Actors Quotes

Actors should be overheard, not listened to, and the audience is 50 percent of the performance.

Shirley Booth

Generally speaking, actors are allowed NO input. Actors are dumb.

Dirk Benedict

I know as actors our job is usually to shed our skins, but I think as people our job is to become who we really are and so I would like to salute the men and women who brave ostracism, alienation and a life lived on the margins to become who they really are.

Felicity Huffman

To save the theatre, the theatre must be destroyed, the actors and actresses must all die of the plague. They poison the air, they make art impossible. It is not drama that they play, but pieces for the theatre. We should return to the Greeks, play in the open air; the drama dies of stalls and boxes and evening dress, and people who come to digest their dinner.

Eleanor Duse

Plastic surgery and breast implants are fine for people who want that, if it makes them feel better about who they are. But, it makes these people, actors especially, fantasy figures for a fantasy world. Acting is about being real being honest.

Kate Winslet

Actors are one family over the entire world.

Alfre Woodard

I made mistakes in drama. I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries.

Frank Capra

Kazan is a performer's director, the best director I ever worked with... Most actors don't get any help from directors. Emotional help, if you're playing an emotional part. Kazan is the only one I know who really gives you help.

Marlon Brando

It's not a third way between state capitalism and free markets, it is the free market way. Multi-national corporations should be the principal actors, but they should be properly regulated.

Ian Bremmer

The great actors are the luminous ones. They are the great conductors of the stage.

Minnie Fiske

Actors die so loud.

Henry Miller

Actors worry about bad breath, weight, receding hairlines and why their leading lady looks like their daughter.

Matthew Ashford

After filming I like to go home and lie down with my daughter and have a glass of wine so I do not really socialize with the other actors.

Izabella Scorupco

We become actors without realizing it, and actors without wanting to.

Henri Frederic Amiel

Actors search for rejection. If they don't get it they reject themselves.

Chevy Chase
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