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


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


‘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


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


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


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


‘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


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


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


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


Written by Laura Thomas

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