There are five stages in the life of an actor: Who's Mary Astor? Get me Mary Astor. Get me a Mary Astor type. Get me a young Mary Astor. Who's Mary Astor?— Mary Astor
Vibrant Famous Actor quotations
It's not my goal to be a famous actor.
The principal benefit acting has afforded me is the money to pay for my psychoanalysis.
I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Jason Lee is the most famous actor from Hawaii I can think of.
I don’t want kids to think it’s okay to drop out of school and get high, and they’ll be famous actors, too.
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
As much as it's nice to step into that massive world of Hollywood and be a big, famous actor, I prefer the career of actors that have really chosen smartly and done really amazing performances. Maybe they're not as known, but their careers are a bit more interesting.
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works.
Filmmakers tell actors to adjust their body language, and the famous presence of the actor is his or her body language. That is what makes them special and a movie star. An actor's capital is his body.
There are a lot of people who want to be famous nowadays: singers, actors and, you know, it's like a roller-coaster. And when you are very sensitive - I'm very sensitive - you have to be very strong... You have to just not pay attention to the people who hate you, you know?
The one thing all famous authors, world class athletes, business tycoons, singers, actors, and celebrated achievers in any field have in common is that they all began their journeys when they were none of these things.
I don't have any expectations as an actor and being rich and famous is not my driving force.
I don't know how to construct a career that'll make me famous.
Except maybe get my ears pinned back, get my teeth done, and go to America. But then I'll be competing with billions of actors who haven't got false teeth, and who are 25.
A famous actor, Edmund Kean, on his deathbed, was reported to have said, "Dying is easy. Comedy is hard."
I keep reading about people who want to be famous - it's not that they want to be great songwriters or great actors, they want to be celebrities. That is scary because you can be famous doing some really stupid things.
I always wanted to be a movie star. I thought it meant being famous and having breakfast in bed. I didn't know you had to be up at 4:00 a.m.
There's so many things I want to do. I want to work with great filmmakers, great actors, great scripts. And there's no reason for me to do anything short of that, because I'm 24, I don't have a family, I don't need to make tons of money, and I'm not dying to get famous.
There is less pressure as a character actor.
It generally means that you will be acting for all of your life, which is my intention. It is not my intention to just be a rich and famous person, that would be pretty boring.
I watched a film with a very famous, great, great actor, I won't mention his name because everyone loves his memory, but I thought, "God he was acting a lot." Great actor, but nonstop acting. Wall to wall, fitted-carpet acting.
The excitement for me lies not so much in interviewing the hard-to-get famous person, but the person whom you are about to discover. You know, like maybe the character actors who are just coming into their own and you're realizing how great they are.
Open the pod bay doors, Hal.
I want to become actor not because I want money and become more famous.
No I don't want that. It is not that l want stardom, I want to contribute to good cinema.
It was so embarrassing, everytime I see it, I blush.
Imagine if you saw yourselves like that. It's one thing to get dressed up and do the movie star thing, but I mean, it's my job to be outside of that and it's not like I'm on the outside when they're all watching me. [About the famous car wash scene from One Night at McCool's]
Actors don't necessarily want to be famous or rich or anything else.
It's a very bad gamble if that's what you're after.
Everyone's parents were famous actors at my school, pretty much! I think I went to school with Paris Hilton when I was three. That's what L.A. is, though - it's an industry town. You go to school with kids and you think, 'Well that's normal, they make movies.
When you reach a certain status in Hollywood, you have to play a lot of games to stay in the limelight. It becomes more about being famous than being an actor.
If I meet someone at a bus stop, I want to really meet that person.
I don't want to be 'Hugh Jackman, the famous actor.'
I definitely wanted to be an actor. I didn't want to be on TV, I didn't want to be famous, I didn't want to be anyone in particular; I just wanted to do it. I see young people now who look at magazines, or American Idol and their goal is to have that lifestyle - to have good handbags, or go out with cute guys from shows, or whatever. But I definitely wanted to be an actor.
I'm not in the business of becoming famous.
And that's the advice I give to younger aspiring actors. Work onstage and do the little roles. In the end it's not important to be seen. It's important to do. There's a lot of disappointment in this business, but my family keeps me grounded.
I don't feel I was ever a 'famous' child actor.
I was just a working actor who happened to be a kid. I was never really in a hit show until I was a teenager with West Wing playing First Daughter Zoey Bartlet. In a way, that was my saving grace - not being a star on a hit show. It kept me working and kept me grounded.
It's always a little mind-boggling to realize that these famous actors know who I am.
I was never famous as a kid. That's the biggest difference between me and any other kid actor is that I wasn't famous as a kid.
I walk the streets, take the train, it's real simple.
Some actors create their own mythology: 'Oh, I'm so famous I can't go places, because I created this mythology that I'm so famous I can't go places.'
Be very clear as to what your dream is.
Nowadays it is fairly certain that 90 percent of all actors really just want to be rich and famous as the solution to all that ails.