Subject: Entertainment » Acting

We used to have actresses trying to become stars; now we have stars trying to become actresses.

(1907 – 1989) English actor, director & producer

Keanu Reeves, perhaps worried that he was showing too much range, has purged himself of all expression apart from a worried frown and a sorrowful grimace.

(1966 – ) American journalist & film critic

The only reason I'm in Hollywood is that I don't have the moral courage to refuse the money.

(1924 – 2004) American actor

She was good at playing abstract confusion in the same way that a midget is good at being short.

(1939 – ) Australian author, critic, broadcaster, poet & memoirist

Ladies, just a little more virginity, if you don't mind.

(1852 – 1917) English actor & theater manager

Many years ago I remember a famous actress explaining to me with perfect seriousness that before making an entrance she always stood aside to allow God to go on first; I can also remember that on that particular occasion He gave a singularly uninspired performance.

(1899 – 1973) English playwright, actor, composer, director & songwriter

Colin Farrell’s manful battle with the puerile dialogue, dodgy [Irish] accents, wandering plot and some unreliable supporting performances is greater than anything the real Alexander would have faced, and is ultimately one he cannot win.

Irish film critic

Television opened up a whole new field of unemployment for him.

(1899 – 1973) English playwright, actor, composer, director & songwriter

Acting is pretending, and the most difficult part is pretending you’re eating regularly.

I've made so many movies playing a hooker that they don't pay me in the regular way any more… they leave it on the dresser.

(1934 – ) American actress, dancer, activist & author

The last time I acted my name was so low on the program that I was getting orders for the printing.

(1926 – 2012) Irish comedian & actor

Watching Tallulah Bankhead on the stage is like watching somebody skating on thin ice – everyone wants to be there when it breaks.

(1865-1940) English actress

You spend all your time trying to do what they put people in asylums for.

(1937 – ) American actress, writer, political activist, & fitness exponent

My body has no sexual meaning anymore, so if I can make people laugh with it, at least it's being used.

Louis Szekely (1967 – ) American comedian, writer, actor & director

My greatest acting performance is when I check the caller ID, then adopt an air of polite curiosity as I answer the phone “Hello?”

(1973 – ) animator, writer, actor & producer

William Hurt in The Accidental Tourist speaks very slowly, like a Mormon on quaaludes.

(Paul Rudnick) (1957 – ) Satiric film critic & author

Whatever happens, look as if it was intended.

They say an actor is only as good as his parts; well, my parts have done me pretty well, darling.

(1937 – ) English actress

Shouting in the evenings.

(1920 – 1987) English actor

Acting: Standing up naked and turning around very slowly.

(1907 – 1976) American actress

To Raoul Walsh a tender love scene is burning down a whorehouse.

(1892 – 1978) Canadian-American film producer (Warner Brothers)
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