own to do the physical capture on a motion capture stage. Andy Serkis

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Acting is a sort of pressure cooker that allows the fizz to come out the top. God knows what I'd be like if I didn't have that. Andy Serkis

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A lot of actors on film sets... very often they're not paying attention to the physical world around them. I think through studying art, I've always had that awareness and that's something that I've wanted to bring in to go beyond acting... As a form of expression, they are intrinsically linked. Andy Serkis

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