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Richard Grant Quotes

I hope you find these Richard Grant Quotes inspiring and motivational.

When an actor asks you to read his script,
your heart sinks.
The number of scripts I've been given by actors that
are so unbelievably terrible!
- Richard Grant

I loved being asked 2,000 questions a day,
storyboarding every move, knowing as though by instinct
exactly where the camera had to be,
because it was my story.
- Richard Grant

Swaziland is a small part of south-east Africa,
the last country in the continent to gain its independence.
- Richard Grant

If you're doing well, you're a target,
nobody's interested in you except how you can be of use to them.
- Richard Grant


 

You have to look at the discrepancy between what you
hoped and imagined and the reality of yourself and all your shortcomings.
- Richard Grant

It's well known that actors are lousy writers.
- Richard Grant

The value of identity of course is that so often with it comes purpose.
- Richard Grant


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You finish a movie and you think, there,
you've done it, really well, or best you can.
But if you watch it, you see it was just bollocks.
- Richard Grant

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

I can be in 20 movies.
But I'll never be an actor.
- Jon Stewart

This is a dream come true.
To wake up in a place that I own and go to work in
New York City as an actor -
I feel like Mary Tyler Moore throwing her friggin' hat in the air.
- Christopher Meloni

The actor should be able to create the universe in the palm of his hand.
- Laurence Olivier

An agent is a person who is sore because an actor gets 90% of what they make.
- Elton John

I'd like to see myself married with a child and hopefully
still involved in the entertainment business as an
actor who is also able to write a bit and direct some projects.
- Fred Savage

A good director creates an environment,
which gives the actor the encouragement to fly.
- Kevin Bacon

I feel really privileged to be an actor,
to be paid to do something I love.
- Orlando Bloom

I have been an actor now for 40 years having worked
in over 10 countries and three languages.
- Nick Mancuso

I have always been of the mind that good work is good work,
whether performed on stage, on television or in film and,
like any reasonable actor, I keep my options open.
- Benjamin Bratt

The rehearsal is where it all happens for an actor.
- Wayne Rogers

Every actor in the room honored Sidney for being there so many years before.
And everybody was so moved to be at a place where history was being made again.
It was tangible.
- Lee Grant

You draw on your own childhood every time you tee it up as an actor.
- Ron Perlman

I've wanted to be an actor ever since I was a little boy.
- Henry Darrow

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

I'm always happier and a better actor when I can really
lose myself in a character and become somebody else.
- Kevin Bacon

When an actor has money he doesn't send letters,
he sends telegrams.
- Anton Chekhov

I was a failed actor but I still wanted to show off,
so I ended up doing live comedy.
- Graham Norton

In the theatre, the actor is given immediate feedback.
- Charles Keating

I've been just like any other working actor,
out there looking for stuff.
- Gedde Watanabe

If there's anything I'd hate as a son-in-law,
it's an actor; and if there's anything I think I'd
hate worse than an actor as a son-in-law,
it's an English actor.
- Joseph P. Kennedy

A brick layer, lays bricks...
I'm an Actor, that's what I do.
- Michael Chiklis

I'm a character actor at heart.
- Shuler Hensley

I made a decision that whether or not I was going to
make under the national poverty level wasn't going
to play a part in whether or not I was an actor.
That's what I do.
- Don Johnson

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'm notorious for giving a bad interview.
I'm an actor and I can't help but feel I'm boring when I'm on as myself.
- Rock Hudson

I haven't gotten labeled as a Hispanic actor.
- Mario Lopez

The whole point of being an actor is to get satisfaction out of a role -
unless you're just vain about celebrity.
- Jonny Lee Miller

I do not regret one professional enemy I have made.
Any actor who doesn't dare to make an enemy should get out of the business.
- Bette Davis

I had a feeling about Shakespeare's soliloquies,
that there should be a real exchange between the actor and the audience.
- Trevor Nunn

In the Emperor's New Clothes, they got a different
celebrity to do each voice.
They drew up a picture of each character and then each
actor wrote their own part.
- Melissa Joan Hart

Maybe that's my lot in life as an actor,
to be the guy who gets crapped on everywhere he goes.
Oh God.
- Rider Strong

An actor's popularity is fleeting.
His success has the life expectancy of a small boy
who is about to look into a gas tank with a lighted match.
- Fred Allen

I've probably had more jobs than any other actor living.
- Dick Van Patten

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

I'm a character actor, so I don't take the hit if the movie's bad,
the lead does.
So, I don't want to be the lead.
He takes the hit, I don't.
- Brion James

My oldest step-son wants to direct or produce.
As far as being an actor, I've already told them they
have to wait until they're 18;
I won't take them to auditions.
- Elizabeth Perkins

If you're an actor, even a successful one,
you're still waiting for the phone to ring.
- Kevin Bacon

Nothing can teach you what it's like to work on a film set,
and the best education there can be for an actor is
to walk up the street and observe human nature.
- Rosamund Pike

I wasn't an actor.
They they take the externals.
Here I was, a kid thrown into Hollywood with a brand-new name,
starring in motion pictures.
- Tab Hunter

If you really do want to be an actor who can satisfy
himself and his audience,
you need to be vulnerable.
- Jack Lemon

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

My real training as an actor was when I started doing theatre.
- Steve Buscemi

I think I'm good at amplifying an actor's strengths,
and minimizing their weaknesses.
And they all have strengths and weaknesses.
- Steven Soderbergh

The actor depends wholly on himself.
He gives his performance in what, to him,
seems the most effective manner.
- Bela Lugosi

Before I was an actor I was an apprentice jockey,
and now I'm out there racing against boys,
sort of the spokesperson for people over 50 that they can do it.
- Davy Jones

I went to acting school, but only for nine months.
If you're an actor, you know, don't really need to learn how to do it.
- Patrick Macnee

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

It's natural for any actor that segues into directing
to be an actor's director.
You know how to relate to the actors.
- Omar Epps

There's a confidence that comes from youth and not knowing better.
But there comes a point, as an actor,
when you do know better, and that is when the fear starts.
- Kiefer Sutherland

I don't like talking about myself.
I'm not really interested in myself.
One of the good things about being a supporting actor
is that you get to talk about other people.
- David Morse

I didn't want to be an actor.
- James Caviezel

I don't know what is better than the work that is given
to the actor-to teach the human heart the knowledge of itself.
- Laurence Olivier

The process of doing plays will make you an actor.
- Stephen Collins

Being an actor is an extension of telling a story and
I loved story telling as a child.
- Amanda Burton

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

I've always known I wanted to be an actor.
It never crossed my mind to be anything else.
I think I probably decided for sure when I saw 'Sounder'.
- Christopher Judge

The main factor in any form of creativeness is the life of a human spirit,
that of the actor and his part, their joint feelings
and subconscious creation.
- Konstantin Stanislavisky

From my experience as an actor, choreographer,
action director, and producer, I understand the elements
and the dynamics of being a film maker.
- Donnie Yen

I'm not an instinctive actor.
- John Thaw

In motion pictures, the actor rules.
The camera served the actor.
- Richard Donner

I think basically an actor is a salesman.
- Paul Lynde

If you're going to be that kind of actor and go way out there,
it's really important to take care of yourself and have a safe place,
whatever that is.
- Annabella Sciorra


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