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  • I don’t entertain or act for myself or else I would just act in front of the mirror, so I actually like having an audience and people being effected by stuff that I’m in. I love entertaining and they all happen to come out this year and the more, the merrier.
    Jessica Alba Quotes
  • From a very early age, I remember thinking that adults were always acting like assholes. I couldn't understand why I had to respect them. My pre-school teacher forced me to write right-handed when I was left-handed. I didn't get why I had to change. Nobody could give me a reason. I have had a big problem with authority ever since.
    Jessica Alba Quotes
  • I play a role everyone said I could never play.
    Jessica Alba Quotes
  • I'm never going after a role because it's going to be hot or sexy or beautiful or anything. I'm totally just about the character.
    Jessica Alba Quotes
  • I look forward to the day when I can do a small movie and act, and it's not about me wearing a fucking bathing suit or chaps.
    Jessica Alba Quotes
  • The truth is, it's not that I wouldn't do television again, but Friends is a tough act to follow.
    Jennifer Aniston Quotes
  • I loved Friends so much, I don't know how you can follow that act. Any opportunity that I have today has come from Friends. I will always love it, and no other job will compare to it. No one can say they'll never go back to doing that ever, that would be silly. But right now I feel like I've done it; I've spent 15 years doing it and I'm excited to venture into this new arena.
    Jennifer Aniston Quotes
  • An acting career usually has about a shelf life of ten years before people get sick of seeing you. It's a good thing to have a job to fall back on and I really do enjoy directing.
    George Clooney Quotes
  • What tends to happen with us is we get really enthusiastic about a particular song and play it for a while, and then we get bored with it, and throw it out and completely dismiss it. We go, "Ugghhh, how could we have ever done that? Look at that, just bloody ridiculous". Then about six months later we go, "Wow, this is really good.".
    Russell Crowe Quotes
  • I would look at the 28-year-old guy playing the war veteran in a film and tell my parents, "I don't know why the director doesn't see me in that role. I might be a little short, but I can do it.".
    Russell Crowe Quotes
  • I realized that no matter what I thought in the past about how I constructed a character, I needed to know that the outside shell looked OK. If you're going to be a pirate, wear an eye patch. The more you inform yourself and fuel the internal engine that drives the character, then you get to the point where you can be standing on a hillside saying no dialogue but completely communicating to every person that's watching that film all of those peaks of desperation, joy, sadness and acceptance without saying a single word.
    Russell Crowe Quotes
  • With any part you play, there is a certain amount of yourself in it. There has to be, otherwise it's just not acting. It's lying.
    Johnny Depp Quotes
  • I guess I'm attracted to these off beat roles because my life has been a bit abnormal. The only thing I have a problem with is being labeled.
    Johnny Depp Quotes
  • As an actor, you're constantly searching for that great character. Also, being a history buff and learning about people in our past and amazing things that they've done, I came across a book about Howard Hughes and he was set up as basically, the most multi-dimensional character I could ever come across. Often, people have tried to define him in biographies, but no one seems to be able to categorize him.
    Leonardo DiCaprio
  • I’ve been in the business since I was 16, so I’ve had a 14-year career. I’ve always had acting in my blood. Doing this, whatever it is, was something I was drawn to since my earliest memories. Ironically, I lived in Hollywood, but never understood that all it took was getting an agent and being persistent.
    Leonardo DiCaprio
  • You always want to do a good job and hopefully, I won't be in something that looks and feels like I'm in over my head. But without really knowing, I think a lot of the instincts you have doing comedy are really the same for doing drama, in that it's essentially about listening. The way I approach comedy, is you have to commit to everything as if it's a dramatic role, meaning you play it straight.
    Will Ferrell Quotes
  • I was completely clueless. Not only did the crocodile direct us with no script, no story and absolutely no idea of one scene to the next, he would not let us see rushes. I didn't even know how I looked. He'd stand in front of the camera. There'd be the video people and the camera people, and he'd actually block the screen so I couldn't see it. We filmed him blocking the screen so I couldn't see it!
    Steve Irwin Quotes
  • I've been catching crocodiles all my life and in this movie you're going to see me grab and hold a 12 foot Australian Saltwater Crocodile. They happen to be the biggest predator on our earth. They hit so hard and fast that if you're within strike range from the water's edge, they will explode out and hit before you can get out of their way. Strike range is half their body weight. When you see Terri in the boat getting attacked by the big croc and you see fear on her face, that's not acting. That's fear. It's real. And by crikey, we have a lot of fun doing it.
    Steve Irwin Quotes
  • When I talk to the camera, mate, it's not like I'm talking to the camera, I'm talking to you because I want to whip you around and plunk you right there with me. So when this croc's belting around and going off and I'm hanging around, you're there. That's what I want. I want you to use every sensation that you can, every sense that you've got - your sight, your hearing, your feelings, your smell. You know that poo, I want you to smell it. That is so completely natural.
    Steve Irwin Quotes
  • Therapy? I don't need that. The roles that I choose are my therapy.
    Angelina Jolie Quotes
  • Acting requires me to be very observant, which means being able to sit in cafes for hours and watch people.
    Keira Knightley Quotes
  • My mom stands a certain way and she has really good posture. So I took that from her. And whenever I slouch she goes over and she puts my back up straight. She'll probably notice that. ...My mom is a really cool mom. Jamie's character in the movie is very square and my mom is not very square. My mom is more like Jamie in real life.
    Lindsay Lohan Quotes
  • I think it’s a lot more interesting to watch a character go through a transition in a movie. You love her and then you almost want to not like her because she gets mean and gets ‘lost’ and everything.
    Lindsay Lohan Quotes
  • Acting is mainly what I focus on, but, at the same time, I love singing as well. I'll probably be starting another album eventually, but my first album was rushed. I mean I recorded practically every song in my trailer on the set of Herbie. I was running myself down, literally running from set in between set-ups and singing. I'll have to sit down and take the time. I also wanna get involved in starting a charity. So, we'll see, I don't want to jinx anything.
    Lindsay Lohan Quotes
  • I don't know quite why, but somehow I feel they know that I mean what I do, both when I'm acting on the screen or when if I see them in person and greet them. That I really always do mean hello, and how are you? In their fantasies they feel "Gee,it can happen to me!"
    Marilyn Monroe Quotes
  • The truth is I've never fooled anyone. I've let people fool themselves. They didn't bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn't argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn't. When they found this out, they would blame me for disillusioning them and fooling them.
    Marilyn Monroe Quotes
  • I've read all of Shakespeare and practiced a lot of lines. … I am going to do Juliet first. Don't laugh. What, with what makeup, costume and camera can do, my acting will create a Juliet who is 14, an innocent virgin.
    Marilyn Monroe Quotes
  • It was the creative part that kept me going, trying to be an actress. I enjoy acting when you really hit it right. And I guess I've always had too much fantasy to be only a housewife. Well, also, I had to eat. I was never kept, to be blunt about it. I always kept myself. I have always had a pride in the fact that I was my own.
    Marilyn Monroe Quotes
  • You just have to do as best you can, give it your best shot, really. I'm a nice person, you know? You just have to investigate that...You have to commit to the part, you have to commit fundamentally 100 percent to it and you can't apply your moral framework onto this character and you have to understand the mechanisms and engine of this man to play it.
    Cillian Murphy Quotes
  • I just think about the roles and if people like the films, that's great. I don't think about it strategically, really.
    Cillian Murphy Quotes
  • You don't have to identify with a character to play them, you just have to understand. There's a difference, I think, between identifying with and understanding?
    Cillian Murphy Quotes
  • If one plays a rogue in an asking one film, in such a way one does not make clear in passing. Frightening in the review it is too to also only remember how it ran off. And the character, which I play, is a bad, bad boy. I mean, this type have problems - he is bad. But last end, who would not want to along-play in an asking one film?
    Cillian Murphy Quotes
  • I didn't start acting until I was 20. I wanted to be a musician. I've been playing in bands for years and years and years. It was obviously the performance in me. I loved movies as a teenager, always loved, loved films, but I never thought I'd be involved, which was obviously an insane idea. It was theatre that was the main attraction to me, so I did a lot of theatre.
    Cillian Murphy Quotes
  • I spent a lot of time with transsexuals and transvestites- I went out clubbing with them in London as the character. And of course, there’s a lot of grooming involved. Hats off the ladies- I understand it’s not an easy job being a lady. A lot of plucking and shaving and that sort of thing. It was wonderful- it was one of those transformative roles. For an actor, they’re the ones that you look forward to the most.
    Cillian Murphy Quotes
  • They hand me a script. I act. I'm here for entertainment, basically, when you whittle everything away. I'm a grown man who puts on makeup.
    Brad Pitt Quotes
  • Sometimes they come to you and it's a small role, so it's about the experience and the journey and mixing with people you know you will learn from. Or sometimes it's a scene in a movie that you think, 'I just have to play this person.'
    Naomi Watts Quotes
  • As actors, for the most part we're trained to know where we've come from, where we're going, what the truth and meaning is behind every scene.
    Naomi Watts Quotes
  • I´ve started to notice in the last few months that the roles available to women in their thirties suddenly seem a lot better than the ones for women in their mid- to late-twenties. Which makes sense. Women have got more to say at this point in their lives. They´ve had a decade of getting to know themselves, of making mistakes, reflecting back to failed relationships, having children, all those things, and as a result, the characters, the roles, become much more interesting, more dynamic.
    Naomi Watts Quotes
  • Usually, I feel more free to improvise for a role and change the dialogue.
    Owen Wilson Quotes
  • It's funny how it usually works out that I end up dying. It sort of works out, because by the time I die, I'm usually tired of working on that particular movie, so I look forward to it." - about how a lot of his characters end up dying.
    Owen Wilson Quotes
  • Acting just doesn't seem that scary to me. It's just a feel you get and you do it.
    Owen Wilson Quotes
  • I'm not going to be in a movie where people are being shot which eliminates almost all roles. I just won't do it. I don't believe in it and I believe that the imagery of films is very powerful, more powerful than people give it credit for being. And to say it's a reflection of society is a cop-out. So it's not what I choose to do because I can't justify it in terms of the way I lead my life.
    Oprah Winfrey Quotes

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