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When I was a fireman I was in a lot of burning buildings. It was a great job, the only job I ever had that compares with the thrill of acting. Before going into a fire, there's the same surge of adrenaline you get just before the camera rolls.

Author: Steve Buscemi (1952)

Profession: American Actor, Director, Playwright, Producer, Screenwriter

I am acquainted with no immaterial sensuality so delightful as good acting.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

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.

Author: Michael Caine (1933)

Profession: British-born American Actor, Acting teacher

Such is an actor's life. We must ride the waves of every film, barfing occasionally, yet maintain our dignity, even as the bulk of our Herculean efforts are keel-hauled before our very eyes. [On filming MacHale's Navy]

Author: Bruce Campbell


The popularity of that baby-faced boy, who possessed not even the elements of a good actor, was a hallucination in the public mind, and a disgrace to our theatrical history.

Author: Thomas Campbell (1777-1844)

Profession: Scottish Poet

Until Ace Ventura, no actor had considered talking through his ass.

Author: Jim Carrey (1962)

Profession: Canadian-born American Comedian, Actor

The most difficult character in comedy is that of the fool, and he must be no simpleton that plays that part.

Author: Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616)

Profession: Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet

The basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting.

Author: Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977)

Profession: British Comic Actor, Filmmaker

Actors search for rejection. If they don't get it they reject themselves.

Author: Chevy Chase (1943)

Profession: American Actor

When an actor has money, he doesn't send letters, but telegrams.

Author: Anton Chekhov (1860-1904)

Profession: Russian Playwright, Short Story Writer

An actor is only merchandise.

Author: Chow Yun-Fat (1955)

Profession: Hong Kong Actor

I really think that effective acting has to do literally with the movement of molecules.

Author: Glenn Close (1947)

Profession: American Actress

To see him act is like reading Shakespeare by flashes of lightning.

Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

Profession: British Poet, Critic, Philosopher

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

Author: John Cusack (1966)

Profession: American Actor, Playwright, Producer, Stage director

I am the Fred Astaire of karate.

Author: Jean-Claude Van Damme (1960)

Profession: Belgian-born American Actor