Actors and acting quotations

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◆ I'm quietly ambitious. Is there such a thing? I love this job. I'm in love with this job. I never thought I'd be in love with it because I never had the intention to be an actress. So if I love a part, or want a movie, I'll definitely make a play for it.
- Emily Blunt99
◆ Many plays-certainly mine-are like blank checks. The actors and directors put their own signatures on them.
- Thornton Wilder98
◆ I hated singing. I wanted to be an actress. But I don't think I'd have made it any other way.
- Barbra Streisand98
◆ I passionately hate the idea of being with it; I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
- Orson Welles98
◆ It is the habit of every aggressor nation to claim that it is acting on the defensive.
- Jawaharlal Nehru98
◆ Acting provides the fulfillment of never being fulfilled. You're never as good as you'd like to be. So there's always something to hope for.
- Washington Irving98
◆ Such is an actor's life. We must ride the waves of every film, barfing occasionally, yet maintain our dignity, even as the bulk of our Herculean efforts are keel-hauled before our very eyes. [On filming MacHale's Navy]
- Michael Caine98
◆ The word "Action!" frees me - the transformation is something I cannot explain - too much analysis might destroy it
- Sophia Loren98
◆ The most difficult thing in the world is to start a career known only for your looks, and then to try to become a serious actress. No one will take you seriously once you are known as the pretty woman.
- Penelope Cruz98
◆ My advice to actresses is don't worry about your looks. The very thing that makes you unhappy in your appearance may be the one thing to make you a star.
- Estelle Winwood98
◆ The fact of the matter is that most actors are shy people.
- Roger Moore98
◆ More than in any other performing arts the lack of respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that every layman considers himself a valid critic.
- Simone Weil98
◆ It's so much fun playing her [Ling], but I have this fear that people are going to run away from me in terror on the streets. They think I'm going to bite their heads off or something.
- Lucy Liu98
◆ I've always been spontaneous and outgoing... I've tried lots of things so I've got some good life experiences, which is great 'cause it means I've got lots of material to work with as an actor.
- Leonardo DiCaprio98
◆ For an actress to be a success she must have the face of Venus, the brains of Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of Macaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros
- Ethel Barrymore98

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