There is a strange pecking order among actors. Theatre actors look down on film actors, who look down on TV actors. Thank God for reality shows, or we wouldn't have anybody to look down on.
All the world's a stage, and all the men and women mearly players.
I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.
Acting is not being emotional, but being able to fully express emotion.
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.
One man in his time plays many parts.
I love acting. It is so much more real than life.
I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms.
The best actors do not let the wheels show.
You need three things in the theatre - the play, the actors and the audience, and each must give something.
An actor is a sculptor who carves in snow.
Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
Remember: there are no small parts, only small actors.
If you really do want to be an actor who can satisfy himself and his audience, you need to be vulnerable.
A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.
I never said all actors are cattle; what I said was all actors should be treated like cattle.
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 a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience.
There's nothing more boring than unintelligent actors, because all they have to talk about is themselves and acting. There have to be other things.
For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a Macaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.
Acting is behaving truthfully under imaginary circumstances.
Just be truthful - and if you can fake that, you've got it made.
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.
The principal benefit acting has afforded me is the money to pay for my psychoanalysis.
There are no small parts. Only small actors.
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