Subject: Entertainment » Acting

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

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

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

Theatre director: a person engaged by the management to conceal the fact that the players cannot act.

(1877 – 1947) British diarist & critic

He got a reputation as a great actor by just thinking hard about the next line.

(1894 – 1982) American film director, film producer & screenwriter

All through the five acts of that Shakespearean tragedy he played the King as though under momentary apprehension that someone else was about to play the Ace.

(1850 – 1895) American writer

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

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

He had delusions of adequacy.

(1913 – 1996) writer & Broadway theater critic

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

I used to work for a living, then I became an actor.

(1927 – ) English actor

Tallulah Bankhead barged down the Nile last night as Cleopatra – and sank.

(1900 – 1969) American drama critic & author

Apparently the understudy had to go because of her throat; I suppose someone threatened to cut it.

(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

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

(1852 – 1917) English actor & theater manager

Sophia Loren plays peasants; I play ladies.

(1927 – ) Italian actress & photojournalist

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

(1899 – 1980) English filmmaker & producer

Barbra’s only spontaneous moment in Prince of Tides comes when Nick tosses her a football and she screams “My nails!”

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

It is disappointing to report that George Bernard Shaw appearing as George Bernard Shaw is sadly miscast in the part; satirists should be heard and not seen.

(1896 – 1955) American playwright

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

(1937 – ) English actress

It's our fault… we should have given him better parts.

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

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

It was reported that Guy Ritchie has cast his wife Madonna in a small walk-on role in his new movie, Revolver… Madonna will play the part of the woman who ruins the film.

(1970 – ) American actress, comedian, writer & producer
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