Subject: Entertainment » Acting

Keir Dullea, gone tomorrow.

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

She comes on stage as if she had been sent for to sew rings on the new curtains.

(1865-1940) English actress

The first time I saw you on stage I realized what a wonderful voice you've got; I think you're so brave not to have had it trained.

(1836 – 1911) English dramatist, librettist, poet & illustrator

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

In his bodybuilding days Arnold Schwarzenegger was known as the Austrian Oak; then he started acting and was know as… the Austrian Oak.

(1961 – ) English standup comedian, actor & writer

[Katherine Hepburn] is not a great actress, but one with a certain distinction which, with training, might possibly take the place of great acting in an emergency.

(1889 – 1945) actor, author & humorist

Playing Shakespeare is very tiring; you never get to sit down unless you're a king.

(1884 – 1957) American actress

If you really want to help the American theater darling, be an audience.

(1903 – 1968) movie actress

A buxom temptress… more impressive in silhouette than in action.

(1927 – 1980) English theatre critic & writer

Acting is all about honesty and if you can fake that, you've got it made.

(1896 – 1996) comedian, actor & entertainer

Sarah Brightman couldn't act scared on the New York subway at four o'clock in the morning.

(1943 – 2007) American film critic

If [an actor] says, 'But what's my motivation?… 'I say, 'Your salary.'

(1899 – 1980) English filmmaker & producer

This isn’t exactly a stable business; it’s like trying to stand up in a canoe with your pants down.

(1925 – 2011) American actor

This is the method taught in the Elizabeth Hurley school of acting: If you happen to be a vapid idiot, always play one in the movies and audiences will love you for your self-mocking sense of fun.

American film critic

Acting: A good training for political life; the only problem is the speeches are harder to learn.

(1911 – 2004) 40th U.S. president & actor

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

He played the king as if afraid someone else would play the ace.

(1900 – 1969) American drama critic & author

An actor is the kind of guy who, if you ain't talking about him, ain't listening.

(1910 – 1984) American film producer & publicist

She has more talent to the square head than anybody I know.

(1908–1960) British film actress

Kind of like the difference between making love and masturbation, I’d say.

(1946 – ) American actress & activist

What makes him think a middle-aged actor, who’s played with a chimp, could have a future in politics?

(1911 – 2004) 40th U.S. president & actor

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