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Lawrence Barrett Quotes and Sayings
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An actor is a sculptor who carves in snow.
- Lawrence Barrett

There is but one stage for the peasant and the actor.
- Henry David Thoreau

I felt unworthy to play Jesus.
I just accepted the responsibility and said,
'What actor wouldn't want to play this role?'
- Jim Caviezel

I like to grow as an actor, and you can do that by
playing parts that are unfamiliar to you and uncomfortable.
- David Schwimmer

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I'm not an instinctive actor.
- John Thaw

I got out of college and I went to get my master's
in creative writing at San Francisco State.
I was working as an actor at the Actor's Workshop,
being abused as a intern.
- Peter Coyote

My only job as an actor is to try and understand the character and,
to the best of my ability, bring this character to life.
- Patrick Warburton


 

In those days I was mortified, because I was a serious actor in my own mind,
and then all of a sudden I'm this hunk.
- Harry Hamlin

I was a writer.
I just wasn't a very good one.
I was lucky enough to have a playwriting teacher who
told me that I'd be a better actor than I would a playwright.
- Liev Schreiber

We are talking about someone who has lived.
It must be honored in every respect.
The fictional can take any kind of channel -
according to the actor's marriage to the character.
- Kate Mulgrew

I never really wanted to be an actor.
And that was the beginning of it, I began to write
things down and eventually became a writer on a television show.
- Barry Levinson

At one time I thought he wanted to be an actor.
He had certain qualifications, including no money and
a total lack of responsibility.
- Hedda Hopper

I did well as an actor in Australia,
and then Paramount invited me over...
to have a look at me.
- Rod Taylor

One of the things I find about acting is that the less
the audience knows about the actor,
the more they're able to believe in him in the role.
- Hayden Christensen

I still have the actor's disease.
I always think I'll never get another job.
- Roddy McDowall

When an actor plays a scene exactly the way a director orders,
it isn't acting.
It's following instructions.
Anyone with the physical qualifications can do that.
- James Dean

Only a great actor finds the difficulties of the actor's art infinite.
- Ellen Terry

Watching a good actor is the best way to learn.
- Kieran Culkin

To be a good actor you have to be something like a criminal,
to be willing to break the rules to strive for something new.
- Nicolas Cage

I do think I'm a character actor.
- Colin Firth

Each action of the actor on the stage should be the
visible concomitant of his thoughts.
- Sarah Bernhardt

One of the things I enjoyed the most is just working as an actor.
- Wes Anderson

So to answer your question, I'm not entirely sure how
I ended up where I am today,
in the sense that nobody in my family is an actor.
It just happened by mistake.
- Hugh Dancy

I know that if I can't move people, then I have no business being an actor.
- Alan Arkin

The real actor has a direct line to the collective heart.
- Sam Rayburn

I've been a very lucky actor.
- Bob Newhart

I am hoping that I can be known as a great writer and actor some day,
rather than a sex symbol.
- Steven Seagal

Celebrity is death - celebrity - that's the worst thing
that can happen to an actor.
- Glenn Close

As a filmmaker you get typecast just as much as an actor does,
so I'm trapped in a genre that I love,
but I'm trapped in it!
- George A. Romero

To be an actor you have to be a child.
- Paul Newman

I had admired Richard Burton for years and years before
I had ever worked with him.
He was a great, great actor.
It was a joy to get to know him as a person.
- Gale Gordon

I didn't intend to become an actor.
- Anthony Quinn

I don't like people who use the press to advance themselves
in a way that they haven't earned as an actor,
performer or director.
- Jason Patric

Trying different things is very important to me.
I see people and want to wear their clothes and drive
in their cars for awhile.
That's probably one reason I became an actor.
- Fred Ward

An actor without a playwright is like a hole without a doughnut.
- George Jean Nathan

Essentially, I'm a small-part actor who's been lucky
enough to play leading roles for most of his life.
- Alec Guinness

The thing about being an actor is that you're in the
business of not growing up.
- Luke Wilson

I am not a long-run actor.
I admire actors who can do that.
- David Ogden Stiers

The whole point about becoming an actor is variety and changing roles.
- Richard Wilson

There is always one person on the set who has a lot of anxiety,
an actor who is really intense and has to stay in character
and holds himself away from the rest of us.
- Maria Bello

I enjoy my work.
I haven't been an actor for 30 years without getting
pleasure out of the profession.
- Bela Lugosi

What I ended up doing was becoming an actor who didn't
mind doing other people's words.
- Gregory Harrison

My favorite actor is Wallace Beery.
- Don Johnson

I think every actor should go back and do theater periodically.
- Chad Lowe

Our demands are simple, normal, and therefore they
are difficult to satisfy.
All we ask is that an actor on the stage live in accordance with natural laws.
- Konstantin Stanislavisky

However, I hope I am also judged on my accomplishments
as an actor and not just on my pretty face!
- Jonathan Brandis

When I was in New York, I was making a living.
We had a summer house and a car that I could put in a garage.
That's something for a stage actor.
- William H. Macy

You can keep yourself alive.
That's the magic of being an actor.
- Sonia Braga

When you know youre whoring it hurts.
I have kids.
I'm not going to run down an actor for doing this.
- Tim Roth

Commercial jobs are pretty easily adjustable because
they only take a few hours to complete,
which is one of the reasons they are a Godsend to the actor.
- Thayer David

I'm not a celebrity.
I don't call myself a celebrity.
I'm an actor.
- Sophia Bush

An actor is never so great as when he reminds you of an animal -
falling like a cat,
lying like a dog, moving like a fox.
- Francois Truffaut

The energy released by it is enormous and it becomes quite addictive,
the power between the audience and the actor.
- Fiona Shaw

I think every young actor in Los Angeles went up for that role.
It was between Frankie Muniz and me,
and he pulled out,
so I got the role.
- Shia LaBeouf

Being an actor means being an instrument for someone else.
I want to give myself completely.
- Catherine Deneuve

As an actor, you ask yourself what you can do to put
yourself in a position where you can play that role.
- Jeremy Northam

Sean's a better person when he's directing.
He becomes a queen when he's an actor.
And he's so unhappy when he's acting.
- Robin Wright Penn

You ask any actor - they'll tell you they'd rather
shoot on location because you don't have to invent the energy,
the energy is there.
- Adrian Grenier

I was dissatisfied just being an actor.
- Stanley Tucci

The actor is too prone to exaggerate his powers;
he wants to play Hamlet when his appearance is more suitable to King Lear.
- Sarah Bernhardt

Because you know, down deep in my heart,
when all is said and done, I still live under the illusion
that basically people think of me as an up-and-coming young actor.
- Jack Nicholson

I just went into this business for laughs.
I guess I don't mind being an actor so much now.
- Chevy Chase

Being a good actor isn't easy.
Being a man is even harder.
I want to be both before I'm done.
- James Dean

Hollywood didn't know if I was an actor or a nut or
if I was this crazy character I was playing.
I had developed an image of being a little bit unusual,
different and wild.
- Nicolas Cage

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.
- Tim Robbins

Follow the wisdom of the great actor,
James Cagney, you hit your mark, you look the other guy in the eye,
and you tell the truth.
- Larry Merchant

To my way of thinking, an actor's course is set even
before he's out of the cradle.
- James Dean

The first thing you should do with an actor is not
sign a contract with him.
Take him to dinner.
And take him for a walk afterwards.
- Elia Kazan

I'm awkward at these things.
Just being nominated for an Academy Award for Best
Supporting Actor for Karate Kid was a real surprise
and I was a little uncomfortable.
- Pat Morita

Everyone said that if you want to be a real actor,
go to New York.
If you want to sell out, go to LA.
And I thought - I want to sell out!
- Jennifer Tilly

I must have had faith that day.
When I went out, I was Henry Fonda again.
An unemployed actor but a man.
- Henry Fonda


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