Actors quotes

  • Nigel Peever

    Actor

    I've just browsing some actors quotes and I liked these two.

    Hugh Laurie

    Seems to me that this business, for actors anyway, is not so much about whether or not you do good work. It's about whether or not you get the chance to do good work.

    Helen Hayes

    Actors work and slave and it is the color of your hair that can determine your fate in the end.

    • 7th Sep 2009
    • 2577
    • 28
  • Farah Sardar

    Actor

    Nigel the second quote is interesting. I went for a casting today and was asked 'do you have any family members, we're short of Middle Eastern people.'

    My husband (who is a builder, and we are actually Asian) will be attending tomorrow!

    • 2nd Sep 2009
    • 1
  • User Deleted

    This profile has been archived

    Not quite an actors quote but amusing nonetheless.

    This quote was made about Fred Astaire after his first screen-test:

    "Can't act. Can't sing. Balding. Can dance a little."

    Brilliant. Never let rejection get to you!

    • 3rd Sep 2009
    • 2
  • User Deleted

    This profile has been archived

    'You can't improvise this shit.'

    Dustin Hoffman on Shakespearean acting.

    • 3rd Sep 2009
    • 3
  • User Deleted

    This profile has been archived

    On Judy Garland, pre Wizard of Oz, from head of Studio ... Jesus !! she looks like a poisoned dwarf !!!

    • 3rd Sep 2009
    • 4
  • Toni Brooks

    Actor

    Not really a quote but a line from a sketch with Tony Blackburn where the actress says: 'Who do you have to sleep with to get off this show?'

    • 3rd Sep 2009
    • 5
  • Mark Kempner

    Actor

    Ha good one Toni...which reminds me of MAX in the producers:

    "Who do ya have to F--K to get a break in this town?"

    • 3rd Sep 2009
    • 6
  • Fiona Cuskelly

    Actor

    Love this one from Sean Penn

    "I've always operated under the notion that audiences don't always know when they're being lied to, but that they always know when they're being told the truth"

    • 3rd Sep 2009
    • 7
  • Monty Burgess

    Actor

    "I get paid to wait around. The acting I do for free" - Anthony Hopkins.

    • 3rd Sep 2009
    • 8
  • Simon Burbage

    Actor

    "Don't give up because eveyone else will"

    Jeremy Irons.

    • 3rd Sep 2009
    • 9
  • Matt Johnston

    Actor

    Again not an actors quote but a quote about actors, "You mean you actually rehearse? I thought you just put on stupid hats and trusted to luck!"

    Edmund Blackadder

    • 3rd Sep 2009
    • 10
  • Monty Burgess

    Actor

    Anonymous A: "What type of actor do you want to be, a rich and famous celebrity or a 'serious' respected actor?"

    Anonymous B: "I'd settle for employed."

    • 4th Sep 2009
    • 11
  • User Deleted

    This profile has been archived

    Geilgud, when questioned on his understanding of Shakespeare... ' to be honest, I haven't a clue .. I just say the words fast, dear boy'.

    • 4th Sep 2009
    • 12
  • Alan Wales

    Actor

    Dorothy Parker on Katherine Hepburn: "She ran the gamut of emotions from A to B"

    • 4th Sep 2009
    • 13
  • Alan Wales

    Actor

    Another favourite. Someone once asked the great John Barrymore: "Did Hamlet sleep with Ophelia?" Barrymore replied: "Only in the Chicago company."

    • 4th Sep 2009
    • 14
  • User Deleted

    This profile has been archived

    Olivier, to a friend of mine, immediately prior to his entrance cue ..

    " There just has to be a better way to earn a living" !!!!!!!.

    • 4th Sep 2009
    • 15
  • Toni Brooks

    Actor

    Not an actress's quote I know but worth mentioning: Dorothy Parker 'If all the women in this room were laid end to end - I wouldn't be surprised'

    • 4th Sep 2009
    • 16
  • Norman Gilligan

    Actor

    Here's some from Michael Caine (by the way, in my book, one the best actors anywhere and I thought he was the best "John Lennon" I have ever seen when I saw him in "Children of Men")

    "I'll always be there because I'm a skilled professional actor. Whether or not I've any talent is beside the point."

    "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."

    "The best research for playing a drunk is being a British actor for 20 years."

    And .. of course .. (I don't know if he ever actually said this or not)

    "My name is Michael Caine - not a lot of people know that."

    Brgds All.

    N.

    • 4th Sep 2009
    • 17
  • User Deleted

    This profile has been archived

    A couple of my faves...

    Joan Littlewood- "If we don't get lost we'll never find a new route."

    Shakespeare- "It is not enough to speak, but to speak true."

    Faith Prince- "Be sure of your own craft and talent. If you wait for other people to define that, i don't think you can last."

    Kate Williams- "Acting is doing, not feeling"

    Harvey Fierstein- "If a straight guy gets a gay role they go, 'look at all the research i had to do! Nobody says to Ian Mckellen, 'My God, how did you study so hard to play heterosexual?!"

    • 5th Sep 2009
    • 18
  • Simon Burbage

    Actor

    Big up Kate Williams!

    • 5th Sep 2009
    • 19