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.
To be an actor you have to be a child.
The basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting.
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.
I remember that Jack Lemmon, who is one of my favorite actors of all time, says that the day he stops being nervous is the day he should leave the business.
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.
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.
God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is, he's stuck with so many bad actors who don't know how to play funny.
If I wasn't an actor, I'd be a secret agent.
The most fun you can possibly have as an actor is to walk that line between what's real and what's interesting.
What is it in the actor, the stage, that casts so powerful a spell on the young imagination?
One of the grave dangers inherent in the various stages of any theatrical career-whether it be budding, quiescent or diminishing-is the advice of friends.
Comedians are not usually actors, but imitations of actors.
The long version of the play is actually an easier version to follow. In all of the cut versions the intense speeches are cut too close together for the audience and the actors.
When you see something that is well-written, the actors can get behind it.
Young girls of 13 or 12 are great actors.
I think the choice of actors that we have is a little more varied and rich here in New York than in L.A.
I think, being an actor, it's just a relief every time you get a part.
I was convinced there as only one actor to play Templeton the Rat, and that was Tony Randall.
I love actors. I married one. OK, I married a fantastic one.
I did seven indies because the independent market used to be a lot better before all the stars were doing independents. As a beginning actor, that's where you started.
People should realize that I shot a Coke commercial back in 1986. So, you know, I've been around a long time. I carry my Screen Actors Guild Card.
Think of Frank Capra and Preston Sturges. They used the same actors over and over again.
So I find the fascination, the love, the incredible skill and everything to do with acting, writing plays, and doing them, just darling. Lovely. I love actors.
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