The actor has to develop his body. The actor has to work on his voice. But the most important thing the actor has to work on is his mind.
All an actor has is their blind faith that they are who they say they are today, in any scene.
To be an actor you have to be a child.
When [actors] are talking, they are servants of the dramatist. It is what they can show the audience when they are not talking that reveals the fine actor.
The basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting.
Conflict is what creates drama. The more conflict actors find, the more interesting the performance.
I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn't dare to make an enemy should get out of the business.
I think the show does better with newsmakers and politicians than it does with actors.
The difference between my generation of actors and their generation is that they were bigger than life. We are not bigger than life
There is some mysterious thing that goes on whereby, in the process of playing Shakespeare continuously, actors are surprised by the way the language actually acts on them.
A good actor is somebody who can be truthful and fascinating and interesting and enlightening.
Film actors reach a certain level, but they don't get beyond it unless they work in the theater.
It's often wrong to write for specific actors because one ends up using what is least interesting about them, their mannerisms and habits. I prefer not to write for specific people.
No, I'm at full height, I'm in the studio, I can actually catch actors by the eye, it's fantastic.
Because of my age and because there's more work on the small screen. What it's missing in quality it makes up for in quantity. From an actor's selfish point of view.
I do think that's so much a part of what being a director is - in working with actors - to really try and be sensitive to what each actor needs to get to where he wants to be.
The magic doesn't come from within the director's mind, it comes from within the hearts of the actors.
Well, I've been in several films including documentaries, but the big blockbuster, I was hired as advisor to the actors, I was trying to make Jesuits out of them
Heart of America is a movie I'm very proud of. The young actors are great and the story has impact.
As a painter you're responsible yourself, 100 percent. In film, you have the editor, the director, the other actors. It has the advantage of not being solitary.
You know what I would like to do: make a film with actors standing in empty space so that the spectator would have to imagine the background of the characters.
If you watch the show and the characters don't look at each other while they're talking, the actors probably aren't getting along.
Actors must practice restraint, else think what might happen in a love scene.
As an actor, I am meant to dabble with different themes and genres.
I've been lucky - I've been an actor for eight years and I've never been out of work.
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