I also get fed up with the fact that casting agents and directors have this impression of me as being frail and petite. I find it very patronizing. I'm quite beefy and strong. I was a gymnast in school and I have lots of muscles.— Helena Bonham Carter
Dreamy Casting Directors quotations
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.
I randomly went to a casting session in my hometown in North Carolina, and the casting director introduced me to my manager. I really lucked into it!
Casting sometimes is fate and destiny more than skill and talent, from a director's point of view.
Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.
I think a good director casts a film so that the actors bring a lot to the table.
I often go to lunch meetings with my agent, a gallerist or a casting director, but if not, I stay at home and prepare my own food because I love to cook. Im great at pasta, fish and nice salads.
You are the director of your own life story.
Don't cast idiots or people will walk out during your 2nd act.
I alone cannot change the world. But I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.
I had been doing summer stock every summer while I was in college.
We did a showcase, like most good conservatories do - monologues and things that agents and casting directors come to see. From that I got an agent.
I like to be cast well and then I like to be left alone.
And good directors, that's generally what they do when they hire you because you have something that's useful to the part, and then they leave you alone. The times that I've run into trouble is when, very rare actually, but you get hired and then there's some sort of makeover involved.
I got an internship with the casting director of The Girl Next Door.
I would hold the clipboard and help them in their casting sessions and get them lunch.
Every time you spend money, you're casting a vote for the kind of world you want.
Your actors need to trust you as a director, but normally, I think you just need to have an open communication between the actors and the director. I think the director needs to really paint his or her vision to the cast and let them know the kind of mood that he or she is making. I think that's very important.
As I continue through my acting career I tend to wish I were a little shorter and a few pounds lighter so casting directors would call me in for more diverse roles.
My agent in Sweden used to send off interview tapes but I decided to take it upon myself and come to London to visit casting directors which is when things first started taking off for me. I love Sweden but the industry out here is quite small so when I was given the chance to go internationally I took it.
Casting directors now just see me as the hard-core sniper or prison guard.
If you work in casting, it's sort of not cool to want to act.
A lot of people think that casting directors are frustrated actors, but it wasn't true with any of the casting people I knew.
I got space from Travis Air Force Base, went back to the Philippine Islands and made it a point to meet the only American casting director in the Philippines. I was off and running.
When I came out here, my manager thought that casting directors might think I'm a girl, and when I did Threat Matrix, they thought Jamie was a little light.
With the most interesting directors, the cast comes together to make something magical that nobody counted on.
You can't fake comedy - it's not like a movie, where a director can just cast a pretty face.
Honestly, I love television. I love the idea of going to work every day and getting to know your crew and having a rapport with your directors and having a family of cast.
The Dead was cool, It's a great horror story.
I went to the casting director of this movie and talked to him, then they called my agent and had me come in and read for it and they wanted to use me.
I always think that a director who knows about the technical side, but cares about the acting performances and casting as well, is ahead of the game.
I didn't really know what I wanted to do, and then I got this call from a casting director in Los Angeles. She remembered me from something years before, and she called my mom wanting me to audition for this thing.
I've always thought that as long as directors and casting directors don't see me as just Harry Potter, I'll be OK. People have shown a lot of faith in me, and I owe them a huge debt. They're letting me prove that I'm serious about this.
Directors go their whole career without being able to tell personal stories and to work with a cast as talented as they are.
There are only three reasons to do a movie: the cast, the director, the role.
Like I say, you live in a minute of screen time, but to prepare for the minute takes much more than a day. You'd better be excited about what those moments are, even if they're the hardest moments. Or the smallest.
As an actor, I have casting issues. I'm a minority. I don't have trouble making a living, but as far as being on the food chain of the pecking order of actors, I'm not at the top of it. With the jobs that I do, there are always control issues with directors and producers.
The joy for me of television is the sort of family feeling of being involved with an ensemble - the cast and the crew and the director of photography and the guys in the camera truck - and you're all coming together. There's a great feeling when that is a successful unit, a successful family.
But a writer's contribution is literary and a film is not literary.
When you take that stuff off the page, and cast the people who are going to fit into those roles, that's what being a director is.
So I write melodies - thirty, forty, fifty - then I cast them off until I have just two or three. If only one is needed, I go see the director and ask him to decide.
The casting directors that were aware of 'The Real World' looked at me as a joke. It was so hard to get away from that.
People have nervous tics they don't know about, and I would advise asking around. Ask the casting director, 'Is there something I'm doing?' I would see people unconsciously rocking back and forth. I roll my lips. I bite my lips and roll them.
Many casting directors won't hire aspiring actors because you might be burning some chick's headshot under the table so she doesn't get the part.
I was very headstrong about wanting to keep my name when I moved to Los Angeles.
But casting directors would call my managers and say I was perfect for the part, but my name wasn't marketable - I was a young guy, and had the old man name of Gary. I kept losing jobs because of the name not being marketable, so I changed it to Garrett.
Your agents and your managers will always say stuff to you like, "It's really important to make a good first impression on a casting director. And even though you didn't get that job, because you did well that means they'll keep bringing you back in." But when you really just need a job to pay your rent, that stops being very consoling.
In any of the big acting cities, there are breakdowns that the casting directors put together for the projects that they're working on and then they get sent out to the agents and stuff like that. It's difficult to find projects, sometimes, unless your agent or manager is submitting you for those specific projects.