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.
Our stories come from our lives and from the playwright's pen, the mind of the actor, the roles we create, the artistry of life itself and the quest for peace.
To be an actor you have to be a child.
To me, acting is the most logical way for people's neuroses to manifest themselves, in this great need we all have to express ourselves.
All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.
May the Force be with you.
The most difficult character in comedy is that of the fool, and he must be no simpleton that plays that part.
First of all, I choose the great roles, and if none of these come, I choose the mediocre ones, and if they don't come, I choose the ones that pay the rent.
Acting is not about dressing up. Acting is about stripping bare. The whole essence of learning lines is to forget them so you can make them sound like you thought of them that instant.
You spend all your life trying to do something they put people in asylums for.
Acting is a matter of giving away secrets.
Acting doesn't bring anything to a text. On the contrary, it detracts from it.
I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms.
One man in his time plays many parts.
All the world's a stage, and all the men and women mearly players.
Abused as we abuse it at present, dramatic art is in no sense cathartic; it is merely a form of emotional masturbation...
If you get a chance to act in a room that somebody else has paid rent for, then you're given a free chance to practice your craft.
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.
It's kind of interesting to be a director who is all of a sudden being an actor playing an agent. This is my whole world!
I think it kind of took being a character actor to kind of now enter into leading ladies.
I do think that good actors can do any part. It doesn't mean that they are the best ones to do it.
As an actor, the biggest compliment you can get, in my book is for someone to believe that you're the character.
Sure I faced the troubles and challenges that most actors and actresses face until they get noticed, but I was always confident of myself and my capabilities.
There are dumb actors. But there are dumb politicians and dumb bakers.
I wouldn't say I'm a method actor. I do research when I feel I don't have enough experience for the part I'm playing.
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