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Acting And Actors Quotes

The most minor gifts and not a very high class way to earn a living. After all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four.

Author: Katharine Hepburn (1907)

Profession: American Actress, Writer

If you give an audience a chance they will do half your acting for you.

Author: Katharine Hepburn (1907)

Profession: American Actress, Writer

I never said all actors are cattle, what I said was all actors should be treated like cattle.

Author: Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980)

Profession: Anglo-American Filmmaker

You reach a point where you say you're not going to do juveniles any longer.

Author: Ron Howard (1954)

Profession: American Director, Actor, Producer

I have tried to be as eclectic as I possibly can with my professional life, and so far it's been pretty fun.

Author: Holly Hunter (1958)

Profession: American Actress

Talk to them about things they don't know. Try to give them an inferiority complex. If the actress is beautiful, screw her. If she isn't, present her with a valuable painting she will not understand. If they insist on being boring, kick their asses or twist their noses. And that's about all there is to it.

Author: John Huston (1906-1987)

Profession: American Film Director

Abused as we abuse it at present, dramatic art is in no sense cathartic; it is merely a form of emotional masturbation. It is the rarest thing to find a player who has not had his character affected for the worse by the practice of his profession. Nobody can make a habit of self-exhibition, nobody can exploit his personality for the sake of exercising a kind of hypnotic power over others, and remain untouched by the process.

Author: Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Profession: British Author

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

Author: Jeremy Irons (1948)

Profession: British-born American Actor

In civilized life, where the happiness and indeed almost the existence of man, depends on the opinion of his fellow men. He is constantly acting a studied part.

Author: Washington Irving (1783-1859)

Profession: American Author

Acting is not about dressing up. Acting is about stripping bare. The whole essence of learning lines is to forget them so you can make them sound like you thought of them that instant.

Author: Glenda Jackson (1936)

Profession: British Actress and politician

Acting provides the fulfillment of never being fulfilled. You're never as good as you'd like to be. So there's always something to hope for.

Author: Glenda Jackson (1936)

Profession: British Actress and politician

I want to do a musical movie. Like Evita, but with good music.

Author: Elton John (1947)

Profession: British Musician, Singer, Songwriter

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

Author: Alva Johnson


Players, Sir! I look on them as no better than creatures set upon tables and joint stools to make faces and produce laughter, like dancing dogs.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

Actors are loved because they are unoriginal. Actors stick to their script. The unoriginal man is loved by the mediocrity because this kind of ''artistic'' expression is something to which the merest five-eighth can climb.

Author: Patrick Kavanagh (1905-1967)

Profession: Irish Poet, Author