You'll never see any two good actors approach a role in the same way.— Constantin Stanislavski
Dreamy Good Actors quotations
I think I'm good at amplifying an actor's strengths, and minimizing their weaknesses. And they all have strengths and weaknesses.
Being a good actor isn't easy. Being a man is even harder. I want to be both before I'm done.
I just let the work speak for itself.
An actor is not afraid to take risks; to put on different hats; to be a good guy, a bad guy, a victim, an abuser. There are all kinds of people in the world, and playing them is what acting is all about.
Be so good they can't ignore you.
Every other movie is one of those action things.
I mean, 'Lost in Space'? A bunch of good actors running around shooting at special effects on a soundstage? I took my kids to see that and felt like I was on an acid trip.
Magic Johnson, former basketball player, may run for mayor of L.
A. in the next election. Remember the good 'ol days when only qualified people ran for office like actors and professional wrestlers.
A good director creates an environment, which gives the actor the encouragement to fly.
I think any good actor is an anarchist. They have to be.
I never had any classes or went to theatre school like a lot of actors, so all of my training has been on stage with different directors. That was a pretty good school room.
Actors need a kind of aggression, a kind of inner force.
Don't be only one-sided, sweet, nice, good. Get rid of being average. Find the killer in you.
To be a good actor you have to be something like a criminal, to be willing to break the rules to strive for something new.
Eighty percent of a picture is writing, the other twenty percent is the execution, such as having the camera on the right spot and being able to afford to have good actors in all parts.
Well, we can skip childhood because I didn't have any.
Not one goddam moment on the Good Ship Lollipop.
There are three stages of an actor's career. Young, old, and "You look good".
Actors are good liars; writers are good liars with good memories.
If the audience gets everything, if they see the photography and notice that it is good, then the story goes out the window, but if you become involved with the lives of the actors and forget that you are seeing mechanical devices on a huge screen - forget the make-believe - this is the job of the director to involve the audience with the actors.
It's funny, I don't even consider myself a rapper, I don't consider myself a designer, or even an actor. I just like creating stuff and trying to make good work, whatever it is. I don't care if it's designing toothbrushes. It's just making cool stuff to leave behind, that's all it is, it's nothing more.
When I was younger, I was worried about how others viewed me and if I was good enough. I realize now that you can't mold an image or try to be something that you are not. As far as being an actor is concerned, your work really speaks for itself.
The skill of a good actor is to make it always seem like you're in that fantastically spontaneous moment. Very often, a stand-up comedian has a different instinct, which is to reinvent. Once you've laid down some material, and made them laugh, you move on and find some new material.
Stardom is only a by-product of acting.
I don't think being a movie star is a good enough reason for existing.
I've been lucky enough - well, maybe unlucky enough - to have had a lot of friends who have had their ups and downs. And for an actor, that's good. Life experience in any regard is good. So I've seen a lot and I've had my own experiences.
There has got to be more to life than being a really, really, ridiculously good actor.
Good evening, ladies and gentleman. My name is Orson Welles. I am an actor. I am a writer. I am a producer. I am a director. I am a magician. I appear onstage and on the radio. Why are there so many of me and so few of you?
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
I was a writer. I just wasn't a very good one. I was lucky enough to have a playwriting teacher who told me that I'd be a better actor than I would a playwright.
In live action movies, you just hope that everything works.
Because the actor may had a bad morning and doesn't play good, or accidents happen continuously. Many things contradict what you are trying to say. But in cartoons, nothing contradict what you want to say.
I love going to the movies; I love watching good movie actors. They must know something I don't.
When you work with a good actor, there is this natural rapport and chemistry that develops over time. That chemistry helps your characters come alive and makes the story of the film that much more convincing.
Achieving success as an actor has not been easy for me.
My biggest, probably most irrational complaint has been that I've had to work harder for what I've gotten. I've seen other people with nepotism or wealth or cheesy good looks on their side who've had it easy...
As an actor I'm part of a long line of character people you can take back to the silent movies. There's always the little guy who's the sidekick to the tall, good-looking guy who gets the girl.
I can remember when a good politician had to be 75 percent ability and 25 percent actor, but I can well see the day when the reverse could be true.
What is acting but lying and what is good lying but convincing lying?
Ninety per cent of how you learn is watching great people.
When you are surrounded by good actors it lifts your performance.
An actor is supposed to be a sensitive instrument.
Isaac Stern takes good care of his violin. What if everybody jumped on his violin?