Actors on Acting

We’ve gathered together some of the most¬†inspirational quotes from Actors about their profession.

‘Acting is not about being someone different. It’s finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there.’ – Meryl Streep

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‘Only the people that can’t possibly be dissuaded from acting should be doing it. That’s almost the minimum requirement.’ – Paul McGann

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‘My mother used to say, “What’s for you will not go by you.” It’s a great phrase to keep in mind when you don’t get the job.’ – Brian Cox

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‘You’re not going there to get a job. You’re going there to present what you do.’ – Bryan Cranston

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‘Ninety per cent of how you learn is watching great people. When you are surrounded by good actors it lifts your performance.’ – Natalie Portman

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‘All you owe the public is a good performance.’ – Humphrey Bogart to Frank Sinatra

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‘The audience is the best judge of anything. They cannot be lied to. Truth brings them closer. A moment that lags – they’re gonna cough.’ – Barbara Streisand

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‘Every actor has to make terrible films from time to time, but the trick is never to be terrible in them.’ – Christopher Lee

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‘Acting is a life of rejection.’ – Lauren Bacall

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‘Your regrets aren’t what you did, but what you didn’t do. So I take every opportunity.’ – Cameron Diaz

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Written by Laura Thomas

Social Media and Marketing Executive at Vocalzone. The Simpsons, The Wicker Man (original!), real crime shows, metal, punk and the new punk (grime)