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Actors don't have real value.

Actors fall into this trap if they missed being loved for who they really were and not for what they could do - sing, dance, joke about - then they take that as love.

Actors get pigeonholed very quickly, particularly movie actors. In the theater, one is more used to casting people against type and trusting that their talent and skill will get them through.

Actors have an unusual perspective on clothing. You've really got to know the impact of what you're wearing on the character you're playing.

Actors have bodyguards and entourages not because anybody wants to hurt them - who would want to hurt an actor? - but because they want to get recognized. God forbid someone doesn't recognize them.

Actors have to be there and do the work, and that's enough.

Actors I admire? Ed Harris, or course, I think he's terrific; because I know he always had to fight being what he looked like a lot, but I think he's a terrific actor.

Actors love mental disorders, dialects, and corsets. Give them one of the three and they're happy.

Actors must practice restraint, else think what might happen in a love scene.

Actors need bricks to play with, and in fact we rejected all the improvised fragments we had made without a plan. Improvisation without a plan is like tennis without tennis balls.

Actors never retire, they just get less and less work.

Actors often behave like children, and so we're taken for children. I want to be grown up.

Actors really should be tramps.

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

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

Actors should be timeless and impersonal.

Actors take risks all the time. We put ourselves on the line. It is creative to be able to interpret someone's words and breathe life into them.

Actors were exploited no less by the capitalist managers than they were by the state.

Actors who are lovers in real life are often incapable if playing the part of lovers to an audience. It is equally true that sympathy between actors who are not lovers may create a temporary emotion that is perfectly sincere.

Actors work and slave and it is the color of your hair that can determine your fate in the end.


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