That red carpet has to be felt to be believed.— William H. Macy
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Shameless is a rough show, and it’s not for everyone, but it’s also beautiful.
There are some older women out there who are just knockouts, real beauties, and they're not getting the roles they should.
Everyone hooks up with George Clooney. He's a genuinely cool guy. He's using his powers for good.
I love metaphor the way some people love junk food.
Emotions are the natural result of striving for something.
Every single scene has two or more people in it, and nobody wants the same thing, so they are negotiating this one way or another. The result of that negotiation will bring out all kinds of emotional stuff in you.
We always want to see people strive and see the human spirit triumph against adversity. That's what it's all about because that's what we're doing. We're trying to triumph in our lives.
Many times, I like to read the script before I even know who they want me to play, so I can read it and really enjoy it as an audience member. I think that's given me the ability to ferret out the really special scripts from all the rest.
Nobody became an actor because he had a good childhood.
We must admit that it is quite common that people do have affairs with their leading ladies and men.
When I watch a film I get swept away. I don't really watch the camera.
Actors are embracing a new aesthetic, which is leaning more toward truthful and simple and direct, as opposed to what we would normally call sitcom acting.
Directors work 10 times harder than anyone else. Get paid a quarter.
When I was in New York, I was making a living.
We had a summer house and a car that I could put in a garage. That's something for a stage actor.
We thought sex was free. Sex is not free. There's a price to be paid emotionally, physically, even legally. Sex isn't a casual thing. It's a huge thing.
I got an agent. He said, what do you wanna do, and I said, I want an Oscar nomination. That's your job, that's what I'm paying you for. And I got it.
Yeah, I made it. It sneaks up on you. You're some schmuck and you wake up one day and you go, Good God, I'm the cheese.
So much of the violence in the movies is b.
s. violence: A guy in the middle of a large city with 14 people lying on the ground that he's just killed with his superhuman powers, and there's not a cop to be found. Not a siren to be heard. No price to be paid. That's not true, and I don't like that sort of stuff.
The Spirit Awards are great too, they'll say anything because they're not televised. Another great drinking night.
I've got two little girls, I'm not scared about sex.
I'll teach them, it's not going to kill them. But what could kill them is violence. Guns, drinking and driving, these are the real dangers in our society.
As an actor, early on, you learn that the audience is never wrong.
And if you think they are wrong, you need to find a different way to make a living. Collectively the audience is smarter than you will ever, ever be.
If I like the story and it's well written, and it's a character I want to play and they'll pay me, then I decide to do it.
We, in America, are so screwed up when it comes to sex. That's all we can see.
I've always felt that, no matter where you go, people are just people.
I'm getting bigger roles, and I'm on location more, and I have a wife and family. I'd rather work less, and I've started to implement that. It was either that or my wife would break my heart.
Making a mistake means overshooting a scene, shooting too many takes, for instance. Long after you've got it, you just keep shooting.
If I had my choice, I would do the same little independent films, but they would have $100 million budgets, so I could get paid a fortune and hang out in a huge trailer.
A good director is very well prepared, and knows exactly how he's going to cut the film, so the shooting is as efficient as possible.
I'm really proud of the writing on Door to Door, and I think that's the Emmy that meant the most - the writing.
At the end of the day, what actors really want to do is act a lot and not wait around in the trailer.
I've studied Stanislavsky, and Mamet taught Stanislavsky, and I studied with Sanford Meisner. But the part of the method that I think is the most fruitful is the method of physical actions. It all comes down to your objective: Nothing else counts except what you want. How you feel will take care of itself.
Nothing else counts except what you want.
I've always felt it's the directors purview to say what;
it's the actor's purview to say how. It's not good for an actor to have the big picture in mind - it bollocks you up. An actor's purview is the tiny little... We measure our performance in seconds.
I'm not religious. It's an issue, 'cause I've got two little kids, and I feel you can't grow up without knowledge of religion.
All that back-story stuff doesn't help.
What you get paid for is to stand toe-to-toe with the other actor and get him to do your will.
It was my first impulse, but I chose to play the priest as a true believer who was an absolute man of faith that absolutely supports the church.
What actors are good at doing is walking into a situation that should make you incredibly self-conscious and frightened and doing it anyway. That's the gig, pretending that you are comfortable.
I really love hanging out on the set, and I love the life, and all of that.
But I don't think I could stick with this profession if it weren't for those 15 minutes a day when I get to act. That's the part I love. For some strange reason, it's the time that I'm the least self-conscious in my whole life.
It's not good for people to have the safety net too low.
.. People can take care of themselves better than we allow them to.
I do love comedy, but I'm not brave enough to tackle a script whose goal is to make you laugh. That's tough. The ones that can do it, I tip my hat off to them, but I don't have that kind of humor or mind.
I don't know if it's fair to say that it's a bad time for movies.
It seems to me that throughout the entire history of filmmaking, every year there have been about two really wonderful movies, about 10 others that are pretty good, and a whole pile of garbage.
To a certain extent. I'm a fan of rehearsal on the day [of the shoot], more than getting together a week beforehand.
One of the things I did early on in film was over-enunciate and talk too loud.
The only people who do plays in LA are people who can't get jobs in TV shows.
I don't watch rushes. My whole thing is to try to stay in the moment with the other actor, and to let it all hang. I'm not sure I'm right on that, though.
There will always be people with disabilities.
And by my estimation, the scorecard for the way we take care of those who need our help the most, those at the very bottom of that safety net, is pretty dismal. And that has to change.
I loved Batman, don't get me wrong, but that kind of mindless violence is not good for young children.
The emotions will take care of themselves.
You don't have to prod them along. As a matter of fact, you get in trouble when you prod them along.
When a director makes a mistake, people suffer. People suffer horribly sometimes.
So many actors spend so much energy trying to remember the lines.
It's so foolish. Guys are the worst.